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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Nothing is ever impossible at Elisa’s Tutorial School

Having taught children at my private tuition school for over 26 years I have seen and experienced and taught almost all levels of children including those with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. Patience and adapting our teaching methods has been forth and foremost in our teaching environment. When planning for individual progress to be made […]

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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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A typical session in one of Elisa’s Tutorial School children’s writing workshops

Creative writing is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of learning. It is not just important because it is a part of the curriculum but because research shows that children who are good at creative writing are better achievers all round. Those pupils who have mastered it tend to do well at other […]

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Monday 16th April…Day to Day at Elisa’s Tutorial School

We have been having lots of fun with our 4 and 5 year olds today…making up our own Mr Men stories – developing language, imagination and talking about emotions. using the little figurines. Try this at home with your little ones.

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