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Get Ahead with Holiday Tuition

Sunday, June 5th, 2022

There’s been a huge upsurge in parents asking for holiday tuition. And little wonder too. School time isn’t all about lessons. Children have more of an extra-curricular life than ever before.¬† From after-school clubs and sports fixtures to school plays, camps or visits, time is squeezed during the school year. Holidays, while much needed chill-out […]

Learn a Foreign Language To Access Opportunities

Monday, May 30th, 2022

More than ever before, learning a foreign language can: Expand your opportunities Improve your global presence Help you study and work abroad As globalisation makes the world smaller, people from all corners of the world connect. And not always in English as you might presume. Because so many companies operate across multiple countries nowadays, it […]

Is Your SEN Child Struggling at School?

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

SEN (special educational needs) children often struggle to get the help they deserve. Have you faced this too? Many parents we work with share similar stories of how difficult it can be to pin down some real support. EHCPs (Education Health and Care Plans) can take years to arrange, educational psychology assessments are expensive, and […]

Help your Child Handle Negative Thinking

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

As a parent, we bet you’ve heard the following negative phrases endless times: I hate that subject! I hate myself! I just can’t do it! I can’t do anything right! Everyone else is better than me! From primary school children to those studying GCSEs, sometimes our children can be their own worst critic. It’s hard […]

Speed Up Your Revision with Flashcards

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

Revision! Where DO you start? Seems to be endless information for each subject, piles of exercise books, study books. No wonder GCSE and A-Level students struggle to revise. Have you ever tried flashcards? We LOVE them! They are small cards with a question or prompt on one side, and a bite-sized answer or information on […]

Navigate Your Way Through Geography GCSEs

Friday, March 4th, 2022

Much like History GCSEs, Geography can be a minefield if you are going round in circles. Instead, let our GCSE revision specialists at 121 Home Tutors point you in the right direction. Geography largely boils down to human geography and physical geography – everything from the urban environment and global warming to natural phenomena such […]

How to Win the Battle of History Revision

Monday, February 28th, 2022

History revision needs a smart strategy, much like some of the war campaigns you’ve studied. To ensure GCSE victory, here are many of our tried-and-tested revision techniques if you are embarking on an exam battle this year. Mission 1: Get your Facts Straight ‘Facts facts facts,’ Dickens once wrote in ‘Hard Times.’ When it comes […]

Bring GCSE Physics to Life

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Studying GCSE Physics can be electrifying! Physicists study the ever-changing world we live in. With new discoveries detected all the time, it can be a fascinating Science subject to study. The subject itself is crammed with fascinating facts and stats about the relationship between energy, matter and motion – including mind-bending paradoxes and enigmas about […]

Creative Writing Hacks to Impress GCSE Examiners

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

A whopping 25% of GCSE English Language marks are assigned to creative writing – such as a story or description in 45 minutes. Always a tall order as it needs to have all the right ingredients to WOW the examiner. For starters, the question usually reads like this: You have been invited to take part […]