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Session Duration :60 minutes

Number of Sessions :5 / 10

Description

Overview

The core aim of School Interview Prep 101 is to develop a sense of confidence in children facing interviews at UK independent schools, refine their communication abilities for effective articulation, prepare them to demonstrate compatibility with the prospective school's culture, and provide comprehensive, supportive feedback tailored to the child's ongoing developmental needs.

What to Expect

Upon engaging with School Interview Prep 101, parents and their children can anticipate an in-depth preparatory experience conducted by the London Montessorian, a previous member of the Independent School Association. The service offers a choice between online and face-to-face sessions, including the convenience of travel within London for in-person meetings. Each session, lasting 45 minutes, is carefully structured to encourage children to express themselves thoughtfully and confidently. Key aspects of the service include:

  • A set of 4 or 8 45-minute video sessions, depending on the package selected, offering ample time for skill development and practice.
  • Customised preparation methods that vary depending on the child's age, from playful, interactive techniques for early years (nursery to reception-aged children) to more formal interview strategies for Year 6 students transitioning to Year 7.
  • An understanding that interview techniques will be adapted to suit the developmental stage and comfort of the child, ensuring relevance and effectiveness.
  • Constructive, age-appropriate feedback immediately following the sessions to reinforce learning and boost confidence.

For younger children in the early years, the sessions will focus on gently introducing the concept of interviews through play-based activities and storytelling, reflecting the more informal nature of assessments for children entering reception year. As children mature and approach the transition from primary to secondary education, the preparation will become more structured, with an emphasis on discussing interests, experiences, and aspirations relevant to the Year 7 entry process.

Key Takeaways

  • Enhanced ability to communicate clearly and confidently in an interview setting.
  • Tailored preparation techniques suited to different age groups and interview styles.
  • Actionable feedback to guide continuous improvement.
  • A strong foundation for entering UK independent schools, with skills that extend beyond the interview room.

Key Topics Covered

Building Self-Confidence and Poise: Children will learn methods to enhance their self-assurance, enabling them to present themselves confidently during interviews.

Effective and Articulate Communication: The program provides tools to help children express their thoughts and answers clearly, ensuring they can communicate effectively with interviewers.

Understanding and Aligning with the Culture of UK Independent Schools: Children will be guided on how to demonstrate their fit with a school's unique ethos, an essential aspect of the interview process.

Constructive Feedback Mechanisms for Continuous Improvement: Participants will receive personalised, actionable feedback after each mock interview to help them refine their skills.

Handling Direct and Follow-Up Questions: The prep sessions teach children how to address initial interview questions and engage with subsequent probes thoughtfully.

Managing Interview-Related Anxiety and Stress: Techniques to cope with nerves and maintain composure under pressure will be a focal point of the sessions.

Showcasing a Child's Personality and Potential: We encourage children to let their individuality shine through, highlighting their unique strengths and interests.

Developing Active Listening and Thoughtful Response Skills:Emphasis is placed on the importance of listening carefully and responding meaningfully during interviews.

Familiarisation with the Interview Process for UK's Independent Schools: Our service provides an in-depth understanding of what to expect during the interview process, from the structure to the types of questions asked.

Pre-Session Requirements

To ensure that your child gains the most value from their School Interview Prep 101 sessions, they can be primed for a positive and productive learning experience, we ask parents to prepare the following ahead of their scheduled calls:

Pre-Session Form: Complete a questionnaire about your child’s current developmental stage, interests, and any specific challenges or goals you have as a parent.

Introductory Call: A brief video or phone call with the Montessori consultant to discuss the structure of the sessions, any logistical considerations, and to answer any questions you may have.

Scheduling: Confirm the session date and time, and ensure you can attend without distractions or interruptions.

Open Mindset: Approach the sessions with an open mind, ready to learn, adapt, and implement new strategies into your parenting.

We ask parents to email these preparatory materials at least 48 hours before the session, allowing for a tailored and focused discussion during your call.

Post Session Support

Email Recap: An email summary of the session, including personalised recommendations, resources

Follow-Up Talk after the Session: Parents will have a 10 minute review to discuss your child's performance, allowing for clarification and advice on next steps.

Access to Additional Resources: Provision of materials and resources for continuous learning, including practice questions, and tips for ongoing development.

Parental Guidance: Support for parents on how to reinforce positive outcomes and continue preparation at home, including strategies for encouraging regular

Pricing

  • Book a call to discuss

FAQs

Many independent schools in the UK view interviews as an essential part of their admissions process. These sessions aim to understand the child's personality, their educational background, and their fit within the school's culture. Our preparation sessions ensure your child feels confident and ready to showcase their true potential.

The primary difference is the mode of delivery. Online sessions are conducted via a virtual platform, while Face-to-Face sessions take place in person, allowing for a more personalised and direct interaction. Face-to-face sessions are particularly beneficial for younger children.

While The London Montessorian has had a high rate of students gaining admission to their preferred schools after our sessions, we cannot guarantee a spot. However, our guidance significantly boosts the chances by ensuring your child is well-prepared and confident.

The London Montessorian believes in providing honest and actionable feedback. For younger children, recommendations will be shared with the parents. Older children will receive direct feedback on their answers immediately after questions are posed, and parents will have a 10 minute feedback session once each interview session is over.

The London Montessorian, a previous member of the Independent Schools Association, has extensive experience with the UK independent school system, ensuring your child gets the best preparation.

No, unless you would like additional sessions or would like the London Montessorian to travel to you. If you would like the London Montessorian to conduct these interviews in your home, particularly for a younger child, you need to request a quote for travel.

We recommend booking at least one week in advance to ensure availability. This lead time also allows us to prepare a session that's tailored to your specific requirements.

Cancellation Policy

Yes, you can cancel your booking. Please provide at least 24 hours notice to avoid losing your session. It allows us to manage our schedule and offer the slot to other parents.

To cancel a session, please contact us directly through email or phone.

You are entitled to a full refund if you cancel within 72 hours after ordering the service. After this period, cancellations made with at least 24 hours notice will result in the session being rescheduled without additional charge.

If no prior notice is given and you miss a session, unfortunately, you may lose that session. We encourage prompt communication to avoid such situations.

You can reschedule a session by contacting our support team at least 24 hours before the session's scheduled start time. We'll work with you to find a new time slot that fits your schedule.

Session Duration :60 minutes

Number of Sessions :5 / 10

Description

Overview

Reception Ready - Preparation for School aims to holistically prepare your child for the reception class, enhancing their literacy and numeracy skills while nurturing their personal, social, and emotional development. This service is designed to meet the needs of each child, providing a comfortable learning environment in their own home using hands-on Montessori activities to build a solid educational foundation.

What to Expect

Embarking on the Reception Ready service, you and your child will engage in a thoughtful educational plan that includes:

  • A detailed initial video consultation to tailor the approach according to your child's specific learning needs.
  • A warm introductory session that gauges your child's starting point in literacy and numeracy.
  • A series of 4 or 8 weekly 45-minute sessions conducted in your home, providing consistency and a sense of security for your child.
  • Hands on Montessori based activities during these sessions, each selected for their capacity to keep your child engaged and advancing in their learning journey.
  • A flexible and responsive approach to teaching, allowing the content to evolve with your child’s growing abilities, ranging from foundational concepts to more advanced topics as appropriate.
  • Each session is thoughtfully structured to flow with your child's natural curiosity, allowing for in-depth exploration of up to 6 activities, yet also ensuring a depth of engagement with the aim of at least 3 key exercises.

Key Takeaways

  • Development of vital personal, social, and emotional abilities for a smooth transition to school.
  • Your child will establish foundational literacy and numeracy skills in preparation for school.
  • A customised, child-led learning experience that aligns with Montessori educational principles.
  • Authentic Montessori materials are used throughout the sessions to ensure an enriching, hands-on learning experience.

Key Topics Covered

Literacy Skills: Introduction to phonetics, letter recognition, and pre-writing skills to lay the groundwork for reading and writing.

Numeracy Skills: Basic counting, number recognition, and early mathematical concepts to build a strong numeracy foundation.

Fine Motor Development: Activities that improve pencil grip and control, essential for writing and other school activities.

Cognitive Development: Exercises to enhance problem-solving, memory, and the ability to follow multi-step instructions.

Personal, Social, and Emotional Development: Encouraging self-confidence, cooperation with others, and the ability to express needs and feelings.

Independence Skills: Promoting self-help skills like dressing, managing personal belongings, and understanding personal hygiene.

Concentration and Perseverance: Focusing on tasks and persisting with challenging activities to develop a resilient learning attitude.

Pre-Session Requirements

To ensure that your child receives the most benefit from the Reception Ready - Preparation for School service, there are several pre-session requirements designed to set the stage for a successful learning experience:

Pre-Session Form: A short questionnaire for parents to fill out, detailing their child's current abilities, interests, and any areas of concern or particular goals they have for their child's development.

Scheduling: Confirm a regular weekly slot that suits your family's routine, ensuring consistency and structure for your child's learning.

Introductory Call: A brief video or phone call with the Montessori consultant to discuss the structure of the sessions, any logistical considerations, and to answer any questions you may have.

Open Mindset: Approach the sessions with an open mind, ready to learn, adapt, and implement new strategies into your parenting.

We ask parents to email these preparatory materials at least 48 hours before the session, allowing for a tailored and focused discussion during your call.

Post Session Support

Follow-Up Talk after the Session: Parents will have a 10 minute review to discuss your child's performance, allowing for clarification and advice on next steps.

Access to Additional Resources: Provision of materials and resources for continuous learning.

Achievement Report: Parents will receive a report highlighting their child’s accomplishments and the activities they have engaged in during their time with the London Montessorian.

Pricing

  • Book a call to discuss

FAQs

Our School Preparation Sessions are one-on-one interactive sessions tailored for children to help them build a strong foundation in literacy, numeracy, and personal development. They employ Montessori materials and methodologies to ensure holistic learning.

Each session is designed to introduce your child to at least 3 activities. However, depending on your child's engagement and pace, they might explore up to 6 activities in a single session.

The sessions are adaptable to suit every child's unique learning journey. If your child is already familiar with basic letters and numbers, we'll introduce more advanced activities, ensuring that they are consistently challenged and engaged.

Absolutely! We have specially designed activities for beginners. For instance, we start with the basics of numeracy using number rods and introduce literacy with "I-spy" games focusing on initial sounds.

Our Montessori approach prioritises the child's comfort. We give them time to warm up, ensuring that activities are presented in a non-intimidating manner. Our main goal is to make the learning experience enjoyable and natural for every child.

The sessions are conducted in person only, right in your child's most familiar environment – their home. This provides comfort and eliminates any distractions that unfamiliar settings might introduce.

These sessions are tailored primarily for children preparing for their transition into reception class. However, if you have specific needs or questions about age appropriateness, please reach out to us directly.

Definitely! We recommend starting with our 10 session package, but additional sessions can be booked if you feel your child would benefit from more time.

Absolutely. We value your privacy and ensure that all discussions and personal information are kept strictly confidential.

The primary difference is the mode of delivery. Online sessions are conducted via a virtual platform, while Face-to-Face sessions take place in person, allowing for a more personalised and direct interaction.

No, unless you would like additional sessions or would like the London Montessorian to travel to you. If you would like the London Montessorian to conduct these interviews in your home, particularly for a younger child, you need to request a quote for travel.

We understand the urgency of certain situations. We aim to schedule your session as soon as possible, this could be as quick as 24 hours of booking.

We recommend booking at least one week in advance to ensure availability. This lead time also allows us to prepare a session that is tailored to your specific requirements.

Cancellation Policy

Yes, you can cancel your booking. Please provide at least 24 hours notice to avoid losing your session. It allows us to manage our schedule and offer the slot to other parents. To cancel a session, please contact us directly through email or phone.

You are entitled to a full refund if you cancel within 72 hours after ordering the service. After this period, cancellations made with at least 24 hours notice will result in the session being rescheduled without additional charge.

If no prior notice is given and you miss a session, unfortunately, you may lose that session. We encourage prompt communication to avoid such situations.

You can reschedule a session by contacting our support team at least 24 hours before the session's scheduled start time. We'll work with you to find a new time slot that fits your schedule.

Session Duration : 60 minutes

Number of Sessions : 5 / 10

Description

Overview

Montessori Math & English Boost combines the Montessori educational approach with specialised tutoring for children aged 3 to 6, while also extending to older children who may lack confidence in math or English. It is an ideal support system for those needing to enhance their math and literacy skills to meet the expected level for their age. By fostering a nurturing environment that promotes self-directed learning, our service aims to reinforce foundational skills, ignite a passion for learning, and develop critical thinking capabilities through interactive and hands-on activities within math and English curricula. Designed to deliver consistent educational growth, this offers the flexibility of 4 or 8 weekly sessions. These regularly scheduled sessions are key to maintaining a steady learning pace and ensuring the cumulative advancement of each child's' abilities.

What to Expect

Every child enrolled in the Montessori Math & English Boost is welcomed into a nurturing and supportive learning atmosphere. The London Montessorian, trained in the Montessori method with 15 years experience working with the materials, provides personalised attention, ensuring that each session caters to the child's learning style. As part of our commitment to each child's educational journey, children and their parents can expect:

Tailored learning experiences that respect the child's unique pace of development.

A supportive, engaging environment.

Regular, constructive feedback is given to parents, highlighting progress and areas for growth.

Additionally, the curriculum and session structure feature:

  • A diverse array of Montessori materials and activities specifically chosen for math and English learning.
  • Focus on enhancing communication abilities, including active listening and expressive language skills.
  • Progressive learning goals that cater to building literacy and understanding numerical patterns.

Key Takeaways

  • A strengthened foundation in math and English sets the foundation for lifelong academic success.
  • Noticeable improvements in communication skills, essential for learning and social interaction.
  • A developed sense of independence in learning allows children to explore and understand complex ideas confidently.
  • Parents will observe significant strides in their child’s ability to concentrate, engage, and articulate thoughts effectively.

Key Topics Covered

Parents will decide what subject their child will focus on, however this can include the following:

Literacy Skills: Introduction to phonetics, letter recognition, and pre-writing skills to lay the groundwork for reading and writing.

Numeracy Skills: Basic counting, number recognition, and early mathematical concepts to build a strong numeracy foundation.

Fine Motor Development:

Activities that improve pencil grip and control, essential for writing and other school activities.

Cognitive Development: Exercises to enhance problem-solving, memory, and the ability to follow multi-step instructions.

Personal, Social, and Emotional Development: Encouraging self-confidence, cooperation with others, and the ability to express needs and feelings.

Independence Skills: Promoting self-help skills like dressing, managing personal belongings, and understanding personal hygiene.

Concentration and Perseverance: Focusing on tasks and persisting with challenging activities to develop a resilient learning attitude.

Pre-Session Requirements

To ensure that your child receives the most benefit from the Reception Ready - Preparation for School service, there are several pre-session requirements designed to set the stage for a successful learning experience:

Pre-Session Form: A short questionnaire for parents to fill out, detailing their child's current abilities, interests, and any areas of concern or particular goals they have for their child's development.

Scheduling: Confirm a regular weekly slot that suits your family's routine, ensuring consistency and structure for your child's learning.

Introductory Call: A brief video or phone call with the Montessori consultant to discuss the structure of the sessions, any logistical considerations, and to answer any questions you may have.

Open Mindset: Approach the sessions with an open mind, ready to learn, adapt, and implement new strategies into your parenting.

We ask parents to email these preparatory materials at least 48 hours before the session, allowing for a tailored and focused discussion during your call.

Post Session Support

Follow-Up Talk after the Session: Parents will have a 10 minute review to discuss your child's performance, allowing for clarification and advice on next steps.

Access to Additional Resources: Provision of materials and resources for continuous learning.

Achievement Report: Parents will receive a report highlighting their child’s accomplishments and the activities they have engaged in during their time with the London Montessorian.

Pricing

  • Book a call to discuss

FAQs

These sessions incorporate the Montessori method that highlights self-directed learning, hands-on activities, and learning at one's own pace in a nurturing environment, which is the child's own home. This approach respects the individuality of each child, ensuring they are engaged and motivated throughout their learning journey.

Sessions are held once a week and can be part of a 5 or 10-week programme. Each session is designed to last for a duration appropriate to the child's age and attention span, typically ranging from 45 to 50 minutes.

The London Montessorian is experienced in assessing and tailoring the curriculum to meet your child's specific needs. We can provide advanced challenges in areas of strength and focused support in areas that require improvement.

We use a variety of Montessori materials and activities that are specifically chosen to teach math and English concepts. These materials are hands-on, engaging, and designed to align with Montessori principles.

Progress is measured through ongoing assessments, observation, and documentation of the child's engagement and mastery of concepts. We share these progress reports with parents regularly.

We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise. If a session is missed, we will do our best to reschedule it for a convenient time.

Yes, the London Montessorian has a Montessori 2-6 year-old diploma and an AMI 6-12 years assistant certificate, with extensive experience in early childhood education. She is dedicated to providing the highest quality of education and care to your child.

We recommend booking at least one week in advance to ensure availability. This lead time also allows us to prepare a session that's tailored to your specific requirements.

Cancellation Policy

Yes, you can cancel your booking. Please provide at least 24 hours' notice to avoid losing your session. This allows us to manage our schedule and offer the slot to other parents.

To cancel a session, please contact us directly through email or phone.

You are entitled to a full refund if you cancel within 72 hours after ordering the service. After this period, cancellations made with at least 24 hours' notice will result in the session being rescheduled without additional charge.

If no prior notice is given and you miss a session, unfortunately, you may lose that session. We encourage prompt communication to avoid such situations.

You can reschedule a session by contacting our support team at least 24 hours before the session's scheduled start time. We'll work with you to find a new time slot that fits your schedule.

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