Archive for 2016

Exam failure isn’t the end of the world

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Have you just taken your GCSE or A level mocks and didn’t get anywhere near your predicted grades? Perhaps you’ve exams after the holidays, and are worried you are just not performing at your best just now? Yes, that’s me. What now? First off, you’re not alone. Thousands of students like you will be feeling the same […]

Is your child falling through the SEN gap?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

As a popular tuition service across Trafford, we meet so many parents who have constant worries about their child’s education. This year was no exception… One of the problems in schools, whether at primary or secondary, is that there is only so much support available to struggling children in the classroom. Unless your child has […]

How to get first past the post this exam season

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

You’ll know from our last post – Testing times in education – that your child’s school life is full of challenge. And for some of you with teenagers facing mock exams in the next few weeks, it will be all too real. Of course this year, exams will feel much different than previous ones. At GCSE and A […]

Testing times in education

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Testing has always been contentious – notably disagreements surrounding when is the best time to conduct tests and how. Plus whether too much testing takes the joy out of learning. Tests, by their very nature, determine a child’s progress and ability at any one time. With baseline testing recently scrapped for four to five year olds, […]

Help! Could my UCAS ‘application’ be rejected?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

There is nothing worse than failing at the last hurdle by not being offered a place at your desired university. On top of that, imagine the misery of being told you can’t sit the course you’ve set your heart on. Sadly, it’s more common than you imagine. Just applying isn’t enough! Given that many undergraduate course deadlines […]

Is your child in a muddle with schoolwork?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

It’s October. By now, your child’s new timetable will be in full flow – with set homework on regular days and after-school clubs to squeeze in. But if you are like many of the parents who contact us, it’s this time of the school year when workload problems surface. Perhaps you’ve experienced these issues? Homework sheets and letters […]

Make a real difference … join 121 Home Tutors today

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Are you interested in becoming a private tutor with one of the most popular tuition companies across Manchester and Cheshire? Who are we hiring to join our top tuition team? If you: Had a break from teaching and want the flexibility of private tutoring Want to boost your income doing a rewarding, inspiring job Are a subject specialist, passionate about […]

How to survive a new school term

Monday, September 5th, 2016

After such a long holiday break, are you ready for the new term? Getting back into routine is so much easier if you are prepared for it. Here’s a dollop of practical advice to avoid ‘back to school’ stress! Plan early starts Leave everything to the morning, expect chaos. Lay out uniform, prepare packed lunches and pack school bags the night […]

Fancy being a private tutor? It’s the best job in the world

Friday, August 5th, 2016

What other career in education offers you: Complete flexibility to choose your hours and days The chance to make a REAL difference to children’s futures Professional pay for your time and expertise Extra income when you want it, including holidays In fact, we’d go so far as to say it’s the BEST job in the world. No […]

How important is self confidence?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

How confident is your child? Research just published shows that girls’ confidence deteriorates as they progress through their teens. Worrying, isn’t it? Adolescence is an inevitable battle as it is. With the onset of puberty, a host of physical, emotional and social changes hugely impact on teenagers. Add the pressures of achieving at school to the […]