Tag Archives: Tutoring

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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Private tutoring: the pros and cons of getting some extra help

Tutoring works, so it’s little wonder that private tutoring is so popular these days. Studies indicate that it can comfortably move a student one and a half grades. This could mean moving a student from a low D to a good C, … Continue reading

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Online tutoring – all your questions answered

It’s only natural to wonder if tutoring works and ask whether online tutoring is as good as sitting down face-to-face with a tutor. This blog post is designed to shed light on the world of tutoring and give you the facts you … Continue reading

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The Tutors Association – what private tutors think

In May 2013, the Centre for Market Reform of Education launched a consultation on its plans for a new national association for tutors, their aim is to develop industry standards and improve the consistency of the private tutoring market. This process concluded … Continue reading

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Is the Pupil Premium being spent effectively?

Those interested in education and with an eye on the news will have spotted that Government funding for the so-called Pupil Premium has been increased to £900 per pupil for the year 2013-14. This will cost £2.5bn, up from £1.25bn … Continue reading

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Finally – a framework for professional regulation of private tutors?

To the sound of cheers from industry professionals, parents and teachers the Centre for Market Reform of Education (CRME) is launching a consultation on plans for a new national association for tutors in an effort to push forward with plans … 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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The rise and rise of private tutoring – how to keep up with the pack

Incredible insight into the world of high-end tutoring in this week’s Times, which claims some wealthy families from overseas are offering the best-qualified British tutors up to £80,000 a year (including housing) to prepare their kids for the Common Entrance … Continue reading

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MOOCs – the future of Higher Ed?

A few months ago, I blogged about the emergence of a trend in top-tier standard education being delivered Online free to anyone with a decent Internet connection in the US. Now, it seems the phenomenon has made a dash across … Continue reading

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