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Professional Development Seminar on Communication

This week, nine of our tutors attended a Professional Development Seminar titled “Communication skills, inspiring confidence and providing honest feedback”. Led by Milda Sabunaite, the seminar focussed on useful strategies in helping pupils engage with subject material, preparing engaging and interactive lessons, as well as ensuring that both pupils and parents receive regular and honest feedback on the lesson progress.

The monthly Seminars are a part of the Tutor Professional Development Programme at Trefoil.

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Tutors attend Seminar on Lesson Planning

This week, our tutors Tom, Will, Ria, Arjun, Danielle attended a Professional Development Seminar on Lesson Planning led by Vivek Gathani. Tutors had the opportunity to work with a professional teacher and learn more about pedagogical theory, as well as discuss ways to adapt this knowledge to a one-to-one tutoring setting. The tutors picked up useful ideas for new activities to be used when working with pupils, in order to make sure the lessons are engaging and interactive.

The monthly Seminars are a part of the Tutor Professional Development Programme at Trefoil.

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Mathematics Group Lessons – last places available!

For those looking for Mathematics tuition in the new academic year, we are happy to say there are still a few places available in the group lessons run by Vivek Gathani. Starting on the 3rd of September, the lessons will take place over weekends, with each specialised group comprising of a maximum of 6 pupils in the same age group.

Currently, we still have availability for the following groups:

Y5 11+ Preparation group, Sundays 10:00-11:30 (2 places available)

Y6 11+ Preparation group, Saturdays 9:00-10:30 (1 place available)

Y7-8 Key Stage Three group,  Sundays 12:00-13:30 (2 places available)

Y8 Key Stage Three group, Mondays 17:30-19:00 (2 places available)

Y9-10 Key Stage Four group, Sundays 16:00-17:30 (1 place available)

Y11 GCSE Preparation group, Sundays 14:00-15:30 (2 places available)

For more information, please see the leaflet.

To book your place, please call 0203 565 0539 or email us at office@trefoiltutors.co.uk.

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Holidays are here!

Our warmest congratulations to all of our tutees for successfully finishing another academic year! We hope you had an interesting, rewarding and challenging year and are looking forward to a relaxing summer. Have a lovely break and we look forward to welcoming you back in September!

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Book in your lessons for September ’16

Our tutors are currently taking bookings for lessons over the summer and in September ’16. If you are looking to start tuition, or continue your lessons, please speak to your tutor, or give us a call on 0203 565 0539 to discuss times and tutor availability. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Winter Master Classes: Book your place!

Between January 2nd and 10th, we will be hosting Winter Master Classes in Mathematics. Run by Vivek Gathani, teacher of mathematics and director of Trefoil Tutors, Master Classes are two-hour-long group study sessions on specific topics in mathematics. In each two-hour session, the tutor will work with a group of 2-4 pupils. The cost of one two-hour session is £40.

More information about the Master Classes and booking your place can be found here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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PDS: Setting appropriate and varied homework

We continue our series of Professional Development Seminars (PDS) designed to help our team of tutors stay up-to-date with the most recent developments in pedagogy and education. This month, the seminar was focused on designing appropriate and engaging homework.

All too often, a homework task becomes just another worksheet for forthe pupil to complete. That is why together with our tutors Nina, Milda, Vivek, Shaheel and Nickesh we discussed how a tutor can take a more creative approach towards homework and how we can ensure that the learning process does not stop at the end of the lesson.

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professional development seminar attended by our tutors

This week, our tutors took the opportunity to further develop their pedagogical skills by attending a Professional Development Seminar focused on structuring effective lessons. Sharing experience and learning from experienced professional teachers, our tutors exchanged ideas about using creative and interactive teaching techniques in order to further enhance the effectiveness of their one-to-one lessons.

The monthly Seminars are a part of the Professional Development strategy at Trefoil Tutors, which helps ensure that the quality of our lessons is consistently high, as well as provide our tutors with ample opportunity to develop their pedagogical skills.