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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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There Are No Wrong Answers

"…of all the virtues related to intellectual functioning, the most passive is the virtue of...
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Education: What Is It Good For?

Every child deserves the support they need to do their best in exams – but they also deserve...
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Science: How to Think, Direct and Shape our World

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (St. Matthew’s Gospel) Many among...

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    I'm Rob and I'm a kind, friendly teacher with 10 years experience of teaching English. With me, you can be sure that I will develop your language skills in a professional, efficient, reliable way. I look forward to meeting and working with you!
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  • Learn How To Learn Effectively

    Saffron Cooksey Study Skills Tutor (Cardiff) Picture Research published in 2015 shows that achieving 5 A* to C GCSE grades, including English and maths, adds £80,000 to a student's earnings over their lifetime. A further £60,000 is added to their wages if they go on to achieve at least 2 A levels, highlighting the fact that success in school makes...
  • What is Learner Autonomy?

    Robert Hughes Study Skills Tutor (South East London) Picture There have been many proposed frameworks for what Learner Autonomy (LA) is and how it works, but, broadly speaking, LA falls into two main categories – observable behaviours and the mental processes which lie behind them (Benson, 2011). Originally an Enlightenment concept relating to society...
  • How to plan and deliver a successful presentation

    Krista Court Study Skills Tutor (Lancaster) Picture Oral presentations (given either individually or in groups) are a common form of assessment at British universities. If you're not used to them (and even if you are!), they can be a nerve-wracking experience.  Here is some simple yet effective advice to guide you through the process. Remember -...

 

  • There Are No Wrong Answers Editor's Pick

    Dr Nick Redfern Study Skills Tutor (Leicester) Picture "…of all the virtues related to intellectual functioning, the most passive is the virtue of knowing the right answer. Knowing the right answer requires no decisions, carries no risks, and makes no demands. It is automatic. It is thoughtless." (Duckworth 1987 in Robson 2006, p.3) To ponder the...
  • 8 Golden Rules for Notemaking

    Krista Court Study Skills Tutor (Lancaster) Picture I’d like to think that the skill of making notes (actually putting pen to paper) hasn’t died with the development of new technology.  But, I may be rather naïve.  The last time I was in the classroom, 23 adult students took out their Smart phones to take a photo of the homework tasks that...
  • Revision Techniques

    Kate Lake Study Skills Tutor (Sutton) Picture The amount of revision you do is only as good as the quality of the tasks you set yourself. Often people use the same revision techniques over and over again which are actually not as effective as first thought.     Are you revising by re-writing notes?  Listening to videos or audio tapes? Or...