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Face the Fear to Get Ahead

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Fear can strike at any time, can’t it? And it can be so debilitating. After all, if you tell yourself often enough that you are: No good at something Can’t do it …. you start believing it. Our children, too, can get caught up in a cycle of negative thinking about school. Left to fester, […]

I just don’t get it! What to do if your child is struggling too

Friday, November 26th, 2021

How many parents have heard, ‘I don’t understand’? Have you? Beneath this short phrase is a massive can of worms. Once open, it can spiral out of control – fast! First, you need to work out the trigger – and it’s not as easy as you’d think. Some children don’t want their parents to know […]

Is your child battling a stereotype?

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

It’s so true: children often feel pigeonholed or stereotyped – noticeably at Secondary school. They are put into sets according to perceived ability Some sports/subjects are deemed boy or girl-friendly They have a SEND label or learning difficulty Term and end-of-year reports reinforce success and failure Reports – interestingly – have changed beyond all recognition […]

Is NOW the right time to hire a private tutor?

Friday, May 28th, 2021

The Pandemic effect has led to much disjointed learning. Maybe your child has missed lessons, struggled with online learning and now hasn’t a clue whether they are coming or going? Is hiring a private tutor, whether you’re in Manchester, Cheshire or beyond, a good idea right now – or will it all just blow over? […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]