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11+ Basics The Eleven Plus Process ! Places at Top Grammar Schools have now been seen as the Holy Grail of many parents. My sincere advice is to start the process early. Definitely by the start of Year 4 the process should begin. There are a set of disciplines that need to be thoroughly mastered...
11+ Costs ! The Eleven Plus Process - The Costs Parents serious about Eleven Plus success take the time to sit down and think about the costs involved. If successful there is a lot of money to be saved in the long run. The formula that I have personally used to get good results involved two...
Some schools are seen as The Holy Grail of the Grammar School System. Having had multiple successes with getting students into QE Boys', I thought it appropriate to try my hand at getting a student into the girls' equivalent. Henrietta Barnett ! This is a tough nut to crack for most tutors...
How to remember ! Revise it after one hour You will remember it for one day. Revise it again after one day You will remember it for one week Revise it again after one week You will remember it for the next month Revise it again after one month You should remember it for a year If you revise it...
The ever-changing dynamics of the youth generation always makes it problematic for their parents to find the best way to educate their offspring, find what’s “best” for him and at the same time fulfill their own plans on his/her account. And it is not surprising, considering what the effect of...
I would like to recommend the book 53 Ways to ask Questions in Mathematics and Statistics by Ruth Hubbard. It is an interesting book as it helps me as a tutor/teacher to best meet the needs of students written by an experienced teacher teacher, which can be used for students' studies as well as...
Below are a few tips for those students who struggle with particular questions in maths, find it frustrating, or freeze doing tests. The new 9-1 grading system has more challenging questions than we have seen previously, so these tips are more important than ever. If practising for an exam, do...
Improving Sentences These sentences are really boring and need to be made more interesting! Rewrite each one neatly in your homework book. Think about all the ways we have been learning to improve our sentences in class: use adjectives (but not too many!) to describe the noun use powerful...
How To Get Your Child To Start Reading Editor's PickHow To Get Your Child To Start Reading As an English teacher and tutor I am often told by worried- and sometimes exasperated parents- that despite their best efforts their child just won’t read. I hear this said by parents about their young child and by parents about their teenager; and in the...
Why new Grammar Schools are BAD. Or are they? A recent letter to the Guardian reads: As education organisations representing hundreds of thousands of teachers, support staff, governors and other education professionals, we are united in opposing the government’s plans for expanding...
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...
How Intelligent Are You? How Are You Intelligent? Editor's PickHow intelligent are you? Let’s find out. Take a few exams in maths, english, and science. We’ll assign them a number. With that number, we will assign you your place. We will...
Maths gets everywhere! Editor's PickThese days, in the pressure of chasing university places and prestigious careers with top employers, it's tempting to view Maths purely as a means to an end; just a way of...
Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Poet Editor's PickTeaching poetry for English Literature exams can be a challenge. Thanks to rap music, and the increasing number of spoken word and performance poetry venues, poetry may now...
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...
Dyslexia, Cognitive Dissonance and Visual Stress. Editor's PickWhat is visual stress? Dyslexic people often complain that the words are moving about on the page. This can make it difficult for them to focus. Some people get around this...
I have often come across students that are extremely worried and stressed about their application to medical school. I am a firm believer that this is easily avoidable with...
Is classical music in Greece facing extinction? Editor's PickIt’s no secret that arts and culture in Greece have suffered terribly over the past six years. Like all public sector workers, orchestral musicians have had to take huge pay...
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