Archive for 2020

How to keep learning through the Coronavirus Crisis

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

The global pandemic has hit the world for six! Here in the UK, schools have closed for the foreseeable, thrusting most parents into the position of being home tutor. Most for the first time in their lives! Schools are supplying plenty of homework, daily learning challenges and packs of information to wade through. While some […]

How to spot if your child has mental health issues

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Mental health issues strike most of us at some point in our lives. If you are a regular reader, you’ll know that we often mention student stress, anxiety and mindfulness as young people are now affected by it more than ever before. Children go through a testing time through puberty as it is, so it […]

When should you start 11 Plus practice?

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Year 6 is quite a year for our children whether they are sitting entrance exams, SATs or preparing to move up to Secondary school. All are academic hurdles which children need to navigate… Entrance exams for Grammar, Independent or Private Schools need different preparation since the exams fall between September in Year 6 or just […]

I’m just not good enough…

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Have you ever heard a child say how useless they are as they’ve failed an exam, or seen their face fall when academically compared to their peers? It’s heart-wrenching. The sad truth is that there is a fixation in society on being perfect. Social media encourages it, and young people are exposed to it every […]

Get on top of your Literature Revision

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Have you noticed that GCSE literature texts seem to swallow up so much lesson time in your first GCSE year? With everything on your plate, it’s fairly typical to reach year 11 feeling totally overwhelmed by what you seem to have FORGOTTEN! As the dreaded mocks approach, questions such as ‘Who is Macbeth again..?’ and […]

Achieve your English GCSE the Easier Way

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Since posting, ‘Can you really revise GCSE English?’ it’s interesting to note that this remains a core subject which many students continue to struggle with. But why? Many of our local students across Manchester and Cheshire tell us that the combination of Language and Literature swallows up so much time. It can take weeks to […]

Your essential tick list when hiring a private tutor

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Your child is precious – you can’t take any chances with their wellbeing. So if you are considering hiring a private tutor in Manchester or Cheshire – or maybe online – it’s essential to do your homework first. Just because some tutors advertise via online directories, there is no guarantee that they are safe. These […]