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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...
GCSE English

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Why Is It Important To Study English?

Since becoming a teacher seven years ago the biggest obstacle I have found I have had to...
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...
A-level English

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Exploring the Effects of Language

Say a lot about a little As a teacher of GCSE, IGCSE, A level and IB Diploma English...

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  • Try To Relax!

    Cyrielle Cohen A-level French Tutor (North London) Picture Why don't you try to relax? We live in a super connected world and we are constantly attracted to different screens and data. In our working and personal environment, we become more and more adept at multi-tasking. Nowadays, we need to learn how to relax in order to enjoy life, capture life...
  • Yes, KFC can help kids divide fractions! Editor's Pick

    Emma Sbuttoni Key Stage 2 Maths Tutor (West London) Picture Who'd have thought that KFC could remind children how to divide fractions? Many children find dividing fractions challenging, but there’s actually an easy way for them to remember the method. Most children have heard of the fast food restaurant KFC, right? It stands for ‘Kentucky Fried...
  • Tutoring is Fun and Effective Editor's Pick

    Andrew Elliman Dyslexia Tutor (Redhill) Picture I feel that tutoring is more effective when it is fun. I would like to share some of my experiences working with dyslexic primary, secondary and mature students. Here is the dialogue between a disgruntled year nine child and myself employed as a tutor under the ‘pupil premium’ scheme, within...
  • Why Is It Important To Study English? Editor's Pick

    James Powers GCSE English Tutor (Sunderland) Picture Since becoming a teacher seven years ago the biggest obstacle I have found I have had to overcome with most students is context. Not simply the context of a particular novel or poem but the context in which they live. I find that children born in the last 15 or so years have grown up in such a...
  • Data handling and maths skills in A-Level Biology

    Thomas Wigley A-level Biology Tutor (North London) Picture The recent updates to the A-Level Biology curriculum have changed the focus of the subject considerably, whichever syllabus your school is following. The key differences to what has gone before amount to both content and approach. There is a lot of extra content (on the order of 25% more than...
  • Choosing the right textbook.

    Thomas Wigley GCSE Science Tutor (North London) Picture Textbooks are vital tools in tutoring as well as classroom learning. If your children do not own textbooks on the subjects that they are struggling with, they are going to find improvement VERY difficult. This article will look at a) what we want from a textbook, b) where to find good text books...
  • Earth Science for GCSE Physics and GCSE Chemistry

    Thomas Wigley GCSE Science Tutor (North London) Picture Earth and Planetary Science is an interesting topic in its own right. At a time when we are increasingly concerned about the future of the planet and the impact of human activities on it, having so little in the way of dedicated earth science education is scandalous. However, interestingly, this...
  • Literacy in Science Editor's Pick

    Thomas Wigley GCSE Science Tutor (North London) Picture One key to achieving the most marks possible in exams rests not just with your knowledge, though this is of course important. What is equally (if not more!) important is your ability to show the examiner that knowledge and understanding. I have met many students, who could verbally explain a...
  • GSCE English Language and Literature Tips

    Insight Tuition GCSE English Tutor (Hemel Hempstead) Picture This year was an arduous but exciting year for GCSE English students as it was the first time for a long time that the final exams were worth 100% of the total marks. This year I really got to empathise with the challenges that students faced, so I am going to share some top tips to help you...
  • The 13 Plus - a second attempt at the 11 Plus?

    Geek School Ltd 13+ exam (Common Entrance) Tutor (Bromley) Picture Every so often I get a call from a parent who has heard whispers about 'something called the 13 Plus' and could I help prepare their child for it - and tell them a bit more about it. If you have a child who missed out in the grammars or made it to interview stage at the independents, but wasn't...

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