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The Role of a Wolsey Hall Tutor

Karen Binedell, mum to ‘Our Travelling Family’, gives her view on the Wolsey Hall homeschooling Tutor support.

This month I’d like to focus on a Wolsey Hall resource which I believe is absolutely invaluable-homeschooling Tutor support.

For those of you who are new to Wolsey Hall, the main role of the homeschooling tutor is to answer questions and offer support in their given subject.

They are also responsible for marking assignments at the end of each module, usually with a turn around of between 3-4 days.

In our experience they do all of the above plus so much more. They play a pivotal role in keeping our kids motivated and engaged. They are very quick to respond to messages and their feedback on assignments is detailed, helpful and encouraging.

It’s also important to note that once they know your child they will not settle for substandard work. If they believe an assignment has been rushed or that your child could have performed better they will mention that in their comments.

Mum Karen Shares her top motivation tips

Mid-Course Reviews

Another area where the tutors really shine is when it comes to the mid-course review.

Our 14 year old son, Aiden, submitted his mid-course review for maths and in it he mentioned that he was finding it difficult to understand bearings. He had been over the coursework a number of times and kept getting the wrong answers.

Within a day, his maths tutor Jana had contacted him through Canvas and arranged a suitable time for them to have a Skype call. She proceeded to find out where he was struggling, worked through a number of examples and did not allow him to hang up until she was sure he understood.

Language Tutor Support

The language tutors deserve a mention of their own as in addition to marking written assignments they will also complete verbal assignments with your child ensuring they have a good command of the language and helping them with pronunciation and grammar.

Ella’s French tutor also sent her links to a number of additional resources she could use to help her with her coursework.

These are just a few examples of the way homeschooling tutor support works and another one of the reasons why we love Wolsey Hall.

Our Volunteering Projects

This month’s update comes to you from Heist-op-den-Berg. We are at the start of our 4th week here in Belgium and it’s incredibly wet and muddy at our current location.

Our volunteer projects this month have seen the kids chopping wood with a wood splitter, learning how to care for and train horses and ponies and building raised vegetable beds using willow branches. We’ve also been lucky enough to visit Bruges, Brussels, Hoegaarden and Antwerp and have eaten more frits and waffles than I care to think about!

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