Archive for July, 2013

Tutoring for gifted children

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

A few weeks ago a report published by Ofsted stated that clever children are being failed by our schools. Ofsted inspectors are concerned we have a culture of low expectation, meaning brighter children aren’t recognised or pushed to achieve higher grades. It’s a problem we see here at 121 Home Tutors. Class teachers often don’t […]

The summer holidays are here!

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Most children have now finished school for the long summer holidays (or it’s your last week next week!). So how can you balance fun with a bit of education over the next six weeks? The first thing we advise is that for a week or so you just forget learning. Give yourself and your children […]

How young is too young for tutoring?

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Would you hire a private tutor for your two year old?  Believe it or not some parents do. Recent reports have suggested that parents are signing very young children up for elocution lessons to prepare them for future educational settings such as prep school or Oxbridge.  So is tutoring at such a young age necessarily […]

The end of the 11+?

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Chelmsford County High School for Girls recently announced they will be replacing the 11+ (11-plus) with a new selection system. The headmistress of the school took this step because she felt the existing 11-plus discouraged girls from applying because their parents couldn’t afford the tutoring required. The new test is designed to be ‘tutor proof’, […]