Archive for 2017

Which GCSE subjects do you NEED to pass?

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Have you just sat your mock exams? If so, or you are about to, you might be worried about how you’ll do in the ‘real’ exams coming up in just a handful of months. Mock exam results can be a shock to the system. Achieving below C grades can cast your immediate study plans in doubt. And if you […]

Study smart this Christmas

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Gah! Exams always appear at the most inconvenient times, don’t they? When it’s hot in the summer, or just before or after Christmas. The truth is, exams are a process that we all go through in life. So rather than feel ‘doom and gloom,’ aim to study smart this Christmas. Here’s our roundup of top […]

Ready to take on the 11+ competition?

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Is your child sitting an entrance exam or the 11+ in the next year? Chances are that you are worried about whether your child will get a place or not? It’s common. With fierce competition to get into top selective grammar and independent schools across Manchester and Cheshire, it’s essential to do a little homework into […]

Is your quiet child invisible in class?

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Well-behaved children at school are the silent majority. And yet, it only takes one or two ‘noisy’ peers in a classroom to disrupt your child’s learning. While teachers do their best to curtail disruptive children, sometimes the quiet ones are overlooked. What could this mean for your child and what can you do to prevent it? Is […]

The Power of Praise

Friday, October 27th, 2017

When your child comes home devastated if they’ve done badly in a test, didn’t secure the ‘expected’ levels or has bombed in an end of term mock exam, the first reaction is often to panic. If you find it bewildering how to help your child overcome disappointment, you’d not be alone. Some children don’t just ‘brush off’ a feeling of failure […]

Why hire a private tutor?

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Why are more and more parents turning to private tuition to support their child achieve? Everyone has a personal reason, of course. However, as one of the top tuition services across Manchester and Cheshire, here are just four reasons we constantly come across: A confidence booster If your child is struggling at school, and just can’t get a […]

The Science Behind How to Study Successfully

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

It’s true! Science proves beyond doubt that there are certain learning and revision techniques which just work. If you find studying for your GCSEs or A Levels a hard slog, try these little beauties: Keep on movin’: Yes… Gone are the days where you have to stay cooped up in your bedroom for hours on end. Studies […]

Is your child struggling in their new school?

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Starting Secondary School can be fraught with worry for many children. Will I make friends? Will I cope with loads of homework? Will older children bully me?  Often, children take to new experiences like a duck to water. Others, however, seem to sink under the weight of it all. But what are the tell-tale signs that your […]

Do you get the new GCSE grades?

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Have you got your head around the new 9-1 grades yet? It’s a tricky old business if you’ve got used to A*- G grades for the past 30 years! So easy to be at sixes and sevens with it all! No wonder there has been some confusion, not least because both A and C have […]

Help others achieve their dreams: be a home tutor

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Every year when the A Level and GCSE results are due, we wait with bated breath to see how our students have done. And every year our hearts swell with pride when we find out they have smashed their predicted grades! It’s one of the best feelings in the world, knowing that you have been part […]