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How can online tutoring benefit you

We had the privilege of getting Nick Dale, experienced online tutor and avid photographer, to answer some of our questions about Online Tutoring. How did you discover your passion for tutoring I ‘retired’ when I was 29 when I agreed to rent out a friend’s apartment in the Alps for the winter, and I ended…

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How to calm a child having a meltdown

Many people are unaware that there is a difference between a tantrum and a meltdown. While both may involve screaming, kicking, shouting, biting and even swearing, there are some fundamental differences. Tantrums involve a child who has been frustrated in their attempt to do or have something, they usually only occur with an audience and…

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Understanding Fractions Visually

I was lucky enough to pose some interesting questions to Eng S Jama. He is an experienced electronics engineer turned author/tutor. Eng S Jama created a series of books portraying fractions visually. All this in an effort to help children understand and enjoy the basic maths concepts like fractions, decimals and percentages. 1. What inspired…

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How stressed is your child?

Being a child in today’s society can be very stressful. Not only do they have to deal with puberty and the normal stresses of childhood, but also the added strains of technology, social media and higher academic expectations. It might be a good idea to have a look at your child’s stress levels. Stress can…

Designing School Grounds to Assist Learning and Teaching

Designing School Grounds to assist Learning and Teaching School grounds can provide an enormously valuable resource for learning and teaching – for any subject, at short notice and for little or no cost. So it’s vitally important that their capacity to support curriculum delivery and opportunities for learning through play are considered in their design.…

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A Fresh Start To A New School Year

We’re busy people. And we’ve passed this busy attitude on to our kids. We rush around from one thing to the next. From one year to the next, without ever stopping to reflect and take stock of where we are and where we want to go. The new school year is a great time for…

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Top tech jobs you might not consider STEM

Here are a few non-traditional tech job titles to consider: Photography UK Average Salary: £25,916 Graphic Designer UK Average Salary: £29,521 Web Developer UK Average Salary: £39,311 Product Manager UK Average Salary: £56,195 Broadcast Technician UK Average Salary: £43,172 Fashion Data Scientist/Analyst UK Average Salary: £50,585 Business Development UK Average Salary: £39,413 UX Designer UK…

11+ Maths Practice 2

Firstly, in this quiz, there are some general 11+ Maths practice questions to prepare for school entrance. These questions have been asked in previous 11+ exams, so they are very useful in getting you ready for the real thing. Or, alternatively to keep you practising. Regular practice is the best predictor for achieving good results…

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Check your basic tutoring skills?

How effective are your basic tutoring skills? Take our quiz to find out how effective your tutoring skills are. Why do I need coaching skills in tutoring? Coaching can involve any situation where one person supports another in achieving a goal. This can be a personal or professional role. We are all familiar with sports…

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CAT4 Quantitative Test 1

The CAT4 Quantitative Reasoning Battery consists of two types of tests. Number Series Number Analogies The Cognitive Ability Test: CAT4is a standardised cognitive test. It provides insights into children’s’ ability to reason across 4 fields: verbal, non-verbal, mathematical and spatial as compared to the national average. For more information on CAT4 tests visit our CAT4 Practice page.…

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How to become a super tutor

With British education proving popular worldwide, we are now seeing the rise of the ‘super tutor’. Here we give some advice on maximising your income from tuition Fuelled by the demand for British schooling, education services are booming, bringing an estimated £17.5 billion a year to the UK economy. It’s also helping to create the…

How effective are your time management skills

Improve your time management

To have effective time management skills are something we all strive for. To only have more time to do the things we really like. How good are yours? Effective time management is something that we can all appreciate. Whether you are the CEO of a big company. Whether you are studying for your 11 Plus…

How effective is your decision-making style? Woman holding up an apple and a pear.

Improve your decision-making

What is your decision-making style? In fact, how easy is it for you to come to your decisions. Not only that, but also can you stick to them? There are so many decisions we have to make on a daily basis. To name but a few: what to wear what to eat for breakfast to…