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Education: What Is It Good For?

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Maths Is An Obstacle Course

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Assessing Practice in Autism Research & Education

Autism is something commonly referred to as a spectrum disorder and whilst it is not viewed as a...
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Why Is It Important To Study English?

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    Armin University Maths Tutor (Nottingham) Picture The law that entropy increases The Second Law of Thermodynamics holds, "I think, the supreme position among the laws of Nature. If someone points out to you that your pet theory of the universe is in disagreement with Maxwell's equations, then so much the worse for Maxwell's equations. If it is...
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    H Barker Neuroscience Tutor (South East London) Picture Alice In Wonderland Syndrome “Now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!” (for when she looked down at her feet, they seemed to be almost out of sight, they were getting so far off). The moment Alice arrives in Wonderland, she goes through a series of strange...
  • Ways Of Getting Help With A Maths Problem

    Amrita Dodd GCSE Maths Tutor (Birmingham) Picture Brain Book Buddy Boss You might have heard of this catchy phrase that teachers sometimes use in school. It relates to how to help yourself through a Maths problem or revision. Often in the classroom there is only one teacher and over 30 pupils, several of whom might be finding the topic...
  • Summer Slump: What is it and how do I avoid it? Editor's Pick

    Natasha Twine Key Stage 2 Maths Tutor (South West London) Picture As a parent you may well be familiar with the term Summer Slump; it refers to the loss of knowledge that often takes place in school children during the 6-8 weeks they spend on holiday during the summer months. While many parents are of the understandable opinion that the summer is a time for...
  • How Individual Maths Tuition Helps Children

    Linzi Henry GCSE Maths Tutor (Sheffield) Picture The way maths is taught in schools can leave many young people feeling bewildered and overwhelmed by the amount of methods and facts they have to learn. Once a child's confidence or enthusiasm begins to dwindle it can be very difficult to keep up with the volume of work being expected of...
  • What Is Dyscalculia? Editor's Pick

    Zoe Aaron Dyscalculia Tutor (Dudley) Picture I have many parents contact me because their child struggles with maths. Most of the time some extra support in revisiting tricky topics helps to build the child's confidence in maths and they are able to 'catch up' with their classmates. In a few cases, there has seemed to be a difficulty with...
  • 5 Effective Approaches To Maths Teaching

    Farzana GCSE Maths Tutor (Enfield) Picture Everyone responds to humourChildren learn and remember so much more when they laugh during a lesson. No one likes to reveal what they find difficult or challenging in life so humour is essential in making someone feel comfortable in opening up to the specifics with willingness and ease. And...
  • Reading List For The 11+ Exam

    Laura Marshall 11+ exam Tutor (North West London) Picture Reading for pleasure is one of the best ways for children to improve their vocabulary. However, it's not always easy to find the perfect book to read next. Here is my recommended list of titles to read when preparing for the 11+ in Year 6: Alex Shearer, 'Speed of the Dark'A surreal and...
  • Haydn Sonata in F Hob. XVIF3 Bozner

    Juan Rezzuto A-level Music Tutor (West London) Picture I - Allegro Moderato This is a very rare example of a Haydn Sonata. The way it is written proposes a big challenge to the performer. This challenge is not a technical one though, it is mainly interpretative. NOTE: For the sake of this analysis, we will only consider themes, those musical...
  • What Can A Tutor Do For Me?

    Yvonne Tucker A-level English Tutor (Bristol) Picture The great thing about a tutor is that s/he is there just for you! So you will only spend time on study that is relevant to you the teaching/learning style can be tailored to you no need to feel embarrassed about "silly" questions you can repeat things as often as you want you are the...

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