Picture this: It’s 3 a.m. in the morning and you’re in the nodding phase. Around you lie sheaves of papers stained with coffee rings and the words of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart are starting to blur into a meaning-less haze as you ponder on the irony of its title, while dribbling in a half-doze - before jerking upright, looking about wildly and slapping yourself awake once again…
Sobia July, 2016
If you really want to understand IB Economics, you need to know your way around the different graphs involved. In this detailed blog post, Jenny (our lead IB Economics tutor) talks you through everything you could ever need to know!
Jenny July, 2016
Home-schooling is becoming an increasingly popular choice for parents all over the UK and internationally, and having worked both in schools and with children in their own homes, it is clear that children are able to access a well-rounded education whatever the setting! These tips aim to give some practical advice to those who are either currently, or considering, home-schooling their children.
Judith July, 2016
About to embark on the IB? One of our top IB Mathematics tutors, Alan, shares his wisdom on preparing for the course.
Alan June, 2016
What is more likely – winning Vote Leave’s Euro 2016 competition or President Schwarzenegger introducing compulsory German lessons in American schools? A tongue-in-cheek exploration of some of the numbers behind the 50million.uk Euro 2016 football contest.
Mike June, 2016
Every year in late November or early December, thousands of students in London sit the Wandsworth Test, a procedure designed to select students for schools in the borough. This exam is designed to streamline the process for applying to Wandsworth schools. Although no school in the borough is fully selective, some do hold back a significant portion of their places for students scoring the highest grades on the test. With required pass marks for top schools like Graveney regularly exceeding 95%, it is vital for parents to know and understand what will be expected from their child.
Finnian February, 2016
Is your child worried about an upcoming interview at 11 or 13 Plus? Finnian, one of our most experienced school entrance tutors, gives a valuable set of tips and hints for both parents and students in how to success at this tricky process.
Finnian January, 2016
108 students scored the maximum 45 points on their IB Diploma in June 2014, out of almost 100,000 worldwide. In other words, only one in a thousand students achieved maximum grades last year. With these kind of odds against you, you need a bit of help, so the purpose of this (moderately tongue-in-cheek) article is to give this to you. Want to get the magic 45 points on your IB? Read on!
In our opinion, there is no need to hire a tutor for "Four Plus" exams. All 4+ exams are based on active learning, engagement in tasks and an ability to show co-operation, manners and tact in social environments. These are all skills which can be developed at home through good parenting and common sense approaches. The following is a guide containing simple tips for parents to help their children at home.