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Composers And The 1848 Revolutions

In the years leading up to 1848, there was much political tension throughout Europe for various reasons. Europe... More »

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If there's one book for dyslexia. . .

If there's one book I'd recommend it's The Dyslexic Advantage by Dr Brock L. Eide and Dr Fernette F. Eide. So much... More »

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  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Girls Editor's Pick

    Sara Sewell Autism Tutor (Coventry) Picture
    There is a widely held consensus amongst many educational professionals that autism is, in the main, a male condition. Whilst it is true that there are more boys with ASD diagnosis than girls it is not true that ASD is predominantly male. Autism does exist in females and we are now becoming more...
  • MCAD Deficiency

    Anmol Patel GCSE Biology Tutor (South West London) Picture
    MCAD, the enzymeThere are four mitochondrial enzymes that are essential in the Beta-Oxidation Cycle. In this process, medium chain fatty acids, with lengths of four to fourteen carbon atoms, are broken down into Acetyl Co-A, a two-carbon molecule (1). The Acetyl Co-A can then join the TCA cycle,...
  • Understanding Dyslexia

    Lynne Dilworth Dyslexia Tutor (Sheffield) Picture
    The word dyslexia literally means ‘difficulty with words’ which emphasises in simple terms the predominant features or characteristics of the disorder; namely, the existence of difficulties in the acquisition and development of language and literacy skills, including reading, spelling and...
  • Chosing Books For The Next Year

    Madeleine GCSE English Tutor (Coventry) Picture
    Last week myself and another tutor held a forum with our students to decide which books we would choose to read. This is a difficult decision to make considering that everyone has such different tastes. Before the forum, I had already thought to the two books that I wanted to read, which were...
  • Poetry - Essay and Commentary approach

    Catherine Hamilton A-level English Tutor (North West London) Picture
    In this article I will be demonstrating a possible approach to the poetry of Philip Larkin. I will also be demonstrating an approach to an unseen commentary on the poem 'Long Distance II' by Tony Harrison.  'Ritual in Philip Larkin's Collected Poems' The multifaceted nature of ritual, its...
  • Taking the Fear Out of Maths

    Martin Sterry GCSE Maths Tutor (Wakefield) Picture
    'I'm rubbish at Maths' is one of the phrases I hear most often from prospective students. Many students, both young people and adults have a real fear of Maths. Here are some teaching strategies for taking the fear factor out of Maths.1. Make it fun - you are teaching Maths because you have a...
  • The Study Skills Handbook by Stella Cotterell

    Susan Butler Study Skills Tutor (Chelmsford) Picture
    I thoroughly recommend this user-friendly, comprehensive guide to students planning to go to University. It covers everything from time management to critical thinking and provides an excellent starting point to developing the independent approach required of university students.
  • Revit is coming to ....everywhere near you

    Fotis Rese Architecture Tutor (West London) Picture
    Architecture is not about drafting is about adding intelligence in our everyday life....   The way architects work is now changing. Drawings are no longer the geometrical building representations only. The traditional CAD methods required nothing more that drafting lines on screen are in...
  • Play Or Fail: The Importance Of Games Editor's Pick

    Sage University Philosophy Tutor (South West London) Picture
    “Games are only for children or idiots!” was an opinion I met regularly when teaching English to businesspeople in Russia. Admittedly, few actually said that, but most of my adult students thought it to some degree. After all, the idea spending serious study time playing spot-the-difference or...
  • learning all about modern warfare..

    Pete Goodland A-level History Tutor (Sheffield) Picture
    This IGCSE unit was fascinating. All the more so given that I knew little of the subject and suggested to the students we do the League of Nations, the Cold War or something I actually knew something about! Still, never one to shirk a challenge.. it was onward and upward - most appropriate with...

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  • Why is Physics a Difficult A-level?

    Ian A-level Physics Tutor (Brighton) Picture
    I often describe physics as a minimalist subject. By this I mean that, compared with most disciplines, the student has relatively little to learn...
  • Why do experiments?

    Evie Bentley GCSE Science Tutor (Brighton) Picture
    Scientists of all sorts use experiments, and a lot of scientific facts and theories are based on experiments - but why do we need...

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  • Why I am a Dyslexia Tutor

    Stella Rainbow Dyslexia Tutor (Dudley) Picture
    I love private tuition. I undertook additional training as a dyslexia specialist after years of English teaching and one to one tuition. I'd...
  • An Early Start To Reading

    Laura Turner Reading Tutor (South West London) Picture
    I think that we can all underestimate the value and importance of reading to our children, particularly when they are babies and indeed when they...

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