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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.

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Special Education Needs. The Reform

January 19th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

MP Edward Timpson announced at the end of last year that a large sum of money would be given to local authorities to aid the demand in special educational needs.

17.9% of pupils in schools in the UK (2014 stats) have special educational needs. These children require extra help or support... Read More »

Dyslexia and the Education System

April 29th, 2013 by Narinda

...things your SENCO never told you!

"I am a parent first, and secondly a... (in my case 'tutor')"

Many parents say that, don't they?

But when it comes to having a child with dyslexia - the two roles have to become inextricably linked, not just for professionally trained teachers/tutors, like me, but all parents. The problem is that even though dyslexia has been recognised as existing for the past 30-odd years, the progress with regard teacher training in th... Read More »

Three Key Ways to optimise how the Brain Learns

October 27th, 2012 by Sara

Guest post by David Morgan.

Children spend so much of their life in a classroom. The average person spends fourteen thousand, one hundred and forty-five hours of life at school! But there are a few key ways that help the brain learn more easily and make that time better spent:

1. Prioritizing play

Learning is optimized for children and many adults in an active, play-based learning environment. I think we would all agree that boredom is the death of lea... Read More »

Private tuition for the gifted child

August 13th, 2012 by Sara

Gifted children are natural learners, they may have an eye for important detail are often inquisitive, yet sceptical too. They have a curiosity to seek information for its own sake whether useful or not! You may find that the gifted child likes to read on their own, often preferring books written for children older than themselves.

Gifted children are also very creative, they are flexible thinkers and able to use many different alternatives and approaches to problem solving. They ca... Read More »

Summer activities for children with learning difficulties

June 28th, 2012 by Sara

The summer holidays are probably the best time of the year for all children to engage in many kinds of educational opportunities but children with learning disabilities can really benefit by taking part in learning activities that are part of their summer experience. Fun is guaranteed and their achievements will boost their overall confidence.

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Easyread - Learn to read the easy way

May 23rd, 2012 by Isa

It is estimated that Dyslexia is experienced by between 4-8% of schoolchildren across England. It is believed that dyslexia is more common in boys than girls, but so far what causes Dyslexia is unknown. Dyslexia primarily affects the reading ability of an individual, but the extent to which is does so depends on the severity of their individual condition.

Easyread is an organisation who have designed special... Read More »

Maths problems - Dyscalculia

March 13th, 2012 by Sara

What is Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia comes from Greek and Latin which means: "counting badly". The Greek prefix "dys" means "badly" and the Latin word Calculia comes from "calculare" which means "to count".

Dyscalculia is considered to be a learning disability involving the inability to understand maths. Although maths disabilities can be a co... Read More »

English spelling – the craziest system in the world!

September 26th, 2011 by Sara

For many students that study English as a second language, the majority will agree that learning to pronounce and spell in English can be a nightmare! Although English verbs are simple in comparison to most languages; with the subjugation changing only in the 3rd person ("he sees, she sees") and with the past tense needing only an "-ed" at the end of most words - when it comes to spelling ... Read More »

Dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD… if THEY succeeded, so can you!

January 26th, 2011 by Sara

In recent weeks the First Tutors team has noticed an increased demand for one to one tuition from students suffering with learning difficulties. Whether this be dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADD, ADHD or even mild Asperger's syndrome, they all fall under the HELP ME PLEASE requests from our tutees!

Many of our tutors have vast experience dealing with students that have learning difficulties. We even have a "... Read More »

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