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Independent School Entran...
14-Nov-2018

Independent School Entrance Exams: A Guide For Parents 2019 | Teachers To Your Home This article provides a guide for parents of children looking to enter their child into Year 7 (11+ Entry) or..

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The 11+ Exam for Gram...
13-Nov-2018

The 11+ Grammar School Exam: A Guide For Parents 2019 | Teachers To Your Home This article provides a guide for parents of current Year 5 children looking to prepare them for the 11+ Exam in Se..

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Support your Dyslexic Child?
12-Nov-2018

How To Support Your Dyslexic Child: A Guide For Parents 2019 | Teachers To Your Home It is estimated that dyslexia affects about a tenth of the population in the UK and is the most common of al..

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Home Schooling in the UK:...
11-Nov-2018

Home Schooling in the UK: A Guide For Parents 2019 | Teachers To Your Home This article provides a guide for parents, living in England and Wales, who are considering home schooling their child..

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Key Stage 2 SATs, May 2019
09-Nov-2018

Key Stage 2 SATs: A Guide For Parents 2019 | Teachers To Your Home The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 13 May 2019. The timetable is as follows: Monday 13 May 20..

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What our new tutors ...
31-Oct-2018

97 NEW TEACHERS JOINED OUR TEAM IN OCTOBER 2018 "I like working for this agency, everything about it is professional. Getting great feedback also spurs me on. Well done! Please keep my full na..

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Benefits of Home Tui...
29-Oct-2018

The Benefits of Home Tuition: A Guide For Parents 2019 | Teachers To Your Home There are a number of benefits to home tuition: 1. A tutor has the opportunity to focus on the specific..

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Scholarships and Bur...
27-Oct-2018

Scholarships and Bursaries: A Guide For Parents 2019 | Teachers To Your Home If you are interested in an Independent School education for your child, but cannot afford the school fees, it may b..

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How Do You Find a Good Tu...
23-Sep-2018

How To Find A Good Tutor: A Guide For Parents 2019 | Teachers To Your Home Tutoring is a large and important part of the UK's education economy (£1.6bn+), but as a sector seems to be hidden in ..

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Increase in Home Schoolin...
20-Sep-2018

Home Schooling in the UK: A Guide For Parents 2019 | Teachers To Your Home Home schooling continues to gain momentum as home-schooled students demonstrate success, both academically and sociall..

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What Makes a Brilliant Te...
19-Sep-2018

What Makes a Brilliant Teacher: A Guide For Parents 2019 | Teachers To Your Home The single most significant factor which determines the quality of education that a student receives is the qual..

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What is the 11 Plus Exam?
05-Sep-2018

If you wish your child to attend a selective state grammar school, then you will need them to sit and to pass the 11 Plus Exam (also called the 11+ or Eleven Plus). In reality, most children will ..

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The Delights of Studying ...
02-Sep-2018

We teach a large number of adults, who enjoy learning new things Our teachers will provide academic courses tailored to each individual adult, one to one, at your home and at your convenience...

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Do you know how brilliant...
14-Aug-2018

Once a farmer found an abandoned eagle's nest and in it was an egg … still warm. He took the egg back to his farm and laid it in the nest of one of his hens. The egg hatched and the bab..

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Scientific Facts that Wil...
12-Aug-2018

1. There is enough DNA in an average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back 17 times 2. The average human body carries ten times more bacterial cells than human cells ..

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Can You Make a Difference?
10-Aug-2018

A wise man was taking a sunrise walk on a beach. In the distance he caught sight of a little girl who seemed to be dancing along the waves. As he got closer, he saw the little girl was..

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Do one thing every day th...
22-Jun-2018

An inspirational poem by Baz Luhrmann, 1999 If I could offer you only one tip for the future, it would be to wear sunscreen. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved..

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Do Your Eyes Shine?
18-Mar-2018

Isn’t it wonderful when you meet someone who has got shining eyes? You don’t often meet them, but when you do, they have a real impact. When you are with them, when you talk with them, you ca..

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Top Parenting Tips
13-Nov-2017

Top Parenting Tips | Teachers To Your Home There are a number of common factors that parents of successful children have: Parents of successful children teach their children to develo..

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What do the new GCSE grad...
20-Aug-2017

What do the New GCSE Grades Mean: A Guide For Parents 2019 | Teachers To Your Home What do the new GCSE grades mean? GCSE grades will be defined by numbers, rather than letters, for GC..

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Why is the sky blue?
14-Aug-2017

Teachers To Your Home | Why is the sky blue? Why is the sky blue? ... and other tricky children's questions that parents can't answer. It was found that 83 per cent of UK mums and dads have..

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Key Stage 1 SATS results&...
02-Oct-2016

After the first year of the new "harder" Key Stage 1 SATs, designed to assess the attainment of Year 2 pupils, following the introduction of a more rigorous Primary Curriculum in 2014, the result ..

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