Author Archives: bristolandbathtutoring

January exams – a world of opportunity

If you’re studying A or AS levels at the moment, chances are you’re in the middle of your exams right now. Be they first tries of the AS year, retakes from the last year when you couldn’t quite muster the … Continue reading

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Turning the tables

Last week I added a new string to my tutoring bow. I completed training in a collection of software packages aimed at helping higher education students with disabilities, mainly dyslexia, in their studies. It’s been quite an eye-opening experience as … Continue reading

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De-mystifying the education process

I had a coffee and a catch up with a fellow tutor a couple of weeks ago and he was sharing with me that he felt that one of the major problems that he encounters is that students and parents … Continue reading

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Tutoring: the concentration game.

One of the most difficult things about tutoring is knowing the limits of your student’s concentration span. No-one is winning if you’re just sitting there reeling off information to them while they look at you with a glazed smile. However, … Continue reading

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One-to-one tuition, the personality test.

We all had that favourite teacher at school, the one that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives because they really captured our imagination and inspired us with their passion for their subject, the one that makes us all … Continue reading

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Online tutoring, does it really work?

Online tutoring, does it really work? I must admit I was skeptical; being called in to help with the launch of Tutorhub I had my doubts about whether anyone would really want help from someone on the other side of … Continue reading

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Private tuition: building confidence or creating lazy students?

As a tutor I’ve always found that there is a fine line to be trodden between being the person that enables the student to gain greater confidence and skill in their studies and being the person that is relied upon … Continue reading

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Why become a tutor? The art of jumping through hoops.

I must admit, it was never something I had particularly aspired to do. Graduating from Oxford University with a 2:1 in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, most people asked me if I was going to be the next female Prime Minister. … Continue reading

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