Lyceo homework class and tutoring
Lyceo offers a range of services for school-aged children. Since our website is in Dutch, we have created this page with a summary in English. Lyceo has locations all over the country, both at schools and on our own premises. School locations may also be open to pupils from other schools. Our own locations are open to pupils from all schools in the area.
Our main services:
Tutoring (in Dutch: bijles)
During our one-on-one tutoring sessions, your child will get a personal mentor to help prepare for tests of a specific school subject. As a result, your child learns to study structured and independently. By doing this, confidence will grow, results will be better, and the learning lag will disappear. We provide tutors for all subjects and all high school levels (vmbo, havo and vwo). Our sessions are offered online and in person and can be scheduled whenever it works best for your child. Tutoring can be adapted to each individual child’s needs.
Homework class (in Dutch: huiswerkbegeleiding)
After school your child can come to one of our classrooms. Our homework class is structured in small groups. We make a personal development plan specifically put together to match the goals and wishes of your child. Your child will take a study skill and motivation test to ensure this plan works. Our mentors focus on teaching study skills like planning, structuring and reflecting. They can answer questions and provide extra support. The goal is to finish homework during this class to ensure peace at home. Before your child starts homework class, you will meet with one of our location coordinators to discuss the approach and the objectives of homework class.
We only work with methods that are researched based and scientifically proven. Therefore, together with Tilburg University, we have designed our method for teaching and improving study-related skills: Lyceo Leren Leren. We use this method during homework class and tutoring.
People who stand beside you
Students will usually listen to a peer over an adult. That is why we at Lyceo work with student mentors. They just finished high school and are close to the student’s experiences. All our mentors are currently studying at a university (wo-opleiding) or a college (hbo-opleiding) and have undergone a strict selection process. They get screened based on didactic skills, class management, and subject matter knowledge. Our mentors inspire, motivate and give confidence. These are all things we want to give to our students.
- Intake interview
During the intake interview, we will discuss your child’s struggles and how we can help. We will inform you of our method and will answer all of your questions. If the intake discusses tutoring, we will introduce your child to a tutoring mentor who can help with that particular subject.
- Course of action
We will create a course of action based on the intake interview and the study skill and motivation test results. The course of action will include questions to ask, agreements and ways to contact.
- Getting started with homework class
During homework class, your child will work independently on their homework with mentors to help when needed. We work with practice and test questions from our own Lyceo Leren Leren- methode© (Lyceo Learn to study method). In a clear planner, your child can keep up with their personal goals, week planning, study progress and reflection. Our mentors give tips, help prepare for tests, and review homework assignments.
- Getting started with tutoring done
During every tutoring session, we will go over what we discussed during the previous session and what we will be going over during this session. We cover the new subject matter using the ‘voordoen – samen doen – zelf doen’ methode (‘Showing how to do it – doing it together – doing it by yourself’ method). If needed, we can give take-home assignments.
We understand that you want to know what your child is doing and how they are doing. That is why we have a student-following system, HOMi, where you can check the planner, personal goals, improvement reports, and other agreements. Then, if needed, we will change the course of action. At every branch, there is a branch manager present every day, who is the go-to person to talk to for you, your child, and the school.
We evaluate and reflect on each period. Evaluating can be done in a personal conversation with you and your child or over the phone. We discuss if more or less coaching is preferred. If there is a change, we will alter the course of action to ensure your child can continue studying and be motivated and independent.