Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Failed an exam? Kick-start your future today

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Whatever time of year it is, you might either be elated by test or exam results, or utterly crushed by them. Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. It is a normal part of life to fail occasionally… Far from being the end of the world, it is an opportunity to make something of yourself. It’s […]

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 […]

Weapons of mass ‘digital’ distraction

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Our children are fast growing up! As they find their way in the world, they are feeding their brains with a digital diet – far removed from the childhood we recognise. Today, communication is instant. No sending letters via postboxes, or dialling curly-flexed telephones. Our kids text and Snapchat instantly on their own smartphones… Where […]

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 […]

Why is there a boom in Home Schooling?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

We are witnessing a seismic shift in education where more parents than ever are electing to home school their children. But why? Well, the reasons are growing: An inflexible school curriculum Lack of special needs support Increase in bullying, anxiety and social issues Lack of support for mental health Toxic system where exam results seem […]

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 survive the first week back at secondary school

Monday, September 7th, 2015

For many children, the first week back at school after a long holiday break can be a nerve-wracking time. If your child is moving up into secondary school, however, he or she may not be with their usual friendship group. Plus, in secondary school, children don’t stay in the one classroom with the same peers. They […]

Is your child struggling at school?

Monday, January 26th, 2015

School isn’t always ‘the best days’ of a child’s life. Sometimes, every day can be a hurdle, a battle. Sometimes a child is labelled as ‘naughty’ whereas in fact there could be an explanation behind his/her behaviour. Sometimes bright children do badly in tests and exams too. Before jumping to conclusions, it’s essential to do something proactive so the […]

Is homework a battlezone?

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Sometimes it can feel like it! Especially this time of year with Christmas hols throwing routines out the window. For some of you, the homework battle might be all year round – the cause of many an argument or tantrum. Rather than let this negative situation continue, here are some useful tips to help: 1. […]

‘Tis the season … for revision

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Tra la la la la la la la la. As the term winds down and festivities gain pace, it can be hard for children to manage revision during this jolly season! With mock exams often before or just after Christmas, and some entrance exams in January, how can children avoid exam panic and still enjoy […]