Private schools “avoiding” tougher GCSEs

A number of private schools have refused to be guinea pigs for this summer’s new tougher GCSEs even though children at state schools are being forced to take them which as a private tutor and educator I find quite astonishing and a clear strategy towards assuring the best results are achieved. While the best results […]

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Building avid readers by giving them choices

Reading is one of the most difficult and challenging things to encourage in students, but also one of the most important. With reluctant readers, EAL students and those with reading difficulties, especially boys, it is tricky to get them to read at all, and ever trickier to get them to enjoy it. Reading success may […]

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Revision and revision techniques…

Is your son or daughter stressed about their GCSEs or their end of term mock exams? Are you worried they may not actually know how to revise? I am used to supporting students to develop time management skills and organising themselves in order to excel in their academic study skills which will not only see […]

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How can you support your dyslexic child?

Is your child struggling to read? Do you suspect that your child might be dyslexic because he/she is a reluctant reader? Are you wondering what you can do to support them? There are as many ways to learn to read and write as there are children. So it’s a fine line between not worrying too […]

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Prevention is better than cure, they say…

…but the closing of Sure Start centres around the country in record numbers shows that Britain is creating a problem for the future, rather than preventing one. A research study by Oxford University academics states that about 1,000 Sure Start centres may have closed since 2009. This number is much higher than what the government […]

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Let’s look at Primary SATs…

With a week to go until Primary SATs I wanted to share with you some practical advice to help prepare your child for these tests. Try to manage and limit the amount of time your child spends on revision and follow the ‘little and often’ rule which will allow your child time out as well […]

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Saturday 5th May…Day to Day at Elisa’s Tutorial School

Lots of singing today as our younger pupils learnt their alphabet and we started to build our phonics and develop basic writing skills. Younger pupils love looking at the brightly coloured chart on our learning space wall and as they become proficient they will learn to write the three letter words and four letter words […]

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