Archive for the ‘Student stress’ Category

How to thrive at school in the tough times

Monday, November 30th, 2020

One of the biggest fears children in education have is fear of the unknown. Will exams be on, won’t they? Will I be prepared for the future, won’t I? Am I taking the right or wrong GCSE/A Level options? The truth is, none of us can second guess what the future holds. Instead of feeling […]

Be an Online Learning Ninja

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Online education is transforming how young people learn across the globe. In fact, online tuition ticks so many boxes for busy parents and young people nowadays, it explains why demand has gone through the roof here at 121 Home Tutors… Though we still provide the best in face-to-face tutoring across Manchester and Cheshire, we also […]

The Perks of Personalised Learning

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

If you’ve ever had a personal trainer, been taught a musical instrument, or had driving lessons, you’ll know what a difference it makes when an expert is at hand to tackle your problems head on. Imagine instead trying to learn something tricky without help… It’s the same for our children. When teachers rattle through a […]

How to spot if your child has mental health issues

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Mental health issues strike most of us at some point in our lives. If you are a regular reader, you’ll know that we often mention student stress, anxiety and mindfulness as young people are now affected by it more than ever before. Children go through a testing time through puberty as it is, so it […]

How to help your child handle stress better

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

More than ever before children between 5 and 19 have ongoing mental health issues. In fact, anxiety and depression has almost doubled in 15 years. Education and peer pressure, body image concerns and social media overload can contribute to a melting pot of stress… Of course, there are natural, every day anxieties and challenges which […]

How to win the homework battle

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Is homework a battleground in your house? Perhaps your child: leaves it until the last minute and then rushes it; refuses to do it with you; flies into a rage unexpectedly. Homework can be a constant bone of contention in so many families. Just telling your child to ‘get on with it’ – or leaving […]

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 […]