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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 st... Read More »

The 2016 top 5 subjects students get most tutored for

November 17th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Every parent wants their child to succeed academically and a private tutor is often the best way to secure this success. Children and teens are tutored throughout the year in an array of different subjects and for many different reasons. It may be that they need some extra help understanding homework or school-work, that they have important exams coming up or they just want to stay ahead. But what subjects are peopl... Read More »

Exploring the Year 2 SAT's

April 14th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

If you have a child in year 2 or year 6 you may well be aware of the SATs they will have to face at the end of Key stages 1 and 2. Today we are going to explore the Year 2 SATs test. Children who started Year 2 in September 2015 will be the first to take the new style Key stage 1 SATs in May 2016.

What are the Year 2 SATs?

T... Read More »

The Top 8 Tutoring Tips for Maths Homework

November 24th, 2015 by Anna Michaelidou

We all know that Maths does not come naturally to everyone and contains some concepts that can be difficult for children to learn. Many parents turn to private tutoring as understanding complex problems and trying to explain them to your child can be extremely difficult and frustrating. The great thing with tutors is that they usually develop unique methods of training... Read More »

Revision Courses

March 27th, 2015 by Sara

With less than two months before exams are here again, many students will be looking for revision courses to boost their chances of obtaining the grades they dream of.

What are revision courses?

Revision courses can provide students taking core subjects, a well-organised and highly structured course that can greatly boost a student's potential. They are designed to improve a student's performance in GCSE, AS, and A-level exams which focus on key subject areas ... Read More »

Importance of Maths

March 26th, 2013 by Sam

All subjects are important in the curriculum: but maths is one of the most crucial to success in later life. With the exception of English, what other subject to do you use every single day in our lives?

The government has recognised this and want to encourage more students to carry on doing maths at post-16 level. At secondary school level, they are trying to offer the additional mechanics qualification for students in year 9 and above. This is equivalent to an A level and is quite c... Read More »

Choosing Maths A-Level modules

April 25th, 2012 by Sara

Students who are confident they will pass their GCSE maths exams this year may already be thinking about taking A-level maths next year. Depending on your school and exam board, you may have the option to choose which modules to take.

A-level maths includes six modules, with each score of these modules ... 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 »

GCSE English and maths - more important than ever!

November 28th, 2011 by Sara

It's not so much about how many GCSEs you obtain but what GCSEs you obtain. This may seem to be a surprising statement to make but recent research has found that there is a strong link between cities that have a high youth unemployment rate with the lack of GCSE English and Maths. Between 2007 and 2010 nearly 50% of pupils living in cities left education without GCSE grades A* to C in these s... Read More »

Test 2. Common entrance exams,11+/13+

August 9th, 2011 by Sara

Here is our second test for you to practice for the common entrance exams. Questions by courtesy of Galore Park for the ISEB board.

At a funfair there was a stall where people could roll a die. (courtesy of Galore Park)


£1 to enter

Choose your own die

Roll a six and... Read More »

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