The final part of the three-step weekly cycle is a 1.5 hour tutorial.Tutorials are an opportunity for students to correct their homework mistakes so that they can, as we like to say, ‘get them down to zero’. It’s a discipline which forces students to identify and avoid common mistakes and understand how to answer challenging questions.
Students are given two weeks from the time they receive their marked homework to correct all their mistakes. If a student is unable to correct all their homework mistakes by the end of the first tutorial, they will be required to attend additional tutorials (provided at no extra cost) until all outstanding mistakes have been corrected.
Tutorials are also a time when students can bring in any additional questions they may have, particularly if they are struggling with school homework. In fact, we encourage students to book extra tutorials during school assessment periods so that they can always stay on top of their work.
Like our theory classes, we deliberately keep our tutorials small. The average number of students per tutorial is 3 and the maximum is 4.