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As a 11+ Tutor, to teach English subject to students to prepare them for their 11plus exam, I would highly recommend to use Bonds Comprehension, Letts English Key Stage 2 books and Schofield & Sims(English Skills 1 -6). For online study, I would highly recommend to use 11plus.co.uk...
When there are only 3-4 weeks left until the actual 11+ exam, it is a good idea to consider moving from online test practise to paper-based practise. This is because the real exams are paper based only, and students need to get into the habit of writing faster.
In my 18 years of teaching, I have seen a decline in the significance of Music as a National Curriculum subject in schools. It fills me with indignation that it is one of the first subjects to be neglected when it's time for 'SATS' or anything else deemed as more important! The National...
No learner can become a successful mathematician unless he fights a hard battle on his own behalf. But it doesn’t mean that mathematical teaching is not necessary. For all pupils it is fundamentally necessary, and above all things the teaching must be clear. As a tutor, you should strive day by...
A Level Biology inspired me to continue my studies in Life Sciences at Graduate and Postgraduate level. At no point in my life has it been more evident how important good teaching is. I was in awe of my A level Biology teachers who made learning fun and active. The skills I saw them use are some...
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...
Having graduated in June, I've been through the exam machine very recently, and in the last few years of my life I've had to prepare for almost 100 exams. As a consequence, I've perfected an exam strategy that works for me. Now, importantly, this is not a one size fits all model, but with little...
When applying to university, it is important that your personal statement demonstrates your sincere interest in the subject, and also some of your personality! Here is an example of what a materials science personal statement could look like: "All 3 branches of science have been a source of...
I believe success in tuition is achieved when students are engaged and the tutor uses a range of methods and strategies for each topic. With this in mind, here are some questions for A-Level maths ... or may be GCSE or KS3 or KS2 maths ... If you can buy an ice-cream with 2 scoops and there's...
Most people have studied maths for at least 10 years of their lives. Emotional reactions to it vary. It's almost fashionable for some people to say "I hate maths". It's fairly unlikely that the same person would announce they hate reading. However, my experience is that very few people can...
An increasing number of public schools now pre assess for conditional places when pupils are in years six or seven. There are usually three parts to this process, each of...
France and French culture have been major players in Europe as we know it today. France has contributed massively to the common cultural heritage of humanity. In...
Undoubtedly, virtually all fields ranging from natural science, engineering, medicine, finance and the social sciences use mathematics to elucidate domain concepts. This means...
…[A] thematic connection does not exist, not even within the individual pieces. I consciously avoided such connections, since I was aiming at an always changing mode of...
Are Volpone and The Alchemist the same play? A brief introduction to two of Ben Jonson’s seminal dramas. Jonson’s plays are full ‘Of pisse, and eggs-shelles’ which his...
Almost every essay tutor will tell you this, and for good reason - because we see how it works all the time. The best essays are always the ones that have been planned well in...
The following is an abstract from a longer Research Policy Proposal: In 1989, with an intervention supported by the Arab League, Lebanon’s 15-year long Civil War was finally...
When I was at university, I was plagued by worry about the number of essay questions I'd inevitably have to do, when I was studying first history, and then law. I soon found...
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