My sons Oliver, 9, and Alexander, 6, are bright little boys (SAYS EVERY MUM, EVER) but they’re articulate, funny, thoughtful and compassionate, and are endlessly thirsty to learn (particularly Oliver). Some of you might well feel you know the boys as you’ve followed them since they were babies, seeing them pop in in my blog posts and videos, and even sometimes on TV with me.
You might have noticed how different they are in many ways to one another, too.
Despite being raised the same way, they’re pretty much chalk and cheese.
Oliver, above is a mature child: he was born wise beyond his years, and Alexander is the total opposite, and is pretty young for his age. He’s the baby of the family and admittedly has been baby-fied somewhat by me (guilty). Just look at that baby face! See!
I love that Alexander is still young in many ways, the fact that he sleeps with cuddly toys and loves nothing more than snuggles with Mummy and Daddy on the sofa, but I equally realise that he has some maturing to do.
When it comes to school and learning, Oliver is thriving. He loves learning and is consistently reaching a high standard in English and Maths.
In contrast, Alexander has some learning gaps after being absent for over three weeks last year because of illness, with the time off spanning a critical period of learning when it came to reading and writing. Alexander has an expansive vocabulary, is incredibly compassionate (he was a rock to me during my thyroid operation last year) and seems to be able to read people- and film plot lines- with ease. We do love a movie here! He is making good progress thanks to his school and the brilliant online Maths and English home tutor platform, Exemplar Education he works on daily, which has helped him to learn, and revise at home, in a fun way.
Exemplar Education got in touch with me last November, at exactly the right time when it came to Alexander’s education.
We received a detailed visit from Exemplar Education representative Satinder in our home where he explained in detail how this teacher-backed home-based tuition tool works, signing us up and showing us the diagnostic test both boys later needed to take in order to assess their learning needs and the course of action and programme of study they would undertake with Exemplar Education.
Before long, Oliver got stuck in, supplementing his school homework with the videos he loves to explore, and Xander has been able to work on catching up on his core subjects.
So what exactly is Examplar Education?
Exemplar Education offers a comprehensive and easy-to-use teaching process which follows The National Curriculum which supports parents and guardians to help their children when it comes to home study.
I’m a former English GCSE Teacher and University Lecturer yet know nothing about teaching primary school age so watching the videos and working through the study plans has provided us ALL with a basis for working and learning together (parents like myself often feel and ARE ill-equipped to help their children with their homework), and what’s more, it will continue to support my children and I throughout their education. Examplar is constantly updated and promptly when the curriculum is.
Firstly, each child undertook a diagnostic test to establish their learning needs and enabled Examplar to offer each boy a personalised programme of study.
The Exemplar Education system comprises of a number of key components designed to address a specific educational need and offer an outcome in English and Maths. It also provides student and parent feedback, much-needed reassurance and also helps garner confidence. It also offers ongoing support as and when is necessary with a team of teachers on hand to help.
The video and educational online content is visually dynamic, easy to understand and engaging to watch.
Below I’ve outlined even more of the benefits of the platform:
Your Family Benefits –
- A cost-effective alternative to expensive home tutors or centre-based tuition
- Covers Maths and English for children aged 5 – 16
- Fits in totally with a busy family life
- Designed to be used by all the family
- Helps develop your knowledge on teaching methods used in schools today
Your Child Benefits –
- Virtual teacher in your home 7 days a week
- Boosts their confidence and enthusiasm
- Programmes based on each child’s strengths and weaknesses
- Builds a solid foundation for academic success
- Working at their own pace with no peer pressure
- Courses are fully mapped and aligned to the National Curriculum
- Uses methods used in schools today so no conflict with school work
- Individual Study Plan based solely upon their current strengths and weaknesses
- Progress to each new lesson requires full understanding of the previous lesson.
As previously mentioned, Exemplar Education has the backing of teachers too.
One of the schools they’re currently working with is Invicta Primary School, a National Support School with 2 sites in south London.
This school was seeking ways to support and improve the attainment of Year 6 in Maths, and Exemplar Education allowed them to use the Year 6 programme of study, with a carefully crafted diagnostic test.
Their Vice Principal, Rob Walsh said,
‘There is no doubt that Exemplar Education was a significant variable helping us at Invicta get a set of results that we are truly proud of and seeing children confident and happy with their learning.’
It’s wonderful not to have to nag the children to do their homework along with extra revision via Exemplar Education. They’re finding learning fun and you can’t ask for more than that.
If you’re looking for help to get your children up-to speed, or have queries about how home-based tuition works with the current curriculum, do contact Examplar Education on 0800 1777 999 or via their Contact Us page.
I’m hugely grateful for the help they’ve provided both boys and look forward to continuing the programme for many years to come as both boys grow, evolve and continue to learn.
This is a sponsored post but all words, as always, are honest.