Posts Tagged ‘Choosing a tutor’

Is tutoring too tiring?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Over the last few months there have been lots of reports that tutoring can be damaging to children. Just this month one headmaster said private tutoring overloads children with work and makes them too tired. If you’re thinking about hiring a private tutor how do you ensure it’s a positive experience that benefits your child? […]

How young is too young for tutoring?

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Would you hire a private tutor for your two year old?  Believe it or not some parents do. Recent reports have suggested that parents are signing very young children up for elocution lessons to prepare them for future educational settings such as prep school or Oxbridge.  So is tutoring at such a young age necessarily […]

Is tutor regulation the way forward?

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Last month was packed full of news about private tutoring and whether it is a good or bad thing. And we’ve spotted a few news items discussing whether tutoring needs more regulation. The Centre for Market Reform of Education is making plans to set up the first national association for tutors. The idea is such […]

Is it worth investing in a private tutor?

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

A recent article in the Telegraph discussed the pros and cons of using private tutors for children who are already privately educated. The issue being discussed was whether, if you are already paying a substantial amount for your child’s education, should this be topped up with private tuition (and if so when do you need […]

Is tutoring really worth it?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Last week we stumbled across this article from Canada about whether private tutoring really offers students any advantages. The article states that about a third of Canadian parents hire private tutors. In the UK, according to the Sutton Trust charity in 2005 around 18% of 11-16-year-olds received some private or home tuition. Last year that […]

End of term reports – what do they mean?

Monday, June 25th, 2012

It’s just a few weeks until the end of the academic year and that means school reports will soon be coming home. A school report is a good time to reflect on your child’s progress over the year and start to identify any areas where improvements could be made. At 121 Home Tutors we often […]

Summer study schools

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

With the summer holidays fast approaching (just a couple of months away)  you might be thinking about how you can encourage your child to keep on studying, stay ahead of the crowd or catch up on a subject they have struggled with during the academic year. If you are doing A Level or at University, […]

Checklist for choosing a tutor

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

If you’ve never used a tutor before then there are some important question you need to ask before you start the tutoring process. Here is a quick checklist that you can go through with a tutoring company like 121 Home Tutors and any tutor you choose. What tutoring experience does this tutor have? Are they […]

Is there ever a stupid question?

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

New research suggests that secondary school pupils are so scared of looking stupid in maths lessons they will not tell their teachers if they do not understand. The survey found that most children would rather ask friends or family than risk the embarrassment of getting the answer wrong and many felt like they should already […]

Do tutors just help people pass exams?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

At 121 Home Tutors we get all kinds of calls and emails asking for private tutoring help – from the parents of a primary school child already falling behind with Maths to 11 plus tutoring and A Level one on one tuition. Most people come to us because they have an end goal in mind […]