Critical thinking is a term that is commonly discussed within the educational community referring to the learning, thought, and analysis that goes a stage further beyond surface-level memorisation and factual recall. Critical thinking skills revolve around being able to effectively analyse, interpret and synthesise information enabling students to form developed arguments. The ability to form reasoned arguments is a key skill needed in everyday adult life, facilitating discussions of ideas … [Read more...] about The Need to Develop Critical Thinking Skills
Mobile phones have long had a bad reputation in the educational setting. However, it is important to acknowledge that when used appropriately and within moderation they can provide benefits and enhance learning and enrichment. Arguably, mobile phones enable students to access resources and progress at their own pace through the content provided, allowing an increased level of flexibility. Here is a list of potential ways to integrate technology into student’s learning and revision: Educational … [Read more...] about Mobile Phones can be a Powerful Learning Tool to Enhance Learning
The IELTS examination is world-renowned and one of the most universally recognised test. A good IELTS score can open numerous doors from immigration to university admissions, whilst demonstrating suitable proficiency in English. IELTS scores of over 7.5 are often needed for Oxbridge admissions, so a good score truly opens doors. Crescent Tuition offers IELTS tuition to ensure students are suitably prepared for the exam, allowing maximum scores and for students to reap the benefits … [Read more...] about The Practical Benefits of IELTS Exam and the Importance of Preparation
Recent reports suggest that £13.5 billion is needed to reverse the damage to pupils’ education caused by the pandemic. The Education Policy Institute stated that pupils have lost up to two months of education in terms of reading, and up to three months in Maths. Naturally, with this academic year drawing to a close many students will be preparing for next year and the content that will need to be taught in order to catch up. Later this week the Prime Minister is scheduled to address pupils’ … [Read more...] about Pupils Have Lost 3 Months of Education – Feeling Prepared for the Upcoming Academic Year?
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