We understand that at first, learning from home can be an adjustment for all of those involved. However, the benefits of learning online often outweigh the negatives, and the results achieved can really speak for themselves!

The team at Achieving Success have years of experience in both in-person and online tuition, and our lessons are delivered by certified, highly qualified teachers. To help you and your child make the most of learning core lesson material online, we have pulled together our top tips on how to succeed when learning from home.

Set Clear And Achievable Goals

First things first, to ensure that your little one is making the absolute most out of their online english lessons, you should take the time to determine exactly what they need support with. Ask them where they feel they may be struggling and start from there. 

Help them to set goals of what they want to achieve. These can be then modified or changed throughout the duration of their tuition. Working towards something and the achievement of said goals, helps to provide a clear focus and structure to their learning.

When setting each goal with your child, you should keep the following in mind:

  • Achievability – Rather than trying to run before you can walk, make sure that the goals you set with your child are achievable. This will help you to monitor your child’s progress more accurately. It’s better to take baby steps first! 
  • Specificity – Instead of being generic with your aims, ensure that the goals set are tangible and measurable. 
  • Relevance – These goals need to be relevant to your child’s learning of the topic.

Providing the online tutor with a clear idea and understanding of where your child is currently at and what they are trying to achieve, will enable the tutor to tailor their approach in line with what you’re hoping to work towards. 

Create The Perfect Space For Learning

The key to a perfect learning environment is one that is free from distraction, digital and otherwise! Interruptions and excessive noise will only encourage your child to lose their concentration and focus. Their learning and progression deserves their full attention. If you’re looking for tips on how to create the best learning environment for your child, we actually have a complete guide on how to set up the perfect workspace for home learning, which you may find interesting.

Familiarise Yourself With The Platform

Before you dive straight into your online english lessons, consider first familiarising yourself and your child with the platform. Feeling comfortable with how to actively participate with fellow classmates, navigate through the features available and where to find resources will make all of the difference when it comes to confidence in class.  

Ask Questions

It’s true – there is no such thing as a stupid question! If your child is unsure of the topic material at any point, encourage them to speak up and ask, rather than shy away. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain. The more they get involved, the more confident they will feel with their understanding of the material and their ability to contribute.  

Stick To A Routine

Make a routine and stick to it! There is nothing worse than feeling left behind and overwhelmed by the amount of work that keeps piling up. Encourage your child to stay on top of their studies and make time dedicated to improving their knowledge and understanding. The quicker they get their ‘homework’ done, the more time they have to relax and do the things they love.   

Organise Extra Reading And Tasks

It’s no surprise that those who work hard and go above and beyond the standard requirements excel. If the online tutor provides extra reading and materials to further develop the knowledge of the class, make sure that you and your child seize the opportunity. Anything extra is a bonus, and will only help your child to maximise their potential for success!

Measure Progress

As we previously mentioned, the setting of goals enables us to reflect on the progress and achievements we have made so far. If your child is actively working towards their original goals or has even superseded them, this will be a clear indication as to whether or not their online english lessons are benefiting them. 

A great way to ensure that your child is staying on track with their progress is to have regular check-ins with their tutor. A check that you can make yourself at home is to review your child’s work to date and see whether their marks are improving. You may even want their perspective on how they feel their lessons are going and whether they feel more confident.

If your child isn’t making as much progress as you’d hoped, don’t worry. Try and organise a meeting with their tutor to see how they feel your child is getting on. It could be the case that your child understands the topic but struggles to maintain focus or simply doesn’t enjoy the tutoring experience. Once you have a clearer picture of the case at hand, you can make an informed decision on what to do next.

Online English Lessons With Achieving Success

At Achieving Success, we strive to provide our students with the highest standards of teaching and provide the much-needed support when it comes to delivering our online english lessons. If you’re considering enrolling your child in online tutoring and wanting to learn more about it, you can find our complete guide “Everything You Need To Know About Online Tuition” for your own education.

We provide online tuition across the UK and also provide face-to-face teaching from our Birmingham tuition centres. Our programmes follow a bespoke curriculum that was created to maximise success, and all teaching is completed by highly qualified and highly experienced teachers with a passion for what they do. For more information on our services please contact a member of our friendly team on 0121 769 2795 or alternatively, email us at info@achieving-success.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!