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What is Home Schooling?

Home education or home schooling is when parents choose to educate their children at home rather than sending them to school. Parents choose what is to be learned and how it is to be taught. They can educate their children entirely themselves or can choose to receive help from outside tutors.

You can find more information about Home-Schooling via the Government website. There is also specific information produced by Ealing Council.


How can Bright Light Education Help with Home Schooling?

We are pleased to support families who have made the choice to home educate their children and are here to provide tutoring to supplement the education they receive at home. We are here to help children grow in creativity and confidence. We have parents who may lack the confidence to teach certain subjects and this is where we can help.

When parents choose to home educate their children, there is a huge amount of responsibility on the parents’ shoulders to ensure a high-quality, full-time education that meets the child’s needs and fulfils their potential. We can help to ensure that your child is not missing out on crucial aspects of their learning. For those parents who believe their child would benefit from taking exams, our expertise in the preparation to do this can be hugely helpful and take some of the pressure off the parents.


What do we offer?

We run home-schooling sessions online for children aged 7 to 11 years old. We teach up to 6 children in each group. Sessions run during term-time only but can start at any point throughout the year if there is the demand.

We teach mainly English classes (creative writing, comprehension and drama) as well as some other primary subjects. If there is a specific subject that you are interested in, please do get in touch and we can try to create a scheme of work to suit the needs of your child/children. It is often useful if you can help us to find other children to join your group.

If you are interested in English GCSE home-schooling classes for your secondary school child, our tutor, Rachel, runs separate classes.


Current Home-Schooling Classes:

English Skills 1:
This class is for children aged 7-9 years old. It is taking place in Hanwell (on hold) and ONLINE. The course will loosely follow the years 3 and 4 national curriculum, ensuring that children are given personal attention and support in a small group setting. The course will cover all necessary English skills for this age group, including reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. It is a weekly lesson, 1 hour long, term-time only.

English Skills 2:
This class is for children aged 9-10 years old. It is taking place in Hanwell (on hold) and ONLINE. The course will loosely follow the years 4 and 5 national curriculum. During these classes, I will teach the children a range of writing techniques such as “Show not Tell” and how to use various figurative devices. At the same time as learning these skills, the children will read a novel and they will start to practise developing their comprehension skills. It is a weekly lesson, 1 hour long, term-time only.

English Skills 3:
This class is for children aged 9-11 years old. It is taking place in Hanwell (on hold) and ONLINE. The course will loosely follow the years 5 and 6 national curriculum. During the sessions, I will teach the children how to understand, explore and analyse different types of text. We will look at a range of texts, looking at the language used as well as analysing the structure. The children will learn the skills needed to respond to questions about a text confidently. It is a weekly lesson, 1 hour long, term-time only.

DETAILS OF ENGLISH SKILLS 1, 2 and 3 HOMESCHOOLING LESSONS STARTING SEPTEMBER 2020

 

GCSE English Classes:
Our tutor, Rachel, runs English classes for secondary school children preparing for GCSEs.

DETAILS OF ENGLISH GCSE HOMESCHOOLING LESSONS STARTING SEPTEMBER 2020

“My son has been learning with Dani for the past year and she is absolutely fantastic. She has grown a love for English in him that he never had before. His confidence in writing has skyrocketed. She is such an inspiration to the children.” (Salma, parent)

“Not only did my kids enjoy Dani’s lessons but they benefited really well. I definitely recommend her classes!” (Ashfa, parent)

“Dear Dani. Thank you so much for all of your help. I know your input was essential to enable him to do so well. Aside from your wonderful individualised teaching, your general support and belief in him were so important. You have been the most consistent presence in his education since he was a young boy. Words can’t express how grateful we are. Thank you so much.” Richard, (parent)

“Dani’s English class is thoroughly enjoyed by both my children. Even though English skills 1 is one hour a week they carry on learning the concepts and solidifying their understanding throughout the week with the help of perfectly targeted homework, reading the class book and spelling.  Dani manages extremely well to differentiate between the children and their various abilities by giving extra support to those who need it and stretching those who are more able!! One of the best things is Dani manages to get a good amount of written work done each lesson, allowing the children to practise their learning and grammar, comprehension and spellings!  She is extremely engaging, and the kids love her! She will be a teacher fondly remembered later on in life by both my children.” (Wajiha, parent)

“Our daughter was nominated as Scholar of the Week at her school today. Her teacher gave the reasons for her receiving such a recognition. In a nutshell her teacher highlighted the immense progress she has made with her creative writing and she is absolutely so happy with her work. She also mentioned that a couple of weeks ago, teachers from an independent secondary school came for a visit and a couple of the teachers noticed her creative writing work. They praised her quality of her writing and one of them exclaimed how he wished that some of his students could have her standard of writing!

We are so happy with the progress she is making with her writing and other areas but more importantly she herself has noticed that she can be really good at it. We just wanted to share her achievements with you as you are helping her in her journey to discover that writing can be improved and can be so much fun. Thank you SO much for your great efforts Rachel!” (Mary, parent)

“Thank you Rachel. My daughter is really enjoying the sessions. She looks forward to them all week. The thing she appreciates the most is that you speak to the group like adults. I think they feel very grown up in your sessions – my daughter likes how direct and honest you are.” (Laura, parent)