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#MyFavouriteTeacher - First Tutors Competiton

October 5th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

We, at First Tutors, have all experienced and seen the impact a good teacher can have on a child's life and we're sure you have too. We all remember something a teacher once told us that still resonates strongly in our lives today, the comforting words they shared with us that reminded us we could achieve our goals, those tips they gave us that got us through some tough exams or the magical way they inspired us to love learning.

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#SummerKidsRead - First Tutors Competition

June 13th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Summer is coming! And how many of us are looking forward to lounging on the beach with the sun beaming down on us and our favourite book in our hands? Our kids on the other hand are looking forward to six weeks of no lessons, fun days out and as little school-work as possible.

We all know that getting children to read can b... Read More »

Spelling Star – the new family TV Show is looking for a UK Spelling Star!

May 10th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Children learn to spell in the same way that they learn to read; through developmental stages. And naturally some children progress faster than others. Is your child such a spelling star?

If so from the producers of Pointless and The Million Pound Drop comes an exciting new TV show for Sky 1...

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#RevisionCalm – First Tutors Competition

February 22nd, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

The half-term is is now over and the race towards exam-time has begun. Spring will soon arrive and with it brings the air of preparing for those upcoming, important exams.

Some may say that February is too early to start stressing about exams, while others will already have their revision timetables ready and their private t... Read More »

Child Genius of the Year 2015

February 3rd, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Celebrating the extraordinary lives of gifted children and their families - the hit documentary series is back!

Production company Wall To Wall is once again searching to find the country's most brilliant young minds to take part in Channel 4's 'Child Genius' documentary series and competition.

Applicants must be born between 1st September 2002 and 31st August 2006

Register Online Attempt and submit 10 b... Read More »

East Coast Musician of the Year Competition 2014

September 22nd, 2014 by Sally

Closing date for the 2014 for The East Coast Musician of the Year Competition 2014 is fast approaching. Closing date Monday 13/10/2014.

The East Coast Musician of the Year Competition 2014 will be held in November in Bridlington, East Yorkshire Closing date 13/10/2014, Heats 8/11/2014, Final 22/11/2014.

There are 5 entry classes 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, 18 and under and an open class for over 18. The choice of instrument and music is left to t... Read More »

Meet Paul our Scrabble Champion!

November 6th, 2013 by Sara Vazquez Shaw

FY, URG, LITU and YEAH are all words that Paul, our ingenious maths and physic tutor employed to win the British National Scrabble title for the second time!Paul who teaches maths and physics at all levels from his home in Rushden, is one ... Read More »

Child Genius of the Year 2014

October 30th, 2013 by Sara Vazquez Shaw

Is your child a marvel at maths or a whizz with words? Web-coding whizzkid or strategic game supremo? Novelist, blogger or persuasive public speaker? Business brain or ingenious inventor?

If you know a 5-12* year old who would relish meeting like-minded bright young children...and if he or she would enjoy competing for the much coveted title of Child Genius, then we would love to hear from you!

Celebrating the extraordinary lives of gifted children and their families - the hit... Read More »

Debate of the week: Too much competition for courses?

January 18th, 2010 by Emily

This week, the university think tank Million+ revealed that competition for university places this year is set to be tougher than ever. According to Professor Les Ebdon, chair of Million+, applications for degree places will rise by nearly 40% in some institutions and an average of 20% in new universities. Professor Ebdon says that many students will fail to gain a place on a course as a result of this huge competition for places, deeming it an "abs... Read More »