Joining the Explore Learning family is simple!
At Explore, every child has their own programme of work which adapts to their own unique strengths and weaknesses. This ensures that children are stretched and challenged in exactly the right areas – whether they are finding school tricky or top of the class.
The first stage of becoming an Explore Learning member is to speak to one of our team about what it is you’re looking for. Seeing our centres in action is the best way to be sure that joining us is the right decision for you and your child, so why not come along for a free trial?
Your Journey to Success
From the minute their goal is set, every child embarks on an individual journey. Every path will be different and each child will acquire new knowledge and master new skills along the way.
Your first session
Your child will begin their journey with a friendly welcome at their induction session, where they will get to know their tutors and the centre. Our centre team will explain how you will receive feedback after each session and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have at this stage.
Getting to know you
In your first month at Explore it is crucial for us to assess your child in every area of maths and English against the school curriculum. From day one they will start on a unique learning pathway based on this initial assessment period.
As your child grows in confidence, you will also see them building strong relationships with their tutors and making new friends in the centre.
The first step to success!
By month two, you will start to see your child become more confident in their approach to learning. This is a key indicator of their progress and is an area we will discuss in your first parents’ meeting. These meetings will happen regularly throughout your child’s time at Explore.
At this meeting, we will also review your child’s initial assessment, which will give you a good insight into the level at which they are currently working.
Want to find out more about how you’ll see progress in your parents’ meetings?
Starting to unlock their potential
Now it’s time for your child to be presented with questions and topics they may not have seen before.
As a result of this, their scores may dip and their enthusiasm may drop slightly. This is completely normal! In order to achieve their full potential, it is important for every child to be stretched and challenged regularly. The best way to break through this is for our team to work closely with you to reignite their love of learning.
You can read useful tips on how to keep children motivated in our blog.
Mastering and retaining skills
From five months onwards, we will be supporting your child to balance the development of new skills, whilst enhancing those already mastered. By now, you will have a good sense of the progress they are making both academically and attitudinally, which is reflected both at home and in the classroom.
Want to know what maths and English skills your child will learn during their sessions?
Time to reflect
Between 6 months and a year, it’s time for your fourth parents’ meeting. This is a great stage to meet with your centre team and reflect on your child’s progress so far. We’ll look to establish some new goals with you, and your child will embark on the next stage of their journey.
Part of the Explore family
Our individualised and specialist courses are here to help your child right through to their GCSEs. Whether it’s supporting them with the 11 Plus and entrance exams or preparing them for the leap into secondary school, our tutors are there every step of the way – ensuring your child can be confident in the classroom and fearless in exams and beyond.
Want to read more information about our specialist courses?
Ensuring the right balance between individual support and independent learning.
Come in any time during our opening hours for a session lasting approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, twice a week.
You’ll get feedback after every session and in parents’ meetings every two to three months.
What to expect
It’s not a quick fix
Tackling challenging areas, learning new skills and changing children’s attitudes doesn’t happen overnight. Our approach is designed to be a complement to school, enabling your child to blossom into a confident, independent learner.
Get ready for a challenge
Your child will work on material that is designed to challenge them at exactly the right level. This is not based on their age or year group, but on their personal ability. During each session, your child will consolidate existing knowledge in addition to tackling new material.
Regular attendance = more progress
We want your child to develop great learning habits and make progress. From years of experience, we know that children who visit us at least six times a month make the most progress. We recommend choosing set days that suit you to keep to a routine.
A positive learning environment
Our centres are lively, vibrant and full of positive energy! We believe children learn best when they are happy and relaxed. Our tutors will build a great rapport with your child so they know the best ways to keep them motivated and develop their love of learning.