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Celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl

September 13th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

2016 celebrates 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl; the world's most loved storyteller and author of many children's favourite books. There will be celebrations throughout the year focusing on the author's wonderful stories and incredible characters. The great event, however, will take place on Roald Dahl's birthday, 13th September.

Let's take a moment to remember this great man and the fun-filled, imagination-inspiring stories he so graciously shared with us.

Roald Dahl was born on the 13th September 1916 in Llandaff, Cardiff to Norwegian Parents. He started his education at Llandaff Cathedral school but after playing a practical joke and being caned by the headmaster his mother decided to enrol him in a boarding school.

Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the second world war then wrote books fo... Read More »

First Tutors partners with Potential Plus to help disadvantaged children reach their maximum potential

September 8th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

First Tutors is an international private tuition service allowing students and parents to choose a home tutor for all popular subjects at many levels and begin private tuition at their home or the tutor's. We showcase both home tutors and private tutors who teach from their own home.

First Tutors puts you in control to choose private tutors you like at hourly rates you feel appropriate. Tutors write their own tutoring profiles so you can get a strong sense of how they approach private tuition. Our platform enables you to arrange lessons, and if your tutor doesn't meet your requirements, leave feedback to tell us why and we'll connect you to another one free of charge, giving you peace of mind in your tutoring.

We, at ... Read More »

5 tips on preparing your child for secondary school

September 7th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

When the time comes for our child to start secondary school it can be both an exciting and terrifying time; for both the parent and the child. All of a sudden our little ones go from being young and carefree to having responsibilities; a new chapter in their lives has begun.

As parents we spend time worrying about how they will manage, whether they will make friends and if they will cope with their homework. But we did the same when they started primary school for the first time; we just don't remember that far back! How would they cope without us? Would they eat properly? Would they make friends? But just as they settled into the routine of primary school, they will settle into their new 'big' school.

There are of course ways to make the transit... Read More »

How a tutor can help if you didn't get the grades you wanted

August 30th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Those all important results have just been published and you look down at the grades with a mixture of emotions; hope, anxiety, fear, excitement. Many, many students will have felt that feeling of despair as they realise that one of more of the grades was not as good as they would have hoped. So, what should they do? When it comes to retaking exams a tutor is often the best solution for getting on track to achieve those much-desired grades.

A private tutor will aim to:

build your child's confidence improve their understanding of complex topics learn good study skills develop good concepts improve their subject knowledge achieve bette... Read More »

4 easy ways to expand your child's vocabulary

August 9th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

All parents want their children to do well in school and develop those all-important skills along the way to enjoy a better adult life. One way we can really help our children to succeed is to encourage them to develop their vocabulary. There are plenty of ways to do this including the most obvious which are to read to your child, encourage them to read themselves and of course to talk to your child.

Here are four more great ways to help your child expand their vocabulary:

1. Use grown-up words when having a conversation

It is very important when talking with your child to make sure you use some words that are new or words that are 'big'. It is acceptable to use words that they may not have heard before or do not know the meaning of, then explain the word you have used and try to use it again to see if your c... Read More »

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