Archive for the ‘Special Educational Needs’ Category

Is my child dyslexic?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Have you ever wondered if your child is dyslexic? Sometimes, it can be hard to tell as it’s common for children to misspell words, forget things, dislike reading, be disorganised, struggle to write neatly.. Plus, because Dyslexia can manifest itself in multiple ways and affect children differently, some young people are labelled for years as […]

Is your child really ready for the new term?

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Does the thought of a new term worry you? Has your child struggled like mad the past few months? Is your child prepared to take on new challenges? Are entrance or final GCSEs or A Level exams looming? With the Covid-19 pandemic severely affecting education, there is no doubt that our children will have experienced […]

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 – […]

How to help your Dyslexic child achieve at home

Friday, January 25th, 2019

If you have a Dyslexic child at primary or secondary school, you will know that education can be quite a battleground. Here are some common problems experienced by students and parents, with some helpful tips from our super tutor team across Manchester and Cheshire. Problem 1: Schoolwork and homework takes longer This in itself can spill […]

Is your child a struggler?

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

With Sats exams, GCSEs and A Levels in sight, the push for success is in overdrive. But what about the child who: isn’t in a top set and feels inferior to his or her peers is home schooled and has gaps in their learning has zero confidence and might dread going to school has a learning […]

Could school cuts cost your child’s education?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Education is facing a financial crisis. With the government shake-up of funding announced recently, could Manchester and Cheshire schools be affected? Local headteachers say yes! You might have seen alarming reports about the prospect of a four-day school week as heads consider ways to balance the budget. Whether this comes to fruition remains to be seen. What is […]