Archive for 2019

Perform at your best in any exam

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Exams – whether SATs, GCSEs, A Levels or entrance tests – can strike fear into all of us. Whether you’re days, weeks or months away from that first big test, you’re bound to feel a bit jittery. Worry not – there are plenty of things you can do to make sure that you sail through […]

Do you think you need a private tutor?

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

How do you know if your child needs a private tutor? Is it obvious, or are there some telltale signs to watch out for? Interestingly, some children make it clear that they are struggling at school when they are negative about a subject, have special needs, or if their grades suddenly nosedive. Perhaps you have […]

Change a child’s life … be a home tutor

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Are you a classroom-based teacher looking for more flexibility and freedom in your working week? Perhaps you’ve tutored all your own children yourself and want to do the same for other families? Perhaps you’ve had children and still want to teach without all the paperwork and imposed time limits? Maybe you’ve just moved into Cheshire […]

Keep Calm and Revise

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Nerves can get the better of all of us sometimes. But when you’re just about to take important exams, it’s vital to hold your nerve. The trouble is that exam anxiety can be crippling. Our tutor team here at 121 Home Tutors support students with this issue all the time, especially those facing GCSEs and […]

Why it is vital to learn reading skills for exam success

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Hot on the heels of our popular recent post on Dyslexia, we’re back to help your child access reading and harness helpful tools. One of the biggest problems our 121 tutor team come across is children who struggle to process information – and therefore answer questions correctly under exam conditions. Some children sitting SATs, Entrance […]

How to win the homework battle

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Is homework a battleground in your house? Perhaps your child: leaves it until the last minute and then rushes it; refuses to do it with you; flies into a rage unexpectedly. Homework can be a constant bone of contention in so many families. Just telling your child to ‘get on with it’ – or leaving […]

Revision techniques that rock

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Being asked to ‘Revise’ for homework is every student’s nightmare – more so if your child has SEND. Why? The fact is that most students simply don’t know how. Usually a child will sit at their desk at home with their texts and exercise books wondering where to start. Feeling overwhelmed, most give up – […]

How to help your Dyslexic child achieve at home

Friday, January 25th, 2019

If you have a Dyslexic child at primary or secondary school, you will know that education can be quite a battleground. Here are some common problems experienced by students and parents, with some helpful tips from our super tutor team across Manchester and Cheshire. Problem 1:¬†Schoolwork and homework takes longer This in itself can spill […]

Can you really revise GCSE English?

Friday, January 4th, 2019

It is an age-old myth that you can’t revise for English. More so than ever, it’s essential that you do well in your English GCSE, as it’s a core subject qualification which further Education colleges and sixth forms expect you to have under your belt. That’s why you need to: Get to grips with the […]