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Help your Child Handle Negative Thinking

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

As a parent, we bet you’ve heard the following negative phrases endless times: I hate that subject! I hate myself! I just can’t do it! I can’t do anything right! Everyone else is better than me! From primary school children to those studying GCSEs, sometimes our children can be their own worst critic. It’s hard […]

Face the Fear to Get Ahead

Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Fear can strike at any time, can’t it? And it can be so debilitating. After all, if you tell yourself often enough that you are: No good at something Can’t do it …. you start believing it. Our children, too, can get caught up in a cycle of negative thinking about school. Left to fester, […]

Is Maths a Marmite subject?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Ahh Maths…! Children seem to either love it, or hate it – just like Marmite. Some children love solving brain teasers, understand number patterns, and appreciate the logical ‘black and white’ aspect of Maths. For others, Maths is an absolute minefield where numbers on the page make no sense AT ALL. Of course, because Maths […]

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 […]