LESSONing the Load

With over 20 years of experience, helping students to grow

About


Welcome to LESSONing the Load’s website.

My name’s Alli, and I’m an experienced teacher and personal tutor with a valid DBS certificate who lives in the North East of England. I’ve been a subject leader and examiner and have worked in sixth form and FE colleges and also a secondary school. However, I now work privately as an online tutor, teaching one-to-one and also running small group sessions and webinars for maths, statistics, English and psychology.

I started tutoring GCSE Maths whilst at university in the 1990s and before I began my teaching career as a lecturer of psychology. My passion for teaching quickly led me into the sixth form sector. Here, I completed my PGCE and, after a few years, took the opportunity to become an examiner. In 2015, after almost seventeen years as a classroom teacher, I made the decision to set up LESSONing the Load and have never looked back. In its early days, the business offered tuition sessions in maths, English and psychology to students in their own homes. However, LESSONing the Load has grown at a rate I could never have predicted and, keen to meet demands, has now evolved into an online service provider where students can have one-to-one tuition or take part in webinars with an experienced teacher no matter where they live.
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Services


1:1 Tuition

A 60-minute session with LESSONing the Load that is tailored to the individual student's needs.

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Small Group Tuition

A 60-minute session with a small group of fellow students and LESSONing the Load

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Webinars

Sessions range from 45-90 minutes, depending on subject and content.

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Tutors and Exams

LESSONing the Load is proud to be a Learning Partner of Tutors & Exams.

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1:1 tuition (pricing)


£40Hour

GCSE Statistics online tuition fixed on a regular basis

£40

GCSE Psychology

£50Hour

One-off sessions (GCSE/iGCSE Maths, Statistics, English or Psychology)

£50Hour

A-level Psychology online tuition fixed on a regular basis

£60Hour

One-off sessions (A-level Psychology)

Webinars


AQA A-level Psychology

Weekly webinars every Monday during term-time at 7-8 pm to help students develop the knowledge and skills required for their A-level Psychology exams.

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OCR A-level Psychology

Weekly webinars every Thursday during term-time at 6.30-7.30 pm to help students develop the knowledge and skills required for their A-level Psychology exams.

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GCSE Psychology

Weekly webinars for only £3.49 per child, per session. Term-time only. A 45-minute webinar for GCSE Psychology to help your child prepare for their exams.

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All Psyched Up!

Weekly webinars for pre-teens and adolescents who have inquiring minds.

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GCSE/iGCSE Maths

Weekly webinars every Monday during term time at 6-6.45 pm and only £3.49 per child, per session. A 45 minute webinar for GCSE/iGCSE Maths to help your child prepare for their exams.

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Key Stage 3 Maths

Weekly webinars every Wednesday during term time at 11-11.45 am and only £2.49 per child, per session. A 45-minute webinar for Maths to help your child prepare for Key Stage 3 work. Recommended age is 10-14 years.

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GCSE/iGCSE English

Weekly webinars every Wednesday during term time at 6-6.45 pm and only £3.49 per child, per session. A 45 minute webinar for GCSE/iGCSE English to help your child prepare for their exams.

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Key Stage 3 English

Weekly webinars every Wednesday during term time at 10-10.45 am and 4-4.45 pm. Only £2.49 per child, per session. A 45-minute webinar for English to help your child prepare for Key Stage 3 work. Recommended age is 10-14 years. Both sessions on a Wednesday cover the same content so students need only attend one of them.

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Research Methods for A-level Psychology

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Psychodynamics (suitable for A-level Psychology)

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Forensic Psychology

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Clinical Psychology

Details TBC

Sleep & dreaming

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Poetry and Feminism

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Romanticism in literature

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Gothic literature

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Animals in Psychological Research

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Creative writing short course

6 x one hour sessions Further details TBC

Small group tuition


GCSE/iGCSE (English, Maths, Psychology)

Small group evening sessions for GCSE/iGCSE English and Maths or GCSE Psychology. £18 per student, per 60-minute session. Minimum number of students for these small group sessions: 4 (max. 10). iGCSE English small group daytime sessions: £9 per student, per 45-minute session. Minimum number of students for these small group sessions: 6 (max. 10)

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A-level (Psychology)

Small group sessions for A-level Psychology. £23 per student, per 60-minute session. Minimum number of students for a small group session is 4.

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Key Stage 3 (English or Maths)

Small group sessions for KS3 English or Maths. £15 per student, per 60-minute session. Minimum number of students for a small group session is 4.

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GCSE/iGCSE Maths


To achieve your GCSE/iGCSE Maths qualification, you will sit more than one exam paper - the exact number depends on the specification.

And for these exam papers, you will cover numerous topics in Maths:
  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Probability
  • Statistics
If students have a gmail email address, they can get access to LESSONing the Load's Google Classroom when they book one-to-one online sessions. Here, they will find resource packs that map the specifications closely and, alongside course content, they contain knowledge checks, exam style questions and mark schemes.

The exam dates for GCSE/iGCSE Maths in the summer of 2021 are TBC.







GCSE/iGCSE Maths

GCSE Statistics


GCSE Statistics
I have experience tutoring the following specification/exam board* for GCSE Statistics: 
  • Edexcel
To achieve your GCSE Statistics qualification, you will sit two exam papers. The exam dates for GCSE Statistics in the summer of 2021 are as follows:
  • 1st exam - TBC
  • 2nd exam - TBC
And for these two exam papers, you will cover the following topics in Statistics:
  • the collection of data,
  • processing, representing and analysing data, and
  • probability

* However, my skills and knowledge are transferable to other specifications/exam boards and IGCSE.

If students have a gmail email address, they can get access to LESSONing the Load's Google Classroom when they book one-to-one online sessions. Here, they will find resource packs that map the specifications closely and, alongside course content, they contain knowledge checks, exam style questions and mark schemes.

GCSE/iGCSE English (Language and Literature)


To achieve your GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Literature qualifications, you will sit multiple exam papers, and you may also have to take a speaking test (depending on specification). The exam dates for GCSE/iGCSE Language and Literature in the summer of 2021 are TBC.

For the Language exams papers, you will need experience of writing for a variety of purposes and lots of comprehension practice for various styles of texts. Furthermore, for your final exams you should have an appreciation of the language, structure and form that writers use and context, if applicable, when it comes to Literature .

If students have a gmail email address, they can get access to LESSONing the Load's Google Classroom when they book one-to-one online sessions. Here, they will find resource packs that map the specifications closely and, alongside course content, they contain knowledge checks, exam style questions and mark schemes.



GCSE/iGCSE English (Language and Literature)

GCSE Psychology


GCSE Psychology
Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour, and in GCSE Psychology, you will learn about the workings of the human, and sometimes animal, mind.

Summer 2021 exam dates TBC. 

A-level Psychology


A-level Psychology
I have experience tutoring the following specifications/exam boards for A-level psychology: 
  • OCR
  • AQA
To achieve your A-level Psychology qualification, you will sit three exam papers. The exam dates for A-level Psychology in the summer of 2020 are as follows:
  • Paper 1 (AQA) or Research methods (OCR) - TBC
  • Paper 2 (AQA) or Psychological themes through core studies (OCR) - TBC
  • Paper 3 (AQA) or Applied psychology (OCR) - TBC
And for these exam papers, you will cover various topics, such as
  • research methods
  • core studies
  • issues and debates
  • approaches and perspectives
If students have a gmail email address, they can get access to LESSONing the Load's Google Classroom when they book one-to-one online sessions. Here, they will find resource packs that map the specifications closely and, alongside course content, they contain knowledge checks, exam style questions and mark schemes.

F.A.Q


Will we need expensive equipment for the online tuition sessions?

All you will need, as far as technology goes, is access to a PC/laptop/tablet with a camera and speakers, and to be able to access the web browser Chrome. Online tuition sessions take place through a video-conferencing site called Zoom, which (for our purpose) is free to use.

Students may also need access to the following standard equipment:
lever-arch files,
file dividers,
pens,
pencils,
rubber,
ruler,
protractor,
compass,
paper (plain, lined, squared and graph),
calculator,
highlighters,
coloured pens/pencils and
relevant texts.

Before each session, I will notify you what will be needed for the next.


Why should we choose online tuition?

I'm going to be completely honest with you and say that when I first heard about online tuition, I was rather sceptical, thinking that it could never provide the quality that traditional face-to-face tuition offered, but I'll admit now that I was wrong. Online tuition not only allows greater flexibility of learning techniques, it also offers a greater wealth of resources for sessions and, interestingly, students naturally verbalise their thoughts more, which embeds learning. Plus, many students love using technology when they're learning and, for some families, it's less intrusive because a tutor isn't physically entering their homes. 

How often do we need to schedule sessions?

I'd advise at least one session of one hour per week of the subject of your choice. If you are having both Maths and English sessions with LESSONing the Load, you may be inclined to opt for two hours, depending on what school year the child is in, how they are coping with their courses and how much time they have available. Every learner is different. 

Is there a waiting list?

The answer to this question will obviously depend at the point in the year that you make contact; however, usually my response is yes. For instance, my diary for the academic year 2020 already has students booked in.

Why should we pick you?

What's important is that you find the best fit for the learner and their needs, and that could be me. I'm a really friendly tutor, a highly experienced educator and always do my best for students. Furthermore, I'm a stickler for organisation and provide my tutees with free resources in the form of resource packs to help their learning.

Please take a look at the reviews on this site from past students and parents. 

How do we pay for sessions?

Sessions are paid for 72 hours in advance through bank transfer. Please see the terms & conditions on this site for further details about payments and the cancellation policy. 

What People Say


 My daughter has been attending these webinars every week for key stage 3. At first I was not sure what to expect as they are not at all expensive. However they are very good value for money and we use the resources in the virtual classroom every week."

FatimaParent
     

 I can't recommend Allison highly enough, both my children have accessed her tutoring service and have grown in confidence and ability."

VickyParent

 Absolutely excellent, Alison has tutored my eldest daughter and put her at ease straight away, we were amazed by the progress and results. Alison is now tutoring my youngest daughter and again they have a fantastic rapport. I would highly recommend Alison."

Christineparent
     

 My son has started Alison's maths and English webinars this year. He has always like mathematics, but for the first time, he's actually showing an interest in English. We will definitely be returning in September."

KimParent
     

 Allison has helped me massively to develop essays, my analysis and my writing in english and has helped to develop my understanding in maths in order for me to achieve a better grade than what I was achieving at the time but most importantly has helped me to grow in confidence and believe in myself more. Her warm persona and encouraging smile immediately makes you feel at ease and I would recommend her to anyone xx"

Mollystudent
     

 Before Allison helped me, I was predicted grade 6s in English Language and Literature but I’ve just achieved a grade 9 in my Language mock and an 8 in Literature (almost a 9). I also found certain topics in Maths to be a challenge. However, in my recent mock results and with Allison’s help I achieved a grade 7. She knows what she is talking about and how to structure answers well."

Georgestudent
     

 After only achieving grade 2/3s in Maths and 4s in English I decided it was time for me to get a tutor as I wasn’t happy with my grades and struggled to understand a lot of the work at school. Allison was amazing and really helped me understand things not only that I was learning currently but work i hadn’t understood in the past that my school hadn’t gone back over. I came out with my GCSE’s with a 5 in Maths which was a massive improvement and a 7 in both English Lit and English Language which I never ever imagined to get! So helpful and definitely worth the extra time I put in outside of school."

Caitlanstudent
     

 Best tutor I ever had. She's got the most lovely personality but works hard alongside you to get the job done and learns how you work to make sure she teaches in a way you understand."

Emilystudent
     

 Allison is incredibly supportive, easy to get along with and makes you feel very comfortable. She knows the specification inside out and knows exactly what the examiners are asking for, but makes sure you still understand the reasons behind things. She was so helpful and we loved her so much that she now tutors my sister. I would recommend her to anyone!"

Caitlinstudent
     

 I couldn’t recommend Alli more to anyone! She is there 24/7 for you, you can message her anytime with any queries and she’ll get back to you with a very helpful answer. Alli is an understanding tutor and can help with anything you’re struggling with, whether it be how to tackle questions or memory of case studies. You have to put your own graft in but with Alli there, it takes some of the stress off and helps you feel more prepared. I’d give Alli so many more stars than 5 if I could, 10000% recommend her for anyone needing a tutor"

Amystudent
     

 Alli taught me for two years, and thanks to her I got a good mark! Really knowledgeable, patient and supportive, as well as putting to use a great sense of humour to make learning interesting and fun. I would recommend Alli to anyone wanting to study the subjects she teaches."

Zoestudent
     

 Great subject knowledge and helped me to achieve a 6 in my GCSE Maths after achieving 5’s all year 👍👍"

Lukestudent
     

 Allison tutored me before my GCSE Maths. Before she helped me I wasn’t even managing to get grade 4 because I had big gaps in my knowledge and didn’t really understand some of the questions. But in my final exam I was told I had achieved the highest in the year! I couldn’t believe I’d managed to pass it and get such a high grade and the college I chose even asked if I wanted to consider doing A level Maths. Thank you Allison."

Michaelstudent
     

 Allison is a dedicated, friendly and incredibly warm teacher who had a huge impact on my life. Her time, patience and constant support helped me to achieve excellent grades in an incredibly difficult period during my life, and I don't know what I would have done without her! Allison helped me to find the confidence to continue my studies, and achieve my degree. Now I'm running my own business! Thanks so much Allison!"

Rebekahstudent
     

 Allison has been tutoring me a level psychology since January in preparation for my exams this month. She is absolutely amazing, inspirational and the loveliest lady you will ever meet! She has gone above and beyond to help me with anything and everything you can think of. I would recommend Allison to anyone who is looking for a tutor as she will make a huge difference to your learning. If I could give her a million stars I would, but I guess 5/5 will have to do."

Franstudent
     

 Alli is a fantastic tutor who puts her every effort into your learning experience! She strives to deliver the knowledge needed in a fun and creative way which in turn helps to achieve the best results. Alli is very caring and compassionate and makes you feel valued always. She was supportive not only in the classroom but if you needed any further guidance after! She is everything you would want in a teacher."

Bethstudent
     

 I honestly probably owe a good chunk of my current career to you - I needed As at A level to get into Newcastle Uni (and needed that uni to get my current job) and after AS year I was very much a B student. I really felt I benefitted from the structured approach you took to teaching us all of the studies and how to answer the questions. Nothing was ambiguous, I always knew exactly where I was and exactly where I needed to go, even though you had a big class at the time. It was also so nice to have someone teach who was so lovely and seemed to perfectly understand and deal with the stress everyone felt running up to the exams. Psychology lessons with you were a perfect mix of hard work and fun, and if I didn't get that grade I wouldn't have been accepted into Newcastle. Definitely 5 stars!"

Samstudent
     

 Alli was the most supportive and provided us with a variety of ways to revise the topics. She is an amazing teacher who goes the extra mile for her students and makes learning enjoyable so if you're thinking about hiring a tutor for your son/daughter ring Ali"

Erinstudent
     

 Allison taught me A-level psychology at college. She is very experienced and knowledgeable. She teaches her lessons effective, engaging and fun. She always offered after hours support via social media and email. If ever I was seeking higher education she would be my first choice. I would 100% recommend her to all my family and friends."

Liamstudent
     

 I now have a undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology and a masters in Psychological Research Methods and work in Marketing where I use both of my degrees every day and none of this would have been possible without Allison. As my sixth form teacher she sparked a interest in psychology that I didn't have before with her engaging teaching methods and nurturing teaching style. Going at your pace Allison will make sure you actually understand the subject and can apply it in a real world setting. She always went the extra mile for me and I'm eternally grateful as it lead to the life I have now."

Rachelstudent
     

 I had the pleasure of having Allison as my teacher back in college when I completed Alevel Psychology. In college, I struggled with the academic side of things and much preferred the practical elements. At the time I was studying to be a nurse and psychology was a subject that related to nursing when looking at evidenced based research. Little did I know that I would learn to love psychology not because of the subject itself but because who was teaching me. Ali brought humour, compassion and overall joy to our classes. Ali has exceptional knowledge and her personality shines through her work. This then encourages you to enjoy learning which at times was very hard for me to do in other subjects. I would recommend her to anyone."

LauraStudent
     

 One of the most helpful teachers I have ever had, contributed to my love for Psychology. Loved being taught by Alli."

Melissastudent
     

 A truly amazing teacher with passion and enthusiasm. Aids students using varying strategies and proactive lessons. Alli taught me Psychology A Level 8 years ago and I can recall exciting and innovative lessons."

Charlottestudent
     

 I cant get Allison anything but a five star review. I had the pleasure of having her as my teacher almost 15 years ago now and can still remember lessons and theory. If I can be half the teacher Allison is I will be beyond outstanding! Amazing lady who's work will stay with you for years!"

Kathrynstudent
     

 A Great Teacher And I should know. Phil Bimpson. Prisoner 146. BBC Prison Experiment"

Phil
     

 “In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart”- Freud. Education can be scary and kindness within its realms rare. Throughout my education I have met teachers and academics who have helped me become the person that I am today and out of all of those people, Ali has had the biggest positive impact. From inspiring me in her role as my A-Level Psychology teacher to taking on the monumental role of tutoring me in Mathematics for my Nursing application. I will forever be grateful for meeting Ali and I attribute a substantial amount of my academic performance to her tutoring. Thank you Ali. – E.Gale."

E. Galestudent

 We would give Alison 5/5 as a tutor, she is patient, very professional and approachable, superb communication and we felt privileged to welcome her into our home, without doubt she was instrumental in helping my son achieve success!!!!!"

LynneParent
     

 I've been attending Ali's webinars because of lockdown and being worried about missing so much college work because my college hasn't done many online sessions. Now I feel much more prepared for my mocks."

Kylastudent
     

Terms & Conditions


Terms & Conditions
There are three forms of tuition offered by LESSONing the Load, and it is important that students/parents choose the appropriate form for their needs.
  • Webinar sessions take place live and are the most affordable way for many to access a level of tuition. Students will be able to see and hear their tutor, but their tutor will not be able to see or hear them, and learners will not be able to hear or see each other. However, the sessions are interactive with students being able to communicate with the tutor via a text box and a ‘raise hand’ button. Webinars are not designed for intense learning or in-depth preparation for exams but are incredibly useful for the development of knowledge, confidence and skills. Any learner can attend a webinar, but they are most suited to self-motivated students or those who are perhaps a little shy but want to stay academically active on a regular basis. The tutor cannot guarantee all students will receive feedback during webinar sessions but all have the chance to actively take part. If there are any materials available to complement the sessions, these will be sent within 24 hours of the session finishing to the email address used to register for the webinar, but the materials are issued for independent study and development and must not be shared publicly or with other people. Also, the tutor will not mark work completed by the students between sessions.
  • Small group sessions need a minimum of 4 (evening) or 6 (daytime) students and are suitable for learners who are prepared to work alongside others and need or would like regular and individualised feedback during sessions. These sessions will be of benefit to students working towards formal assessments. During the sessions, students can see and hear their tutor and the tutor should be able to see and hear them. The sessions are not recorded. Small group sessions also allow for students to work together collaboratively with each other, whilst being guided by the tutor.
  • 1:1 tuition is the most expensive form of tuition available. This form of tuition suits students who need intense preparation for final exams and regular in-session feedback from a tutor. Students of a naturally shy disposition will also benefit from this form of tuition as they will not be sharing the time with other learners; however, they will be able to see and hear their tutor and their tutor should also be able to see and hear them. The sessions are not recorded.
If you, the student, are below the age of 18, you will need a parent or guardian to book and agree to the T&Cs on your behalf (in these situations, it is your parent/guardian who is agreeing to abide by the T&Cs, and they must fully understand this).

Students signing up for webinars will be informed that by booking and paying, they are agreeing to the T&Cs listed here.
Students who have booked small group or 1:1 tuition must ensure signed and dated T&Cs are returned via email at least 72 hours before sessions can begin.
The terms and conditions are as follows:


T&Cs for webinar sessions:
* If the individual attending the webinar is a child (below 18), please use the email address of the parent/guardian to register.
* Fees will be reviewed at the end of each academic year. You will be given at least 90 days’ notice of any change in fee.
* If a webinar session has to be cancelled at short notice for any reason, emails will be sent to all registered attendees at the first available opportunity and a notice will be posted on LESSONing the Load’s Facebook page. An alternative session will be organised if possible (registered attendees will be notified via email). If this is not possible, LESSONing the Load will record a full-length session within 72 hours of the session’s start time and email it to all those registered for the session. If attendees choose to cancel their place before the allocated start time of the session instead, they will receive a refund, which is organised via Zoom and PayPal and not LESSONing the Load, but will then not receive the resources, including any recordings.
* If LESSONing the Load’s internet connection is lost at any point during a webinar session or immediately before, emails will be sent to all registered attendees at the first available opportunity and a notice will be posted on LESSONing the Load’s Facebook page. The session will be restarted immediately or an alternative session will be organised if possible (registered attendees will be notified via email). If this is not possible, LESSONing the Load will record a full-length session within 72 hours of the session’s start time and email it to all those registered for the session. If attendees choose to cancel their place before the allocated start time of the session instead, they will receive a refund, which is organised via Zoom and PayPal and not LESSONing the Load, but will then not receive the resources.
* Students can cancel webinar sessions for themselves before a session takes place and a refund will be given, which is organised by Zoom and PayPal. However, if a webinar session is not cancelled before the start of the session and a student goes on to miss the session for whatever reason, a refund will not be given.
* Webinar sessions take place live; however, there may be recordings of sessions and/or mini tutorials available for a limited time if a student misses a session for whatever reason, but it is up to the student to ask in these circumstances. The tutor cannot guarantee recordings/mini tutorials will be available for every session, though, and if recordings/mini tutorials are available, they are not to be shared with anyone other than registered attendees of the relevant webinar session(s).
* Webinar students should receive 3 emails after booking a webinar session: one within 24 hours of the booking, one approximately 24 hours before the session starts, and one approximately 1 hour before the session starts. It is the student's or their parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to read all emails thoroughly and to notify LESSONing the Load at least 24 hours before the start of a webinar if they have not received the confirmation email that contains the link to join the session. LESSONing the Load does not generate the confirmation emails (they are generated by Zoom). However, LESSONing the Load can request another confirmation email be sent out if appropriate notice has been given. If a student does not attend a session because they did not receive the confirmation email and they have not notified LESSONing the Load in advance (24 hours before the start of the scheduled session), a refund cannot be given and the student will have missed the session.
* It is imperative that the correct email address is entered by the student/parent/guardian when registering for webinars as LESSONing the Load cannot amend email addresses used to register. If you do not enter the correct email address, your invitation will not arrive in your inbox as an attempt will automatically be made to send it to the incorrect one. If this is not discovered in advance, you will miss your session and a refund cannot be given.
* Make sure you are ready to begin the session at the allocated start time. Sessions will begin and finish promptly, and you will be charged for the time slot you have booked. If you are late or request to finish a session early, you will miss some of your slot but still be charged the full rate.
* Sessions will be scheduled according to Greenwich Mean Time (standard UK time).
* If you, the student, are below the age of 18, a parent/guardian needs to be in the home during the time of the session in case of technical issues or concerns.
* Any resources issued are given for the use of LESSONing the Load's students only, and these resources must not, under any circumstances, be copied, reproduced or shared with anyone else (in whole or in part). Resources will be issued via email .
* The photographic/video/audio recording of sessions by students/attendees is strictly prohibited.
* LESSONing the Load cannot guarantee a particular grade or result as there are many factors that contribute to a student's success in exams.
* You must make sure you are fully equipped for all sessions: pens, pencils, stationary, calculator (if applicable), compass (if applicable), protractor (if applicable), graph paper (if applicable), square paper (if applicable), texts (if applicable), etc. You will be notified in advance about the materials you will need for each session.
* You need to be in a working environment that is free from distractions, ensuring mobile phones are turned off or are on silent (unless being used for a session).


T&Cs for small group sessions:
* You must provide LESSONing the Load with contact details (name, mobile telephone number, home address, email address). If you, the student, are below the age of 18, the contact details provided must be for your parent/guardian.
* All small group sessions must be paid for at least 72 hours in advance by bank transfer or standing order. The session price is the price advertised. Non-payment will be treated as a cancellation. Payment must be received for the full half-term upfront (a half-term is normally between 5-7 weeks in length) and is non-refundable as the student is securing their place for the whole half-term period and there is often a waiting list for long-term places. If a student cannot make a session they have paid for, LESSONing the Load will contact them via email with guidance on the work that has been missed and will help them catch up via email.
* Fees will be reviewed at the end of each academic year. You will be given at least 90 days’ notice of any change in fee.
* Cancellation and rescheduling policy - if LESSONing the Load has to cancel a session at any point, a full refund will be offered (or the opportunity to reschedule the session if at all possible).
* Make sure you are ready to begin the session at the allocated start time. Sessions will begin and finish promptly, and you will be charged for the time slot you have booked. If you are late or request to finish a session early, you will miss some of your slot but still be charged the full rate.
* Sessions will be scheduled according to Greenwich Mean Time (standard UK time).
If you, the student, are below the age of 18, a parent/guardian needs to be in the home during the time of the session in case of technical issues or concerns.
* Sessions are not to be used for the completion of homework. If you, the student, are struggling with a piece of work, you are more than welcome to message LESSONing the Load and ask for some guidance, but this must not be during timetabled sessions. This is because all tuition sessions are planned in advance, with long term students provided with a scheme of work.
* Any resources issued are given for the use of LESSONing the Load's students only, and these resources must not, under any circumstances, be copied, reproduced or shared with anyone else (in whole or in part). Resources will be issued via email and in advance, if necessary.
* The photographic/video/audio recording of sessions by students is strictly prohibited.
* LESSONing the Load cannot guarantee a particular grade or result as there are many factors that contribute to a student's success in exams.
* You must make sure you are fully equipped for all sessions: pens, pencils, stationary, calculator (if applicable), compass (if applicable), protractor (if applicable), graph paper (if applicable), square paper (if applicable), texts (if applicable), etc. You will be notified in advance about the materials you will need for each session.
* You need to be in a working environment that is free from distractions, ensuring your mobile phone is switched off or on silent (unless it is being used for a session).


T&Cs for 1:1 sessions:
* You must provide LESSONing the Load with contact details (name, mobile telephone number, home address, email address). If you, the student, are below the age of 18, the contact details provided must be for your parent/guardian.
* All small group or 1:1 sessions must be paid for at least 72 hours in advance by bank transfer or standing order. The session price is the price advertised. Non-payment will be treated as a cancellation.
* Fees will be reviewed at the end of each academic year. You will be given at least 90 days’ notice of any change in fee.
* Cancellation and rescheduling policy - if you miss, cancel or reschedule a 1:1 session with less than 48 hours’ notice, a refund will not be given. There is often a waiting list for long-term places, and if you cancel a 1:1 place at short notice, it prevents somebody else from taking the opportunity of a lesson. Also, the rescheduling of sessions cannot be guaranteed because sessions are often fully booked. If LESSONing the Load has to cancel a session at any point, a full refund will be offered (or the opportunity to reschedule the session if at all possible). If you repeatedly cancel 1:1 sessions (i.e. three or more per term), LESSONing the Load reserves the right to terminate all future lessons with immediate effect (in such a case, refunds will only be given for lessons paid for that fall outside of the 48 hour cancellation period).
* Make sure you are ready to begin the session at the allocated start time. Sessions will begin and finish promptly, and you will be charged for the time slot you have booked. If you are late or request to finish a session early, you will miss some of your slot but still be charged the full rate.
* Sessions will be scheduled according to Greenwich Mean Time (standard UK time).
* If you, the student, are below the age of 18, a parent/guardian needs to be in the home during the time of the session in case of technical issues or concerns.
* Sessions are not to be used for the completion of homework. If you, the student, are struggling with a piece of work, you are more than welcome to message LESSONing the Load and ask for some guidance, but this must not be during timetabled sessions. This is because all tuition sessions are planned in advance, with long term students provided with a scheme of work.
* Any resources issued are given for the use of LESSONing the Load's students only, and these resources must not, under any circumstances, be copied, reproduced or shared with anyone else (in whole or in part). Resources will be issued via a virtual classroom to students who have a gmail email address.
* The photographic/video/audio recording of sessions by students is strictly prohibited.
* LESSONing the Load cannot guarantee a particular grade or result as there are many factors that contribute to a student's success in exams.
* You must make sure you are fully equipped for all sessions: pens, pencils, stationary, calculator (if applicable), compass (if applicable), protractor (if applicable), graph paper (if applicable), square paper (if applicable), texts (if applicable), etc. You will be notified in advance about the materials you will need for each session.
* You need to be in a working environment that is free from distractions and have your mobile phone turned off or on silent (unless it is being used for a session).


Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation.



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