Category Archives: Tuition

Brain Training: an effective way to improve your memory

Whether a big exam is looming ahead or you need to improve your memory to keep abreast of a large body of information, brain training is a unique way to maximise your chances of success. Brain training involves the use of games … Continue reading

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10 Things to Look for in a Home Tutor

Whether you are a parent seeking to help your child improve their marks, or you’re an adult student wishing to stand out at college or university, a home tutor is one of the convenient ways there is to achieve your … 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: 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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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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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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Tips for Tutors: how to ensure that the first lesson goes really well

Whether you are an experienced tutor or about to undertake your very first lesson, you want to make a positive first impression, get the student underway on their learning journey, and lets face it – schedule follow-on lessons. The purpose … Continue reading

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Why sleep is important to your child’s education

Research indicates that many children in the UK are suffering from severe sleep deprivation, which has a knock-on effect on their concentration and performance at school. According to studies carried out by The Sleep Council, the statistics are staggering: one … Continue reading

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Tips for tutors: developing critical thinking in your students

Tutoring students to pass an exam is one thing. Setting out to improve students critical thinking skills, to help them develop their knowledge of how to look at a problem and analyse it thoroughly requires different skills. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Should we use fictional TV characters to teach history?

Another day, another Michael Gove controversy.  Perhaps one of the more inept members of parliament in recent years, he has changed the face of education, often to the dismay of students and teachers alike. This week it would appear that … Continue reading

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