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To home school or not to home school?

For the past year I have been having a debate with myself about whether or not to home school my...
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How to interpret reading and spelling tests

If you have raw scores from a recent reading or spelling test, you can establish a suitable...
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Growth vs Fixed Mindset

A fixed mindset is a major barrier to learning for any student. It is the belief that one's...
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The Dominance Factor by Carla Hannaford

Most people know whether they are left or right handed, but do they know which foot, hand, ear,...

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  • Melanie Phipps Cradley Heath, B64 Gold Member

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    I believe children make more progress when they enjoy what they are doing. My classes are a combination of fun, practical activities and independent learning.
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    My first step is always to give your child confidence to learn. I work with children how they learn and as they could be-so that they will attain that level.
  • Catherine C Hampstead, NW3 Silver Member

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    I am a psychotherapist working with SEN pupils (autism, ADHD, global delay, speech delay). I use a unique mix of therapy and tutoring. I can work with non-verbal children, as well as those who have other difficulties such as anxiety.
  • Kathy Davies Randwick, GL6 Gold Member

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    With 18 years' experience as a successful tutor (11+ to Uni Thesis and Teacher Training), I know I will help you to achieve your best, and teach you how to learn faster and retain more by tapping into your enthusiasms.
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    I work with young people from all over Devon, helping them achieve their goals whether that be a C at GCSE maths or entry to medical school after A-Levels. I now also offer EFL tuition
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    As a medical graduate I have a strong basis in science and maths and experience as a tutor. I enjoy learning and aim to pass on this enthusiasm for science and maths in a fun and relaxed environment via a flexible and tailored approach to teaching.
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  • Speaking With Children

    Catherine C Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (North West London) Picture In her book 'Tout est Langage' (All is Language) the French paediatrician and psychoanalyst Fan├žoise Dolto, who bases her work on a fundamental belief in the importance of speech, gives this lovely example of the way she responds to a child's demand for sweets: "I want to illustrate something...
  • Growth vs Fixed Mindset Editor's Pick

    Michael Chambers Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (South East London) Picture A fixed mindset is a major barrier to learning for any student. It is the belief that one's ability as a learner is 'fixed' and unchangeable, regardless of effort or practice put in. For the best results academically, it is vital that a growth mindset is fostered in students. This is achieved...
  • Anxiety When Learning, For A Child With SEN

    N Khan Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (South West London) Picture A student with SEN participating in a learning task finds it uneasy, and feels they are taking a risk. Learning makes the pupil feel threatened and susceptible to failure, feelings of weakness and inadequacy, all of which can produce anxiety. Students with an education health care plan (EHCP)...

 

  • Special Needs of Students often Missed in Schools Editor's Pick

    Viv Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (South West London) Picture Dyslexia The modern trend in education is to place the vast majority of dyslexic pupils in mainstream schools. However it is clear from research that youngsters struggle with daily routines, and face teachers in the academic environment who are not always sympathetic or simply do not know how to...
  • To home school or not to home school? Editor's Pick

    Karen Russell Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (Brighton) Picture For the past year I have been having a debate with myself about whether or not to home school my 7 year old daughter. I have two children, my daughter and my son who is 5. Both are extremely different in every way. When my daughter started in Reception, I had all the same highs and lows as any...
  • The Dominance Factor by Carla Hannaford Editor's Pick

    Melissa Mansfield Special Educational Needs (SEN) Tutor (Dartford) Picture Most people know whether they are left or right handed, but do they know which foot, hand, ear, eye and side of the brain are their dominant ones? According to Carla Hannaford, there are 32 possible 'dominance profiles' and we can all identify our own. Why is this important? She argues that at...