Read our Articles about Education and Tutoring

Jul

5

Are you prepared for the new school year?

A new school year means new challenges for many pupils. Find out how one-to-one support can help pupils prepare for the next steps in their education. If your child is facing exams in the next school year or […]


Jun

25

The Value of Adult Learning

Thinking of learning a new skill? Discovering something new? Or gaining more qualifications? At Home-School Tutoring, we believe education should continue throughout adulthood. And if you need support, we’re here to help at a time that suits you.  […]


Jun

19

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 […]


Jun

19

Supporting Academically More Able Pupils

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


Jun

15

Personalised Learning Plans

Personalised learning plans that target each individual student’s own unique needs are an essential part of our tutors’ recipes for success. No two students are the same: each has their own strengths, weaknesses, interests and learning preferences. So […]


May

18

Maths tuition: Why is it so popular?

Many parents and students ask for help with maths. But why does it perplex so many of us and how much difference can private tuition make? A good understanding of maths is essential, not just for entry into […]


May

8

Helping Dyslexic Students Face Exams with Confidence

The new “tougher” English GCSE is a source of stress for many. For the one in ten dyslexic students and their parents, it’s even harder to face. But what support is available?     The government said it would “restore […]


Apr

25

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 individual tuition helps pupils make great progress – but why does it generate such impressive results? At HST, we believe individual […]


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 […]


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

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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, […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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? […]