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Alternatives to A Levels: Vocational qualifications

Alternatives to A Levels: Vocational qualifications

A Levels aren’t right for every student. From BTECs to NVQs, T Levels and apprenticeships, explore the world of post-16 vocational qualifications. Learn about the courses, skills, and career prospects associated with each qualification, and discover the right route for your interests and career aspirations.

6 myths about learning that all parents should know

6 myths about learning that all parents should know

As a parent, you want to do everything possible to ensure your child’s academic success. Discover six learning myths that could be hindering your child’s academic potential. From debunking notions of fixed intelligence to embracing technology, nurture a positive learning environment for your child’s growth and success!

Teacher beware: Edumyths and the classroom

Teacher beware: Edumyths and the classroom

Join guest blogger Andrew Atherton in his insightful dissection of three prevalent edumyths. From student ‘learning styles’ to ‘thinking hats’, debunk common misconceptions that may lead to low-quality teaching. Gain valuable insights to enhance educational practices and foster a more effective learning environment.

Tutoring and taxes: A guide for self-employed UK tutors

Tutoring and taxes: A guide for self-employed UK tutors

Whether you’re a part-time or full-time tutor, don’t let tax responsibilities overshadow your tutoring journey. Learn about your tax obligations to HMRC, navigate the intricacies of Self Assessment, and discover essential tips for financial organisation. This article is your go-to resource for all things tutoring and taxes!

How to reflect on your mock exam results

How to reflect on your mock exam results

Congratulations on completing your mocks! Now it’s time to turn your mock exam results into a roadmap for success. In this article, we explore the significance of thoughtful reflection on your mock exam performance and offer practical strategies to craft a winning plan for conquering your upcoming GCSE or A Level exams.

How to find the perfect tutor for your child

How to find the perfect tutor for your child

Are you ready to find a tutor for your child but unsure what to look out for? From deciding between online and face-to-face tuition to setting a reasonable budget, our comprehensive guide will help you navigate the entire process. Find the perfect tutor today and give your child the tools they need to succeed!

A guide to purposeful retrieval practice in the classroom

A guide to purposeful retrieval practice in the classroom

Retrieval practice is a powerful learning strategy. From ‘Do Now’ tasks to Tarsia puzzles, Lead Practitioner of Humanities, Helen Pipe, shares strategies for effective retrieval practice in the classroom. Learn how to engage students, monitor progress, and ensure lasting knowledge retention.

Navigating the transition: Teacher to full-time tutor

Navigating the transition: Teacher to full-time tutor

Are you contemplating a shift from classroom teaching to full-time tutoring? In this article, we explore the pros and cons of private tutoring, compare online and face-to-face approaches, discuss how to establish your reputation and client base, and provide valuable tips for a successful switch.

8 must-have student revision apps

8 must-have student revision apps

Gear up for exam success with these 8 must-have revision apps for students! From top-notch note-taking with Evernote to mastering flashcards using Quizlet and creating dynamic mind maps with MindMeister, unlock the best tools to streamline your study routine. Dive into the world of revision apps and ace your exams!

How much schoolwork should your child do over Christmas?

How much schoolwork should your child do over Christmas?

Help your child find the right balance between schoolwork and holiday festivities! Discover the importance of downtime and relaxation for your child this Christmas. Learn how to create an effective study plan that leaves room for festive fun while setting the stage for a successful return to school in the new year!

Form time reading: Why it matters and how to ensure its impact

Form time reading: Why it matters and how to ensure its impact

Passionate history teacher turned literacy champion, Lindsay Galbraith, explores the crucial role of form time reading in education and its impact on student success. Discover strategies to diversify texts, empower staff, and build a thriving reading community for student success beyond the classroom.

Six ways to secure more tutoring bookings

Six ways to secure more tutoring bookings

The autumn term sparks fierce competition among tutors vying for students. Explore six essential tips to enhance your tutoring profile and maximise your chances of securing bookings. From crafting a polished profile to strategic pricing and quick responses, build your reputation as a reliable and sought-after tutor.

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