Home and Online IT Skills Tuition in Kettering

We only offer qualified teachers for Primary tuition, SEN tution, GCSE tuition and A-Level tuition.

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Because we only ever work with real UK teachers you will always get a highly experienced teacher who is safe, reliable and up to speed with the current curriculum and exam requirements. We vet all 20,000+ tutors, and they are all DBS checked.

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Pair up and share the costs

Pair up with friends or other families to create a small tuition group of 2 or 3 or 4 children (no larger). Children should be of similar ages, abilities and ambitions. Easy set up for tuition fees to be shared automatically across your group. You can start and stop lessons, or change the size of your group, at any time. Learn more

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We're almost certain you will be happy with your choice of teacher, but if the first lesson is not a success, for whatever reason, you will not be charged for the lesson and we will immediately look to find you an alternative teacher.

A selection of Kettering IT Skills Tutors

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Peter S

Mr Peter S

GCSE IT Skills Tutoring

Kettering


Subjects taught:
SEN, Maths, Computer Science, IT Skills
Qualifications:
PGCE Computer Science, Manchester Metropolitan University. BSc Computing (1st), University of Bolton.
Laura K

Miss Laura K

IT Skills Tutoring

Kettering


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, Homeschool, IT Skills, SATs
Qualifications:
Qualified Teacher Status. PGCE Primary, University College London (2020). BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Northampton (2015).
Ashraf R

Mr Ashraf R

GCSE IT Skills Tutoring

Kettering


Subjects taught:
Computer Science, IT Skills, 13+, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
PGCE Computer Science, University of Gloucestershire (2008). BEng School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham (2005). Sun Certified Java Programmer (2004).
Claire M

Mrs Claire M

Private GCSE IT Skills Tutor

Kettering


Subjects taught:
Business, Computer Science, IT Skills
Qualifications:
Computing Master Teacher, PGCE ICT, University of Wales (2003). BSc (Hons) Business and Information Technologies, University of Wales (2002).
Poonam B

Miss Poonam B

IT Skills Tutoring

Kettering


Subjects taught:
Primary, SEN, Homeschool, IT Skills
Qualifications:
Primary PGCE with QTS, University of Buckingham (2021). BA (Hons) Children's Development and Learning, University of Reading (2020). Foundation Degree Children's Development and Learning, University of Reading (2019).

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What is the difference between IT Skills and Computer Science?

The school curriculum for computing has changed in recent years, with a greater focus now on the science of computing rather than on the applications. Computer Science is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. IT (Infomation Technology) or ICT (Infomation and Communication Technology) deals with applying computer systems to solve real-world problems such as finding things out, exchanging and sharing information, and reviewing, modifying and evaluating work.

IT Skills

Digital culture and digital literacy have changed the way that people live, work, learn and play. Growing up in an IT-rich environment means that children need to have opportunities to experience and develop IT skills that will help them make the most of their adult life. IT is incorporated into practically every lesson at school, from the Primary Key Stages onwards; from interactive whiteboards and virtual learning environments, to educational computer games and cloud based technologies such as the internet, email and e-learning platforms. In the early years, the emphasis is on getting children familiar with the technology and in using the software for isolated tasks. Later, pupils will be taught how to use various programs for a particular task and may present their findings from an investigation. At higher levels, pupils should be able to design systems for others to use and to critically evaluate these systems.

GCSE and A-Level Computer Science

The GCSE Computer Science course is a very demanding and academic course, focusing on the founding principles and practices of computation and in the design and development of computer systems. At GCSE level, students are introduced to the Central Processing Unit (CPU), computer memory and storage, wired and wireless networks, network topologies, system security, system software, computational thinking, algorithms and programming. At A-Level, the course is divided into two complementary parts: theory and programming. On the theory side, students study the internal workings of a computer, right down the basics of how data is stored along with other aspects of computer architecture. On the programming side, students learn a programming language (usually chosen by the school) from C#, Java, Pascal/Delphi, Python and Visual Basic.NET. The A-Level is assessed with two exam papers (each 40%), plus a practical project (20%) which will typically be done over a period of 3 months.

Tuition with a qualified IT Skills teacher at your home in Kettering costs from £46.00 ph. Online tuition with a qualified IT Skills teacher costs from £40.00 ph. Create your own small tuition group and IT Skills tuition costs from £17.50 ph.

Because we only ever work with qualified and experienced IT Skills teachers in Kettering, you will always get a highly experienced teacher who is safe, reliable and up to speed with the current curriculum and exam requirements. There is no excellent learning without excellent teaching, and our IT Skills teachers are expected to teach in a way that inspires and motivates. We have over 20,000 talented teachers providing tuition, chosen for their broad range of experience, professionalism, academic specialisms, passion, and dedication to their students. We only ever offer qualified teachers as tutors, as we believe professional teachers provide the highest quality of tuition.

Location
Home Tuition: Involves an IT Skills tutor coming to your home in Kettering to provide one-on-one instruction. This offers convenience as you don't need to travel. Online Tuition: This can take place anywhere with an internet connection. Small Group Tuition: Typically with between 2 to 4 children, and often occurs in a physical location such as your home, though it can also be online.

Individual Attention
Home Tuition: Offers the highest level of individual attention, as the IT Skills tutor focuses solely on one student. Online Tuition: Still allows for one-to-one attention, but it may be slightly less personal than home tuition due to potential distractions. Small Group Tuition: Offers less individual attention as the IT Skills tutor must divide their time and attention among multiple students.

Cost
Home Tuition: This tends to be more expensive because it involves one-on-one teaching, and the IT Skills tutor is required to travel to your home, in Kettering. Online Tuition: Often more affordable than home tuition as your IT Skills tutor does not need to travel but may still cost more than small group tuition. Small Group Tuition: Generally, this is the most cost-effective option, as the costs are shared among several families.

Flexibility
Home Tuition: Offers flexibility in terms of scheduling and curriculum, as your IT Skills tutor will only be working with your child. Online Tuition: Provides flexibility in terms of location and may offer a wider selection of IT Skills tutors. Small Group Tuition: Lessons will be more difficult to schedule as lesson times will have to fit in with other families.

Interaction
Home Tuition: Offers in-person interaction, which can be beneficial for students who learn better through face-to-face communication. Online Tuition: Provides interaction through video conferencing tools and chat, which can be engaging but may not suit everyone's learning style. Small Group Tuition: Allows for peer interaction, which can benefit collaborative learning and discussions.

The choice between home, online, or small group IT Skills tuition in Kettering depends on your preferences, budget, and the student's specific educational needs. Each option has advantages and disadvantages, so it's essential to consider these factors when deciding.

How are Kettering schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Kettering (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Kettering primary school performance:

The Kettering area has 24 primary schools (one of the top being St Thomas More Catholic Primary School with 25% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Teachers often use what pupils have learned previously to make links between different areas of the curriculum. This strengthens pupils’ knowledge and understanding.”

The Kettering local authority has an average of % of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of % achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Kettering secondary school performance:

The Kettering area has 8 secondary schools (one of the top being Bishop Stopford School with 74% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Students' performance in the core subjects at Key Stage 3, in all subjects at GCSE and at advanced level is well above the national average and this represents outstanding achievement in relation to students' starting points. This success is a credit to the students, who have excellent attitudes, behaviour and a desire to do well in everything they do.”

The Kettering local authority has an average of % of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of % of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Kettering Ofsted ratings:

61% of Kettering schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 7 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website

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