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How to Encourage Shy Students to Speak Up

February 28th, 2018 by Grace Dickins

As an educator, it's only natural that you want to get your entire class engaged and interested in the lessons you've prepared, but it can be an uphill battle. For some students, it's not so much learning difficulty that keeps them from jumping in discussions, but painful shyness. Need a little help coaxing these quiet participants out of their shells? Here are a few tricks educators swear by:

Start introductions early

The longer a class goes on without addressing shyness, t... Read More »

10 reasons why British State Education is so good

January 19th, 2017 by Anna Michaelidou

British state education is based on the belief that every child, regardless of their background, be entitled to a good education. Children are amazingly resilient and adapt extraordinarily well to their schools. Allowing your child to experience their education through their local state school will see them thrive and adapt to our society.

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How a tutor can help your child this school year

January 11th, 2017 by Anna Michaelidou

Tutors have become an important part of a child's education, helping them to achieve their target grades and preparing them for dreaded exams. A tutor is a teacher or professional that is paid to work privately with a child and to help them with their specific needs.

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6 tips on how to help your child develop their handwriting skills

October 20th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Handwriting is one of those amazing skills that children learn with practice and patience. It is a difficult and challenging skill to master but an important one; and there are plenty of ways to ensure your child develops their handwriting in a smooth and fun way.

Practising is key t... Read More »

4 reasons why teachers and private tutors should work together

October 12th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Teachers are key to a student's education but private tutors also play a large part in the successes of students. There is of course a difference between a teacher and a tutor; a teacher is someone who carries out daily education usually at a school or formal place of education whilst a tutor is someone who gives private lessons and helps students that are struggling with a particular subject or want to get ahead; a... Read More »

#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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7 great ideas for outdoor learning

July 20th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

All children can benefit greatly from spending time in the natural environment. Any learning that is done outdoors will support the development of healthy and active lifestyles whilst offering children the opportunity to express themselves freely and improve their physical state.

Outdoor learning offers children the chance to have hands-on contact with the natural world whilst also having direct contact with the different kinds of weather. Learning outside will nurture a child's cre... Read More »

The 7 vital traits of a successful tutor

June 30th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Tutoring is a fast growing and often much needed addition to a child's education and comes with great responsibility. A private tutor is hired to provide a student with any extra support that they may need and to:

Build a student's confidence Help improve study skills Provide relevant and necessary information Work closely with the student and build a strong, personal relationsh... Read More »

4 great tips to help teach your child to tell the time

June 7th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

We all know how tricky it can be to learn to tell the time. Learning to tell the time is an important skill that all children will eventually have to master. Knowing a few basic tricks can be a great way to help your child on the right path to mastering telling the time.

Some children can find learning to tell the time challenging and difficult and often get confused at reading the clock hands or understanding the different ways of saying the time. We have come up with four great ti... Read More »

5 Fun Science Experiments for kids to try at home

May 26th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Exploring science with children is a fantastic way to encourage a love of learning about science and how science is incorporated into our everyday lives. Introduce your children to some fun home-science experiments and turn learning about science into a fun and interactive experience.

Here at First Tutors we firmly believe in the importance of learning scien... Read More »

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