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Helping your child get the help they need

Children can have mixed reactions to getting extra help, whether for exam preparation or top-up support in a subject they find especially hard.   Some might feel nervous about meeting a new tutor, or resist extra help feeling it is extra work on top of an already-loaded school program. Helping your child to feel positive about receiving extra tuition can be hard to navigate. How can you enabl...

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Transitions and tuition: navigating big changes and exam success

Transitions and tuition: navigating big changes and exam success Every child is unique and children progress at different rates. However, to get the best start at secondary school they need to be at a certain level by age 11, irrespective of whether they are starting at secondary school, grammar school or a private school. Accessing tutoring before and during this transition can make a big diff...

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Maths GCSE – important changes

Maths GCSE – important changes   As of June 2017, students are to be tested on the new Maths syllabus. Instead of the old-style ABC grading system, Maths GCSE is now graded with the new system of 9-1 grades. 9 is the highest grade but it is worth noting that fewer will be awarded then the former system with A * grades. This is to ensure the very best students receive due recognition i...

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Private tutors in Bristol – How we can help you!

Nowadays, many parents are turning to private tutors to allow their children to get the best out of their education. Whether it is to help children falling behind in specific subjects, during exam season or to get them to the top of the class, private tuition could be just what they need in order to reach their full potential. At Bristol Tutors we are friendly, affordable and professional, and rea...

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Keep Calm and Study Hard – how to keep your cool during exam season

Exam season is well and truly upon us and for many students, this means stress. Whether gazing out the window longing for summer, or cramped up by your desk in a last-minute panic, these tips will be sure to help you keep your cool so you can study hard. Make the most of resources and teachers If you have a private tutor, this is the perfect opportunity to make the most of them. Ask them anythin...

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Tutor tips: how to optimise revision time

When exams are looming, revision can seem scary.  It can be easy to panic and worry that you don’t have enough time to familiarise yourself with all the topics and prepare for the exam. So what can you do to prepare well? Structured tutoring It can be overwhelming when you consider how much you need to get through.  One of the things a tutor can assist you with is guiding you through drawing...

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How do I know if having a tutor is really helping?

One of the most important aspects of learning is being assessed.  It is important for your tutor to assess you as it helps you to find out where you are struggling.  It can also show how far you have come and where you have improved! When a tutor is referred to you, one of the first things that tutor will do is to carry out an ‘initial assessment’. This is a way of finding out more about ...

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