I have always believed learning a language is not merely about studying it in school, but you should make contact with that country's lifestyle by reading internet articles, watching foreign films and plunging into its culture. Perhaps you cannot afford to go there, but do make...
Learning is a lifelong process. Learn to gain knowledge where high grade should be the output of this process. Learning a subject just to achieve high grade wouldn't help you in longer run. With my experience in industry and academia, I have seen many catastrophic failures simply because of this...
Before I qualified as a teacher I did a little tutoring for a group of Year 12 physics students. One of them asked me to "explain voltage". On the face of it this seemed a strange question for someone at this stage to be asking, since voltage is supposed to be covered at GCSE. As I started to...
My son has moved from a London French school to an English school whilst our daughter has only ever attended English schools. Yet, they both speak French fluently. A lot of people assume that this is because we speak French all the time but we don't.
What we do is that we try and incorporate...
Virtue ethics' central concepts, virtue, practical wisdom and eudaimonia
It suffered a momentary eclipse during the nineteenth century but re-emerged in the late 1950's in Anglo-American philosophy.
Anscombe: Modern Moral Philosophy à crystallized an increasing dissatisfaction with the forms...
PLANNING A PARAGRAPH / AN ESSAY
People often ask me how they should start a piece of writing, or how they should structure an essay.
The tips below offer a simple set of instructions to follow the next time you feel stuck. These instructions will help you to focus on key points, explain...
11+ PLANNING PRACTICE
Allow yourself no more than ten minutes for each plan.
Your plan needs:
a) a basic outline using 3 or 4 bullet points
b) some useful details for each point
c) a short list of suitable vocabulary (words and phrases)
1.A letter to your...
A number of students are concerned and anxious about the grade will achieve in their Maths exams. Having tutored for more than 8 years and seen students of varied ability levels, my advise to all is actually quite straight forward - practice, practice and more practice. Maths is a skill which...
This book covers the portfolio Diversification, Portfolio Management, Ris Manangement, and explain how portfolio can be constructed. This book helps students at undergraduate and postgraduate level and recommended book by the UK universities for finance studies to students.
At the successful...
Preparing for the Holocaust?
Pre-Nazi Anti-Semitism in Germany
When studying incidents which, in their horror, are unimaginable by any normal standards – where something only becomes believable because of the proofs in the historical record – the topic becomes so huge that the temptation...
It is said the first hundred high frequency words make up 25% of the words we use. That means there is a place for teaching the high...
Imagine an 8-year-old child at primary school showing his maths teacher a better way to add numbers from 1 to 100 (i.e. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. . . . . 99...
I have always believed learning a language is not merely about studying it in school, but you should make contact with that country's...
Physics is a subject that links the physical world with mathematical relationships and equations. It is vital that these things are linked up in...
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I undertook additional training as a dyslexia specialist after years of English teaching and one to one tuition. I'd...
It is known that there are various learning types. Some people find it easier to remember things through visualisation, some prefer reading things...
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New twentieth century technologies of representation and narration… have increasingly collapsed...
Has the paradox hit you? The education system is producing the best qualified generation in living memory. Never have there been so many young...
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