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Maths and English Tutoring

Reflections on Tutoring over the 2020 -2021 Academic Year

This year, for the first time, I have been 100% online. I have been teaching maths and English Key Stage 3 and GCSE.  Some parents were reluctant to try online lessons at first but thought it was the only way to keep their children on track, so agreed to give it...

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Advantages of Online Tuition

Most people today use technology in their daily lives, in fact, it is hard not to use technology, as our world becomes increasingly smarter. Online tutors and online tutoring has been around for a very long time and is increasingly becoming more popular, however, many...

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The grading system for GCSE

Key points about the new 9-1 grading system By 2019, all GCSE results will use the new system. The idea behind the new grading system is that it allows more differentiation as there is an extra grade to play with. A new grade 4 and above will be roughly the same as...

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Preparing for Exams

Exam stress: Tips for the anxious Thousands of pupils across England are about to start their GCSE exams, marking the beginning of what can often be a stressful and anxious time for teenagers and parents alike. Food Nutritional therapist Kerry Torrens recommends...

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Dyscalculia

Typical symptoms include Difficulty counting backwardsDifficulty remembering 'basic' factsSlow to perform calculationsWeak mental arithmetic skillsA poor sense of numbers and estimationDifficulty in understanding place valueAddition is often the default operationHigh...

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The Summer Slide and the benefits of Private Lessons

The traditional long summer holiday often results in serious learning loss, something researchers have known for many years now. This wealth of study has shown that students routinely score lower on tests at the end of summer break than they did just a few months...

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