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Exam season series: 3 principles for writing a great essay

Exam season series: 3 principles for writing a great essay

Writing an English essay paper as part of your GCSE or A level exams does not need to be a daunting experience. As I tell my students, there are 3 basic principles you need to apply to your writing in...

Exam season series: Mylène Curtis advises on managing stress

Exam season series: Mylène Curtis advises on managing stress

The teenage exam years, right on through to university, can induce anxiety with a small 'a' because of the sheer onslaught of academic workload. Young people can struggle with both time and expectatio...

From mystery to mastery: unlocking your child's inner maths genius

From mystery to mastery: unlocking your child's inner maths genius

There seems to be a peculiarly British acceptance that some people are no good at maths. The comment is made happily by self-professed ‘mathsphobics’ in a way that an admission that ‘I struggle to rea...

Promoting wellbeing in learning: a place for private tutoring

Promoting wellbeing in learning: a place for private tutoring

Growing up today seems to be harder than ever. Children and young people face a host of pressures that were unheard of only a few decades ago. The omnipresence of social media and an increasingly scre...

Useful tips to help your child feel positive about tutoring

Useful tips to help your child feel positive about tutoring

When it comes to tutoring, some children positively welcome the idea, whether it be in preparation for exams or to give them additional help in a subject area they are finding tricky. Some children on...

Helping your child feel positive about tutoring

Helping your child feel positive about tutoring

Parents will be all too familiar with the struggle it can be to get their children to knuckle down to their homework. ...

GCSE options part II: making subject choices in year 9

GCSE options part II: making subject choices in year 9

GCSEs are likely to play a more significant role in university applications than in recent years. The government has scrapped the two-part A level, which means lower sixth formers no longer have AS le...

GCSE options part I: helping your child choose in year 9

GCSE options part I: helping your child choose in year 9

The spring term in year 9 is the time to start thinking about GCSE choices. Engaging early with your child gives both of you time to do some research, consider the options and select the best path thu...

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