Archive for the ‘Student stress’ Category

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 […]

Eat your way to success

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

It’s shocking to think that British kids are some of the unhealthiest children in the world. In fact,  recent statistics show that (23.6%) of children in reception are obese or overweight. Really?? The truth is, our children consume twice the recommended daily sugar intake. Even though the sugar tax will help to reduce this, the […]

Do You Suffer From Homework Hell?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Homework hell. It can certainly feel like this if your child would rather do anything but! We explored how homework can be a battleground a few years back. Yet clearly this issue has not gone away… In fact, it’s worsened as a recent Ofsted survey reveals. Though many parents welcome homework as a way for their child to gain independent learning skills, […]

Is your quiet child invisible in class?

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Well-behaved children at school are the silent majority. And yet, it only takes one or two ‘noisy’ peers in a classroom to disrupt your child’s learning. While teachers do their best to curtail disruptive children, sometimes the quiet ones are overlooked. What could this mean for your child and what can you do to prevent it? Is […]

The Power of Praise

Friday, October 27th, 2017

When your child comes home devastated if they’ve done badly in a test, didn’t secure the ‘expected’ levels or has bombed in an end of term mock exam, the first reaction is often to panic. If you find it bewildering how to help your child overcome disappointment, you’d not be alone. Some children don’t just ‘brush off’ a feeling of failure […]

Why hire a private tutor?

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Why are more and more parents turning to private tuition to support their child achieve? Everyone has a personal reason, of course. However, as one of the top tuition services across Manchester and Cheshire, here are just four reasons we constantly come across: A confidence booster If your child is struggling at school, and just can’t get a […]

Is your child struggling in their new school?

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Starting Secondary School can be fraught with worry for many children. Will I make friends? Will I cope with loads of homework? Will older children bully me?  Often, children take to new experiences like a duck to water. Others, however, seem to sink under the weight of it all. But what are the tell-tale signs that your […]

Summer Term Results a Wake-Up Call?

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

No parent wants to admit that their child is struggling with a subject or behind. But the facts speak for themselves… Year 10 and 12 students often face mock exams in the summer term – only to find they are not where they need to be. With two full terms to go before, panic can […]

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 […]

Four fab stress busters!

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Have you noticed your child showing signs of stress? Given that over half of schools across the UK recently reported an increase in kids feeling more anxious, stress is becoming a more common childhood experience than ever before. With endless pressure to pass exams and achieve – on top of the usual hormone battles – the mix […]