Upper KS3 Reading Non-fiction



Term 1: Six tutorials

11:00-11:50 UK time

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This term, our theme is Hope

In these live, interactive Tutorials, we will inspire a love of reading and further develop a range of reading skills by engaging with a wide range of great writing. Learners will build on key English skills such as: how to analyse writers’ language choices; how to explore the effects of structure; how to explain their ideas about other people’s writing in thoughtful and analytical paragraphs using Point, Evidence, Explain.

Given that great writing can take many forms, we will be reading poetry, speeches, analysing song lyrics, extracts from great novels and more. We really are going to explore English in as many forms as we can, so these lessons will be a great chance to engage with writing and writers students may never have come across before.

The texts we will look at will be guided by our current theme, or sometimes by important events that have occurred. Students are also welcome to make suggestions for future texts – one of the great things about English is that the range of texts we can study is almost limitless!

Our live tutorials are a great way to learn:

  • Small groups (capped at 10 students) meaning a lovely atmosphere and great rapport
  • Student cameras and microphones are enabled so students can engage directly with the tutor and each other (encouraged but optional)
  • Professionally qualified tutors with years of experience in schools and within Home Education
  • FREE Certificate of Attendance with all topic tickets
  • Live writing and feedback using Google Classroom

This topic is part of a two-year programme of study (there are four lower and four upper topics that cover reading and writing skills). Our interactive tutorials have been specially written to follow the National Curriculum, ensuring students are adequately prepared for further Key Stage 4 (GCSE) study.

  • Students are able to join the programme at any time (subject to availability),they do not have to start in Term 1 
  • There are no long-term contracts and no joining fees
  • Your child can join a topic that has already started (subject to availability) – just get in touch
  • You can request a free trial to sample the teaching style and small-group atmosphere

Please note we do not make recordings of tutorials available. We focus on delivering the very best live, interactive lessons we can and we find recordings can dampen students’ willingness to participate.

Lower KS3

Lower KS3 English lessons are for students who might not have had much formal English education beyond primary school level. They might benefit from this more introductory experience to analysing and writing texts that these lessons provide. A typical age range might be 10-12, though other ages are very welcome. Students can switch to Upper KS3 English lessons if they feel ready (space permitting).

Your Tutor

David Martin MA, PGCE

I have been working with HomeEd families since 2018 and haven’t looked back! I studied a wide range of subjects at university including English, Creative Writing, Philosophy and History, and love being able to explore these topics with our students. Having ran a mental health training company, I believe student wellbeing is one of the most important factors for helping children succeed. I’m also interested in mechanics, music and all sorts of literature.

How to Join

Joining lessons is easy:

Step 1: After checkout look out for the download link on screen (also in your confirmation email) and open it to access your ticket

Step 2: 5-10 minutes before the start of the tutorial click on the Zoom link to access the class

We strongly recommend downloading and testing out Zoom before using it for the tutorial. Your child is advised to use a computer, laptop or tablet to access the tutorial rather than a phone.

*You can access your purchased download links at any time by logging into your Tutor Led Learning account and going to downloads.

It’s important to be nice…

We treat all members of our community with respect and expect our students to do the same. We will not tolerate any abusive language or behaviour towards either students or tutors and we may remove students who behave inappropriately from any lesson without warning or refund.