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How to Best Prepare for University This Summer

How to Best Prepare for University This Summer

Moving to higher education I recently wrote an article regarding how to step up from secondary school to college – transitioning from GCSEs to A-Levels. The full piece can be found here but, to summarise, the main focus was on choosing the right courses. This...

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How to Develop a Great Habit

How to Develop a Great Habit

Surviving the Heat Whilst the sun (plus the vitamin D boost it provides) improves my mood, I find that the extreme heat of the summer saps my motivation. Don’t get me wrong, I will still be complaining about the weather when a frozen storm comes around this winter,...

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What’s Next After Tutoring

What’s Next After Tutoring

Exams are almost done As a GCSE Mathematics tutor, the majority of my contracted hours will be coming to an end next week. For some students, I have only been working with them during the exam period, intensely covering any knowledge gaps that may appear in the test....

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Why You Should Become a Tutor

Why You Should Become a Tutor

Educate with us today! A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about what I look for in a potential tutor applicant (which can be found here). This was prefaced with how I’ve talked so much about enjoying tutoring that my friends have tuned it out by now. I wish this was...

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How to Move Past a Tricky Exam

How to Move Past a Tricky Exam

Worst case scenario We have all been there: you’ve walked out of the exam hall feeling that it couldn’t have gone any worse. When I was in college, I left my first mathematics test wanting the ground to swallow me up. My anxiety beforehand had morphed into a deep...

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Why Effort is the Most Important Aspect of Learning

Why Effort is the Most Important Aspect of Learning

Competitive edge Confession: I am a very competitive person. First signs appeared when I was seven or eight after I lost a game of battleships to my Uncle. Cue a large temper tantrum that is now brought up every year at the family Christmas gathering. Losing a purely...

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How to Love Learning for Life

How to Love Learning for Life

From cramming to learning Despite reaching degree level education, thus attaining my bachelor’s in mathematics, I would not have deemed myself an effective student. Late nights piled together before a deadline resulted in stressful and sometimes subpar work, depending...

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Exciting Summer Films for the Best Revision Breaks

Exciting Summer Films for the Best Revision Breaks

Grab your popcorn! With exams fast approaching, there’s a lot of pressure to work every minute of the day. Exhausting ourselves will not help the learning process, it will only be detrimental to our physical and mental wellbeing. My suggestion for taking a break?...

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How to Answer ‘why Do I Need to Know This’

How to Answer ‘why Do I Need to Know This’

The Dreaded Question Midway through a session last month, one of my students asked me “Why do I need to know this?”. It wasn’t out of frustration or procrastination; there was genuine intention behind their question. There are plenty of memes repeatedly circling...

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