Teaching Trouble

One of the greatest aspects of tutoring is the wide array of people you get to meet. With this, however, inevitably comes some trickier elements, especially with groups or couples - arguing siblings, lovers’ tiffs, you name it. In this article I’ll share some of my top tips on how to deal with these teaching troubles, and have successful lessons.

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Family Fun

Oftentimes, tutors can be regarded as helpers reserved for the young, or the stressed-out students going through the rigours of exams. Our skills, however, reach beyond school years, delving deep into adulthood. With summer approaching, how about filling those long summer days with some family fun, and learning a language together?

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Fighting Failure

It’s that time of year again – across the country, thousands of students are bracing themselves for exam season. While many posts that offer advice on succeeding in exams, fewer focus on how to handle failure, should it occur. That said, I thought it a good idea to explore the best way to face failure, and come out fighting.

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Bilingual Benefits

Around a year ago, I wrote a blogpost on the role of languages in a Brexit world, but I’d now like to explore the role that languages can play in your life as a learner. So, if you’re at all hesitant to start learning another language, read on to find out just how many benefits bilingualism could bring to you...

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Heek's Helpful Hints

Here at NMS Tuition, I've partnered with the wonderful people over at Heek, who specialise in building websites for private tutors, to bring you some top tips for making your website stand out. A great website is crucial to success, so if you're ready to take your site to the next level, read on!

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Perfecting The Partnership

One of the greatest aspects of tuition is the one-on-one attention you get from you teacher. Therefore, for tutoring to be as successful as possible, it’s key to build a strong, professional relationship with your tutor, whether you're a student or a parent. Just what is the best way to achieve this? Read on the find out!

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Mock Management

Whilst some of us may be starting to think of the Christmas festivities ahead, or a winter break abroad, many students will be approaching, or will have taken, their mock GCSE exams. These tests can prove to be a stressful time for all involved so, with this in mind, I thought it useful to explore how best to approach these pesky mocks.

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Learning With Laughter

With the stress of exam season still heavy in the air, I thought we could all seek some light(er) relief in this post. Through my experience of teaching all ages, there has been one common key to success that has stuck out for me – FUN. That’s right, learning does not have to be all about rules and regulations for it to be successful...

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Extreme Education

With the new GCSE system about to take full effect, and the top mark (now a ‘9’) reserved for only 3% of the country, we have to ask ourselves – has testing in this country gone too far? Along with funding cuts for teachers, and rigorous testing beginning at an ever earlier age, it begs the question if we’re teaching our children that ‘good grades’ are more important that imparting knowledge and the joy of learning.

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Shaping Self-Starters

 

‘Improvement begins with I’ – and education begins with every child’s (and adult’s) individual ability. At a time when rigorous testing, and results-focused teaching, seems to be at the core of education, I thought it would be interesting to focus on the importance of being a ‘self-starter’, and how motivation can be the key accelerant for excellent learning.

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