When french mathematician Laurent Schwartz was in High school, he started to worry that he wasn’t smart enough to solve math problems. Still, he went on to win Fields Medal, the highest award in mathematics. Some students have a similar feeling. They sit down to take math tests and feel their heart beating faster and butterflies inContinue reading “MATHS CONFIDENCE”


To support students and teachers preparing for GCSE and A-Level exams in 2022, the exam boards are required to provide “advance information” for most subjects. ABOUT ADVANCE INFORMATION If you’re taking GCSE or A-Level exams in the summer of 2022, then you need to know about something called ADVANCE INFORMATION. It’s been a really toughContinue reading “NEW FOR 2022 – EXAM ADVANCE INFORMATION”

Why I should revise for my GCSE English exam

Many students find GCSE English Language a difficult subject because they feel that they can’t revise for an English exam.  The key to understanding any English exam is to fully understand what the assessment objectives are and how to achieve them through your answers. Once you understand this format you will be well on yourContinue reading “Why I should revise for my GCSE English exam”

Why is non verbal reasoning important?

Non-Verbal Reasoning is not generally taught in schools. In fact there’s very little to actually teach as it is not an academic subject. For most parents the 11-Plus, Non-Verbal Reasoning is the stuff of nightmares! The main problem is that children will not have been taught the subject in class time at primary school andContinue reading “Why is non verbal reasoning important?”

Stuck choosing a story – have a look at our selection of classic books for under 5s.

So many parents stress about when to start reading to their children, what should they read and my reply is always the same, something fun and simple and read it again and again. Reading is a gift and children who read and are read to, are time and time again, proved to be better academically,Continue reading “Stuck choosing a story – have a look at our selection of classic books for under 5s.”

13 Reasons Why Online Tutoring is the Best

Even though the COVID pandemic played a major role in the prolific rise of the virtual classroom phenomenon, we are not unfamiliar with the fact that edtech has always had the potential to boom beyond limits.

Does my Child Really Need a Tutor?

We believe that every child deserves to have the best possible education. Unfortunately, lots of schools are now starting to struggle due to a combination of the effects of COVID, budget cuts and growing class sizes. Parents are now starting to turn to private tutoring for their kids, in order to give them the boostContinue reading “Does my Child Really Need a Tutor?”

Writer’s Block

Prevent moan and groan when you ask your child to compose sentences or invent stories. Writing is, of course, a critical skill for children to learn and is intricately tied to reading, which for many children is equally painful. It is a central part of the elementary-school curriculum — not just in language arts butContinue reading “Writer’s Block”

Are you A Logophile?

The English language is packed full of over 170,000 interesting words. Despite this fact, the average person uses and knows only 12,000 of them. Just think of that figure – we use only 8% of the words available in our potential vocabulary! This is why students may often need help with their essays and papersContinue reading “Are you A Logophile?”

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