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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 »

Verbal, logical, visual or aural. What’s your learning style

May 21st, 2011 by Sara

Many of our tutors suggest a first evaluation/assessment lesson when taking on new tutees. This may seem obvious; they need to know what areas you need help with, discover your weak points, but did you know that many tutors also like to discover your personal learning style?

Learning styles are categorized into the following groups:

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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 »

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 »

Dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD… if THEY succeeded, so can you!

January 26th, 2011 by Sara

In recent weeks the First Tutors team has noticed an increased demand for one to one tuition from students suffering with learning difficulties. Whether this be dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADD, ADHD or even mild Asperger's syndrome, they all fall under the HELP ME PLEASE requests from our tutees!

Many of our tutors ha... Read More »

5 online resources for Citizenship tutors

February 17th, 2010 by Emily

Citizenship is one of the newest subjects on the curriculum but fast becoming one of the most important. An understanding of Citizenship helps pupils to learn about their rights and responsibilities under UK law. Here's our pick of the best online resources to help Citizenship tutors put their students on the right path.

1. Overton Grange School, in Surrey, has a wealth of subject resources on ... Read More »

First Tutors short listed as Finalist for the Education Investor Awards 2014

July 15th, 2014 by Gerry

First Tutors are delighted to have been short listed as a finalist for the 2014 Awards.

The award judges at Education Investor are looking for organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Education sector in 2013- 14. We're delighted to have been acknowledged as innovators within the education industry in the category of "Private Tutoring Company of the Year".

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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 »

Creative writing, talent or skill?

June 4th, 2011 by Sara

Writing of any sort is not easy but perhaps creative writing is the hardest of all. Creative writing falls into the fiction/non-fiction or poetry categories, but essentially it's purpose is to express thoughts, feelings and emotions, rather than to simply convey information. Perhaps you have noticed that your child has a vivid imagination and loves reading books and inventing his/her own stories?

Perha... Read More »

The Definitive Guide to Choosing an 11 Plus Tutor for Entrance Exams

September 17th, 2015 by Anita Lee

Around about now, many of you will be pondering whether to engage an 11 plus private tutor, or whether you can / should prepare your child for the entrance exam yourself. At FirstTutors.com, we've taken a look through our data, asked for views from tutors and parents and collated it all here to help you make that decision. Our guide will show you:

what to look for if you do proceed with a... Read More »

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