English is not the mother tongue of the children and its exclusive use in class makes it difficult for some of them to do well in all their subjects. So we have engaged the services of a teacher with a degree in Linguistics to provide group tuition during the long holiday of November and December. She is also on hand to make sure that the homework given is done. Her CV is impressive and the £65 a month she is costing us is a better way of keeping growing brains active and idle fingers in check than any Christmas presents. Most of all we want to make sure they are hitting the ground running come January.