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Understanding Learning Styles; Is your Learning Style Compatible with Online Education?

November 3rd, 2015 by Anna Michaelidou

Online education is everywhere, everyone knows about it and more and more people are starting to use it. It's popular, it's advanced and it gets results. Let's face it, everything you need to know about anything is right at your fingertips, from how to write an eBook, to finding the perfect home tutor for your child. And online education (as with many types of education) can be great for just about anyone, so long as you are aware of what type of learner you are and can adapt your learning st... Read More »

UK examination boards under investigation

December 13th, 2011 by Sara

Fortunately, we don't often hear about scams within the education sector in the UK although this week an inquiry has been launched in England and Wales due to claims that some examiners gave teachers "tips" on GCSE and A-level questions. Coincidentally in the USA, educators and students are still talking about t... Read More »

It's called Bushisms... Or why George needs an English tutor

November 10th, 2010 by Emily

It's amazing how many people manage to succeed in public life without having 'gotten to grips' with the English language. It seems pretty obvious that the ability to communicate clearly and even cleverly in English is a prerequisite for anybody hoping to get to a position of power and influence. Not so! The former President of the United States of America, George W Bush, has returned to our headlines with the publication of his memoirs, a volume that will no doubt be remembered for what it re... Read More »

Why Desire Still Matters: Loving What you’re learning and Learning What you Love

May 8th, 2012 by Sara

Many modern students look at higher education primarily as a means to an end. If you ask any student on a college campus why they're there, chances are they'll tell you it's because they want to improve their qualification for a job, preferably one that includes status and monetary value. Although financial stability and greater opportunities in the job market are certainly concepts that are worth justifying an education, having a sincere thirst for learning will often take students much fart... Read More »

What is the Year 1 Phonics Test?

May 18th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

We all know how important it is for children to learn literacy. And early learning of the phonics has become a very important part of a child's reading journey. The Phonics Screening test was first launched by the Department of Education in June 2012 and schools will administer the test the week beginning 13 June for this year. The test is defined by the Department of Education as short, light-touch assessments that usually take between four and nine minutes for each child to complete.... Read More »

Organising the year ahead. Happy 2012!

January 4th, 2012 by Sara

Now that the festive season has ended, it's back to routine! Many students are overwhelmed at the thought of organising their time to study, take classes, prepare projects and so forth. Organisation is the keyword when planning study time, tuition lessons, exam dates or revision periods. January is a busy time of the year both for tutors and students so we have collected a few online resources to help manage your time, take notes, prepare projects and generally plan your busy year ahead.

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New reading test for primary school children

April 18th, 2012 by Sara

In a couple of months time a new reading test for six-year-olds will be introduced that has fired much a debate between language experts and teaching unions.

The purpose of the check will be to confirm that all pupils have learned phonic decoding to an age-appropriate standard. Children who do not reach this level should receive extra support from their school to ensure they can improve their decoding skills, and will then have the opportunity to retake the test.

Systematic Sy... Read More »

Should A-Level Maths be compulsory?

July 30th, 2012 by Sara

The Heriot-Watt University in Scotland is having to provide top-up lessons for first-year students studying science,technology and engineering. Leading academic, Professor Martin McCoustra claims that skills such as solving equations are no longer taught thorougly at school. Professor Brain Cantor, Vice Chancellor of York University also said: "We have to give maths remedial classes, often even to triple-A students"

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To all those who received A-level and other exam results - WELL DONE!

August 16th, 2012 by Isa

'...I would highly recommend Greg as a tutor.

THE A-LEVEL RESULTS ARE IN!

Lara's place at Exeter University is now confirmed! Her English grade went up from a B to an A* and her Classics grade went up from a C to a B! A huge thank you, Greg, for all you have done in helping her to achieve this! She is over the moon.' Greg, ... 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 »

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