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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 […]

Writing CVs and tutoring

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

This month we’re concentrating on hunting for and finding jobs. We receive lots of CVs from people looking for tutoring work and we also handle enquiries from people wanting general help with their English skills for job applications. Private tutors aren’t just for school age students. We have a number of tutors in the Manchester […]

Applying for tutoring jobs

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

This month we’re focussing on job applications. You might wonder why a tutoring company like 121 Home Tutors is writing about jobs but we receive lots of applications for tutoring positions and a surprising amount of enquiries from people who need help with writing applications and CVs. Sometimes people come to us because English isn’t […]

2012 – a year of change in tutoring and teaching

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Last year was a year of real change in the UK, we faced tough economic times and many public and private sector workers lost their jobs. The tutoring world also faced hardship. Many parents, despite wanting the best for their child’s education, had to let tutors go. On the other hand we didn’t lose students […]

One to one tutor or tuition centre?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Over the last few years tuition centres such as Kumon have become increasingly popular with parents, especially at primary level. Many of our students have at one time experienced tuition centres and many parents want to know if they are better (or worse) than the kind of one to one tutoring that 121 Home Tutors […]

Revision over Christmas

Monday, December 19th, 2011

The festive season is almost here and it’s a lovely long two-week break for students to relax and recover after a hard first term. But lots of students have exams as soon as they get back in January so although time off is important it’s also vital to set up some revision and study time […]

Does passing the 11 plus exam guarantee a place at grammar school?

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Last week several newspapers reported that almost half of the children who took and passed the 11 plus (grammar school selection exam) were rejected because there simply weren’t enough places for them. Just under 30,000 children took the 11 plus and about 14,000 passed but many did not receive a place because they maybe lived […]

Learning an instrument, Manchester and private tutoring

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Most people at some stage in their life have either learnt or wanted to learn how to play an instrument. Maybe you tried out recorder or keyboard at school but have had a lifelong interest in learning the saxophone? Maybe your child has shown a musical talent or an interest in joining a band? A […]