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Why Study Psychology at University

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The Power of Geography

In 2012, Barack Obama made the (arguably) most memorable statement of his presidential...
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Literacy in Science

One key to achieving the most marks possible in exams rests not just with your knowledge, though...
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Analysing Poetry

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    Thomas Wigley GCSE Science Tutor (North London) Picture One key to achieving the most marks possible in exams rests not just with your knowledge, though this is of course important. What is equally (if not more!) important is your ability to show the examiner that knowledge and understanding. I have met many students, who could verbally explain a...
  • Earth Science for GCSE Physics and GCSE Chemistry

    Thomas Wigley GCSE Science Tutor (North London) Picture Earth and Planetary Science is an interesting topic in its own right. At a time when we are increasingly concerned about the future of the planet and the impact of human activities on it, having so little in the way of dedicated earth science education is scandalous. However, interestingly, this...
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    Thomas Wigley GCSE Science Tutor (North London) Picture Textbooks are vital tools in tutoring as well as classroom learning. If your children do not own textbooks on the subjects that they are struggling with, they are going to find improvement VERY difficult. This article will look at a) what we want from a textbook, b) where to find good text books...
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    Moses Devaruban A-level Accounting Tutor (Birmingham) Picture Activity based costing (ABC) assigns manufacturing overhead costs to products in a more logical manner than the traditional approach of simply allocating costs on the basis of machine hours. Activity based costing first assigns costs to the activities that are the real cause of the overhead. It...
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    Margaret Howarth A-level Sociology Tutor (Oldham) Picture Benjamin Frankilin – statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, inventor and scientist returned from England in 1775 to North America where he helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776 that asserted the independence of the colonies and that renounced all political connection with Great...
  • Why Study Psychology at University Editor's Pick

    Kerry Seymour A-level Psychology Tutor (Bristol) Picture What is psychology?Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human behaviour. Psychologists observe and conduct experiments to find out more about the way people act and interact. They try to understand what motivates, challenges or changes us and use this understanding to help us...
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    Henry Dingle GCSE English Tutor (Bristol) Picture I feel like I have something of a genuine revelation to make to you all in this article, for those of you working in education, with an interest in education, or both!   It is THE secret key for guaranteed success in all academic performance.   What makes it a revelation, as I am sure you will...
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    Pete Goodland A-level History Tutor (Sheffield) Picture This particular 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, I'm never one to shirk a challenge, so onwards and upwards it was -...
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    Pete Goodland A-level Expressive Arts Tutor (Sheffield) Picture Setting ? Let's go for 1963 Mod and Rockers. How about the Cuban Missile Crisis? 'Cuban what?' replied one ( Rosey wasn't studying history ). The bloke that's just died, retorted Ali. Oh, him with the cigar, shouted Jake. Guys, let's cut to the chase, I say. What about the show? The show,...
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