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 advance. Conversely, the poorer ones are those where the writer has gone too soon into writing, without thinking of...
I understand that preparing for exams can seem extremely daunting, particularly at GCSE when you have such a large number to prepare for! With maths, you need to break down the subject into easily manageable topics. Then you can revise each topic individually. You should go through the basics...
March is the month for not panicking! Don't panic! (Old cultural reference.) I am going to start by saying that exams are not that important. They are important but not 'that' important. The most important thing is your health and well-being. If you do not look after your own health then you...
Confidence and understanding are often the things missing for students of Maths.
My method, is to base anything new, on previously learned material. For example, most students know how to find the area of a rectangle, but not perhaps of a right angle triangle. So I show them a rectangle and...
~ Striking the right balance
"Children left exhausted by endemic tutoring culture" - Telegraph
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"Does your child's tutor pass or fail" - Sunday Times
"Hiring private tutors is insane" - Times
As these newspaper...
In this article I will be demonstrating a possible approach to the poetry of Philip Larkin. I will also be demonstrating an approach to an unseen commentary on the poem 'Long Distance II' by Tony Harrison.
'Ritual in Philip Larkin's Collected Poems' The multifaceted nature of ritual, its...
The plaintive cry of 'Miss, I can't do this', is banned from my students' lips. They are simply not allowed to use it.
'Can't' implies defeat, an inability to complete a task, it's giving up.
Instead, the mantra is: ' I can do this, but I need a bit more help to understand it...
A-level English isn't just about reading, although there is a lot of reading required and improving your reading speed is key. What is also really important is that the student has an excellent command of written English.
When I was in school, English grammar was taught across the country....
In my current job of Teaching Assistant I often read books to children during Circle Time. The choice of books that I read is very important and I try to tie them in with topics that I have discussed with the children at certain times during their lives eg: a birth of a new baby or maybe a...
Title: The positive impact of national examinations on education quality in conflict affected states: Learning from a case study of primary and secondary examinations in Puntland and Somaliland 2005-2012
Authors: Sara Cottingham (Executive Director, Africa Educational Trust) & Dr. Rod Hicks...
Too often children are fiercely reminded to remember their full-stops and capital letters, and their writing content isn’t celebrated or given...
In my experience, most people either love or hate maths. This is often due to how they were taught it at school. Often, the children who felt...
So Maths is one of the those subjects I find students either hate or love. But I find that with a few simple rules to follow, Maths can become a...
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Pre-Nazi Anti-Semitism in Germany
When studying incidents which, in their horror, are unimaginable by any normal...
If there's one book I'd recommend it's The Dyslexic Advantage by Dr Brock L. Eide and Dr Fernette F. Eide.
So much has been written in books and...
A lot of students at A level and at university are perceptive, intelligent young people willing to work hard to understand their subject area, but...
Read my published academic review of Jenny Chamarette's thought-provoking book: Phenomenology and the Future of Film: Rethinking Subjectivity...
A Meditation on Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee.
Representations of artists were rare in South African literature during apartheid (Attridge 25). The...
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