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Accountancy as a career

May 26th, 2011 by Sara

Accountancy is the fastest growing area of business activity and also the universal language of commerce, underpinning economies the world over. If you are thinking of pursing a career in accountancy you will probably have a strong set of skills; the obvious number one skill will be maths, but paying attention to close details will also be an important requirem... Read More »

Great ways to help your child build their social skills

November 3rd, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Some children are naturally very social while others may need a helping hand to build these invaluable skills. Children develop different social skills at different ages from saying "hi" and "bye" or laughing at something amusing from two-to-three years of age to using different gestures and postures and sharing their emotions more easily by the age of seven.

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Encouraging teenagers to study – an impossible task?

July 23rd, 2009 by Emily

Education can often be the last thing on a teenager's mind, particularly when there is plethora of computer games, social networking sites and TV channels competing for their attention.

Encouraging a child to study can be the hardest challenge a parent or private tutor will face, particularly during the school holidays when teenagers have put ... Read More »

Finding our niche sites

July 14th, 2009 by Emily

Over the last few months we have launched several new sites with focus on non-academic tuition. We hope that these sister sites will make it easier for parents and tutees to learn new skills and for tutors to showcase their additional talents using the same format as the academic site. The new niches are:

Music: Helping you find a music teacher for popular instruments for e... Read More »

Tutoring via Twitter?

August 13th, 2009 by Emily

It seems that not a day goes by without some reference to Twitter in the media; be it a wayward politician telling all about inner-party secrets or an overpaid footballer throwing a tantrum about their recent transfer dealings, Twitter seems to be the weapon of choice if you want to make yourself heard these days. But does it have the potential to help private tutors deliver t... Read More »

Combat text speak with English tuition

October 20th, 2010 by Emily

A good command of the English language is vital for success - not just at work, but in everyday life too. Unfortunately, many young people struggle with English and find themselves unable to spell, construct sentences or use grammar correctly. Some one to one tuition in English can help to correct any errors and lazy habits picked up by students more used to texting than writing proper English in longhand with a fountain p... Read More »

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 creat... Read More »

The pros and cons of home tuition

July 27th, 2009 by Emily

As news headlines are increasingly dominated by stories of knife crime and teen gang violence, it may come as no surprise to learn that more and more parents are opting to stay away from the school gates and have their children exclusively tutored at home.

The theory is that if they are schooled indoors, children will grow up without encountering many of the less desirable elements of the ... Read More »

Preparing your child for their GCSEs - Part 1

August 12th, 2010 by Emily

GCSEs are the first set of exams which have an influence on a pupil's career. Successful results enable pupils to take their pick of A-level subjects, and the top universities like to see a stream of A*s and As when it comes to GCSEs on UCAS forms.

With that in mind, it's so important to prepare your child well for their GCSE studies. Here are three ways in which you can do this.

1. Stress to y... Read More »

Preparing your child for A-levels

August 27th, 2010 by Emily

With competition for university places getting steeper, the pressure on A-level students is more intense than ever before. So how can you prepare your child for sixth form without stressing them out? Here are a few of our top tips:

1. Your child may have mixed feelings about their A-levels before they've even started them. Assure your child that with the right discipline, they have as much chance as a... Read More »

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