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Is online tuition effective?

December 6th, 2017 by Sarah AdamsWhat is online tuition?

Online tuition follows the same format of learning as face-to-face tuition but has its own unique benefits. Although online tuition has been around for some time now, it has become increasingly popular over the past few years.

Why choose online tuition? Choice: First Tutors do not take location into consideration when searching for an online tutor. This means you can choose the best tutor for you, no matter where you are based. Flexibility: Arrangements for online tutorials are generally easier and more flexible as neither you nor your tutor have to travel. Relaxed Environment: Online tuition can be performed from the comfort of your own home, a local library, a coffee shop or... Read More »

The importance of extracurricular activities

December 5th, 2017 by Grace Dickins

There is a lot of pressure on children to succeed at school nowadays that sometimes extracurricular activities can fall by the wayside. However, there is a growing amount of evidence to indicate these activities are very important to a child's development.

Social skills

School groups can be rather cliquey so extracurricular activities provide an excellent platform for meeting new friends outside of school. More often than not shy children don't even notice that they have come out of their shell as they are so excited to get involved in something new.

Professional skills

Extracurricular activities can teach skills that are vital regardless of your age. Learning to cooperate and work together, especially in a team, is really important. A team is only as strong as the weakest player a... Read More »

Studying on your own

November 28th, 2017 by Sally

Today it's easier than ever to learn and study on your own. There have never been so many resources available since the internet became accessible to everyone worldwide. However, it is also true that it's easy to get carried away with too much information and become frustrated so it's important to research all the help available first in order to not waste time.

If you are confident with your study methods and can organise your time effectively, you are half way there to obtaining the results you need. If on the contrary you feel rather lost as to where or how to begin with your studies, you will be happy to know that some private tutors provide study skills as a subject so a few lessons could prove invaluable

Recognising what learning method is for you is of vital importance if you are studying on your own. Below are just three of the most common learning styles.

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Summer feedback from families

September 10th, 2017 by Sara

Here at First Tutors we love this time of year! Exam results have arrived and we start to receive positive feedback from parents and students. All that hard work has paid off!

Below are a few comments we've received over the past few days about First Tutors and the tutors.

Laura who requested 26 hours A-Level tuition and found Julie to help achieve her goal has said: "Julie's been helping my daughter with AS level maths this year - delighted that she got an A which she worked hard for but wouldn't have achieved without Julie's help and confidence building. Thanks Julie!"

Kirsty received help from Hannah and said: "Before I started with Hannah, I was struggling and was getting D/E. After starting wit... Read More »

GCSE exam results 2017

August 24th, 2017 by Sara Vazquez Shaw

We would like to wish all our tutees the best of luck today as they receive their GCSE exam results. Our tutors no doubt will also be anxious to hear from parents and students with their good news - hopefully!

The team at First Tutors love watching the amazing feedback pouring in from students and parents, whilst many tutors update their tutor profiles with their pupil's results. In a few days time we will be posting some of the best summer feedback comments from happy students this year.

Due to the changes in this year's GCSE grading system, this year's results can't be compared with those of previous years according to headteachers. There are now three top grades - 7, 8 and 9 - compared to two under the old system - A* and A - with A* results now split into 8s and 9s. This needs to be taken into consideration when i... Read More »

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