Posts Tagged ‘summer tuition’

Summer Term Results a Wake-Up Call?

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

No parent wants to admit that their child is struggling with a subject or behind. But the facts speak for themselves… Year 10 and 12 students often face mock exams in the summer term – only to find they are not where they need to be. With two full terms to go before, panic can […]

What’s every parent’s summer term nightmare?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Guaranteed to take the shine off the end of summer term is an unsatisfactory end-of-year report. It happens without fail… There’s nothing worse than seeing your child in floods of tears as they’ve not achieved ‘expected progress.’ Or watching their self-esteem plummet to the floor, disillusioned that they’ve tried so hard and yet haven’t done as […]

Can you prep for the CEM Eleven Plus exams?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

You might not know, but many local Manchester and Cheshire Grammar schools have switched to CEM/Durham style entrance exams. This means that if you are applying to sought after schools such as Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGSG) and Altrincham Boys Grammar (AGSB), it’s important to know what your son or daughter can expect in September. […]

The summer holidays are here!

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Most children have now finished school for the long summer holidays (or it’s your last week next week!). So how can you balance fun with a bit of education over the next six weeks? The first thing we advise is that for a week or so you just forget learning. Give yourself and your children […]

Summer holiday quiz

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

We thought we’d come up with something a bit different for this blog as we know you’ll have some days to fill with the kids. Here’s a quiz and activity session to keep those brain cells ticking over, encourage your child to use different resources to find the answer – tv, newspapers, the library, the […]

Exams – what happens if it all goes wrong?

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

If you are in Year 10 (or your child is) then they are probably right in the middle of taking GCSE exams. Next year will be one of the most significant years of your life – when you will sit the majority of your GCSEs. What happens during that year can determine where you go […]

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, […]

Year 13 – what to do with your summer

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

If you are in Year 13 (Upper Sixth) then this is a great time for you – your A Level exams are over and you have a few weeks ahead where you can relax before your exam results come in and you get a job or go off to university.  Because it’s been such a […]

Exams are over (for now!)

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The exam season is finally over and it’s time for teens to take a well-earned rest. But then they have six (or more) long weeks stretching ahead of them and hours and hours of time to while away. The summer holidays are a great opportunity to catch up and/or work on areas where students might […]