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News and Articles

A range of articles written by our current tutors

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

Tutoring is a large and important part of the UK's education economy (£1.6bn+), but as a sector seems to be hidden in the shadows. Estimates of the number of students being tutored and the number ..

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Scholarships and Bur...
22-Jul-2018

If you are interested in an Independent School education for your child, but cannot afford the school fees, it may be worth considering making an application for a Scholarship or a Bursary. WHA..

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Increase in Home Schoolin...
21-Jul-2018

Home schooling continues to gain momentum as home-schooled students demonstrate success, both academically and socially. More parents are now taking on the responsibility of educating their o..

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What is the 11 Plus Exam?
20-Jul-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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Support your Dyslexic Child?
19-Jul-2018

It is estimated that dyslexia affects about a tenth of the population in the UK and is the most common of all specific learning difficulties. Dyslexia is often characterised as a condition which c..

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Benefits of Home Tui...
18-Jul-2018

There are a number of benefits to home tuition: 1. A tutor has the opportunity to focus on the specific subjects and areas that your child may be struggling with. At school, a teacher c..

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Key Stage 2 SATs, May 2019
17-Jul-2018

The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 13 May 2019. The timetable is as follows: Monday 13 May 2019 and Tuesday 14 May 2019 English grammar, punctuation and spellin..

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What Makes a Brilliant Te...
11-Jul-2018

The single most significant factor which determines the quality of education that a student receives is the quality of their teacher. Teaching is a most challenging and demanding role. It requ..

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What our new tutors ...
01-Jul-2018

101 NEW TEACHERS JOINED OUR TEAM IN JUNE 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 name..

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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 you know how brilliant...
03-Jun-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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The Delights of Studying ...
29-Apr-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 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

There are a number of common factors that parents of successful children have: Parents of successful children teach their children to develop strong social skills, often by role modellin..

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Scientific Facts that Wil...
06-Oct-2017

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?
01-Sep-2017

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

What do the new GCSE grades mean? GCSE grades will be defined by numbers, rather than letters, for GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature and GCSE Maths this summer. The new gradi..

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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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