The best tutors teach students how to study independently; how to open a book and dissect information; how to structure a timetable allowing for both work and fun; and, perhaps most importantly, how to find pleasure in setting their mind to a challenging task.
Having fun, building confidence
Problem-solving is hard, and under pressure it’s even harder—for everyone! That’s why first and foremost we believe a student’s confidence must be built up—in a focussed, but equally relaxed and fun manner.
Once a student gains confidence in a subject, they invariably begin to enjoy it more. At that point, the rest works itself out in nothing less than a wonderful positive spiral—every time!
At JTC Education, hard work and fun need not be mutually exclusive, we teach you how to make room for both.
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Students studying with JTC Education can expect regular homework, the exact quantity of which will vary depending on age, how often they meet with us, and how much they are receiving from school.
Whilst an elevated innate ability might make for an easier ride at times in education, we believe that if a student is willing to put in the hard work (and they will be expected to) they can achieve any goal they wish.
Becoming an independent learner
JTC believes that the best educators teach students how to educate themselves.
As with anything that is worthwhile, this is not an easy task, and it may even come at the cost of perfect grades at times; however, this is a skill that will serve a student long term, far beyond the duration of school exams.
We work on the assumption that both parents (and students) want us to be direct about shortcomings and strengths so that all parties involved are able to advance in the most effective way possible.
We believe that all problems—if identified early enough—have a solution. Yes, that solution may entail a lot of work, but we are here to help.
Plans are key to academic success. Just take GCSEs: Students take around ten courses with approximately twenty chapters each. That's a grand total of around two-hundred chapters—a recipe for disaster without a carefully-devised plan!
As such, planning is always the first item on our agenda, and deeming it such a critical life skill, we always take it as an opportunity to teach students how to create one, as opposed to just handing it to them on a plate.
With a plan, students are finally able to visualise a clear path that will take them to success in their final exams.
Leaving tasks to the last minute leads to burnout and extreme stress. We want to partake in the formation of organised and functional students—students that understand that there is space for hard work and fun if time management is mastered.
To this end, we take an active role in overseeing how students are managing their time outside of lessons, continually offering bespoke advice in this regard.
Sitting an exam should be treated like running a 100m Olympic race: You want to ensure maximum performance on the day.
This means attention to detail: What time are you sleeping? What are you eating before the exam to maximise your concentration? How will you plan your revision in the final hours leading up to the exam?
When it comes to exam time it's a fine balance between psyching yourself up and calming yourself down. We want you to be feeling that good nervous energy, raring to go, ready to show-off all the hard work you've put in across the year.