Posts tagged Tutor
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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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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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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What, how, why

The most common question I’m asked when I tell people that I’m a tutor is ‘But why aren’t you a teacher?’ — a valid question, the answer to which I’m here to explain. Tutoring is often seen as a part-time profession, something you do to bridge gaps between ‘real’, full-time jobs, a lesser teacher — in general, not a career. With that in mind, I’d like to tell you a little story about how I took this hard work and turned it into a company.

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