Don't worry - you're not on your own!
These are just some of the challenges that many parents contact Geek School Tutoring about... and I've helped many, many students overcome some of the pitfalls when completing the writing task in their exams and pass with flying colours.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed primarily at children who are preparing for the 11 Plus tests (grammar band independent schools), however, most of the content is transferable so if you're an older child preparing for different exams, this will help you, too.
Why Choose this Course?
Apart from the fact that this is an online course - and we know how much children love technology these days - it's written by someone who knows what your child is going through.
Writing isn't covered nearly as much in schools as other parts of the curriculum; and if your child attends a state school, their focus will be on preparing your child for the SATs in Year 6 - not grammar or independent school exams. So, a course like this, and the others offered by Geek School Tutoring is a must for children prepping for these exams.
Also, my own children who have either successfully passed the 11 Plus (under my tutorship, of course!), or are about to pass their exams. Basically, this means that I understand the needs of your child and your aspirations, concerns and fears for them as a parent.
I've been tutoring children for a number of years, too, so the concerns and questions you have are always at the forefront of my mind when I'm creating courses. Having worked with hundreds of children, I know the key areas they usually need to brush up on. That's why the Geek School online courses are so effective!
How Long Does the Course Last?
If your child takes a module in this course every day, the course will be complete within a week. But the best part is that the course really will transform your child's writing.
As schools focus on so many other areas of work, and not so much on creative writing, a lot of the guidance in the course will be the catalyst needed to improve your child's writing. The videos are child-friendly, informative but impactful. They get the key messages about creative writing straight to your child in an impactful way. You'll be amazed at how quickly your child's writing will change.
What to Expect from this Course
This is a course that I've put together to help children quickly become aware of their own writing, how to make sure they have structured their work for success, and how to sport mistakes in their work - before the examiners do.
The course is delivered in bitesized videos, which are concise - so short they won't even realise they are learning! Each video is accompanied with supporting materials that your child can use to take their knowledge to the next level.
My name is Joycellyn Akuffo and I am the managing director of Geek School Tutoring Limited.
As a mum of two (one who goes to a top independent secondary school, and other in an outstanding prep school), I know what you're going through! I've been there for one and I'm going through it with the other!
I am a journalist by profession with more than a decade's worth of experience. Some of the publications I have worked for include Woman & Home, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Practical Parenting, Mother & Baby and BBC Good Homes (just to name a few!). This experience of writing at a corporate level, comes in very handy when I teach children to write. So, one of the strengths of Geek School Tutoring is a system that helps to ignite passion and creativity into the writing of our students because if I'm one thing, I am definitely and always will be the 'girl who likes to play with words'.
My courses cut through the jargon and bring information to parents and children alike to help bring equality of choices to education. This is reflected in the course content I provide and in the research I do to help parents demystify the 11 Plus!
I am always open to suggestions, so please do drop me a line if you are interested in hearing about an area in particular.