From tips and news, to learning resources and profiles of London's best tutors, this blog is your one-stop shop for all things tutoring.

Hannah Schofield-Newton

September 06, 2013

September 06, 2013

For those parents who would like their children to sit 11 Plus exams for secondary school entrance, it is often hard to know what to use for exam preparation, so here are some links to useful resources in various 11 Plus practice materials for Maths, English, Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning.

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Catherine Burrows

September 06, 2013

September 06, 2013

Sutton Trust's latest study shows private tuition is booming but this risks increasing the learning gap for less advantaged children. This is why we set up Tutorfair. Our one-for-one promise allows tutoring to benefit everyone.

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Mark Maclaine

September 04, 2013

September 04, 2013

A new school is a daunting prospect. Here are five tips for parents to help your children:

1. Allow your child to feel whatever they are feeling

Tell your child that it’s normal to feel whatever they are feeling. Be careful not to invalidate those feelings by saying ‘don’t be silly, you don’t feel nervous’. If they want to tear-up, let them. Most people feel a lot better after letting off a bit of steam. Empathise with their concerns. Agree that you too would be worried about such a thing.

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Sebastian Kotur

August 16, 2013

August 16, 2013

It’s a delicate day for everyone. Parents have to deal with stressed children and young students have to deal with their parents and teachers, their results and their peers’ results.

It’s inevitably an emotional rollercoaster for them and however good their results may be, they now also have to deal with moving into a new phase of their lives. Some may be full of anxiety about what the future holds. Going to the university or college of choice can be intimidating and a past success can represent a burden in that it is a standard to be maintained in the future.

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Catherine Burrows

July 25, 2013

July 25, 2013

The tutors went into 4 state schools; Pimlico Academy, Globe Academy, Westminster Academy and Wilbury Primary School. We received immensely positive feedback from volunteers, students and schools, showing that this has been hugely beneficial for all involved.

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Sebastian Kotur

July 23, 2013

July 23, 2013

Digital Summer Camp - Schools Day hosted by TechMix, took place last week on the 12th of July. For those of you not familiar: Digital Summer Camp was designed for tech companies to showcase their latest digital learning technologies, hottest gadgets, digital innovations and projects to the participating school students and teachers. Students enjoyed a range of activities - from building robots to hacking the web - beware @pentagon.

The Department for Education came to hear presentations from some fascinating EdTech at a PitchFest hosted by Tutorfair's very own…

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Mark Maclaine

May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

Most of the best tutors I know make time to call a student after they have finished working together. I’ve done this consistently for the last decade and have found it not only good for business but…

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