Tag Archives: Top Tips

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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My Top 5 Favourite Revision Techniques

It’s always useful to hear the techniques other people use for exam-prep, especially if you’re not so sure what techniques work best for you! It’s important to keep in mind that different revision techniques work best for different types of … Continue reading

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Ten lessons we can learn from Home schoolers’ achievements

We are told that kids need schooling to become educated. But do they? Through my experiences both teaching in schools and home educating, interacting with many others doing the same, it’s apparent that this is not necessarily the case. It’s … Continue reading

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Excellent apps and techy tools to aid exams and revision – part 2

Following on from part 1 in my list of top tools and excellent apps to see you through exams I welcome you to part 2, where I’ll be focusing on the things you can do to get your mind settled … Continue reading

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Excellent apps and techy tools to aid exams and revision – part 1

When exams loom heavy on the horizon students do what they can to prepare themselves for the mental strain ahead: revising, re-revising, chewing at fingernails and pulling at hair. Happily, for screenagers everywhere the abundance of digital help on offer … Continue reading

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Cramming – is it ever a good idea ahead of exams?

Exam season is coming up thick and fast and for many of us it’s time to face facts – for one reason or another we haven’t lived up to the model student figure we’ve convinced our parents we are and … Continue reading

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Common exam mistakes you need to avoid

Sometimes it only takes the deathly pallid stare from a blank sheet of A4 paper to get our knees a’knocking; confidence crumbling into nervous dust as the tick-tock of a booming clock counts down on our future… Yes, it’s exam … Continue reading

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Top Tips for parents: My child is a bully

A new study published in the journal of Child Abuse and Neglect has suggested that children who have overprotective parents are more likely to be bullied by their peers. After a thorough review of 70 studies looking at some 200,000 … Continue reading

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Top Tips: Encouraging our children to read

Reading is one of the most important influences a child can have, helping to develop their understanding and outlook on the world. We all read for different reasons and in different ways; some for pleasure, others for escapism, many for … 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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