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Writing Beginnings And Endings

'I have to start to write to have ideas' - Françoise Sagan Beginnings in life When do real...
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How to Write the perfect A level Essay

With so many essays available for purchase at the touch of a button, you might wonder what the...
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Top Tips for the Well-Intentioned Slacker

So. You, or your child, are a well-intentioned slacker. Regardless of the many incentives or...
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Planning Your Dissertation

The culmination of most university undergraduate degrees is the self-led research project – or,...

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  • Helping your child to learn phonics

    Joanne M Brown Reading Tutor (Kingston upon Thames) Picture EYPS posts have focussed recently on the learning new words as well as speech development. If you have a child who has recently started reception (4 & 5 year olds) then know is the time teachers are preparing their classes for learning to read. Different schools take different views on how this...
  • Understanding the Concept of Opportunity Cost

    Haris Jawaid A-level Economics Tutor (East London) Picture A key concept in Economics is that of Opportunity Cost. The definition of Opportunity Cost is the benefit of the next best alternative forgone. For instance, if you have 2 hours of free time and you spend them watching TV instead of working on a job, then the opportunity cost of this decision...
  • Reading Difficulties - An Unseen Learning Barrier?

    Dr Jean Perry Reading Tutor (Dudley) Picture Reading and understanding text is a gift most people take for granted as they picked it up easily at school without struggling. In fact one in ten people have some degree of difficulty in acquiring fluent reading skills and they often try to hide these difficulties. SymptomsDo any of these...
  • Writing Beginnings And Endings Editor's Pick

    Catherine S H University Creative Writing Tutor (South East London) Picture 'I have to start to write to have ideas' - Françoise Sagan Beginnings in life When do real life stories begin? Usually well before the fictional narrative, way back in childhood. Think about Freud's idea that an adult's character is shaped in their early infancy. When writing a piece of...
  • Biological Redox Reactions

    Andy 85 A-level Biology Tutor (Guildford) Picture Almost half of all Biological reactions (chemical transformations occurring in the cell and the Extra Cellular Matrix) involve C-H bond cleavage. Due to the short De Broglie wavelength of hydrogen radicals, protons, and hydride ions, these transfers routinely occur via quantum mechanical...
  • Mathematics: The Universal Language

    Harry K A-level Maths Tutor (Enfield) Picture Mathematics is a special subject. Simply put, mathematics provides a pathway to an understanding of the world that no other language can reach. Excelling in such a subject requires the building of foundations at each level, in order to make more advanced concepts understandable. Unfortunately,...
  • 3 Tips For A Level Maths Exams

    Chris Malcolm A-level Maths Tutor (North West London) Picture Tip 1: Dealing with exam stress Exam stress can be a very scary thing, especially when there is a lot of pressure, such as needing the grades to get into the uni of your choice. It can be hard to cope with, but in my experience the best way to deal with it is with confidence. If you've...
  • Estimating Physical Quantities

    John Conneely A-level Physics Tutor (Milton Keynes) Picture Not all the skills learned in science class at school or college are directly related to a specific topic, such as atomic theory or electricity. Some skills are of a more general nature, such as the ones discussed here. Most students will be familiar with this kind of question: What is the...
  • Learn The Concepts Behind The Maths Formulae

    Kieran Ramdany A-level Maths Tutor (Ilford) Picture Thinking back to when I was studying for my A levels. At that time I really did have a big passion for maths and I could see what the differences were between me and some of my peers when it came to learning and doing maths. For some of them who had a decent aptitude in the subject, when it came...
  • Advice for GCSE and A-Level Students

    Dr Victor Bluett A-level Chemistry Tutor (Twickenham) Picture As soon as you start your GCSE or A-level course at school, ensure that you know which Examination Board is involved (Edexcel, AQA or OCR). Go to the website and download and print off the specification. This tells you everything that you need to know for the examination. You can also download,...

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