Archive for the ‘Exams’ Category

Relaxing ways to brush up your 11 Plus skills

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Sitting entrance exams can feel like you are going into battle – not just against yourself, but against many other local students all fighting for those coveted school places. Whether it’s the holidays or weekend, here are some fun ways to polish up on those skills – while maintaining interest and motivation: Be a bookworm […]

Thinking of arranging tuition? Why it pays to think ahead

Friday, July 5th, 2019

The school year seems to whizz past so fast, doesn’t it? Before you know it, a new term arrives and you’re just not ready for it. Panic stations to sort out uniform, stationery, satchels etc.. When it comes to arranging private tuition, one of the most common issues parents face is that they often leave […]

Perform at your best in any exam

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Exams – whether SATs, GCSEs, A Levels or entrance tests – can strike fear into all of us. Whether you’re days, weeks or months away from that first big test, you’re bound to feel a bit jittery. Worry not – there are plenty of things you can do to make sure that you sail through […]

Keep Calm and Revise

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Nerves can get the better of all of us sometimes. But when you’re just about to take important exams, it’s vital to hold your nerve. The trouble is that exam anxiety can be crippling. Our tutor team here at 121 Home Tutors support students with this issue all the time, especially those facing GCSEs and […]

Set goals you know you can achieve

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Are you in your last year before key exams? Whether you’re taking SATS, Entrance tests, GCSEs or A Levels, the chances are that you will feel overwhelmed at some point before them. If you simply aim to ‘try my best’ or ‘pass all exams,’ you’ll quickly get into a panic as those long term goals […]

Practice makes perfect, right?

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

How to overcome failure fast The drive for perfection is embedded in schools. Get the best grades, pass first time, win the match. But the truth is, in the real world perfection all the time doesn’t exist. Most people in life make mistakes. You’ll hear it took them three goes to pass a driving test, […]

How to ace exams and tests

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Facing exams soon? Perhaps end of term, key stage or unit tests, GCSE subject tests, mock exams, common entrance papers, SATs, A Levels… Because there’s so much testing in schools now, you’d think children find it easier? Sadly, no. Many children our team of private tutors support fall into two main categories: those feeling overwhelmed and […]

Make your final year count

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Education is all about new beginnings, new opportunities. Even if you received a disappointing report last year – where you perhaps didn’t meet expectations or target grades – you now have the chance to put that right. Even though it’s the Summer hols, you can still get yourself lesson-ready so you can get ahead in […]

Expect the unexpected in your exams

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Every year, the GCSE and A Level examiners outdo themselves by throwing in cryptic questions which only Sherlock Holmes could crack! This year is no exception – if the Science and English exams are anything to go by… How can you get round this? It’s all bananas … or is it? How to handle the unexpected […]

How to get yourself through the exams

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Exam season is finally here – whether you are sitting SATs exams, GCSEs or A Levels. Tutoring young people day in day out, we understand how important this point in your life is to you. We also know what a struggle it can be to get through it all – especially when you are not feeling confident. […]