At First Class Learning Stockton we look at the needs of every student on an individual basis and work with them to develop their maths and English skills so that they can achieve their full potential in school.
At enrolment every child is assessed to identify their current stage of development and educational needs and then we develop an individual study programme for them using our bespoke suite of materials which are linked to the National Curriculum.
The centre is open on a Monday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm and every week the children get a new piece of work which they start with us and work through with one of the tutors so that they fully understand the new concept. Any work not completed at the centre can be taken home to finish and brought back the following week to review with the tutor.
We work very hard to create a calm and relaxed atmosphere so that the students really feel comfortable and enjoy their time with us. Lots of the pupils refer to it as a "club" and new friendships are forged and confidence built as the pupils learn and improve their maths and English and general study skills. We also provide support with school homework during the sessions, if required.
Students can attend for a single subject (maths or English) or both in line with their needs. We cover all stages of the curriculum starting from Foundation through KS1, KS2, KS2 SATS, KS3 and onto GCSE levels in both maths and English.
If you are looking for support in either maths or English for your child please telephone for an initial discussion and we can explain to you how we work and find out more about the needs of your child. We normally then invite you to attend the centre for a trial session and during this time we can carry out some initial pieces of work to assess your child's current skill levels and discuss how we can help your child to progress. We will then develop a programme of work that will support your child’s learning and help them to gain or rebuild their confidence and start to fill in any skill gaps that they may have. Quite often we need to go back to receiver and relearn some skills that may have been missed at school and then we can rebuild and move forwards. All students attend the centre weekly completing an ongoing programme of work using our learning materials and support from the tutors. We work very hard to create a relaxed learning environment that is enjoyable and friendly where children are encouraged to ask questions to support their learning and don’t feel embarrassed about making mistakes.