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A CHE­SHAM-BASED tu­ition com­pany is of­fer­ing cour­ses to sup­port homeschooled pupils.

The cour­ses fo­cus on English and maths tu­ition, as well as GCSE English and pre­par­ing for the Eleven Plus exam in Buck­ing­hamshire.

Fly­ing Start Tu­ition Founder Sian Goodspeed, a for­mer teacher, be­lieves there is a real need for sup­port for par­ents of home-schooled chil­dren.

Lat­est es­ti­mates have put the num­ber of chil­dren who are be­ing home ed­u­cated in the UK at around 50,000.

Ms Goodspeed, who home-schools her own daugh­ters, said: “There are many ad­van­tages to home education, but it takes a lot of time, ef­fort and en­ergy.”

She said there were many rea­sons fam­i­lies chose to home ed­u­cate, in­clud­ing bul­ly­ing and religious, philo­soph­i­cal, health or cul­tural rea­sons.

Some mums, who en­joyed teach­ing their chil­dren dur­ing the early years, are sim­ply keen to con­tinue this jour­ney when the child turns five, says Ms Goodspeed.

The Fly­ing Start Tu­ition cour­ses are planned and de­signed around the chil­dren in each group, con­sid­er­ing each child’s in­di­vid­ual learn­ing style and unique­ness.

The tu­tors will use a range of tra­di­tional and mod­ern teach­ing meth­ods, tech­nol­ogy and tech­niques from Neuro-Lin­guis­tic Pro­gram­ming (NLP) to help the chil­dren be­come in­de­pen­dent, life­long learn­ers.

Cour­ses run each week dur­ing term-time in small group ses­sions last­ing 90 min­utes.

To find out more about the cour­ses, email hello@ fly­ingstart­ or call 01494 772 898.

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