Archive for July, 2010

Tutoring and Dyslexia

Friday, July 30th, 2010

We get several enquiries from parents of children with mild to moderate dyslexia wondering if we can help, and whether or not tutoring is effective for children with the kinds of difficulties with literacy associated with dyslexia. The short answer is yes – we can almost always help. However, we do come across a few common questions, answered in this article

Summer holiday catch-up for primary students

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

For primary age school children the long school summer holidays can seem like a lifetime – and for parents too. Such a long break can mean children forget more or less all they have learnt in the past school term and keeping them occupied and active, as well as keeping their knowledge and skills learnt in memory, is a huge task for parents. in this post we offer some suggestion as to how to keep young minds busy and alert over the school summer holidays

Dealing with university re-sits this summer

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Many undergraduate students, for one reason or another, find themselves struggling with their degree course and to graduate to the next year of study they must pass re-sit exams. Re-sits are usually held in August/September and can cause students to stress and worry that they won’t make the grade. Here we provide some helpful advice and tips to students about dealing with re-sits.

11 plus/ grammar school entrance tests – gear up for September!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

If your child has just completed Year 5 and you’re hoping for a place at a state grammar school you’ll know that this year’s summer holiday is critical. The 11+/entrance test season starts in the first week of September. (Independent school entrance tests tend to take place after Christmas – we’ll cover them in a […]

School reports – how to really find out how your child is doing

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Does this look familiar? In English lessons this term 8ENGJH have worked on punctuation skills and the interpretation of excerpts from Romeo and Juliet. A series of challenging learning objectives was set for a combination of written and oral assessment within the KS3 learning framework for English. Jimmy has demonstrated a good understanding of the […]