The Importance of Repetition when Tutoring your Child at Home

The Importance of Repetition when Tutoring your Child at Home I look back at my Primary School years and I vividly remember my teachers. Among them, the stricter ones who peered out from behind their spectacles and commanded silence with a mere movement of their eyebrow. I remember too, my father’s glee when giving me…

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Tutoring Literary Devices to the Young (and not so young)

Tutoring Literary Devices to the Young (and not so young) Hi! Here are some extracts from one of my favourite picture books by Lauren Child. Let’s use a children’s book to teach literary devices to students. It may sound strange to use a picture book for such an advanced set of literary skills but please…

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Sharpening Your Children’s Skills Without a Tutor

  Sharpening Your Children’s Skills Without a Tutor I look back at my Primary School years and I vividly remember my teachers. Among them, the stricter ones who peered out from behind their spectacles and commanded silence with a mere movement of their eyebrow. I remember too, my father’s glee when giving me accounts of…

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Tutors who nurture creativity and imagination in students

  Tutors who nurture creativity and imagination in students Innovation is a key ingredient that tutors use to nurture creativity and imagination in the classroom. Empowering students to think creatively is a core element of successful learning, and good tutors know this. They use a range of skills to bring out the very best in…

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Tutoring students to remember more

Tutoring students to remember more Creative tutoring can encourage students to think for themselves and retain knowledge they have absorbed during the learning process. Good tutors help students retain information by delivering learning that is accessible to every type of learner. A good acronym to go by is V.A.K. (Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic); reminding teachers to…

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Tutors recommend ways to reduce stress for a child

    One simple way good tutors minimise stress is to ensure the learning environment is free of too many visual distractions, including clutter and brightly-coloured objects. Physical surroundings can play a vital role in how engaged a student is with the learning experience. Educational stimulus is important but overcrowding can have an adverse effect…

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Will physical exercise complement tutoring and academic studies?

  Will physical exercise complement tutoring and academic studies?   Fears about childhood obesity have long led to calls for more physical exercise at school. Although efforts to increase physical activity have been made, there is renewed pressure on educators to step up the amount of time dedicated to exercise. The reason for this is…

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How tutors are using technology to help children succeed

  How tutors are using technology to help children succeed Technology, when used creatively, can spark a child’s interest and make him or her more confident in the classroom. Tutors are harnessing the benefits of using technology and becoming facilitators to a whole new world of education. As well as engaging students and keeping them…

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Making writing fun and engaging through stimulating tutoring

  Making writing fun and engaging through stimulating tutoring As some children mature and grow older they instinctively lose a natural enthusiasm for writing. Instead of being a way to express themselves, it becomes a trial. It can take a touch of motivational tutoring to make them want to write. Inspiring children to rediscover the…

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Five tutoring hacks to kick-start the school year

  There is nothing quite like the start of a new school year to refresh and energise young minds – with a bit of encouragement. Tutors and parents each have roles to play in ensuring students get off to the very best start. Here are five top tips that are proven aids to kick-start the…

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