"I would highly recommend Shonagh from Crescent Tuition. She is extremely calm and kind, and can easily get on a level with her students. She has been amazing with our son who has lacked a lot of confidence with his maths. Our son does take time to assimilate information and get to the answer, and Shonagh has been so patient and kind in her approach, and not rushed him in any way. If you want a tutor that is sensitive and calm I would recommend Shonagh every time." Andrea, Parent … [Read more...] about Patient and kind
Now that subjects have released their "advanced information" for each subject, I keep getting asked by students about how to use the information. The JCQ says; Each awarding organisation will provide advance information on the focus of the content of summer 2022 exams in the majority of subjects at GCSE, AS and A level. The policy intention of providing advance information is that it will support students’ revision. From my point of view a long list of very open topic areas have been given … [Read more...] about Using “advanced information” for subjects
With many students transitioning to university and A-level, the need to develop an academic undertone throughout their work is fundamental to achieving top grades. An academic-style is commonly misinterpreted as complex sentences, with flowery language. However, the main aim of academic writing is to communicate advanced ideas and concepts in a concise, clear, and structured manner. This allows the writer to aid the reader’s understanding and convey academic arguments. Certain characteristics of … [Read more...] about Students need to Perfect their Academic Writing Style and Develop a Comprehensive Academic Vocabulary
"I would like to tell you that I have received my IELTS exam result and I got a 6.5 in my speaking. Thank you so much for teaching me all the skills and techniques for IELTS speaking which helped me to get a better result and to meet the IELTS requirements of studying physiotherapy in UK. I will continue to work hard for my future studies and I hope to meet you in UK one day." Jasmine, a Hong Kong based student … [Read more...] about IELTS success
It is back to school time! Many students will be feeling a whole mix of emotions regarding their return to school, especially following two years of disrupted education. New teachers, students, and learning environment may result in students feeling worried about going back to school. Each student will navigate their apprehension differently, however, during this transition time parents and guardians can assist stressed students through the following: Open Communication Students can feel … [Read more...] about Preparing for the New Academic School Year!
Up and down the country, both A-level and GCSE students have been collecting their results determining their progression onto further education. As reported top grades have soared, with a total of 44.8% of A-level grades being A* or A grades, reaching a record high. Crescent Tuition would like to congratulate all students, regardless of their results achieved, for their effort and diligence throughout this year. This has been an unprecedented year, with the assessment format plans changing, … [Read more...] about GCSE and A-Level Results Day: What are Your Next Steps?
Many of the UK’s leading schools (both independent and Grammar), require entrance examinations to secure a student’s place. Entrance examinations are most common for entry in the following academic stages including Secondary schools (11-16 year-olds), colleges (16-18 year-olds), and universities (18+). Entrance examinations can come in many forms depending on the school and course the student is aiming to join, ordinarily, students are required to pass the exam, achieve a particular score or … [Read more...] about The Ins and Outs of Entrance Examinations
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