Summer Tutoring. Yes or no?

May 31 2017

 

My previous two blogs have covered the question of when you should and shouldn’t tutor your child and, if you decide to do so, what you should look for in a tutor. At this time of year, parents’ thoughts turn to the summer holidays and whether a child will need tutoring support during that long break. In principle, the summer holidays should be a time of play and relaxation for school children. However, whilst allowing time for that essential break, there are some circumstances when tutoring would greatly benefit a child over the summer.

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Exams and How to Survive Them

May 24 2017

 

Exam season is upon us and stress levels are high. This can be a challenging time of year for everyone in the family. It is not just the children who lose sleep, but also their parents who agonise over academic pressure and worry about studying techniques and results. That being said, with the right approach, exams can be managed and conquered while the family's sanity remains intact.  

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What to look for in a tutor

Apr 27 2017

 

This month, I’m following up my last blog on “When should (and shouldn’t) you tutor your child” with one that gives advice on what to look out for if you decide to find a tutor, or a tutoring company. The tremendous surge in the number of parents looking for help, assessments and tutoring, expresses their deepest desire to help their children do well, in whatever ways they can. It can really help to know the key criteria to look for and vital questions to ask when considering engaging an individual tutor or approaching a tutoring agency.  

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