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It’s that UCAS time of year again… I went through the arduous process myself only a few years...
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Useful Textbooks for A Level Chemistry

There are many wonderful chemistry textbooks, although for my students I would recommend: John...
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How To Get Your Child To Start Reading

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Navigating the theatre industry!

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  • 11+ Basics

    Rob Folkard 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture 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

    Rob Folkard 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture 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...
  • Henrietta Barnett Success !

    Rob Folkard 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture 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...
  • Remember !

    Rob Folkard 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture 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 Beautiful Problem of Education

    August Kuz University Entrance Coach (North West London) Picture 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...
  • Interesting ways to teach

    Mr Noon A-level Maths Tutor (Redhill) Picture 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...
  • How To Unfreeze Yourself When Stuck on Maths

    Dr. Atul Rana 11+ exam Tutor (North London) Picture 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

    David Cummings Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Uxbridge) Picture 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 Pick

    Simon Warner Key Stage 3 English Tutor (North West London) Picture How 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.

    David Beck GCSE English Tutor (Swindon) Picture 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...

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