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Verbal Reasoning. What is it and why is it important?

February 9th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

When we hear the words 'Verbal Reasoning' our minds automatically jump to the eleven plus tests that school children sit in various parts of England for a place at a grammar school. But Verbal Reasoning is not just used for the eleven plus. It is also used by many employers to test the skills of their prospective employees and by many graduate training schemes to disting... Read More »

Should Primary School children do homework during the Christmas holidays?

December 23rd, 2015 by Anna Michaelidou

Christmas is upon us once again and the children are all excited that their schools will soon be closing. It's a wonderful time for spending time together as a family; Christmas shopping, wrapping presents, writing letters to Santa, playing Trivial Pursuit and lots of Turkey, stuffing and chocolates. So a popular debate at this time of year is "should children be doing homework during this fun-filled time or should they be allowed to forget about school-work and enjoy their time-o... 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 »

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 »

Become a memory guru

April 11th, 2013 by Darja Valujeva

The Journey method of memorising important information is something I came across absolutely accidentally and it struck me how simple and absolutely brilliant it is. Sadly the times of me taking exams have passed but I can still use the technique for shopping lists, phone numbers or addresses.

I have always ... Read More »

Exam revision made easy with the help of a private tutor

June 6th, 2012 by Sara

Ask students what they think about revising for exams and many will tell you that revision is monotonous and boring. If a student hasn't received any help or guidance when approaching exam revision, they will have probably learnt their subject materials in unproductive ways.

A good private tutor will be able to offer a student a variety of revisio... Read More »

Finding a place to study

September 12th, 2011 by Sara

Finding a place to study is a matter of personal taste. Your learning effectiveness declines every time your concentration is interrupted during study. Most students prefer a quiet area away from other people, television or music centres. On the other hand maybe you have learned to study with background music and find absolute silence a distraction in itself!

It is important to make sure that your study area is comfortable but of course not too comfortable to invite you to nod off! Th... Read More »

Learning to learn

March 24th, 2011 by Sara

If you are seeking to develop or improve your study skills, a private tutor can provide you with a great variety of formats and approaches. Learning how to manage your study time, scheduling and setting goals, prioritising tasks, planning assignments or improving exam revision techniques are all tactics that most private tutors are very familiar with.

There are many different methods and you may find that one ... Read More »

Exams? Start preparing NOW!

February 9th, 2011 by Sara

In a few months time exam season will be here but fortunately there is still plenty of time to prepare for those stressful weeks ahead. What with essay writing, finding a revision strategy, preparing coursework or university applications, the list seems endless.

We all know how hard it can be to feel confident at exam time but we must realise that being prepared is a key factor. A private tutor who has experience in preparing students for e... Read More »

Sharpen your study skills

July 26th, 2010 by Emily

It's one thing knowing that you need to study, but do you actually know how to do it?

Study skills are a relatively new addition to the curriculum, and indeed they may still not be taught in all schools. If you went to school some time ago then you may not even know what they are.

Study skills are the techniques that everybody needs to learn effectively and ... Read More »

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