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I just don’t get it! What to do if your child is struggling too

November 26th, 2021

How many parents have heard, ‘I don’t understand’? Have you? Beneath this short phrase is a massive can of worms. Once open, it can spiral out of control – fast! First, you need to work out the trigger – and it’s not as easy as you’d think. Some children don’t want their parents to know […]

Is your child battling a stereotype?

November 4th, 2021

It’s so true: children often feel pigeonholed or stereotyped – noticeably at Secondary school. They are put into sets according to perceived ability Some sports/subjects are deemed boy or girl-friendly They have a SEND label or learning difficulty Term and end-of-year reports reinforce success and failure Reports – interestingly – have changed beyond all recognition […]

Need to pass your GCSE English Language first time round?

October 28th, 2021

GCSE English Language is a sought-after qualification which you HAVE TO PASS at GCSE level. Along with Maths, English Lang is part of the retake system students enter up to age 18 in the UK – if they’ve not achieved grade 4. Both English Language and Maths GCSE are entry requirements to A Levels, Further […]

Aim for A in your Science Exams

October 5th, 2021

Nowadays it feels like Science exams are sprung on you all the time! Term-time tests, mocks, teacher assessments. But what if you keep underachieving? If you’re serious about a career in science – from Veterinary science to Marine Biology, Medicine to Engineering – you’ll need to smash those GCSE and A Level grades. A*s, no […]

End Maths Meltdowns Today

September 27th, 2021

Is your son or daughter struggling to get to grips with Maths GCSEs or A Levels? As a Marmite subject, Maths seems to bring out the best or worst in students. They seem to ‘get it’ or they don’t. For some, Maths is a complete nightmare. Not just for the students either. Because the teaching […]

Entrance Exam Story Writing with Wow Factor

September 7th, 2021

Writing a story or composition within 30 minutes is tough going when you’re against the clock. Though some entrance exams give a choice of  composition questions, while others just set one, you need to get your skates on. A ‘what happens next’ question is a classic question that appears often. Continuing a story written by […]

How to Ace 11 Plus Comprehensions

August 28th, 2021

If your child is a budding mathematician, it’s likely that he or she could underperform in 11 Plus comprehensions. Some brains are more logical, while others are more creative. Some children – perhaps on the Autistic Spectrum – find numbers easier to negotiate too. Because entrance exams usually include a comprehension and writing task, it […]

How to Soar Through Entrance Exams Part II

August 5th, 2021

Hot on the heels of our popular 11 Plus top tips, here’s part II of our ‘How to pass entrance exams’ series. Today’s is all about time: how to make the most of it, and how to avoid wasting it. Easily done..! Beat the clock in entrance exams For 7-11+ exams, beating the clock is […]

How to pass 11 Plus exams part I

July 27th, 2021

Are your 11 Plus exams looming? Unsure how to make the most of the time you have left? Luckily, you’re in the right place. Our 121 private tutors help scores of students pass their entrance exams with flying colours every year. Because subjects tend to be English, Maths Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning, we’ll initially […]

Private tuition – the biggest benefits

July 5th, 2021

Private tuition – what’s the big deal? Is it really worth it? What’s the catch? The simple truth is? Working with a private tutor can be a game-changer. It stands to reason: your child doesn’t have to share their teacher with 30 other students. Time – THAT is the biggest commodity.  All in all, here […]