Days: Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons
Times: 1pm-1.50pm (5-9s) 2.10pm to 3pm (10-15s)
Interactive, engaging, small group tuition in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics:
Activities and experiments to join in with at home
Live science demonstrations
Short, interactive explanations
Interactive questions and discussion opportunities (meeting format, not webinar)
Students learn by doing, predicting, interacting, questioning, experiencing, thinking and problem-solving.
How does it work?
50 minutes per session.
Conducted via Zoom (as meetings, not webinars).
Engage fully or observe only, it’s up to you: students can switch microphones / cameras on and off, ask and answer questions, or observe only.
In small groups (max. ~10).
Currently bookable on a week by week basis (£5.75 per child, per session).
What do they learn?
Each online STEM session is based on a different Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Technology or Engineering topic with Maths incorporated at every opportunity. Any one session may contain elements of several science subjects. Learning is linked to, but not restricted to, the National Curriculum, so however your student is learning you can be confident that they’ll be inspired and making progress.
Who is it suitable for?
Online STEM sessions are currently offered in two age groups, though the age is intended as a guide only as every child is different.
5-9s : Linked to (but not restricted to) the KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum
10-15s : Linked to (but not restricted to) the KS3 National Curriculum, extending into KS4 / GCSE
Small group sizes (max. ~10), continuous interaction and a student-led approach enable these sessions to be sufficiently differentiated for all students to be able to access and learn at a level that suits them.
When is it?
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons
Each week, the following week’s sessions will be added to the bookings section.
Sessions will run throughout the summer (with a two-week break during the first two weeks of August).
What do I need?
To take part you will need:
An internet connection and (free) Zoom account, with a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.
If you wish to join in the activity at home you will need some equipment that is fairly easy to get hold of or to find around the home. A list is provided with each session.
Students, particularly those in the older group, may find it handy (but not essential) to have pen, paper, ruler and a calculator to hand. A whiteboard and marker can be helpful too if you have them.
Who is the tutor?
Your online tutor is Amanda Childs BSc MSc PGCE. Amanda is a qualified teacher (QTS, PGCE science / Biology specialism) with a BSc in Zoology, MSc in Applied Entomology and a total of over ten years experience teaching science to secondary age students (11-18); engaging students in STEM subjects (ages 3 to 16) and providing private tuition (KS3 & GCSE) both online and face to face.
Safety and supervision
All hazardous activities are demonstrated by the tutor so that students can join in the excitement from the safety of home. Activities for students may involve the use of potentially mildly hazardous household items such as candles, glassware, knives or kitchen chemicals such as vinegar. The equipment list provided for each session (see “booking information” below), will flag up any potential hazards and safety precautions, so that you can take responsibility for appropriate supervisory and safety arrangements for your student.