Attendance Policy

 

FAQs and Terms & Conditions

Regular attendance is crucial to your child’s academic success. If a student cannot attend a class, 24 hours notice is required.

If 24 hour notice is given then a class can be rescheduled for an alternative date. This class must be availed of before the end of the tuition programme that the student has paid for.

If we receive less than 24 hours notice, or if the student does not show up for a class, the absence is unexcused and the class will not be rescheduled.

If a class is cancelled by the teacher, Premier Tuition Centre will provide a rescheduled class.

If a student cannot attend a class, 24 hours notice is required.

If 24 hour notice is given, we will do our best to reschedule the class providing there is another group class available. However this cannot always be guaranteed. This class must be availed of before the end of the tuition programme that the student has paid for.

If we receive less than 24 hours notice, or if the student does not show up for a class, the absence is unexcused and the class will not be rescheduled.

If a class is cancelled by the teacher, Premier Tuition Centre will provide a rescheduled class.

Although we endeavour to follow the Irish school calendar as closely as possible, different schools have different holiday schedules so it is the parent’s responsibility to make note of the days were are closed.

Click here to view the 2019/2020 school calendar.

Payment Agreement

At primary level, students sign up for a programme which consists of 16 classes.

The programme fee must be paid in advance. Under certain circumstances, fees may be paid in two equal payments, with the second payment made one week before the midpoint of the programme.

If a student leaves a programme before completing all the classes of the term, no refund will be provided for classes not attended.

A bundle of 4 classes must be booked and paid for in advance.

Another bundle may then be booked and paid for at the end of the 4th class.

If a student leaves before completing all the classes in the bundle, no refund will be provided.

Fees are non-refundable and not transferable to any other classes, students, terms or courses. Exceptions will not be made under any circumstances.

Covid-19 Procedures

All teachers must complete the Self-Declaration form 3 days before returning to work. This should be emailed to AnneMarie in advance.

All students over the age of 18/parents on behalf of their children under the age of 18 must complete the Self-Declaration form 3 days before returning to tuition. This should be emailed to AnneMarie in advance.

A maximum of two people are permitted in the tuition centre at any one time. Parents and students are asked to wait outside or in their car before their scheduled class. The teacher will escort students into and out of the building before and after their class. 

Teachers will wear PPE during their classes while also maintaining 2 meters social distancing.  Secondary school pupils are asked to wear a face mask/visor if possible. Face masks/visors and not required for primary school pupils. 

Upon entering the tuition centre, students must immediately wash and sanitise their hands.

Hand sanitising dispensers and soap dispensers are installed in the bathroom. Parents can provide a small bottle of hand sanitiser for their children. Hand sanitiser for the teachers are also provided in each classroom and the office. 

Students and teachers should perform hand hygiene:

  • on arrival at the tuition centre
  • after using the bathroom
  • when their hands are physically dirty
  • when they cough or sneeze

Handwashing breaks may be taken during classes as deemed appropriate by the teacher.

The classrooms have been reorganised to allow for 2 meters social distancing between the teachers and students and students themselves.

Each student will need to bring their own writing material, such as pens and pencils, to their class at Premier Tuition Centre. If a student forgets their writing materials, some will be provided to them. Any writing materials provided to students will be sanitised before and after use. All teachers are asked to use their own writing materials, including whiteboard markers.

Where practical, each student will need to use their own books and copies. Used levelled readers should be left in a designated box for 24 hours before being reused.

Photocopiers, printers, ipads and computers will be disinfected between use.

Teachers should disinfect their personal belongings e.g. phones and bags when they come to the tuition centre.

Teachers and pupils should avoid sharing property.

All work surfaces and resources will be disinfected after each class. Classes will finish 5 minutes early to facilitate this. Disinfectant wipes and sprays will be used to disinfect hard and soft surfaces.

All internal doors and windows should be left open to allow for correct ventilation.

First Aid will be administered as normal but if teachers are wearing gloves, a fresh pair must be put on first. PPE must be worn when administering First Aid. First Aid boxes will be available in the cupboard in the lobby.

Parents must keep children at home if they display any Covid-19 symptoms, available here:

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/symptoms.html

If a child displays symptoms while at Premier Tuition Centre, parents/ guardians will be asked to collect them. Your child will be waiting in the designated Isolation Area which is AnneMarie’s office. They will be supervised and no one else may enter this area while the child is awaiting collection. Parents should phone when they are outside and their child will be brought out to meet them. The Isolation Area will be sanitised by the teacher after the child leaves.

Teachers must not attend the tuition centre if they display any symptoms.

Parents should check their child’s temperatures before sending their child in for tuition and children should not be sent in if they have a high temperature.

If a student is absent due to Covid-19 and cannot come to the centre, live and interactive online classes will be provided to them.

All communication from parents/guardians should be by phone/email. Any essential meetings must be by appointment only. Parents/guardians must wear a face mask and sanitise upon entry to the tuition centre and maintain a 2 meter distance between teachers. A contact tracing log must be completed.

If there are further closures due to lockdown, live and interactive online classes will be provided to each student. If this is not suitable, classes may be taken within two months of reopening. 

Payment for tuition will be made online via our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our online grinds are delivered live using face-to-face video conferencing. An email invitation will be sent to the parent or student which will allow them to join the class at the specified time. Access to the class differs depending on the type of device used (laptop/tablet/phone) but instructions will be sent to parents or students upon enrolling. We also encourage parents and students to avail of the test sessions offered in order to ensure that there are no difficulties connecting. This should not take longer than 15 minutes.

Teachers deliver the content using PowerPoint presentations, virtual whiteboards and online textbooks and worksheets. Any material that the student might need for the class is provided in advance using a virtual classroom environment. Homework, class notes and assignments are also shared to the virtual classroom environment after the class.

Classes are recorded for quality and child protection purposes and recordings of each second-level grinds are provided to students for revision purposes.

You will need a device such as a tablet, laptop or desktop computer to be able to access the online classes.

Classes can be accessed directly from your browser using a laptop or desktop but an app will need to be downloaded if you plan on using a tablet or smartphone. This app is free to download and we will send you guidelines upon sign-up. You will also need a Gmail account to access the virtual classroom environment where class materials will be uploaded each week.

We have two different pricing options available:

  1. One-to-one tuition is €35 per hour.
  2. Small group tuition (2-4 students) is €25 per hour.

All of the teachers at Premier Tuition Centre are fully qualified, highly experienced and experts in their field. Many have pursued postgraduate degrees or worked as state examiners. All of our teachers are Garda Vetted.

Yes, these classes are delivered online using live, face-to-face video conferencing. Students may have the video feature enabled on their device but this is optional.

1-1 Tuition: If a student cannot attend a class, 24 hours notice is required. If 24 hour notice is given then a class can be rescheduled for an alternative date – this class must be availed of before the end of the tuition programme that the student has paid for. If we receive less than 24 hours notice, or if the student does not show up for a class, the absence is unexcused and the class will not be rescheduled.

Small Group Tuition: If a student cannot attend a class, 24 hours notice is required. If 24 hour notice is given, the student is welcome to join a comparable class providing one is available. This class must be availed of before the end of the tuition programme that the student has paid for. If we receive less than 24 hours notice, or if the student does not show up for a class, the absence is unexcused and the class will not be rescheduled.

If a teacher misses a class, a rescheduled class will be provided to you at the end of the term.

If you don’t find your question here, please email [email protected]