Headstart Courses

Available 28th June – 22nd August 2021.

What is Headstart?

Our Headstart Courses are designed to prepare students for their upcoming year of learning, by teaching them 30-40% of the course over summer. Students are then provided with a test at the end of the course, to consolidate their learning. After which tutors will provide further guidance to get them in the best position possible for the new school year. Headstart courses are offered for Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and soon English.

Why Headstart?

Track Progress – After the 20 hours of teaching, students will have an additional hour of tutoring to go through an at-home exam that they are set at the end of the course. 

Easily Manageable  With only 4 hours teaching per week, student’s have plenty of time off and should feel less pressured in the new academic year. 

Ensure Success – The difficulty in progressing from Nat 5 to Higher is regularly menioned by students. Our Headstart courses ensure students are prepared for the level of work required to have success at Nat 5/Higher. 

Be Prepared  Course notes, worksheets and practice papers are all provided.

Stay ahead  If your child wants to continue with their tutor, they will be eligible for 1 free lesson at the beginning of the new academic year.

Based on 54 reviews.
Fran Milne
Fran Milne
3. September, 2021.
Verified
Great Tutor My daughter had lost motivation during the lockdown, so we decided to get a tutor to help with her National 5 English. Gracie helped give my daughter the confidence, motivation and knowledge to complete her Nat 5 and pass. Gracie has a great approach to tutoring her optimism and understanding was invaluable.
Tracey Baird
Tracey Baird
19. August, 2021.
Verified
summer maths tuition Jack provided summer maths tuition to my son. It’s was extremely helpful. Jack was flexible re work schedule over the summer and I would highly recommend
Beth
Beth
13. August, 2021.
Verified
Rachel is a fantastic maths tutor. Her help has been invaluable for my daughter and it's been wonderful to see her grow in confidence over the past couple of months. Rachel is patient, friendly and very knowledgeable. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Caledonia Tutors to anyone needing these services.
Deborah Brennan-McManus
Deborah Brennan-McManus
22. July, 2021.
Verified
Omar is wonderful! I approached Aidan and asked him for a tutor for maths and physics for my sons Nat 5 exams. Due to Covid, he was really struggling. Omar was great with him, patient and very knowledgeable and my son passed both exams so happy mum also! Thanks Omar and Aidan!
Ben Latimer
Ben Latimer
16. July, 2021.
Verified
Amazing help Had a good year with a history tutor who ended up managing to help me get an A on my final grade

Available Headstart Courses 2021

Scheduling Information

  • 20 hours of teaching + 1 hour end of course additional help
  • 2×2 hours sessions per week (10-15 break if required)
  • Delivered over 5-week period (breaks for holidays can be arranged)
  • Lessons are online, more info can be found on this here
  • Start Dates: 28th June-16th July (flexible if required)

Maths Headstart

National 5 Maths Headstart 

  • Equations, Inequations and Changing the Subject of the Formula
  • Expanding Brackets, Factorising
  • Fractions, Functions, Indices and Surds
  • The Straight line
  • Statistics

Full Course Details

Headstart Higher Maths

  • Essential Nat 5 Skills 
  • The Straight Line 
  • Polynomials and Quadratics
  • Functions 
  • Differentiation 1
  • Integration 1 

Full Course Details

Biology Headstart

Biology Tuition

National 5 Biology Headstart 

  • Cell Structure and Transport
  • Producing New Cells
  • DNA and Protein Production
  • Proteins and Enzymes
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Photosynthesis and Respiration

Full Course Details

Headstart Higher Biology

  • DNA Structure and Organisation
  • Replication of DNA
  • Gene Expression
  • Differentiation in Multicellular Organisms
  • Structure of the Genome
  • Mutations

Full Course Details

Chemistry Headstart

Chemistry Tuition

National 5 Chemistry Headstart 

  • Atoms, Elements and Compounds
  • Reaction Rates
  • The Mole and Gram Formula Mass
  • Acids, Bases and pH
  • Chemistry Calculations

Full Course Details

Headstart Higher Chemistry

  • Nat 5 Chemistry Essential Skills
  • Controlling the Rate
  • Trends in The Periodic Table 
  • Bonding of Elements 
  • Bonding of Compounds 

Full Course Details

Physics Headstart

Physics Tuition

National 5 Physics Headstart 

  • Prefixes and Scientific Notation
  • Speed and Acceleration
  • Forces, Motion and Energy
  • Scalars and Vectors
  • Projectiles
  • Space Exploration

Full Course Details

Headstart Higher Physics

  • Motion: Equations and Graphs
  • Forces, Energy and Power
  • Collisions, Explosions and Impulse
  • Gravitation 
  • Gravity and Mass 
  • Special Relativity
  • The Expanding Universe

Full Course Details

English Headstart

English Tuition

National 5 English Headstart 

  • RUAE Work
  • Critical Reading
  • Folio Work
  • Developing Literary Techniques
  • Discussion of at-home assessment

Full Course Details

Headstart Higher English

  • RUAE Work
  • Critical Reading
  • Folio Work 
  • Developing Literary Techniques 
  • Discussion of at-home assessment 

Full Course Details

headstart 2021 Enquiries

Contact Information

93/8 Slateford Road, EH11 1QR

aidan@caledoniatutors.co.uk

07456 626962


Customer Reviews

Caledonia Tutors

Customer Reviews

Fran Milne 3rd September 2021

TrustPilot
Great Tutor
My daughter had lost motivation during the lockdown, so we decided to get a tutor to help with her National 5 English. Gracie helped give my daughter the confidence, motivation and knowledge to complete her Nat 5 and pass. Gracie has a great approach to tutoring her optimism and understanding was invaluable.

Tracey Baird 19th August 2021

TrustPilot
Jack provided summer maths tuition to my son. It’s was extremely helpful. Jack was flexible re work schedule over the summer and I would highly recommend

Beth 13th August 2021

TrustPilot
Rachel is a fantastic maths tutor. Her help has been invaluable for my daughter and it's been wonderful to see her grow in confidence over the past couple of months. Rachel is patient, friendly and very knowledgeable. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Caledonia Tutors to anyone needing these services.

Deborah Brennan-McManus 22nd July 2021

TrustPilot
Omar is wonderful! I approached Aidan and asked him for a tutor for maths and physics for my sons Nat 5 exams. Due to Covid, he was really struggling. Omar was great with him, patient and very knowledgeable and my son passed both exams so happy mum also! Thanks Omar and Aidan!

Ben Latimer 16h July 2021

TrustPilot
Amazing help
Had a good year with a history tutor who ended up managing to help me get an A on my final grade

mikeandfi 5th July 2021

TrustPilot
Gracie is a really good tutor
Gracie has helped my son very effectively in English. My son had been put in the wrong set at school ...the tutor helped us with understanding of his ability and school moved him up a set. Thank goodness for Gracie!! She patiently listens and explains concepts well on his level ... they have fun , learn effectively and get on really well in the Nat 5 online lessons. She has quite a fun dynamic style of teaching so her pupil feels more involved. Fingers crossed he keeps up the new level of interest... Thanks for helping us Gracie. You are a talented tutor.

Trish 1st July 2021

TrustPilot
Fantastic Maths Tutor
Olive is a great Maths tutor. She is patience, helpful and very flexible with sessions dates/times. My daughter's confidence had grown. Thank-you

Georgie McCulloch 26th June 2021

TrustPilot
Knowledgeable tutors who connect well with teens
My son had 3 great tutors, all young, fun, relatable and most importantly, very knowledgeable about their subjects. Pleased with the results too!

Ann Sanders 25th June 2021

TrustPilot
Higher English
Caitlin worked with my son on areas of the syllabus that he had identified as needing further focus.
‘A’ grade achieved so we are very pleased!
Caitlin is friendly and helpful and I’m happy to recommend her to other Higher English students looking for tutoring support.

karrie mcharg 25th June 2021

TrustPilot
Very friendly, very helpful. Helped me raise my grades to an A.
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