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A-level Economics

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Economics For Life

Have you ever noticed that even though you have a wardrobe full of clothes, you tend to wear...
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Science: How to Think, Direct and Shape our World

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (St. Matthew’s Gospel) Many among...
A-level Drama

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Navigating the theatre industry maze

Finding your way through the maze of the theatre industry nowadays can be daunting. There are so...
A-level French

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Transition from GCSE to AS level French

Achieving a good grade at GCSE French does not necessarily guarantee an easy transition to AS/A...

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  • A few facts about Russian letter Ё ё

    Elvira I A-level Russian Tutor (Nottingham) Picture Is it Лёв [lyov] or Лев [lev] Толстой (Leo Tolstoy)? It is actually Лёв [yo] with ё, so it should be ЛёвТолстой. The writer himself pronounced his name as [lyov] with ё according to old-Moscow pronunciation.  His family and friends also called him Лёв...
  • The benefits of learning a foreign language

    Madeleine Gillies GCSE French Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture There are many advantages to learning a foreign language It increases your intellectual adaptability Speaking a foreign language improves the functionality of your brain by challenging it to recognise, negotiate meaning and communicate in different language systems. This skill boosts your...
  • The fail-safe formula for excellent essays

    Rebecca Felton Essay Writing Tutor (South West London) Picture GOLDEN RULE 1: SHOW DON'T TELL A good essay NEVER makes claims without evidence. Don't tell me what the text is doing;show me using persuasive quotation. GOLDEN RULE 2: TAKE YOUR AUDIENCE WITH YOU Be considerate of your readers. Don't make wild leaps of assumption that they can't follow,...
  • Shakespeare for Children

    Poppy Hulse GCSE English Tutor (South East London) Picture As part of my second year studying English at degree level I spent four months closely examining a different Shakespeare play every week. I read what felt like every Shakespeare play referred to in popular culture. Studying and writing about them in great depth. Reading one 16th century play a...
  • 11 Plus Information for Bromley, Kent and Bexley

    Theresa Cox 11+ exam Tutor (Bromley) Picture I have collated information about the 11 plus exams in my local area, including structure of the tests and passmarks.The information is correct in November 2015, but is subject to change. Bexley test From what I can gather, the content of this test is closer to what the children learn in...
  • Resilience and the 11+ exam

    Ms Cima Shahroudi 11+ exam Tutor (Bromley) Picture It is easy for adults to see the 11+ as just another test. However we have to remember that for your child this is possibly their first test with consequences. The outcome has a direct effect on where they will be going to school when they leave their primary school. Perhaps at the start of year...
  • Statistics S1 important facts

    Kamal A-level Maths Tutor (Harrow) Picture The most difficult chapters in a S1 statistics Edexcel course are 9) Normal distribution, 8) Discrete Random Variables and then 5) Probability. I have often found students complaining about these chapters not taught very thoroughly in the school. This has been the scenario with most of the...
  • Instrumental tuition for pupils with SEN

    Michelle C Gibson Special Needs Music Teacher (Wolverhampton) Picture 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...
  • Private Tuition - How do I know who to hire?

    Laurence Dalton GCSE English Tutor (Coventry) Picture Private tuition is something that most parents entertain at some stage of their child's education. Most parents feel that private tuition is something that will help complement learning that is taking place at school and make a significant difference to examination outcomes. They are correct....
  • Five ways you could be learning French

    Kate S A-level French Tutor (Croydon) Picture Let’s learn a language! It sounds like a huge task, but with some smart (and not-boring) choices, you can really help yourself along. Allow me to share five of my favourite tips and tricks on how to learn… French (or any language). Radio So many people nowadays have access to a smartphone or...

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