Revision, Revision, Revision

Revision, Revision, Revision

This time of year, “will you help my child revise?” is the question that I am asked most often. My usual answer is that I will try. For children in years 10 and 12, the obvious response is that they should be revising as they go along, which make the pre-exam revision...
Supporting remote tuition – advice for parents

Supporting remote tuition – advice for parents

With the Covid pandemic in the UK hopefully past the peak, but with no clear return date for secondary schools, it’s time to reflect back over six weeks or so of remote tuition. Unlike some small businesses, mine will survive. Despite losing my year 11 and 13 students...
Remote Tuition

Remote Tuition

Just in case anyone has missed the news, we are experiencing a viral pandemic. As an immunologist, I have more than a passing interest in the scientific developments. As a human being, I’m absolutely horrified at some of the shenanigans I see unfolding on social...
Every Van Must Run Smoothly

Every Van Must Run Smoothly

One of the great things about being a private tutor is that I get to see very mixed ability children from a range of schools. These children all bring with them different experience together with tips and tricks from their teachers. I am then able to pass on these...
Should a Child Really Need a Tutor?

Should a Child Really Need a Tutor?

If I’m honest, my politics have always leaned towards socialism. There are some things in life that I firmly believe that everyone should be able to access. I also believe that there are times in the lives of most people, when things don’t quite go to plan and if...
Results Day – It’s always good to have a Plan B

Results Day – It’s always good to have a Plan B

For A Level students, there is only one more milestone between school and university – and that is results day. A Level results are released on the third Thursday in August, and GCSE results released the following week. The third Thursday in August is also the day...