Archive for 2020

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 […]

Is your child really ready for the new term?

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Does the thought of a new term worry you? Has your child struggled like mad the past few months? Is your child prepared to take on new challenges? Are entrance or final GCSEs or A Level exams looming? With the Covid-19 pandemic severely affecting education, there is no doubt that our children will have experienced […]

It is never too late…

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

… to retake. Sometimes life doesn’t go to plan. Sometimes you have a bad day, week, or even year. You might miss taking an exam that you expected to sit, or else were too ill to attend. Then there’s the exams you worked like anything for,¬† but they just didn’t work out on the day. […]

Smart Home Learning Study Tips

Friday, June 26th, 2020

Are you home schooling, or want to manage homework or study time better? Is set work, assessments and exam prep piling up? It can feel totally overwhelming when you don’t know how to manage everything at the same time. Cue our fab tutor team here in Cheshire and across Manchester. Many students we work with […]

The Perks of Personalised Learning

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

If you’ve ever had a personal trainer, been taught a musical instrument, or had driving lessons, you’ll know what a difference it makes when an expert is at hand to tackle your problems head on. Imagine instead trying to learn something tricky without help… It’s the same for our children. When teachers rattle through a […]

The Online Route to 11 Plus Success

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Is your child sitting an 11+ entrance test this year? Are they ready to face challenging exams? It can seem daunting at first given the competition for limited places. Grammar and private school entry has always been hotly sought after. So it makes sense to build your child’s confidence by learning a raft of techniques […]

Study History To Open Up Your Career Choices

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

How do you decide which subjects to study at GCSE and A Level? Which could yield the best career opportunities? Surprisingly, perhaps, History offers endless career options. History’s transferable skills include research, critical thinking, and the ability to build arguments using data. All are sought-after capabilities in the career market. Where can a History A […]