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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 […]

Take a Smoother Step to Secondary School

June 29th, 2021

Is your child ready for Secondary School? Nerves galore can strike as a new term approaches, especially because big changes happen all at the same time.  New faces, new buildings to navigate, new systems to follow, new friends to make. Everything can seem daunting as your son or daughter takes the leap from Primary into […]

Impress any University with Your Personal Statement

June 3rd, 2021

Applying for university? Unsure how to write your personal statement? Fear not! Instead, think of it as your sales pitch where you explain why YOU, why THIS course.  Interestingly, here at 121 Home Tutors in Manchester, we come across many students keen to go to Uni in the North West. For that reason alone, competition […]

Is NOW the right time to hire a private tutor?

May 28th, 2021

The Pandemic effect has led to much disjointed learning. Maybe your child has missed lessons, struggled with online learning and now hasn’t a clue whether they are coming or going? Is hiring a private tutor, whether you’re in Manchester, Cheshire or beyond, a good idea right now – or will it all just blow over? […]