Centralise UK Compulsory Education NOW

Imagine if we had just one body setting examinations for 16 year olds in the UK. The government is constantly looking for ways to save money; printing costs alone would save millions. I don’t think parents and the public in general have any idea of the ludicrous work load put upon Examination Officers these days. At many schools it is a full time job! At many private schools children in the same class will be sitting different exams for the same qualification! Mistakes are often made because of the complexity of so many different papers for the same subjects. Results comparisons are meaningless and standardisation is virtually impossible.

We need ONE body setting the examinations for core subjects at 16 and EVERYBODY should sit identical examinations for each subject. This would save money, raise standards, avoid errors and make statistical comparison of results have some meaning.

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Making the grades…even better!

Private tuition really can deliver the desired results!

A snapshot survey of around 50 tutors and pupils, conducted following the latest round of GCSE and A Level results by Kensington & Chelsea Tutors and associated online platform Webtutornet, has revealed that private tuition can boost predicted results by at least two clear grades.

In just under 80% of cases pupils studying for GCSEs, A Levels and AS Levels have seen a significant increase on the results they were expecting prior to embarking on a period of private tuition.

Nevil Chiles, who founded K&C Tutors in 2002 and Webtutornet in 2012, commented: “There’s a clear trend here that reveals the impact of private tuition that is delivered either face to face or through online sessions.

“Pupils that were predicted a C or D in specific subjects by their school were able to achieve an A or B following at least five sessions of private tuition and that is despite the myriad of changes imposed on their education in recent years.

“The one to one learning approach, delivered by qualified and fully vetted tutors, gives pupils more time to digest and understand complex issues that were perhaps not made completely clear within the classroom environment,” added Nevil who has also seen an increase in pupils and their parents requesting an online tuition variation delivered through Webtutornet.

“Clearly online tuition is the way forward with more and more of today’s media savvy Facebook generation of young people opting for private tuition delivered using a safe and secure online approach such as that offered by Webtutornet,” concluded Nevil who has worked within the education sector for well over two decades.

For more details visit www.webtutornet.com and www.kctutors.co.uk

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MUM’S THE WORD ON ONLINE TUITION GROWTH

The rapid growth in online private tuition over the past few years is no surprise to mother-of-three Erica Rifat from Oxford!

 

“This is the way the Facebook generation have got used to communicating and it’s a process they’ve become very comfortable with as opposed to the parents who are still, on the whole, coming to terms with this sort of technology,” explained Erica, one of whose daughters has been using Webtutornet to top up her knowledge of Maths.

 

“Whilst I’m not exactly a technophobe it still feels that this technology is like something out of Tomorrow’s World and I’m sure that’s the case for many parents. It’s a sign of the times and the way the web is becoming increasingly ingrained in our lives. For children today all of this is completely normal.

 

“I know there’s a lot of Skype style face-to-face tuition solutions out there for parents and pupils that might be too busy to arrange a home tutor visit so this offers a convenient way of adding to their classroom education.

 

“The single most important consideration as a parent is that the system is safe and secure and that the tutor involved has been vetted by the tuition facilitator and I know that Webtutornet, through Kensington and Chelsea Tutors, take this aspect very seriously.

 

“You have to have peace of mind if you are to entrust your child’s education into the hands of a relative stranger online and I found it important personally to chat initially online with the tutor that we use. That puts your mind at rest.

 

“Secondly you must be confident that the information shared during the lesson remains confidential and secure and this is very much the case with solutions such as Webtutornet.

 

“Since then each and every lesson has gone very smoothly and it’s a simple and easy way of delivering private tuition.

 

“Another great advantage of an approach like Webtutornet is that the lesson is at a fixed time mimicking the discipline required within a school environment or for a home tuition visit. Your child has to be ready to start or they may miss part of the lesson and this is crucial to structuring their understanding.

 

“Finally I no longer have to drive across town and drop my child off at a tutor’s house and be left to twiddle my thumbs for an hour or so. It cuts out all of that hassle,” added Erika who admitted to having test trialled other online systems.

 

There’s also significant advantages from the tutor’s perspective as Angad Rihal, the maths teacher engaged by Erika, explained: “Webtutornet is a truly bespoke solution that has been developed for the student with teaching in mind. The ease of use clearly shows it has been masterminded by people in the industry and is far superior to just using dabble board or Skype.

 

“This is finally bridging the gap between the internet and private teaching which is long overdue and fitting given the tech savvy zeitgeist.

 

“It also saves a lot of time on travelling to the homes of students which, with traffic the way it is, can be a priceless advantage,” added Angad

 

Each tutor and pupil who sign up to Webtutornet receive a special pack containing a webcam, earphones and microphone and a pen with mousemat that allows for tutor and pupil to share resources that are stored securely online.

 

The Webtutornet system has been two years in development according to the man behind it. Nevil Chiles, founder of Kensington and Chelsea Tutors a decade ago, has seen demand for private tuition sky rocket over the past ten years

 

“Online delivery is the natural next step in the evolution of private tuition and there’s a number of different businesses and websites that specialise in providing face to face education through the web.

 

“Coming from the perspective of a father of three it was very much my priority to design a system that countered all of the concerns that a parent might have and safety and security have always been my number one objective,” added Nev.

 

Erica concluded: “My daughter and I thought our tutor Angal was brilliant and by far the best Maths tutor she has had. The proof is in the pudding and she performed far better than expected in the exam for which she was preparing.

 

“Webtutornet is a fun way to learn for children and tutors, such as Angal,  create engaging lessons that really enhance the learning process. It couldn’t be more simple, or secure, and I would encourage parents everywhere to give it serious consideration.”

 

Nevil’s brother, ITV Sport presenter Adrian Chiles, is another convert to Webtutornet: “You can learn anything, anytime, anywhere and it’s so simple even I can understand it!”

 

Adrian presents a number of online videos that seek to explain the Webtutornet way in more detail. For more information visit www.webtutornet.com and follow @webtutornet on Twitter.

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Facing up to online private tuition

As pupils across the UK ready themselves for the new school year an ever growing number of parents are turning to private tutors to top up their children’s classroom education.

 

The recent launch of Webtutornet.com, the UK’s first dedicated, safe and secure online private tuition resource run by Kensington & Chelsea Tutors, could well change the face of private tuition forever.

 

Nevil Chiles, founder of K&C Tutors and an education expert with over two decades of experience as a teacher and tutor within the education sector, has spent two years developing the technology behind the idea and he’s already received a lot of positive feedback for this innovative approach.

 

Nevil explained “Over the last decade since launching K&C Tutors I’ve witnessed a rapid growth in the demand for private tuition from across the social spectrum.

 

“With the recently much publicised dip in GCSE and A Level results it is likely that this trend will continue regardless of the economic climate. After all who doesn’t want to give their child the best possible start in life?

 

“Webtutornet is an idea I’ve had for some time and I decided to develop it into a service back in 2010. Clearly the internet is playing a bigger part in our lives and there’s no reason why face to face private tuition can’t be delivered over the web, provided that the technology is right.

 

“It is important to note that this isn’t some Skype style approach; this software has been written to our specifications specifically for the purpose of delivering live lessons online.

 

“We have tried to replicate every possible facet of a face to face meeting between teacher and student. Every tutor and student that registers receives a special pack that contains headphones, a webcam and a mouse pad and pen that allow tutor and pupil to access shared online resources both safely and securely during a tutorial.

 

“There is no software to download as it is entirely web based,” added Nevil.

 

One Oxford-based mother who has already utilised the online tuition service remarked: “What a relief to find someone who was able to communicate clearly and effectively with my daughter, and all without me having to be a taxi service or wait around whilst lessons were going on. It was brilliant!”

Tutors have also been quick to sing the praises of Webtutornet with Maths teacher Angad Rihal commenting: “Webtutornet offers an innovative method for delivering lessons to students. As a tutor it provides me with unrivalled flexibility and helps to incorporate technology and IT into private teaching.”

 

For more details visit www.webtutornet.com.

Face to face online private tuition that’s NOT Skype!

A pioneering new online tuition service has recently launched that will revolutionise the delivery of private, personalised, home-based learning for English, Maths, French and many other subjects.

Webtutornet.com, established by Nevil Chiles of Kensington & Chelsea Tutors Ltd has been in development for two years. It allows teachers and tutors to deliver personalised lessons to students using the internet.