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The Great Grammar School Divide

England has long been viewed as a classist society. One of the things that has given people this impression, or has perpetuated the social structure, depending on which newspaper you subscribe to, has been education. The sons (in the past, at least) of noble families went to Eton or Harrow, and then Oxford or Cambridge […]

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Maths Exam Prep

  In my previous posts I explained general exam prep at my tutoring agency, as well as how we help students succeed in the English part of entrance exams. Maths is a totally diff subject, however. We always start our maths training at my school with foundations. If the fundamentals are solid, we can then […]

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English Exams Prep

In this blog post, I will look more closely at the English part of entrance exams, and how I coach students to succeed in this important aspect.  I have a great deal of experience in the content and style of various exam types and more importantly, I know how they change. It is important to […]

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UK Higher Education in Peril with New Bill

Quietly, under the loudly trumpeted Euro referendum, something is happening in higher education that will affect not only our children and grand children but the concept of the UK as a nation of revered and respected Universities. The new Higher Education Bill means a radical reform for university education such has not been seen for […]

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Mindfulness in Schools

While tests and tougher standards are making school more stressful than ever for students, it is good to know that a coping mechanism is emerging to counteract this trend – mindfulness is being introduced by more and more schools to help their students, especially during exam time. The increased stress students feel is very real. […]

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