Personal, Social and Emotional Development

When everyone around you is focusing on school work and homework, it is easy to forget that your child must also develop socially and emotionally to become an independent person. Here at Big Fish Tutors, we understand the paramount necessity of personal development alongside education to unlock the full potential of your child’s character and personality.

Personal Development

How does your child come to understand who they are and what they are capable of? How does your child look after themselves? How does your child understand their own strengths and weaknesses?

Social Development

How does your child understand themselves in relation to others? How does your child make friends? How does your child understand the rules of society and their responsibility towards society?

Emotional Development

How does your child come to understand their own and others’ feelings? How does your child express happiness, disappointment, anger, confusion, empathy (another person’s point of view)?

“Now I can speak in front of my whole class in school without feeling scared.”

Katrina, Year 3

As your child develops, our tutors will coach them to understand different points of view; be able to relate to adults and other children; explore and learn creatively; practise social responsibility; feel confident about themselves; express their point of view in a respectful way. These life skills will help your child develop into a secure and valuable individual.

At Big Fish Tutors, your child will practise:

Saying please and thank you. Clapping for others upon their achievement.
Presenting their ideas or methods on the board. Reading out their own work to the rest of the class.
Working in pairs and groups. Revising corrections verbally.
Listening when the tutor is speaking. Raising their hand when answering questions.
Helping each other with their work. Using real-life, relatable examples to aid their learning.
Thinking before speaking. Asking for help.
Trying to answer independently without hesitation. Social manners.
Being responsible and handing their homework assignments on time. Able to accept positive criticism provided to improve on their work and behaviour.
Responding to questions in a methodical manner. Overcoming shyness.