Read our Articles about Education and Tutoring

Nov

29

“Calm, Polite and Engaged” – An ADHD Pupil at Home with His Tutor

Tom*, who suffers from ADHD, finds it very difficult to concentrate at school. Yet, at home with his personal tutor, away from the noise and commotion of the classroom, Tom is “calm, polite and engaged”. We regularly see […]


Jul

1

10 Good Reasons to Learn French!

Sybille Rieupeyroux, the Home-School Tutoring Area Advisor for South Surrey (who was born in France but now lives in England) explains why all of us could benefit from learning a foreign language. She writes: “Nowadays, knowing a foreign […]


Jan

14

Building Confidence in Children with Learning Difficulties

Children who have some learning difficulties – who need to go at their own pace – can often find school a very frustrating place. Gradually, unless their needs are recognised, they can suffer low-self-esteem and underachievement. Some children […]


Apr

19

Confused about the New GCSE System?

Pupils in England are busy revising for the reformed GCSEs that will be graded 9 to 1 this summer. Yet, ‘huge uncertainty’ still surrounds how they will be marked, according to a leading teachers’ union (‘New 9-1 GCSE […]


Apr

20

Developing Communication Skills

Twenty-first century human beings communicate in more ways than ever: Facebooking, tweeting, Snapchatting, texting, emailing, messaging… But, whatever technology we are using, we can only effectively exchange information if we have mastered the four time-old skills of reading, writing, listening […]


Feb

28

Don’t Be Afraid of the Big Fat Maths GCSE!

Research is suggesting the new “big fat” maths GCSE course and numerical grading system will lead to fewer pupils taking A-level maths. So should you be afraid?   At Home-School Tutoring, we say no! Our tutors can help students […]


Mar

8

Empowering Girls Throughout the Year

Home-School Tutoring is committed to helping girls develop the confidence that will help them succeed in life, whichever academic choices they make. Self-confidence is essential for success, yet research shows girls are less confident about their career prospects than […]


Apr

6

Exam Preparation Support from Home-School Tutoring

Preparing for GCSEs, A Levels, Common Entrance or other exams? Worried you’re not prepared? Don’t panic! Home-School Tutoring can help! Targeted support from experienced tutors Home-School Tutoring offers private tuition and exam preparation with experienced tutors. Our tutors firmly […]


Feb

14

Helping Dyslexic Students Face Exams with Confidence

The government is planning to “restore rigour and confidence to our examination system” by returning to end-of-year GCSE exams with fewer opportunities for retakes and greater emphasis on spelling, punctuation and grammar – but what does this mean […]


Oct

9

Helping Independent School Pupils to Flourish with Home Tutoring

The chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools made headlines earlier this year for speaking out against parents who ‘hothouse’ children by scheduling too many extra-curricular activities. Nobody could argue that excessive pressurised extra-curricular activity is […]


Dec

1

Helping Pupils to Improve their Spelling

Next year, the spelling abilities of pupils in Year 6 will be tested by the new English grammar, punctuation and spelling test and GCSE marking is being changed to include marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar. But what’s […]


Jul

13

Individual tuition – The Benefits of Private Tuition

At Home School Tutoring (HST) we know that one-to-one teaching is really effective.  It works ! Most  teachers and parents would agree it is an ideal academic environment; but why is it so effective ? One of the […]


Jul

13

Is there evidence that individual tuition really is effective?

Intuitively I think we would all agree that 1:1 tuition is effective and at Home School Tutoring we know through experience that this is the case. However, is there any hard evidence for the effectiveness of individual tutoring? […]


Dec

6

Is Your Child Ready for the Year Ahead?

A New Year can mean a new start for children who have been struggling at school.  January is the ideal time of year to address any difficulties pupils have been having so that 2017 can be a happy, […]


Feb

14

Learning Languages

Would you like to learn a language? Or improve a language you started learning years ago? So many of us seem to have forgotten that language can be fun and engages parts of the brain which need reaching […]


Oct

19

Maths Tuition: Why it is so popular and so effective

So many parents and students ask for help with Maths. Mathematics ( and the understanding of maths concepts )  is so important because  we all know that  a good understanding of the working of maths is necessary, not […]


Feb

22

Need help catching up after time off school sick?

Pupils miss over 50 million days of school in total each year, according to Department for Education statistics. While most parents now ensure the family holiday is taken during the holidays, there is little any of us can […]


Oct

9

Private Tuition Helps Growing Numbers of Pupils to Progress

Following reports from two major surveys revealing the high percentages of school children now using home tutors, private tuition has once again become a hot topic in the education pages. At the beginning of September, The Sutton Trust […]


Mar

15

Should I capitalise the seasons?

Spring is in the air but should it be capitalised on the page? You may see the seasons frequently capitalised but when they are being used as common nouns, rather than proper nouns, the answer is no! Tulips […]


Apr

5

Support for Students with Aspergers Syndrome

Pupils with Asperger syndrome are usually of average or above average intelligence and keen to continue into further and higher education. But what support is available for children and young people to enable them to succeed at school […]


Feb

14

Supporting Academically More Able Pupils

Once known as ‘gifted and talented’, pupils working at above average levels can benefit significantly from appropriately planned and targeted one-to-one tuition. In March 2015, an Ofsted report concluded that many of the most able children attending non-selective […]


Jun

28

Teachers wanted for private tuition

Are you a qualified teacher considering private tutoring? Home-School Tutoring is actively seeking more teachers to provide private tuition to pupils of all ages. You might be looking for part-time work rather than a full-time teaching position or […]


Feb

14

The Importance of a Positive Learning Environment

The environment in which learning takes place can have an enormous impact on the outcome of learning and the progress a pupil makes during their school and college years. Pupils learn best in safe, comfortable surroundings Pupils who […]


Dec

1

The Value of Adult Learning

Adult learning contributes significantly to people’s well-being and life satisfaction, according to research commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. But how does learning benefit us so much, and what support is available for adults interested […]


Nov

7

Tutoring for Complex Needs

For pupils with special educational needs and social, emotional and mental health difficulties, patient one-to-one support from a specialist tutor can be life changing. At Home-School Tutoring, we are immensely proud of the work our specialist tutors. Here, […]


Nov

20

Tutoring for the 11 Plus and Common Entrance Exam

Parents eager for their children to succeed in 11-plus and Common Entrance exams will be interested to learn that the Department for Education has found one-to-one tuition significantly benefits children whether they are struggling to meet key stage […]


Jan

30

Tutoring to Relieve Anxiety

Children’s Mental Health Week, which runs from 6th – 12th February 2017, aims to raise awareness of children’s mental health issues and encourage everyone to spread a little kindness. The initiative has the full support of Home-School Tutoring and […]


Feb

14

Understanding Your Child’s Learning Style

One size never fits all, and the way in which we learn is different for all of us. However, educational psychologists have suggested that we tend towards one of three basic learning styles – and that understanding your […]


Jan

19

What do you need to know about Progress 8?

Confused about Progress 8 measures and the new style league tables for secondary schools? Here’s what you need to know. Attainment 8 and Progress 8 (in a nutshell) Progress 8 has been designed to measure pupils’ progress at school, […]