How to tell if your child could benefit from tutoring

Did you know that the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) reports that 1 in 3 students at secondary school have a tutor? So if you feel like your child might need tuition, you are not alone! There are a number of indications that your child might benefit form tuition. The most common is that your child might struggle with a particular course or subject area and feel that they are falling behind and ...

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Discovering your learning style

There are lots of different ways to learn!  Knowing how a student learns best means that information can be better absorbed and applied in academic contexts. It can hugely improve revision technique and exam results. It all comes down to how each person is made differently and therefore absorbs information differently. So, what are some of these learning styles? Here we will be talking about t...

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Absence and achievement – is there a link?

In spring 2016, the Department of education published a report which addressed the relationship between academic attainment and class absence. The report states that at Key Stage 2: ‘… pupils with no absence are 1.3 times more likely to achieve level 4 or above, and 3.1 times more likely to achieve level 5 or above, than pupils that missed 10-15 per cent of all sessions.’ At KS4 the s...

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Making the most of tutoring

Some of my students get a lot more out of their tutoring than others and it has nothing to do with me. There are two ways to make the most of that 1 or 2 hours a week you spend with your tutor. Type 1: You can use it to catch up on the content that you had problems with when you did it in school. or Type 2: You can get a head start on the work that you will soon be doing in school. Ty...

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Easter Revision – why it is so crucial

With Easter holidays here and many student facing assessments and mock exams, Easter is a time to buckle down and revise as well as enjoying the springtime break. By starting revision earlier rather than later, you will be ahead of the game and more poised and prepared. Avoiding last minute cramming is a must!   What are the benefits of early revision? There are many benefits to start...

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All exams are equal, but some are more equal than others

For current year 11s, the pandemic has proved particularly trying. Last year they watched their predecessors and the results fiasco with fingers and toes crossed that all would be better by May 2021. And here we are. It is better though. Students taking GCSE English Language and English Literature might still be struggling for several reasons. Although they may have had access the Literature te...

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