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7 Tips For Coping With Exam Stress

June 2nd, 2017 by Sarah Adams

During exam season, it is common to feel nervous and stressed before and during the big day. High stress levels around exam times can effect performance. Here at First Tutors, we've put together some tips to help you recognise when you are feeling stressed and learning to manage these stress symptoms.

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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-desire... Read More »

#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... Read More »

Why more GCSE students are seeking private tuition

January 12th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

GCSEs are a very important stepping stone to a student's academic, or non-academic, future. They will determine whether a student goes on to study A-levels in sixth form and also set a path for entry into a University. They will also help enrich a CV should the student not wish to further their studies.

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The 16 Best Strategies for Successful Exam Preparation

December 3rd, 2015 by Anna Michaelidou

Most students (children, teenagers and adults) dread the inevitable exam-time. And all students have their own method of revision and set themselves their own time in which to prepare. Whether you give yourself a month, a week or start revising three months before depends on how easily you recall information or how organised you are; but there are plenty of ways to ensure your study time can ... Read More »

Congratulations GCSE Students!

August 21st, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Thousands of teenagers received their GCSE results yesterday. Congratulations to all our students for receiving fantastic grades!

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Can you pass the SQA Higher Maths exam?

August 7th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Earlier this week, Scottish students received their exam results. Congratulations to all our students who took part and secured the results they were after!

Overall, students achieved a record 156,000 Higher passes, up 5.5 per cent on 2014, with the number of Scottish-domiciled students securing university places at the start of Higher results day has increased by 3 per cent year-on-year, with 24,800 learners being accepted.*

There has been some controversy surrounding the new... Read More »

Dealing With Exam Nerves

January 20th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Do you suffer from exam nerves? Psychologists from the University of Surrey have discovered heightened results in memory when your eyes are shut. Cognitive therapist, Art Markman explains that shutting off your vision is helpful when you're trying to dig up lost information in your brain. When you are anxious, you can become easily forgetful so here are a... Read More »

Boost Your Brainpower With Brain Food!

January 16th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Nutritional therapist, Jane Jo Lewis recommends eating well to optimise both mental and physical health.

Low GI wholegrain foods such as oats, brown cereals and pasta along with wholegrain bread, can help slowly release glucose into your body; a great source of energy- ideal for long stretches of revision or exam prep.

Good sources of fatty acids including; linseed (flaxseed) oil, soya bean oil, pumpkin seeds, walnut oil and soya beans are suggested for a good functioning brai... Read More »

GCSE Reform 2015

January 16th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Out with the old and in with the new. From September 2015 new GCSEs will be taught in schools and colleges across England. Year 9 students who will be making their GCSE choices this year, will unearth a change to the mandatory subjects; English Language, English Literature, and Maths. With GCSE starters seeing a change to all subjects by September 2019.

The maths GCSE will be more 'challenging' with emphasis o... Read More »

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