Monthly Archives: January 2014

Doing you child’s homework? Turns out you’re not alone…

As a kid I hated homework. I’d woken up at 7am, got to school for 8:45 and then was there until 3:30pm.  I had had enough of school and school work for one day. I’d get in the door, put my … Continue reading

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What are test results worth?

We have developed a culture obsessed with tests and statistics. And although these may be useful in some instances, it’s perhaps worth questioning how useful they are to our children. I ask this because tests, both the implementing of them … Continue reading

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Tips for tutors: 12 teaching strategies for more effective tutoring

Finding the best way to connect with a student is a skill.  The purpose of this blog post is to provide tutors with information on the various teaching strategies available, and provide some practical advice. Make learning relevant: For many … Continue reading

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Tips for tutors: structuring your lessons

Getting the most out of a tutoring lesson means going in with a plan.  The purpose of this blog post is to provide tutors with tips on how to structure their lessons. We recommend that you start by: Greeting your … Continue reading

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Tips for tutors: the best ways to tutor University students

Yesterday, I spoke to a tutor who focuses on providing one to one tutoring to University students. Her insights were interesting, and the purpose of this blog post is to share her tips with you. So how are University students different to … Continue reading

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Help! My teenager’s in love – advice for parents

It doesn’t seem five minutes since you were aww-ing at your precious little one holding hands with another tot at nursery. Now, though, they’re in secondary school and they’re holding hands again, but this time it’s serious. Despite knowing that … Continue reading

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Tips for tutors: helping a reluctant student

Tutoring isn’t always straightforward. When a student is unhappy, you need to get to the root of what is making them unhappy or disillusioned, if you are to work with them through a problem and make progress. Academic success or … Continue reading

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What should I expect when I start my A Levels?

For many, it doesn’t bear thinking about, if I’m honest. The job market seems to not be built around those who are leaving university with a degree in hand and mortarboard on head, but around those who are 16 years … Continue reading

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Tips for tutors: Using Learning Maps

Looking for some inspiration? Willing to try something new in your lessons? Many teachers and tutors have told us that they recommend Learning Maps (also known as Thinking Maps), so we thought that you may want to learn more. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Will Independence for Scotland make a difference in education?

Scotland has long taken pride in its education system, long before this current Independence referendum was even a twinkle in the Nationalists’ eyes. When the Church of Scotland was founded in 1560 and not long after it set out to … Continue reading

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