Frequently Asked Questions

General

Is there a minimum age to enrol?


The minimum age to enrol with Frame of Mind is 4 years, and for Benitta Platform the minimum enrolment age is 8. If you are over 18 years old please contact our sister company, Institute of Business Administration (IBA) (https://www.intba.org/) for English Language Skill Development.




Will I need to purchase any books?


Not all of our courses require you to buy extra books, but some GCSE / IGCSE courses may require one or two textbooks (for example, in science subjects) or set texts (in English). Our A Level courses generally contain a list of compulsory and recommended textbooks and set texts which can be purchased from any good book shop, or over the internet. It is important to purchase the right edition of the book because the course may refer you to specific pages of a textbook, so check the ISBN number in the course introduction carefully to make sure you get the right one.




Are the Benitta Platfrom Tutor's Qualified?


All our tutors are fully qualified, experienced teachers. At Frame of Mind the tutor selection process is rigorous and quality in teaching delivery is our most top priority. Regular training is provided to our tutors to provide effecive learning experience to the child so learning becomes a wonderful expeirence.




I don’t want to cause trouble for my tutor but I’m having difficulty relating to them and don’t understand what they are trying to tell me. What can I do?


Call your Student Adviser and explain the situation. We may well be able to change your tutor or solve the problem for you so that your tutor realises that they are not getting the point across to you clearly.




I wish to cancel my course. How do I do this?


If you have decided that this is not the right type of course for you you may cancel your course, in writing, within the first seven days of having received it. 50% of the fees will be returned if cancellation of the course is within seven days of student course registration completion. No refund shall be issued after the 7th day of student course registration.




Is Benitta Learning Paltform One to One teaching avaliable on Weekends or on holidays?


Yes, it depends on how you and your guide has worked out the weekend timings before the time table is set and released.




Incase we want to reschedule the classes, What should we do?


Please write to benitta@spyrointl.com and our team will support on reschedule.





Home Schooling

What is home schooling & how does it work?


There is no simple definition of home schooling, although broadly the term is used when a child is educated outside of the mainstream school system by a parent, guardian or tutor. This takes place on a full-time basis, as legally all children must receive a full-time education from the age of five. There is not an exact formula to home schooling – day-to-day, the philosophies chosen to be used, the educational structures implemented and the curriculum worked through are decided by parent and child. Home schooling can be as similar or different to the traditional school system as you wish, so long as you ensure your child is given a full-time education that’s suitable to their age and ability.




Who can home school?


Any child can be home schooled by their parent or guardian, as long as they are given a full-time education. The only exception is children with special educational needs (SEN) who are currently enrolled at a SEN school – if your child has SEN and you wish to home school them, you must seek permission from their school before you disenroll them.




Can I home school my child?


A child can be taught by their parent, guardian or a tutor, regardless of the tutor’s qualifications. You do not need to be a qualified teacher to educate your child at home, and there are no home school qualifications you must receive. The success of home schooling depends on your child and how they best learn. If they thrive in the highly social, structured environment of a school or find it difficult to motivate themselves, they may find home schooling more difficult compared to a child who prefers less regimented study in a quieter, more contemplative environment. Every child is different, so it is imperative you take time to talk to your child and family about home schooling before you decide, guaranteeing the entire family can and wishes to support the home schooling process, helping to ensure the process is a success.




What are the benefits of Home Schooling?


Why home school? There are many reasons why people choose to home school their children, ranging from giving a child a better learning environment, to having more control over the content of a child’s education. If you are considering home schooling, it is very important you understand all these motives – the decision to home school should not be taken lightly.




What other benefits do home schooling have?


Compared to the mainstream school system, home schooling brings with it a wide range of benefits, including: Learning at the correct pace – In schools, children are encouraged to study at a certain rate, however this can mean they either fall behind their classmates and feel they are learning too slowly, or find their potential constrained, leading to boredom. Home schooling can eliminate these issues, given that a student’s progression is decided by themselves and their mentor. A flexible curriculum – With home schooling, a student can create and study a curriculum they want to learn, enjoying more choice and drive. Control over educational philosophies – Parents can ensure their children are taught in line with educational philosophies that are well-suited to their child’s learning style. Improved family ties – Home schooling can strengthen the bond between parent and child, given the amount of time spent together. Improved socialisation – Home schooling can be a sociable experience, despite the apparent lack of contact between a child and their peers. Complete flexibility in the hours of teaching means that home schooled children can pursue hobbies, contribute to their communities and meet people they would otherwise not have interacted with if they were educated in a school – people of all ages. Arguably, this is more beneficial than primarily spending time with people their own age in school. Home schooling is not necessarily a better option than regular schooling – it all depends on your child and the amount of support they are likely to receive from you. If your child enjoys learning with and around lots of people their own age, or you do not have enough time to support their learning, then home schooling may have a negative impact.




What resources can Frame Of Mind Home Schooling provide?


If you choose to educate your children with Oxford Home Schooling, you will receive a variety of home school resources to help make sure you and your child can succeed. Learning resources Upon contacting us, one of our Student Advice team will assess you and give you guidance on which courses we think would be best for your child. Whichever you choose, you will receive interactive and accessible learning materials that have been written by experts, in a package that is tailor-made to your child’s wants and needs. Tutor support While you will be responsible for your child’s learning at home, we offer support on understanding our courses and the educational methods that are available to you.