1. Can I book sessions of different lengths of time?

Yes, if you feel you would like a different length of time for each of your teaching sessions, either shorter or longer, then the fee is calculated at a fraction of the hourly rate. Discounts can still apply if booking a course of 5 or 10 sessions.


2. How and when do I pay you?

Payment is expected either in advance or at the time of your session. Payment can be made in cash, by cheque or by bank transfer to Sort Code 30-98-71 Account No. 75152562. Sorry, no cards. Please make cheques payable to ‘S. A. Wood’.


3. What should I bring for my lesson?

It is helpful, but not essential, to bring basic equipment to your session – especially the calculator you plan to use in your exam, so you can become as familiar as possible with how to work it. Any resources, example exam papers, assessment sheets etc will be provided by your tutor at no extra cost. Lined, graph, tracing and squared paper are all provided. You are also welcome to bring school homework tasks if you need help with these.

Your tutor may recommend text or revision books published by the exam boards.These can be purchased through your child’s school, W H Smith, Amazon or eBay amongst others. Sometimes a website may be suggested for accessing past papers – learners can print off these documents at home as required.


4. What happens if I decide to discontinue lessons?

Any lessons you have attended must be paid for. If you have paid for a course of lessons at the discounted rate and decide not to continue part way through, then you will be refunded the amount that remains unused. The money will be refunded by bank transfer into the account of the person who originally paid within 5 working days. Refunds will not be given in cash.


5. Do I have to book a course of lessons?

No, although booking a course of lessons helps with your commitment to learning and saves you money overall, it is fine to pay as you go lesson by lesson.


6. Will I have homework to do?

Your tutor will give you guidance on this but it is expected that you practice the skills you learn from one lesson to the next. This way you will maximise each one to one session and not lose time revisiting previous topics.


7. My child usually receives extra classroom support at school for learning difficulties, can they still attend for private tuition?

Yes, one to one tuition will help greatly with this as each session is individually tailored to suit the person. The initial assessment session will identify the teaching techniques that best suit your child and listening to your experiences of what works best will help with a forward plan.