Teachers not making the grade in spelling!

School inspectors have recently highlighted how many teachers are struggling with spelling, numeracy and even the basics of their subjects…many words are left either not corrected or corrected wrongly which leaves pupils confused and the majority of mistakes are being made in primary education when pupils should be learning the basics of spelling and literacy. […]

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Primary Education and Mental Health

There is a lot of discussion about including mental health education to the mandatory teaching curriculum for all schools in the UK. It is not to be a certified subject but to benefit from the teaching I believe it is essential and vital in reducing the stigma around mental health issues. I am continually concerned […]

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Why is my child not where they are meant to be educationally in Year 3, 4 or 5 or even 6?

As a tutor I am getting asked this question more and more from first visit parents… and it is something that I too am noticing. This, of course, does not apply to all children but to a great number of them. These are the reasons why, in my opinion: 1. The school they are at […]

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Halloween Writing Competition

At Elisa’s Tutorial School we encourage children to take part in writing competitions and for Halloween 2018 the children from ages 5 to 12 were asked to write a poem or short story or a Halloween experience. The children enjoyed the ‘competition’ as well as the chance to show off their writing skills. There were […]

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Mysterious Wings by Maryam A. Hussain, a pupil of Elisa’s Tutorial School

At Elisa’s Tutorial School we encourage independent work and writing projects to embed the learning and writing techniques learnt in our group and one-to-one teaching. One of our pupils, aged 6, has produced a wonderful story called Mysterious Wings. Here is a sample of her work and to say we are most proud of her […]

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An excerpt from my current work in progress…Tredicino

HERE IS A SHORT EXTRACT FROM MY CURRENT WORK IN PROGRESS, A CHILDREN’S MAGICAL FANTASY NOVEL, WHICH I AM CURRENTLY HAVING EDITED, WHILE I WORK ON REWRITES AND AMENDMENTS…IT PROMISES TO BE A TRULY FANTASTIC READ FOR BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS.   I STARTED WRITING THE BOOK TWENTY YEARS AGO AND INCORPORATES STORIES TOLD TO […]

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