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Variety in Descriptive Writing - essential!

Q. How do I make my descriptive writing more interesting? A. Vary your noun phrases. This...
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Elements and the Periodic Table

Did you know, that to understand the properties of elements in the periodic table, it helps to...
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Maximising your potential and grade

What an exciting time it is! You are about to apply to study the subject you love at a great...
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Game Theory explained

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    James Hughes Key Stage 2 Maths Tutor (Chester) Picture 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...
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    Chris Street A-level Chemistry Tutor (Bournemouth) Picture Did 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...
  • Developing a Love of Mathematics

    Poonam A-level Maths (Further) Tutor (West London) Picture 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...
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    Amy.Williams1702 Key Stage 2 Maths Tutor (Guildford) Picture 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...
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    Mark Gardner GCSE Maths Tutor (Southampton) Picture 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,...
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    Louise Swain GCSE English Tutor (Milton Keynes) Picture 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...
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    Ruth Mitchell GCSE English Tutor (East London) Picture 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...
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    C P Nnajiuba A-level English Tutor (Romford) Picture 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...
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