Monthly Archives: June 2013

Should I be my son’s Facebook friend?

I had been so sure that my son’s time on the internet was entirely taken up in blogging, playing Minecraft and making exceptionally dull YouTube videos. But on a whim the other day, I logged on to his PC when … Continue reading

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Excellent apps and techy tools to aid exams and revision – part 2

Following on from part 1 in my list of top tools and excellent apps to see you through exams I welcome you to part 2, where I’ll be focusing on the things you can do to get your mind settled … Continue reading

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Excellent apps and techy tools to aid exams and revision – part 1

When exams loom heavy on the horizon students do what they can to prepare themselves for the mental strain ahead: revising, re-revising, chewing at fingernails and pulling at hair. Happily, for screenagers everywhere the abundance of digital help on offer … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Bizarre games exam invigilators play

Ask most students to describe in one word the experience of sitting exams and ‘boring’ would be the response a fair wedge of the time. There’s not much fun to be had sitting in silence for and hour or two … Continue reading

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Top tips: surviving at university

If you’re preparing to go to University in September, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to fill all that time while you’re there.  I mean, 12 hours a week – that’s half what you did for your A Levels!  Such … Continue reading

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The Tutors Association: your chance to have your voice heard

News hit us in May that the Centre for Market Reform of Education had come up with proposals for the introduction of The Tutors Association. Its focus would be to improve industry standards and provide guidance for those procuring tutoring services. The … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Excuses for getting out of school games

Several recent reports in the media have bemoaned the dwindling amount of time set aside for school sports and games, with education inspectors saying there’s not enough strenuous physical activity in many of England’s school PE lessons. For some students … Continue reading

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What are my responsibilities to my child? Tutorhub explains

It is generally accepted that parents always want the best for their child, isn’t it?  It’s a simple fact of parenting – that you’re going to need to support your child.  In the UK, parental responsibilities are governed by the … Continue reading

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Should payday loan companies be banned from advertising at all UK universities?

The National Union of Students (NUS) has called on more UK universities to get behind its campaign aimed at protecting students from marketing by payday loan companies. Payday loan adverts are already banned from campus at the University of East … Continue reading

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Top Tips: How to raise a teenager

Despite how difficult long, sleepless nights and toddler taming can seem, for many parents, one of the most challenging times in terms of family relationships, is when children enter into their teen years. Suddenly, issues that never seemed to arise … Continue reading

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