For the first session, I would probably do a diagnostic test of your child’s abilities. I would look through the requirements for their next National Curriculum level and ask them questions relating to each of the individual skills needed. This would give me an idea of areas to focus on in future sessions, which each last 45 minutes.
I would also talk to you about topics currently being studied at school, and how I can directly help with giving your child confidence in these lessons.
I try to make the sessions enjoyable and varied. I use different teaching materials, including some teaching programmes on laptops and Ipads. I will also work through exam or test-style questions which your child is likely to encounter and discuss how we could use our skills to answer them.
I will give you a written summary by email after each session to ensure you know what has been achieved.