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Fun Apps For Online Learning

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Most children nowadays seem to be joined at the hip to their computers, don’t they? Why not harness their interest in the Internet by dipping into the following websites to make learning extra fun.

1. National Geographic for Kids.  What a fascinating site this is – full of facts, games and videos about animals, nature, history and the planet. A must see!

2. PoraOra A gorgeously colourful site with interactive games and apps linked to the National Curriculum. Perfect for primary school children…

3. The BBC…  The BBC’s Bitesize website is so comprehensive – and always updated in line with National Curriculum changes. Covering both primary and secondary subjects, it’s a fantastic resource we urge you to use.

4. NASA for kids. UK astronaut Tim Peake’s recent space adventures seem to have caught the imagination of many a youngster. If your child is a would-be space explorer too, then spend some time exploring NASA for Kids. Great fun…

5. Learning Games for Kids. Although an American site, it is packed with fun learning games covering a wide spectrum of subjects. Everything from Maths and English to brain games, Science and Geography.

Anything which inspires learning is worth spending time on. Here at 121 Home Tutors, covering Manchester and some parts of Cheshire, our private tutors help primary, secondary and A level youngsters find learning more accessible.

If your son or daughter is stuck, going round in circles or has lost confidence in a subject, we can definitely help you today. Whether you’re interested in online tutoring or a tutor visiting your home, just get in touch…

Online tutoring – is it the future?

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Over the last few years we’ve seen lots of online tutoring companies pop up. And there are plenty of online learning methods.

Here at 121 Home Tutors we offer online tutor in a number of different subjects including:

English – lower secondary, scholarship entry exams, GCSE, proofreading, general writing

History – lower secondary, scholarship entry exams, GCSE, AS, A2, degree

Maths – primary, 11+, entrance tests, GCSE, A level

Physics – GCSE, AS, A2

Psychometric aptitude tests – for graduate job applications

How does online tutoring work?

We use the same tutors we use for face to face tutoring – they are of the same high standard. For many students we combine online and face to face tutoring so we work with tutors who are able to provide tutoring in both ways.

We can also offer tutoring that just happens online – and we use a variety of technologies. So it could be Skype or Facetime to create the same face to face tutorial feeling. We also use Google+ Hangouts as well as constantly exploring new technologies for distance, online tutoring.

What are the benefits?

  • It’s great for students who live in rural areas, don’t want to have a tutor in the home (this can be for many reasons such as no quiet area to study). This form of tutoring also means we can help students in any part of the country or the world.
  • Online tutoring can be more flexible – tutors might not be able to travel to a students home early in the morning or late at night but might be able to offer online tutoring at those times. It can also be useful for students who struggle to concentrate for long face to face tutoring sessions as you can break online learning into shorter 15 or 30 minute sessions.
  • It works well for a number of subjects but can be especially helpful for essay based topics where the tutor can look a piece of work and then chat through any issue during a web based tutorial.

If you are interested in online tutoring then contact 121 Home Tutors today.