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A different perspective on learning – insights from a Home Educator

The educational views of families who’ve been home educating for a long time really challenge our traditional assumptions about education. One parent has been doing so for twenty five years and I had the opportunity to ask her about it. … Continue reading

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How can children learn autonomously?

Many parents who home school use an autonomous approach to their children’s learning. It can be quite hard to understand how this could possibly work if you’re used to school, where children have no choice in the activities set to … Continue reading

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Understanding home education and how it works

Another increasingly popular alternative to mainstream schooling is home education or home schooling. This is when parents exercise their legal right to educate their children at home. The term ‘home’ educating tends to give an inaccurate impression because most parents … Continue reading

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Tutorhub’s top 10 ways to find a private tutor

The past decade has seen a real boom in the home tutoring trade; despite the worldwide recession, parents are spending more on personalised tuition. Education charity, the Sutton Trust, reveal that while some 18 per cent of children in the UK received … Continue reading

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Discover a world of learning with our favourite education blogs

The more you delve into the fascinating world of education, the more exciting it becomes – educators across the UK are dreaming up new, creative ways to awaken students to the joys of learning through strategies like student-negotiated learning, critical … Continue reading

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So how do I apply to university? Tutorhub looks at the UCAS system

Summer has come and gone, A Level results are released, dreams are realised or broken.  And so the carousel that is university admissions starts all over again. 558,000 students applied for university in the most recent cycle.  As universities adjust … Continue reading

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How can you protect your children from attacks by internet trolls?

The stories lately have been shocking. A few weeks ago 14-year-old Hannah Smith, from Lutterworth, took her own life after being bullied by trolls on the internet. Her father says he had no idea she was suffering until he found … Continue reading

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Spot the signs of bullying, cope and stop it for good

From the time our children are toddlers, the sight of another child pushing them at the playground, or refusing to play with them, provokes a response which lies somewhere between fear, frustration and anger. We hope that bullying is something … Continue reading

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Summer holiday tuition for your children? Approach with caution…

So what happens during a kid’s summer holidays?  Well, I’m sure there’s time for a game or two of football with the lads, a chance to catch up with friends and getting on with some of that rotten homework that … Continue reading

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Golly, teachers’ unions seek to improve conditions

Golly shock horror – teachers’ unions seek to improve working conditions for staff. The injunction to ‘Grow up and use some common sense!’ is depressingly typical of a political culture which seeks to demonise unions as irresponsible. It is all too … Continue reading

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