Procrastination: Help your child get on with their work  

Procrastination – what is it?   ‘Procrastinare’ The Latin meaning putting forward until tomorrow Procrastination is putting off a task that needs to be done.  It may seem hard to believe but procrastination hasn’t always been seen as a negative behaviour (Van Eerde, 2003).  In the 1600s procrastination

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Discovering technology for language learning

Technology for Language Learning

When I was teaching Italian at the University of Hull a few years ago, one of the recurrent questions students asked me was – “Vincenzo, how can I improve my Italian?”. Years after, in one of my EFL DipTesol training sessions the other day, Simon (the

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Support your child’s memory

This is the first of two blogs on how you can best support your child’s memory. In the first blog we will learn about how important lifestyle factors lay the foundations for good memory acquisition, retention and recall. In the second blog we will

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study Shakespeare

Study Shakespeare: quick and easy study tips

For some people, Shakespeare is a joy to read and understand and they find ways to relate his stories to today’s society. But, for many students who have to study Shakespeare, it can feel like a chore and like learning another language! So, how

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mock results

Mock Results: What to do next?

If your son or daughter is studying for their GCSEs, A Levels or Pre-U they’ve most likely just sat mock exams and their mock results will be arriving. This blog post is to help you understand the significance of the mocks and how you

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Help your child choose their GCSE & A Level subjects

Playing to their strengths: How to help your child pick their subjects I recently read that the more attractive and ornate the bird, the worse it’s singing voice is. This example led me to think about how animals naturally play to their strengths and how

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History exam - another blog from the subject experts at the tutor team

Business Studies: why it is better to slow down in exams

Desirable difficulty As a Business Studies teacher keen to help my students, I am always interested in how exam questions are presented. Recently reading Malcolm Gladwell’s great read ‘David and Goliath’ I was puzzled to find a case where exam questions were deliberately written

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