Yes and maybe.
Yes for the first 8 – 12 hours worth of lessons.
If your student then feels very confident about the strategies, they might do just fine in a small group working more on spelling and writing as well as reading. Get in touch to talk about how it could work for you. The most important factor is how the young person will react.
If you must work in groups from the beginning, you won’t get anywhere near the results we got in our assessment. Try to get all the way through the Foundation Levels one-to-one.