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Is Maths a Marmite subject?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Ahh Maths…! Children seem to either love it, or hate it – just like Marmite. Some children love solving brain teasers, understand number patterns, and appreciate the logical ‘black and white’ aspect of Maths. For others, Maths is an absolute minefield where numbers on the page make no sense AT ALL. Of course, because Maths […]

Spark Your Child’s Interest in Science

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Science is often a feared subject as it is split into three areas. Plus because it’s information heavy, students have to remember so much in a short space of time. The trick though is to spark their interest first, pique their curiosity, get them asking questions. Once they are hooked, you can build on that […]

How to thrive at school in the tough times

Monday, November 30th, 2020

One of the biggest fears children in education have is fear of the unknown. Will exams be on, won’t they? Will I be prepared for the future, won’t I? Am I taking the right or wrong GCSE/A Level options? The truth is, none of us can second guess what the future holds. Instead of feeling […]

Ever considered a vocational career path to success?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Academic career routes such as A Levels don’t suit everyone. If you know what you want to do already and fancy pursuing a practical course equivalent to three A Levels, then a T Level could be right up your street. T Levels are technical qualifications which blend in-class study with work experience. Launched to 16-19 […]

How to Get Mind and Body Fit

Friday, October 30th, 2020

ANY exercise will boost brain power, increase resistance to illness and help concentration levels. That’s why getting your kids to move more can have a massive impact on their health and school achievements. As we explored in our last post, ‘Can Exercise Really Boost School Performance?’ getting fit is a no brainer. But where do […]

Can Exercise Really Boost School Performance?

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Are your children often glued to smartphones, consoles or computers? Very different to how we grew up: running about outside after school, climbing trees and meeting mates in the park were commonplace. Not so now. Yet studies have proven that physical exercise really does boost learning. How? And what benefits are there? Why exercise is […]

Be an Online Learning Ninja

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Online education is transforming how young people learn across the globe. In fact, online tuition ticks so many boxes for busy parents and young people nowadays, it explains why demand has gone through the roof here at 121 Home Tutors… Though we still provide the best in face-to-face tutoring across Manchester and Cheshire, we also […]

How to stay on top of new term nerves

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Whether your child is starting a new term, new school, or is moving into new classes, the same happens every year! Panic stations… New situations, new people, a new routine can feel overwhelming – even for teachers! So it’s normal for our kids to feel the jitters at the start of a new experience. How […]

Is my child dyslexic?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Have you ever wondered if your child is dyslexic? Sometimes, it can be hard to tell as it’s common for children to misspell words, forget things, dislike reading, be disorganised, struggle to write neatly.. Plus, because Dyslexia can manifest itself in multiple ways and affect children differently, some young people are labelled for years as […]

Why do I have to study Maths?

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Far from being on the curriculum to torture children’s brains, Maths is a crucial part of life. You can’t go shopping, cook, drive, run a business, travel, do DIY, divide a pizza, buy a house or tell the time without applying a mathematical concept. And yet interestingly, humans have been using Maths since early man […]