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No one can underestimate the importance of preparation for the eleven plus entrance exams. Most children have already learned a lot of techniques which are needed to pass the exams but they need to be reinforced by tutors who are experienced in coaching children specifically for these exams....
It is tempting to look at age related expectations and to push a child towards them and then to push them beyond this. We should always be looking to improve and want the best for our children but what happens if we push before a child is ready? What happens if there is a lack of understanding...
Elements and the Periodic Table Editor's PickDid you know, that to understand the properties of elements in the periodic table, it helps to know about the element's electronic structure? There are one hundred and eighteen elements in the periodic table. The table is arranged in vertical columns called groups and in horizontal rows, called...
Although schools and tutors recommend certain books, there is no one particular book for whole of the GCSE and A level syllabus. Maths can and should be learnt from different places and a range of textbooks, as not all books are the same. I sometimes even ask students do questions from textbooks...
Private tutors are invaluable in today’s educational system. With class sizes increasing, curricula changes and a high teacher turnover, children are less likely to get the consistent attention they need and deserve. Over the last few years there have been many changes in the curriculum ranging...
Is GCSE Maths Important? To be quite honest, a lot of what a student learns for GCSE Maths will not be used in real life. However, there are two reasons why it is useful to obtain this compulsory qualification. 1. Some parts are very useful. These include "real life" problems about money,...
When it comes to writing in English, there are two main styles of writing - formal and informal. Consider these two examples: Example 1: Thank you for taking the time to meet with our team regarding the role of Administrator. Unfortunately, our team did not select you for further consideration...
Year 10 and 11 students can feel overwhelmed when faced with a brand new poem to read. Taking a steady, step-by-step approach can really help ease any alarm. You might want to consider the following when facing either a poem you need to learn and know well or an unseen poem you are studying for...
Using a private tutor is a proven and effective way of boosting student's academic achievement and personal development, and studies have proven that after effective tuition students can move up one and a half grades or more, which can change the GCSE, A Levels and university placements that a...
Some individuals display the narrow-minded view that children with Special needs such as autism are 'unable' to learn to play a musical instrument. My position as an experienced teacher of 18 years is that this is an unfounded and out-dated point of view. Why shouldn't pupils with specific needs...
The cost of childcare can eat up a large chunk of the family budget. Fortunately, there’s plenty of help available from the government and employers - from tax credits and...
It is said the first hundred high frequency words make up 25% of the words we use. That means there is a place for teaching the high frequency words, and expecting them to...
Have you ever noticed how better you are at speaking a foreign language when you are relaxed and at ease? How can you achieve this state of mind easily? Yoga is the...
The definition of the word “tutor” is quite often misunderstood. I have been a part of this industry and have been providing my services for the past six years. I’ve seen that...
The birth of the Second World War was more or less a result of the aftermath of the Great War, particularly in Europe. The Treaty of Versailles was the most significant outcome...
The Dominance Factor by Carla Hannaford Editor's PickMost people know whether they are left or right handed, but do they know which foot, hand, ear, eye and side of the brain are their dominant ones? According to Carla Hannaford,...
Writing a good abstract is an important skill. It is this piece of writing that will hopefully entice a reader to look up the full text of the dissertation. Below is the...
Advice for Applying to Medical School Editor's PickApplying to medical school is a daunting prospect for any prospective candidate. The number of hoops applicants are required to jump through has increased substantially over...
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