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Six essential ways to improve your essay writing skills.

Improve your essay writing skills. In a recent survey of university and college academic staff, they identified the interrelated skills of writing and critical reasoning as the two most important skills for success in education and the ones most often lacked. Writing and developing

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Improving exam technique in the sciences

Improving exam technique in the sciences: 1 – Success with calculations. Improving exam technique When students are active in improving exam technique they achieve increased examination scores. In turn, these improvements can be the difference between securing a place at a prestigious University or

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Curiosity: Reality is stranger than we can suppose

Curiosity The title of today’s post is actually a quote from a scientist. I had to Google it if I’m being honest, but it came from J.B.S. Haldane who was actually a biologist and a mathematician, although I will today be writing about a few

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Soggy bottoms and extended metaphors - a blog by helen currie, a subject expert at the tutor team

Soggy Bottoms and Extended Metaphors

Soggy Bottoms and Extended Metaphors – how to approach poetry analysis Mary Berry-style You’re about to eat a cake that a friend has baked for you. It’s one you’ve never tried before. With the first delicious bite you take in the new flavours –

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Scientific language and terminology

Scientific Language – When trying to understand the universe, the laws of nature and how reality seems to be; we humans have a difficult time because it is just so complex. One technique which works well most of the time is to categorise, group

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energy – what is it – A blog by the science experts at the tutor team


In this post, I want to dive into one particular topic, energy, because it causes a lot of confusion amongst learners and parents of learners. I shall attempt to show why it is confusing and to then alleviate it, with any luck!   Keywords

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Learning Science – Is there a science to it?

The learning mystery If we could see thinking and learning, what would they look like? How would we tell when they have happened, and how could we make them happen faster next time? These are just some of the questions teachers grapple with. For

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bayes theorem by the expert tutors at The Tutor Team


The Counter-intuitive results of BAYES’ THEOREM   No need to look up the meaning of these symbols, we just give you (one version) of Bayes’ Formula for reference.   All you need is explained below!       Especially relevant during a pandemic, is

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Why do people love and hate science?

Science is Cool. What is science? Look at the cube on the right. Notice the brown tile in the centre on the top of the cube? Now, look at the face that is in the shade. See the orange tile in the centre? Would

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Direct and Inverse Proportion

One of the old favourites – Proportion is often something that many students struggle with. It sits in the ‘sweet spot’ of level 4 / 5, and so in order to get those all-important marks at that level, it is one of the topics

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Improving number confidence - A fraction at a time

Improving number confidence – A fraction at a time

The term fraction comes from the Latin word ‘frangere’ to break and was first used to represent a broken number.  As early as 1800 BC the Egyptians were using fractions in their scriptures.   I often stated that multiplying fractions together is one of

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