Archive for December, 2014

The Magical World of Maths…

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Many primary school children – whether facing SATS or entrance exams – find Maths tricky. It can be abstract yet logical, requiring children to understand loads of different concepts at once. Fractions, algebra, decimals et al can be confusing at first. Because of this, children are often put off discovering more about maths’ magical wonders! […]

Cracking Christmas facts! Bet you didn’t know that…

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Whether you’re pulling a few crackers today, lighting candles for Hanukkah, or gearing up for the Chinese New year, Yuletide is full of fascinating facts and myths. Take Father Christmas, for instance… He’s had a busy night! Even beat the law of physics to deliver presents to 378 million children worldwide! Flying east to west through […]

How will the 2015 Education shake-up affect you?

Monday, December 15th, 2014

As we deck the halls with holly at 121 Home Tutors, we’re keeping an eye on education changes across Manchester and Cheshire in 2015. So what are they, and what can you do to make the best of them? 1. GCSE Curriculum. If your son/daughter is currently in year 9, they’ll be the first year to […]

‘Tis the season … for revision

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Tra la la la la la la la la. As the term winds down and festivities gain pace, it can be hard for children to manage revision during this jolly season! With mock exams often before or just after Christmas, and some entrance exams in January, how can children avoid exam panic and still enjoy […]