Michael – Tuition in the summer for a strong A Level start

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Background
At 16 years old, Michael completed senior high school year 1 in China. Michael had a reasonably solid academic foundation with a good level of English, having studied in a top school in Xi’an.

Challenges
Michael secured an A-Level offer from a boys’ school in Warwickshire but was unsure if he could catch up with his British peers without previous GCSE learning experience. He wanted additional GCSE tuition before starting school.

WSE Solution: Bridging the learning gap

His tutor at the time was a family friend- a university lecturer in China with good English, but we immediately explained to the family that being able to speak English and having some knowledge of the curriculum did not necessarily qualify an individual to teach it. This finding was further verified when neither the family friend nor Michael could provide adequate answers in a style required to a sample GCSE test paper.

Consequently, our senior tutors from Wellington College were made available both in person and online to provide Michael with private tutoring in two main subjects: Maths (including Further Maths) and Physics.

Result
As a result, Michael achieved “A” grade (the highest grade) in his first set of examinations in both subjects in the new term.  

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