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How a tutor can help your child this school year

January 11th, 2017 by Anna Michaelidou

Tutors have become an important part of a child's education, helping them to achieve their target grades and preparing them for dreaded exams. A tutor is a teacher or professional that is paid to work privately with a child and to help them with their specific needs.

The great thing about a tutor is that they can work with your child in a more focused way, ensuring they concentrate on the areas your child is struggling with the most. As parents we know our children and fully comprehend their strengths and weaknesses. So it is up to us to know when we think a little outside help might be needed. There are also some tell-tale signs that your child could really benefit from a private tutor. Here are a few of them:

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Educational Trends 2017 – Maths Mastery

January 4th, 2017 by Anna Michaelidou

2017 has arrived and with it come some great new educational trends that we, here at First Tutors, have been following. The first trend that we delve into this year is Maths Mastery; a programme that aims to improve understanding, enjoyment and attainment in Mathematics.

Many children struggle with Maths and without someone to explain better or some home private tuition many students are struggling to attain at least a grace C in their Maths GCSE. An article in The Telegraph states:

Figures published yesterday (25/08/2016) ... Read More »

Our 10 Favourite Christmas Storybooks for children

December 21st, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Christmas is a magical time for all ages; mince pies, stuffed turkey, presents under a beautifully decorated tree, monopoly and Christmas stories. Christmas just wouldn't feel the same without beautifully illustrated story books and words that take you to another place. From a young age I remember reading, and being read, some wonderful Christmas stories and their essence seemed to linger in the air throughout the whole Christmas period.

Here are 10 great storybooks that will certainly assist in bringing Christmas to life in your home:

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3 books all parents should read

December 8th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

As a parent I am always looking for answers to a whole lot of questions. Parenting is no easy feat and as parents we are always open to advice and tips from other parents who have already been there. Children are precious. They are individuals with their own characters and their own minds.

There are some books that offer great insight into children that we may not have thought of or not be aware of. And some books are so inspirational and full of great ideas on how to become better parents that they shouldn't be missed. Here are three books I think all parents will find inspiration from:

1. HOW to TALK so KIDS will LISTEN and LISTEN so KIDS will TALK - Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

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Educational Gift Ideas for Christmas 2016

November 30th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

It is that wonderful time of year again where Christmas is fast approaching and we should have at least started our Christmas gift shopping. For many of us, including myself, getting the perfect gifts for kids at Christmas can often be a struggle. Buying a gift that will inspire learning in our children as well as being fun and 'awesome' is not as difficult as it may seem.

That's why we have come up with the best educational gift ideas for kids this Christmas to ensure your child's gift is not only trendy, entertaining and suitable for their age but will have a positive effect on their educational learning.

We have come up with different educational categories and suggested some fabulous toys and games for the perfect gift for your child this Christmas.

Coding gifts

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