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 higher education and to get a good job, but also to be able to live life successfully and … [Read more...] about Maths Tuition: Why Is It So Popular?
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 rigour and confidence to our examination system” by reforming GCSES. The … [Read more...] about Helping Dyslexic Students Face Exams with Confidence
A university study has suggested students could give their memory skills a boost by smelling rosemary while revising. A study by Northumbria University found pupils taking memory tests achieved results that were between 5 and 7% better when they worked in a room with the aroma of … [Read more...] about Revision + Rosemary = GCSE Success?
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 tuition yields such good … [Read more...] about Individual Tuition – The Benefits of Private Tuition
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 … [Read more...] about Developing Communication Skills
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 grades 'creating uncertainty for schools', BBC News, 17 Apr. 2017). At sixes and … [Read more...] about Confused about the New GCSE System?