Archive for the ‘Revision tips’ Category

Why it is vital to learn reading skills for exam success

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Hot on the heels of our popular recent post on Dyslexia, we’re back to help your child access reading and harness helpful tools. One of the biggest problems our 121 tutor team come across is children who struggle to process information – and therefore answer questions correctly under exam conditions. Some children sitting SATs, Entrance […]

Revision techniques that rock

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Being asked to ‘Revise’ for homework is every student’s nightmare – more so if your child has SEND. Why? The fact is that most students simply don’t know how. Usually a child will sit at their desk at home with their texts and exercise books wondering where to start. Feeling overwhelmed, most give up – […]

Can you really revise GCSE English?

Friday, January 4th, 2019

It is an age-old myth that you can’t revise for English. More so than ever, it’s essential that you do well in your English GCSE, as it’s a core subject qualification which further Education colleges and sixth forms expect you to have under your belt. That’s why you need to: Get to grips with the […]

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 study successfully without dropping grades

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Just how DO you study? It’s surprising how many teenagers simply just don’t know. Revise this, revise that. But what does that really mean? What strategies should you be nailing? The BIG problem with studying is? Distractions! They’re everywhere. Social media, videos, texts, surfing the Internet… Before you know it, you’re stalling – wasting precious […]

Discover the Secrets of Science

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Science. It’s one of those fascinating subjects which keeps on giving… New discoveries are happening every day, scientists are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible – plus it helps us make sense of the world around us. In fact, the news is full of Science. Droughts, extreme weather systems, chemical weapon attacks, space travel, new […]

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. […]

Beat exam anxiety this summer

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Is your child facing GCSEs and A Levels this year? Look out for signs of panic: sleeplessness, complaints that they just can’t revise, restlessness and moody behaviour. The problem with stress is that it stops you from thinking straight. If you can’t think, you can’t process information. And when that happens, an already anxious head becomes overwhelmed fast. How […]

Help! I can’t cope with exams…

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

This time of year feels like GCSE and A Level students are wading through a mud swamp! With teachers still completing the syllabus, practicals and coursework to finish – and endless mocks on top – it’s not surprising if your teenager feels up against it just now. What can your son or daughter do to avoid burn out […]