Third Space Learning's high quality online tuition is proven to help children succeed in maths. Our one to one tuition is used, trusted and recommended by thousands of teachers across the UK.
It enables pupils to have a concentrated time with an individual tutor. I notice how focused these children are within their sessions when in class they are so easily distracted.
Jean James, Weston Hills CofE Primary School
According to studies by the Education Endowment Foundation, one-to-one tuition is one of the best ways to boost pupil progress in maths.
Having a high-quality teacher giving a pupil their full attention provides the opportunity for individual learning at each pupil’s own pace, helping to ensure they’ve understood each topic before moving on to the next.
At primary school, when pupils are learning lots of new concepts for the first time, one-to-one support reduces the risk of pupils falling further behind if they don’t quite understand a topic. At secondary school and as pupils move up through GCSEs and onto A-levels, one-to-one tuition gives pupils the time to take on everything they’re learning and prepare for the challenges ahead.
However, traditional one-to-one learning is often expensive and difficult to organise.
That’s where Third Space Learning’s online one-to-one tuition comes in.
With online tuition from Third Space Learning, pupils connect with their own personal high-quality maths tutor in our interactive one-to-one learning environment. All of our tutors are specially trained to deliver the English national curriculum to key stage 2, 3 and 4 pupils, helping to boost progress, improve numeracy skills and build each child’s confidence.
In a class of 30, it can be difficult for teachers to provide individual support to the pupils who need it most.
Our community of private tutors are on hand to provide pupils with focused, one-to-one attention when and where they need it. Tutors are trained to spot and address misconceptions as they occur, helping to boost pupil progress more quickly.
Children often lack the confidence to speak up when they don't understand something in class or even in small group tuition sessions.
Our tutors are specially trained to ask questions and provide subtle prompts, helping to create a more relaxed learning space where they feel comfortable giving it a go, even if they make a mistake.
All of our pupils start with an initial assessment to understand their individual knowledge gaps and identify where they need the most help.
Pupils receive the same maths tutor for each lesson, allowing tutors to build up an understanding of each pupil's learning to ensure a completely personalised online course of learning. When learning is personalised, pupils feel more engaged too!
Because all our online lessons are one-to-one, tutors can provide real-time feedback to help pupils understand where they might have gone wrong and discuss strategies for reaching the correct answer.
Teachers can also access regular reports to understand where children are making good progress and which concepts still need more work.
One-to-one learning aims to ensure pupils have understood the underlying maths behind each question, not just the quickest or easiest ways to reach the right answer.
Our tutors discuss each question with their pupil, exploring why a particular strategy might be more effective than another, or why an answer is what it is.
With one-to-one tuition, you're in control of how your pupils or children are learning. If the tutor's not quite right or the timing doesn't work with your schedule, you can change it.
Here at Third Space Learning, we work with closely with teachers and senior leaders to ensure our online courses work with their pupils, budgets goals and schedules.
Schools are often put off one-to-one tuition due to the cost, but if it means pupils progress more quickly and are more engaged than with small group tuition, you may find it more cost-effective in the long run.
With online courses and online tuition such as Third Space Learning, the cost is also significantly lower than you would pay for face-to-face tuition.
One to one learning is extremely effective but it’s often difficult to fit into already busy school timetables, especially at secondary school. Even small group tuition can prove challenging for schools to provide. It’s also often delivered by Teaching Assistants who might not necessarily be maths specialists, but finding the budget for a specialist full-time maths teacher to deliver high-quality tuition is almost impossible for even the most well-funded schools.
Face to face tuition is often considerably more expensive than online one to one tuition and private tuition is not something that’s realistic for all families, with some private tutors charging up to £50 per one-hour session.
With online tuition delivered in school, lessons are more flexible, easier to organise and much more affordable. Support can also be targeted to those pupils who need it most and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, rather than simply the families that can afford it.
Third Space Learning’s online tuition takes place at a day and time that suits you best, whether that’s during the school day or after school. Prices are built for school budgets and up to 15 pupils can receive a personalised one-to-one lesson at once, making it much easier to fit into the school day.
One to one for a good value price. Pupils enjoy working with their tutors – they describe them as lovely, friendly and helpful. Good range of sessions. Content of the sessions is appropriate and fits with the scheme of work we use in lessons.
Deputy Headteacher, Cranborne Middle School
This has really made a difference to our students. They have been motivated by a different way of learning than in the classroom. Their level of understanding is assessed and then built upon with lots of positive reinforcement. One to one programmes tailored to the individual needs of the child is time very well spent!
Class Teacher, Cameley CofE VC Primary School
Third Space Learning provides excellent one to one tuition sessions which are helping build the children’s confidence and abilities.
Teaching Assistant, West Ashtead Primary School, Surrey
We are 6 lessons in, my son ( a reluctant mathematician) is really enjoying the one to one faceless aspect of the tuition. He is not afraid to make mistakes and he is becoming more confident in explaining his understanding. We are very happy with the whole experience.
Great tutoring, the teachers are helpful and their methods have helped my child learn a lot more! I'm truly happy with the tutoring and would definitely recommend. 10/10.
What does one to one tuition mean?
One to one tuition means one tutor teaching one student. It can be done face to face or online, in any subject, but it must involve a real tutor teaching an individual lesson, ideally, a personalised one, to one student. The most popular subject for one to one tuition, and the one that students ask for time and again, is maths. This is why at Third Space Learning, we have dedicated ourselves to delivering one to one tuition in maths for children of all ages.
Does extra tutoring help students?
Extra tutoring has been proven to help students in numerous trials. However, the impact of any extra tutoring of course depends on the quality of the tuition. One to one tuition is acknowledged to be the most effective form of tutoring. In an independent trial, pupils receiving Third Space Learning one to one tuition made 7 months' progress in 14 weeks.
Is one to one tuition allowed?
During lockdown, and even when restrictions have eased, the government's advice has consistently been 'find digital or remote alternatives'. Third Space Learning has always provided our one to one tuition online. We have developed the digital tools and teaching approach that best suits one to one tuition in this environment, which is why we believe we can offer the best one to one tuition for children and young people. More guidance is available from the government coronavirus pages (https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus).