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Key Stage 3 Maths

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The Time Traveller's Guide to Maths part 1

Did you know that almost 80% of what you study in Maths lessons today would be understood by...
A-level Biology

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Why Is The Malaria Problem So Hard To Solve?

Malarial infection of human hosts is only likely to be solved by genetic engineering of the...
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Tips for your Social Work University interview

It’s that time of year when the Social Work University interview process is in full swing as...
A-level Ancient History

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The Roots Of Ancient Education Are Still Alive

The majority of students have free access to a well-stocked local library, and if that is not...

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  • Do You Have A Maths Brain? Editor's Pick

    Karen Barker Key Stage 2 Maths Tutor (Bristol) Picture Not a maths person? Feel you just can’t do it or don’t have the brain for it? Does maths cause you anxiety? According to an AP-AOL News poll of 1,000 adults, a whopping 40% said they hated maths at school; but why do so many dislike this subject, more than any other one? There are perhaps many...
  • Keep Tutoring Local

    Frankie Evans A-level History Tutor (North West London) Picture In the past I've taken tuition jobs from across London, travelling up to 45 minutes to visit a family. Over time, I've realised that as well as the obvious drawbacks like travel time and costs, working with families on the other side of town is inconvenient in other ways too. It makes...
  • Sensible Tuition

    Graham James 13+ exam (Common Entrance) Tutor (North West London) Picture Have a detailed conversation with the parents and the student before any lessons start. If you know the starting point, you know the journey needed to prepare effectively for the target school place or exam grade. The process is the same regardless of whether you are a GCSE Maths, A-level...
  • GCSE Maths Without Stress

    Graham James GCSE Maths Tutor (North West London) Picture Reduce GCSE Maths stress A lot of the stress from GCSE Maths comes from the sudden need to put together all that has been learned over a number of years. Coursework sometimes adds to the strain of the upcoming exam too.  Here are some ways to beat the GCSE Maths blues:  Get any coursework...
  • Working with a GCSE Chemistry Tutor

    Graham James GCSE Science Tutor (North West London) Picture How a GCSE Chemistry tutor can help you: Working with a GCSE Chemistry tutor allows students to break Chemistry down into manageable chunks. Often the biggest benefit is that a student is able to confront any gaps in knowledge or understanding relating to the fundamental areas of the subject...
  • Growth mindset: How to implement it?

    Dr Lampros Andrinopoulos A-level Physics Tutor (West London) Picture "Growth mindset": a term coined by Carol Dweck, is a concept which has gotten a lot of attention in the Education circles and is becoming even more popular now. If you have recently completed, or are completing a PGCE now, there is no doubt you will have heard these words many times. But what is...
  • Ancient History or Classical Civilisation?

    Dr. Ben Hemingway A-level Ancient History Tutor (Oxford) Picture The OCR has revamped a number of its syllabuses in recent years, with new A-Levels in Ancient History and Classical Civilisation. Without going into too much detail about the precise course content (you can contact me directly to discuss further), there are key differences in the two subjects...
  • TIPS FOR VARIED WRITING AND GOOD STYLE

    Camilla Otaki at Otaki Tuition 11+ exam Tutor (Rochester) Picture               A good rule of thumb is to begin sentences in different ways.  If children do this they will, willy-nilly, use a variety of sentence structures and avoid dullness in their writing. To help children learn to do this, provide them with the start of a sentence that they must...
  • Revision tips

    Kamal Patel A-level Maths Tutor (Harrow) Picture Days before the exam you feel like:- Let me start revising from the beginning. Let me brush up all the chapters. But that is not the right way of doing it. You have to start with the most difficult topics first. That way you get the opportunity to dive deep into the subject straight away without...
  • Online learning advantages

    Kamal Patel A-level Maths Tutor (Harrow) Picture Tow Truck Scheduled to arrive at next Tuesday, 6:00 PM The toughest part of explaining to parents and students about online tutoring is that the vast majority of people (students, parents, teachers and school administrators) who would benefit most from the new idea of on-demand one-to-one online...

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