𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝?
Does your son or daughter still have questions at the end of a lesson? Are those questions perceptive and leading to further questions? Is your child intellectually curious?
𝐒𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐠𝐢𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 Talented children often have a broad vocabulary and also a retentive, sometimes photographic, memory. They are usually able to concentrate for longer periods than their contemporaries. Enjoying the challenges of problem solving, they often miss out stages as they accelerate towards the solution.
𝐈𝐧 𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 Schools have specific policies to provide for pupils who are gifted and talented. Schools are keen to provide extra challenges for pupils who complete work quickly and accurately.
𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 ... Over the last year schools have had to adapt rapidly to deal with the pandemic. In the chaos of remote education and cancelled examinations, many school policies have slipped down an agenda dominated by social distancing and hand-sanitiser.
𝐀𝐝𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐲𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐮𝐬 Another drawback of the pandemic is that learning has become constrained. During remote school lessons, teachers are reluctant to move beyond the examination syllabi, fearing that they may overload average ability pupils.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐫 Individual lessons with a tutor gives a pupil an opportunity to ask more questions than they would in a class lesson. Teachers have also noted that pupils are sometimes more reluctant to ask questions in remote lessons. A tutor is able to create a relationship with an exceptionally able pupil, understanding his or her strengths, preparing them to flourish at the next stage.