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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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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How to make time for yourself as a home schooling parent

Deciding to home school your child is a real commitment. After the worries of curriculum, lesson plans and discipline fade, you might find yourself wondering how to separate the parent from the teacher in life – and more than anything how to magically create more time in your day to do all the things you […]

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Literacy and Numeracy Skills…disadvantaged children.

We have known for a while that children from better-off families fare better in school, in terms of literacy and numeracy skills. However, it was a shock to learn that these disadvantages show up as early as 3 years of age, before children even begin primary school. An analysis by the Economic and Social Research […]

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