Archive for May, 2013

Shorter school holidays make for more successful students

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Last month Michael Gove, Education Minister, argued that pupils in England should spend more hours in school each day and have shorter holidays. Speaking at an education conference he said that the most successful education system (in East Asia) has both longer days and fewer holidays. He argues that our education system was designed to […]

The Child Driven education

Monday, May 13th, 2013

TED is an organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It’s a fantastic resource for students (and teachers) to watch inspirational speakers talk about a variety of topics. We recently came across educational researcher Sugata Mitra talking at TED about children and teaching. “There are places on earth, in every country, where, for various reasons, good […]

How to become a private tutor

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

At 121 Home Tutors we regularly get calls and emails from people who are interested in becoming private tutors. Some of these people are already teachers, have teaching qualifications, have tutored in the past or have some sort of educational experience. However,  many have no teaching experience or qualifications at all and want to take […]