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Can you really revise GCSE English?

January 4th, 2019

It is an age-old myth that you can’t revise for English. More so than ever, it’s essential that you do well in your English GCSE, as it’s a core subject qualification which further Education colleges and sixth forms expect you to have under your belt. That’s why you need to: Get to grips with the […]

Set goals you know you can achieve

December 27th, 2018

Are you in your last year before key exams? Whether you’re taking SATS, Entrance tests, GCSEs or A Levels, the chances are that you will feel overwhelmed at some point before them. If you simply aim to ‘try my best’ or ‘pass all exams,’ you’ll quickly get into a panic as those long term goals […]

Practice makes perfect, right?

December 6th, 2018

How to overcome failure fast The drive for perfection is embedded in schools. Get the best grades, pass first time, win the match. But the truth is, in the real world perfection all the time doesn’t exist. Most people in life make mistakes. You’ll hear it took them three goes to pass a driving test, […]

Smart ways to beat bullies

November 30th, 2018

Being bullied is one of the most miserable experiences that can happen to you at school. Sadly, far too many young people have to face this every day. Bullies target anyone – whether you’re different, have religious beliefs, skin/hair colour, where you come from, your gender, size, or sexual orientation. Some even target you if […]

How to study successfully without dropping grades

November 9th, 2018

Just how DO you study? It’s surprising how many teenagers simply just don’t know. Revise this, revise that. But what does that really mean? What strategies should you be nailing? The BIG problem with studying is? Distractions! They’re everywhere. Social media, videos, texts, surfing the Internet… Before you know it, you’re stalling – wasting precious […]

How to ace exams and tests

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

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 […]

Stress-free entrance exam tips

September 30th, 2018

Is your child sitting Cheshire or Manchester grammar entry exams or 11+ papers? You’ll know it can be quite a challenge for children to fly through these with ease. Most children, whatever their ability, need some support in how to answer questions, and tackle practice papers. Here are two top tutor tips to help your […]

Why is there a boom in Home Schooling?

September 3rd, 2018

We are witnessing a seismic shift in education where more parents than ever are electing to home school their children. But why? Well, the reasons are growing: An inflexible school curriculum Lack of special needs support Increase in bullying, anxiety and social issues Lack of support for mental health Toxic system where exam results seem […]

Are you ready to get back to school?

August 27th, 2018

It seems like just yesterday when the schools broke up for the holidays, and yet here we are with a new term beckoning… A new term can be a shock to the system after a relaxed few weeks where the usual routines have gone out of the window. That’s why it helps to get prepared […]