Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year to all of our international students; we hope that your schools, host families, guardians and friends make you feel special today. Are you thinking about taking IELTS this year, or want to improve your performance at GCSE or A Level? We recommend English & IELTS tuition with one of our fantastic english tutors, Harriet and Evelyn. Extra support in English has proved to: - Improve exam scores by up to two grades (so from a B to an A* at A Level, … [Read more...] about Happy Chinese New Year! Improve your English in the Year of the Pig!
When you are paying upwards of £15,000 a year to have your child privately educated, the prospect of forking out for extra tuition may not sit well with you. But that is exactly what seems to be happening as an increasing number of parents look to “top-up” their child’s already expensive education with a private tutor. The first group are those who are struggling with a particular subject and benefit from one-to-one tuition. This does not necessarily imply a problem with the school, as even … [Read more...] about Why is private tutoring worth it?
Reminiscing about the good old days when we were growing up is a memory trip well worth taking when trying to understand the issues facing the children of today. A mere 20 years ago, children used to play outside all day, riding bikes, playing sports and building forts. Today's families are different. Technology's impact on the 21st century family is fracturing its very foundation, and causing a disintegration of core values that long ago were the fabric that held families together. … [Read more...] about Technology issues for children
Here’s the question; to praise or not to praise? Classrooms are rife with misunderstanding; how frequently should teachers use praise in their classrooms? How can they use it effectively? And how do teachers avoid overusing it? We all value being recognised and rewarded for our efforts. Praise nurtures our confidence and self-esteem, and there’s a place for it in each and every lesson. Without it, we unintentionally foster a cold, clinical school culture. When it’s used well, it can stimulate … [Read more...] about To Praise or Not To Praise?
Thousands of students are hiring private tutors to help them through their degrees courses. Universities are considering private tuition’s impact on student numbers, with extra tuition thought to reduce dropout rates and help students with resits, and consequently, universities are beginning to partner with tuition providers to help ensure and maintain high standards. Tuition companies are filling a void left by universities that provide too few tutorials; with students being charged … [Read more...] about Degree-level private tuition? What’s it worth?
Remember taking your A Levels? For some of us, they were the last exam we’d ever sit - thank goodness - and for others, just the start of an exam-ridden three years, or even the beginning of a career punctuated by endless tests. Your A Levels might have been coastal breeze where you waltzed in and out of the exam room without a care in the world. Perhaps you knew you’d do alright, and hoped for the best. Or maybe they were a nightmare of cramming revision, stress, and aching pen-crippled … [Read more...] about Undercover Academic Mentor
We are now proud to announce our partnership with the Bath Academy where company founder, Henry Pike, will be running revision courses during every school holiday. Revision Courses at Bath Academy are designed to improve student confidence and encourage them to achieve their potential in their academic exams. We aim to deepen understanding, support areas of weakness and provide opportunities to develop strengths. Daily revision sessions are split between formal teaching, focusing on areas … [Read more...] about Partnership with Bath Academy
Business reporter, BBC News By Katie Hope Education services bring in £17.5bn a year to the UK economy, but what is driving the demand for a British education and why are some parents willing to spend thousands of pounds to secure a "super tutor" for their child? "It was on the plane over I realised I'd made a mistake," a 25-year-old private tutor tells me. He was flying to New York to spend the summer helping to prepare a 12-year-old boy for the Common Entrance exam - a test taken … [Read more...] about Inside the secret and lucrative world of ‘the super tutor’
Tutoring is one the world's oldest professions, but even a vocation so entrenched cannot escape the rising "Urbanisation" of daily life. Plato tutored Dionysius, ruler of Syracuse, while Aristotle instructed Alexander the Great. But modern parents, in the stress of the exam season, can now turn to a tutoring industry using online technology. Timothy Yu is founder of Hong Kong Company Snapask, a mobile app that allows students to ask questions with a snapshot and then matches them with a … [Read more...] about Tutors become part of the app culture