Category Archives: Distance Learning

Flipping the Classroom: MOOC’s and The Khan Academy

The switch to conducting business online hit commerce and businesses as far back as the 1990’s. It may come as a surprise to many that the impact on education has been much more gradual – okay Schools have access to computers … Continue reading

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Top Tips: How to succeed as a mature student

Whether you have decided to pursue your GCSEs, A Levels, Degree or vocational qualifications as a mature age student, you are probably both excited and slightly daunted by the prospect of fulfilling a dream you have been harbouring for years. … Continue reading

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How difficult is it, really?

The fuss we make about it, the complication of league tables, testing, inspecting, examining, the administration and the processing it has become, we tend to think of education as difficult. That without schools, schemes, strategies, timetables, SATs, curriculum, teachers, hierarchies … Continue reading

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Could this herald the end of school as we know it?

With the launch of a new higher educational project, an online university Futurelearn, education is taking another new turn. The project sees UK universities beginning to offer massive open online courses which could ‘revolutionise conventional models of formal education” according … Continue reading

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Online tutoring: a Do It Yourself guide for tutors

I have been asked many times by tutors for advice on setting up their own online tutoring business, and getting the technology right. This blog post provides a simple Do It Yourself Guide For Tutors setting out the choices and options … Continue reading

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Thinking of Home Schooling? Consider the Pros and Cons

There are many roads that lead a parent to consider homeschooling and each reason is as unique as a child. It is not a decision taken lightly and this blog considers the pros and cons of home schooling. On chatting … Continue reading

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Essential Steps To Take for Homeschooling

If you’ve decided that homeschooling is the best fit for you and your child, it is surprisingly easy to develop a plan of action and follow through. Homeschooling is a legal right in the UK and in fact, it is … Continue reading

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Top Tips: How to find the right tutor for your child

The shadow of competition is hot on our heels day-to-day in the cut and thrust of modern life. Competition for that job; that bank loan and even that parking space – it’s all on the rise. In the field of … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Maths apps and tools for the younger generation

We were contacted recently for advice on the perennial problem of how to help our kids when they’re struggling with mathematics. In my last post I came up with a list of ten useful maths apps and digital tools for … Continue reading

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An update on MOOCs: Strides and strife in the US as the UK ploughs on

Here at Tutorhub, we’ve been keeping our keen eye on the embryonic educational phenomenons that are MOOCs (massive open online courses) and an article from the BBC today raised an eyebrow, with me at least. Coursera, arguably the behemoth amongst … Continue reading

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