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Is Your SEN Child Struggling at School?

May 3rd, 2022

SEN (special educational needs) children often struggle to get the help they deserve. Have you faced this too? Many parents we work with share similar stories of how difficult it can be to pin down some real support. EHCPs (Education Health and Care Plans) can take years to arrange, educational psychology assessments are expensive, and […]

Help your Child Handle Negative Thinking

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 […]

Speed Up Your Revision with Flashcards

April 5th, 2022

Revision! Where DO you start? Seems to be endless information for each subject, piles of exercise books, study books. No wonder GCSE and A-Level students struggle to revise. Have you ever tried flashcards? We LOVE them! They are small cards with a question or prompt on one side, and a bite-sized answer or information on […]

Navigate Your Way Through Geography GCSEs

March 4th, 2022

Much like History GCSEs, Geography can be a minefield if you are going round in circles. Instead, let our GCSE revision specialists at 121 Home Tutors point you in the right direction. Geography largely boils down to human geography and physical geography – everything from the urban environment and global warming to natural phenomena such […]

How to Win the Battle of History Revision

February 28th, 2022

History revision needs a smart strategy, much like some of the war campaigns you’ve studied. To ensure GCSE victory, here are many of our tried-and-tested revision techniques if you are embarking on an exam battle this year. Mission 1: Get your Facts Straight ‘Facts facts facts,’ Dickens once wrote in ‘Hard Times.’ When it comes […]

Bring GCSE Physics to Life

February 4th, 2022

Studying GCSE Physics can be electrifying! Physicists study the ever-changing world we live in. With new discoveries detected all the time, it can be a fascinating Science subject to study. The subject itself is crammed with fascinating facts and stats about the relationship between energy, matter and motion – including mind-bending paradoxes and enigmas about […]

Creative Writing Hacks to Impress GCSE Examiners

January 23rd, 2022

A whopping 25% of GCSE English Language marks are assigned to creative writing – such as a story or description in 45 minutes. Always a tall order as it needs to have all the right ingredients to WOW the examiner. For starters, the question usually reads like this: You have been invited to take part […]

Face the Fear to Get Ahead

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, […]

Five Secrets to 11 Plus Success

December 21st, 2021

Is your child sitting 11 Plus exams this academic year? Unsure where to start? Most 10 and 11 year olds have no experience of sitting exams against the clock – hence why we often receive tuition enquiries from panicking parents. Instead of letting worries set in, focus on building skills today which will help your […]