What is an excellent service?
An excellent service should provide a customer with more than a product. It should provide satisfaction. In essence, the customer should walk away pleased at the result of the transaction - not just content but happy. A happy customer will continue to be a buying customer and a returning customer. Therefore, our goal at A&F Tutors is to provide an excellent service to all our customers.
PERSON CENTRED 1-2-1 PRIVATE TUTORING SERVICES AT CLIENT’S HOME
Our tutors cover a wide range of subjects
We provide 1-2-1 Tutoring in ALL SUBJECTS from Primary to University Level, for children, teenagers, Adults, and Professionals including:
MATHS, SCIENCE, ENGLISH
Engineering, Business, IT [Programming, N networking, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence]
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: Nursing, Public Health, Child Care, Mental Health, Social Work
SPECIAL PREPARATION AND REVISION SESSSIONS FOR 11+, 13+, SATS, GCSE, IGCSE, A-LEVEL & BTEC EXAMS
Plus, recent additions in the national curriculum such as Financial Education and
STRATEGY: Our tutoring approach is holistic – meaning our approach is not focused only on the individual development of the child to pass a test or exam, but on the development of the person. It is aimed at preparing the child, student or adult to develop knowledge and skill to excel in the classroom and beyond. It means teaching them how to pass exams and to think, plan, work hard and reflect. To achieve this, our service prioritises the need to help pupils/students complete their homework and understand concepts taught in class. This is enhanced with the use of recommended personal development and text books to extend these theoretical concepts and acquire essential 21st century skills. Ensuring that a child understands his/her homework is important for various reasons:
Research carried out by A&F Tutors in partnership with City University as part of a social mobility project, shows that over 70% of children from low-socioeconomic background do not complete their homework satisfactorily or do not do it at all because:
PRIMARY [KS1- Year 1, 2, 3]: Our focus is to help children develop a sound knowledge of Reading, Writing and Arithmetic – which are the foundations of current and future learning. We are also focused on helping them develop key learning and development skills including discipline to sit down and learn, ability to read with or without the help of an adult and staying engaged using our tutoring techniques which have proven to be effective to current and previous pupils.
”Thank you very Mr Fontama much for helping me pass my Year 6 SATS above National Average and helping me settle in well in Year 7”
PRIMARY [KS2 – Year 4, 5, 6]: Our focus here is to help children build on the foundation learning and key life skills [ confidence, focus, discipline, ability to engage etc] acquired in KEY STAGE 1 and in Reading, Writing, Arithmetic.
Secondly, we help pupils to prepare for Year 6 SATS by ensuring they understand/Extend key concepts in MATHS and ENGLISH learnt in Class. We achieve this by:
Ensuring pupils complete their homework and submit on time
Checking to make sure all home work is done
Identify areas of weakness, help them
Use text books to extend their understanding of the concepts
USE PAST SAT PAPERS TO PRACTICE IN CASE OF YEAR 6 STUDENTS
Test knowledge using assessments and reviewing performance regularly.
INTRODUCE THE USE OF JOURNALS/DIARY TO HELP PUPILS BUILD ON EXISTING EMPLOYABLE SKILLS [reading, Writing, confidence, Focus, discipline, ability to concentrate for long periods, reflective practice, record keeping organisation and critical thinking skills]
What We Tutor
Common Entrance (13+)
Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2
Health and Social Care Level 1 - 6
Access to nursing and midwifery
Access to Social Work
Michael’s Feedback: Facilitating Transition from Year 6 To Secondary School
“I want to say a big THANK YOU, to my teacher from A&F Tutors who help to prepare and do well in my 6 SATS exam and also supported me a lot in applying for a place at Sacred Heart Catholic School. Thanks to him, I am now in one of the best schools in Southwark and in the country”.
YEAR 7 SATS HIGH ACHIEVER
"When I started year 6 I was struggling with SATS questions in Maths and English. Then my mum got me a private tutor from A& F Tutors, Mr Aloys. I like him because he was funny, made difficult questions look easy, gave me a lot of homework to practice and past SAT papers. I got a HIGH ATTAINMENT IN YEAR 6 SATS ENGLISH AND ABOVE EXPECTED STANDARD IN MATHS. God bless you teacher, you are the best."
Feedback from Daniel:
Apprenticeship interview preparation and mentoring with Daniel
“Thanks to a holistic support from Mr Aloysius Fontama at A&F Tutors in sourcing suitable apprentice opportunities for me, assisting me to prepare professional CVs and cover letters, and in preparing for interviews using mock sessions, I have just secured a level 4 apprenticeship opportunity in a Further Education college as a Business Support Officer. For me I think what makes A&F Tutors different is the their approach from planning, strategy and implementation of how to secure an apprenticeship plus unconditional support and mentoring to help me achieve my goal”
PRICING: Our pricing does not include transport costs for tutors. If the client lives more than 2 miles away from the tutor, the tutee and tutor can negotiate how much to include for transportation. In summary, pricing depends on level, number of hours, student’s location, nature of tasks and needs to be met.
o KS1/KS2 – IF THE TUTEE LIVES WITHIN 2 MILES AWAY FROM THE TUTOR, WANTS MORE
THAN 4 HOURS PER MONTH OF TUTORING AND PAYS IN ADVANCE – WE CHARGE
£20/HOUR. HOWEVER, WHO WANT 0-4 HOURS PER MONTH OF TUTORING, WE CHARGE
£25 PER HOUR.
o KS3/KS4: £30 PER HOUR FOR 0-4 HOURS PER MONTH WITH ADVANCE PAYMENT AND £25
PER HOUR PER TUTORING SESSION, FOR CLIENTS WHO WANT 5 HOURS AND ABOVE PER
MONTH, WHO PAY IN ADVANCE
o KS5/UNIVERSITY/ADULTS/PROFESSIONALS: £40 PER HOUR PER TUTORING SESSION FOR 0-
4 HOURS PER MONTH AND £35/HOUR FOR 5 HOURS AND ABOVE PER MONTH
o PLEASE NOTE: PRICES PER HOUR ARE INDICATIVE, CAN BE MORE THAN THE STATED
AMOUNT DEPENDING ON STUDENT’S/CLIENT’S LEVEL, LOCATION, NATURE OF THE
TASKS/NEEDS TO BE MET.
o WE STRONGLY ADVISE PARENTS/TUTEES TO PAY IN ADVANCE - WHICH HELPS THEM TO PLAN AHEAD IN TERMS OF BUDGETING AND LIKEWISE FOR TUTORS [IN TERMS OF PREPARATION]. FROM PUPILS/STUDENTS IN YEAR 5 AND ABOVE, WE RECOMMEND 2 HOURS OF TUTORING PER SESSION. THIS WILL ENSURE THAT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF LEARNING IS ACHIEVED, WHICH INCLUDES HOMEWORK - BESIDES TWO-HOUR SLOTS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE.
o FOR APPRENTICESHIP, CAREER MENTORING AND SPECIAL REVISION/PREPARATION PACKAGE PRICES FOR 11+, 13+ ENTRANCE, GCSE, A-LEVEL, BTEC ETC, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO