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Activate Your Memory through Pictures

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

One of the greatest problems students have is remembering diverse facts, quotes and information. Just where do you start? When faced with a wall of words across several subjects, turn to art! Pictures that trigger 1000 words Wonder if you remember the strategies we shared in our Brain boosting memory techniques post? There we explored […]

How can a private tutor unlock learning difficulties?

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Has your child has ever seemed stuck, angry about school, resistant to homework, worried about falling behind?¬† It’s a familiar story here at 121 Home Tutors. Children can very easily end up in a hole that seems impossible to escape from. With parents, fraught about what best to do, it can be a challenging time. […]

Why is it SO important to be good at English?

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Your child’s journey with English starts from the moment they say their first word and listen to stories, to learning letters and how to write. Those early years are the foundation for KS2/3 to KS4. Some children, however, struggle through Primary School for all sorts of reasons, arriving in Secondary totally unprepared for the year […]

Is this your nightmare too?

Saturday, February 27th, 2021

Parents worry about their children. They worry about progress, falling behind, getting the basics right. Whether schools are in lockdown, or a child misses out on education for some time, one of the top concerns parents have is, ‘How will my child catch-up if they’ve missed out on so much?’ As well as lower performance […]

The Big Mystery Explained! How to Choose A Levels

Friday, February 5th, 2021

Hot on the heels of our recent post, ‘Are you cut out for A Levels?‘ let’s explore the truth behind making A level choices. This decision gets most students in a spin every year as so much seems to ride on it. A Level choices … where to start Do you want to go to […]

Are you cut out for A Levels?

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Do you struggle to self-study? Do you find lots of extra reading hard work? Do you often miss deadlines? A Levels open an incredible door to lifelong opportunity, but for some it’s not the best route. If you are currently doing GCSEs, it can be hard to decide on a career. A Levels can offer […]

Brain boosting memory techniques

Friday, January 8th, 2021

With more teacher assessments during the Pandemic, you need to learn how to prepare for frequent testing as teachers gather grade data. When every test counts, what are the best ways to remember information so that you pull your best effort out of the bag when it matters? Four recall hacks to remember facts Practise […]

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 […]