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Key Stage 1 English

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The Tutor’s role in SATs

SATs are a hot topic of political debate and media speculation at the moment. Everyone has an...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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Volunteering - a great way to improve your English

Trying to practise English in London can be a frustrating task. With so many languages spoken in...
Key Stage 1 English

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The Purpose Of The EY Foundation Stage Curriculum

Critically consider the purpose of the Foundation Stage Curriculum for young children and to...
A-level English

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The Literature of Depression

The literature of depression has a long and distinguished pedigree. While we will never really...

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  • Exploring the Effects of Language Editor's Pick

    Pamela Newman A-level English Tutor (Guildford) Picture Say a lot about a little As a teacher of GCSE, IGCSE, A level and IB Diploma English Literature for over 15 years, I have always enjoyed building students' confidence when exploring their interpretations of texts. Having just completed the marking of coursework assignments for IB Diploma...
  • Make learning fun!

    Chas Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Leicester) Picture LEARNING Learning anything in life requires the desire to do it and also to put the work in. We all come to appreciate this at one point or another in anything new we set out to do in our lives. As long as these two fundamentals are present then we are halfway to success in achieving our...
  • How to Maintain Concentration and Avoid Overload

    Deirdre Lambert GCSE English Tutor (Leeds) Picture This technique enables you to maintain concentration during long lectures full of new information; or for lengthy study periods when your feel your brain has reached over load; or when writing an essay and you feel you have run dry. It’s called Expanded Awareness, because that’s basically...

 

  • What Questions Did You Ask Today? Editor's Pick

    Helen Cowlan Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Swindon) Picture If you visit any classroom, there will be many different characters and personalities there. The confident and the shy, the interested and the disengaged, the child who is always talking, and the child who is nearly always silent unless prompted. Do you ask your child "What did you learn at...
  • Top 5 Habits of the Best Language Learners Editor's Pick

    Iacopo IELTS Tutor (North London) Picture Language teachers are very often asked how long it will take to become proficient in a language. Learning a language is like going to the gym: there’s no overnight success. It takes hard work and sustained effort, but over time you’ll definitely start noticing results. Here are five things...
  • 10 Top Tips for Studying English Successfully

    Helen Lewis GCSE English Tutor (Bristol) Picture Get started. If you can get yourself to sit down at your desk and make a start, you’re doing well. It is easy to procrastinate and never quite get going, so start small with something you find pleasurable and not too difficult. Just do something so that you feel that you’ve begun. The sooner...