GCSE

KS3:

To be well prepared for the GCSE exam, the learner needs to have a strong foundation of knowledge in Key Stage 3 subjects. This covers Years 7 to 9, the first three years of secondary school. In KS3, students are required to learn 12-13 subjects (depending on the school), but at Shalom Education we focus on five: Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Joining secondary school can be made challenging by the transition from KS2 to KS3. Therefore, there is a focus on consolidating core skills and knowledge, thus making success in the GCSE stage more attainable.

How We Tutor:

We understand that GCSE is a stressful period for most students, and procrastination does not make it any easier. At Shalom Education, we make learning an enjoyable and interactive experience. With dedicated and knowledgeable tutors that cover a variety of subjects, including Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics, no student is left behind as our tutoring covers AQA, OCR, and Edexcel exam boards at all levels.

This way we ensure that all learners have strong subject knowledge  by using different approaches to learning. We also focus on exam techniques, so learners understand how to complete their exams in the most efficient manner. You can trust that your child is in good hands at Shalom Education as we vet all our tutors, ensuring they receive continuous professional development and have procedures in place to guarantee all our policies are followed.

We Select the Best Tutors for You

We believe that what makes a tutor excellent is not just their subject knowledge, but also their personality. Tutors that are liked and admired are considered easier to work with and, therefore, to learn from. These are the three main characteristics that we consider to be important when selecting our tutors:

Motivation

Students who are not motivated will not learn as effectively as they often get distracted and discouraged. Therefore, selecting a tutor with the ability to provide positive reinforcement to students allows us to facilitate a more enjoyable experience.

Enthusiasm

An enthusiastic tutor puts more preparation, passion, and excitement into each lesson. This often leads to an increase in student engagement, as well as curiosity. Or in other words, students feel more motivated to attend lessons and improve their performance. Students that perform better encourage a more positive learning environment. Even when a student doesn’t have a passion for a subject, seeing the tutor’s enthusiasm can spark an interest in the learner.

Welcoming

When learners are intimidated by tutors or vice versa, it can lead to a tense learning environment and poor conditions for improving performance. When a tutor focuses on addressing the student’s failures rather than successes, it can cause them to feel threatened. The more threatened students are, the less vocal they will be in fear of being wrong. At Shalom Education, we ensure that our tutors are encouraging students to ask questions, engage in positive reinforcement, and are open to hearing about students’ experiences. Which leaves a lasting impact.

Our Unique Approach to Learning

Education does not end when the lesson does. Our team encourages independent learning to improve intellectual curiosity and develop creativity. This is why we have created a digital library, which includes all KS3 and GCSE subjects tutored at Shalom Education. You can study the subject topics following the UK national curriculum, complete the interactive quizzes, and track your progress through personal report cards. In addition, completing more topics allows you to gain more points, level up, and improve your academic results. This incentivises an active approach to learning.

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