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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 the Long Island SAT scandal which was first revealed at the en... 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 »

Learning a language can increase your brain size!

January 13th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

According to Swedish scientists, learning an additional language can increase the size of your brain. The study focused on a control group of hard working, Medical and Cognitive Science Students from the US. By measuring their brains before and after the language training, a group of researchers had the unique opportunity to observe what happens to the brain when a language is learnt in a short period of time.

The ... Read More »

Is Homework Pointless?

January 19th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Education experts have argued that homework is 'completely pointless', says The Guardian.

Mr Bennett, director of the ResearchEd conference announced, "I'm not anti homework- it can be a useful tool - but too often it's an exercise in back covering, or box ticking, with no real thought for the educational outcome."

In my opinion nothing ... Read More »

University Admissions: Key Dates

February 2nd, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Registration

You will need to register with UCAS, (the universities and colleges admissions service) during the autumn of Year 2013, usually through your school or college. Your teachers will be able to support you through the process.

Apply

Applications are made online and can be completed in stages. The most important part of your application is your personal statement. T... Read More »

A Level results are out!

August 15th, 2013 by Dexter Findley

...and the feedback is pouring in! Many congratulations to everyone - we wish you all the best for the future!

Today Isabelle received her A level results and thanks to Huw, she improved her grades from D E at AS to B B at A2 [...] and has been accepted int... Read More »

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