Years 6 to 8

It is very important for the student to know how well they are doing as they learn. This is because the knowledge that they are doing well gives them a sense of achievement which motivates them to learn more. Similarly, it is also important to let them know when they have made a mistake so that they will learn from it and take corrective measures.

An important dimension of feedback is its immediacy. The longer the time gap between the completion of the work and its feedback, the less effective the feedback becomes. Ideally, feedback should be provided within minutes after the completion of a task (e.g. immediately after a children asks or answers a question).

Feedback should also be given to children as frequently as possible. Ideally, a child should receive feedback for each and every assigned task in the process of acquiring proficiency with new material. Try to give feedback in a positive manner as positive feedback not only provides more information than negative ones but it also helps to strengthen a child’s motivation and self-esteem. A positive approach should also be adopted when providing children with feedback on their mistakes.

The Home Tutor should also work with the student to devise and develop a timetable which identifies which work is to be completed and when. Each unit differs in the amount of time anticipated to complete it. Therefore it is imperative that you take note of the anticipated time allocation plan accordingly. Please note that the hours provided are a guide and some students will take more/less time. Please make early contact with you contact teacher if your student is taking much longer than the suggested time to complete the units.