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A-level Geography

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Why Does Sense Of Place Matter?

'Changing Places' is an important topic in all the new A level geography syllabi and the concept...
GCSE Latin

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Studying Latin With, Or Despite, The CLC

Caecilius est in horto v amo, amas, amat: Latin tuition with – or despite! – the Cambridge Latin...
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Simple Tricks To Boost Your Child's Maths

I once read that learning maths was like learning to ride a bicycle. Even if you haven't quite...
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Technology: Educational Friend Or Foe?

Technology is both a blessing and a much underestimated curse for today's schoolchildren. In...

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  • The role of emotions: The summarizing effect

    Juan Rezzuto A-level Music Tutor (West London) Picture The six different memories The six different memoriesThere are six different memories used by pianists to learn their pieces. The most used ones are five. These five are: The memory of the name of the notes The memory of how the music looks in the paper -photographic memory of the score. The...
  • Essential itinerary for the 11+ Exam and Y6 Sats.

    Rhys Merriman 11+ exam Tutor (North London) Picture Whilst some concepts are repeated in the Year 6 SATS and 11+ exams, they are wildly different papers. Confidently, I can assure you that the 11+ exam content is more advanced and touches on Level 6 and 7 material, whereas the Year 6 SATS only expose children to Level 3-5 material, unless they...
  • The secret to rapid progress in Maths

    Rhys Merriman Key Stage 2 Maths Tutor (North London) Picture I have taught in mainstream Primary Schools for almost seven years, and have been responsible for the academic progress of over 150 children, aged 7-11, who have at some point shared the same anxiety about Mathematics.  The overcrowded classroom, and jam-packed curriculum doesn't always...
  • Year 6 SATS: A parent friendly breakdown

    Rhys Merriman 11+ exam Tutor (North London) Picture As a longstanding Year 6 teacher, the effectiveness of my work is usually measured by the percentage of children in my cohort who meet the National Expectation in Reading, Writing and Maths. Therefore, I have made it my priority to understand exactly what Year 6 children need to know to excel in...
  • A lasting love for Creative Writing

    Rhys Merriman 11+ exam Tutor (North London) Picture “I loved writing, why doesn't my child?” you may have asked. In school children can be fiercely reminded to remember their full-stops and capital letters to the point that their imagination is overlooked. Understandably, some children lose their confidence and stop writing for pleasure...
  • Preparing for University Mathematics Editor's Pick

    Nyasha Madavo A-level Maths Tutor (Croydon) Picture Even when the A-level exams are over, prospective university Maths students cannot afford to take the whole summer off. Mathematics requires frequent practice in order to develop and maintain skills. The diligent student will start their university preparation work no more than 1-2 weeks after...
  • Eleven Plus Advice - The Basics

    Rob Folkard 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture Eleven Plus Advice - The BasicsPlaces at Top Grammar Schools have now been seen as the Holy Grail of many parents. My sincere advice is to start the process early. Definitely by the start of Year 4 the process should begin. There are a set of disciplines that need to be thoroughly mastered in...
  • The Eleven Plus Process - The Costs

    Rob Folkard 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture The Eleven Plus Process - The Costs Parents serious about Eleven Plus success take the time to sit down and think about the costs involved. If successful there is a lot of money to be saved in the long run. The formula that I have personally used to get good results involved two sessions a...
  • How to Remember !

    Rob Folkard 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture How to remember ! Revise it after one hour You will remember it for one day.  Revise it again after one day You will remember it for one week Revise it again after one week You will remember it for the next month Revise it again after one month You should remember it for a year If you revise it...
  • Imaginative Play During Early Years Editor's Pick

    Neil Dunn Early Years Education Tutor (Enfield) Picture The question of what constitutes effective learning for early years children has been studied for hundreds of years and continues to be debated today. Imaginative play, also known as make-believe play, has a vital role in children's understanding of language and of their cognitive and social...

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