Posts Tagged ‘what to look for etc’

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 […]

Private Tutoring in the news

Monday, June 17th, 2013

It’s been a busy month in the world of private tutoring with coverage across the media on whether tutoring is a good or a bad thing. A Guardian investigation said that modest income and ethnic minority families are behind the boom in tutoring. At 121 Home Tutors our students come from a wide variety of […]

The Child Driven education

Monday, May 13th, 2013

TED is an organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It’s a fantastic resource for students (and teachers) to watch inspirational speakers talk about a variety of topics. We recently came across educational researcher Sugata Mitra talking at TED about children and teaching. “There are places on earth, in every country, where, for various reasons, good […]

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 […]

Disclosure and Barring Service and Tutoring

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Many parents will be familiar with a CRB check. For certain jobs in the UK, including those that involve working with children, you are usually  required to have an enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check.  When a company request a CRB check a person’s details are checked against various sources including the Police National Computer. […]

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 […]

A new year, a fresh start

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

It’s September and the start of a new academic year. It’s the perfect time to set some new year’s resolutions when it comes to school and study! Concentrate on the positive and going forward. If you had a bad year last year then it’s important to reflect on what happened and how you could improve […]

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 […]