Online tuition and the coronavirus

There’s an interesting article on the BBC today which includes a good section on the outlook for education in the near future and the role of online tuition.

Scroll down to the fifth section to see what Branwen Jeffreys has to say:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-52356136

Over the past five weeks or so, all my sessions have moved online and students have adapted to this with remarkable ease, using technology like Zoom and Facetime effortlessly,

I think the main point for parents from the section in the article about education is that children are going to need a decent tablet / ipad to help them with their learning. Getting this sorted out now is a good idea since being conversant with the technology  and the new learning platforms will determine how a student negotiates online education going forwards.

These new online sharing resource platforms are also opening up new possibilities for students of all ages, even the very youngest. My current favourite is Bramble, a really impressive and clear platform that allows me to work on a text in real time with a student.

Bramble also provides a full text and audio record of each session, which has significant benefits for revision and the organisation  of an individual’s learning.

To find out more about Bramble – click here!

In all the gloom and uncertainty of lockdown, we have to recognise that there are some wonderful and potentially life improving solutions out there, and that in education innovators are taking us forwards into areas offering great potential in how we learn and manage our resources. Another takeaway is that online tuition cuts out travel time, emissions and stress – it is going to grow!

GCSE and A Level Results

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A big congratulations and thanks to all the students from this year who have done so well in achieving the grades they needed. Thanks too for the great feedback on results day!

Best wishes to everyone.

GCSE and A Level results

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Congratulations to all my students on their excellent  English GCSE and A level results.

Some intensive last minute revision has helped significantly in a number of cases, with the final grades much better than those predicted by the schools after the mocks.  Overall, pleased to have helped so many students get the grades they need for the next stage of their lives!

 

Entrance Examinations – Tuition

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Entrance exam tuition  Altrincham Schools. 

Parents whose children are sitting vital entrance examinations for the two grammar schools in Altrincham  should consider the significant benefits of some private English tuition to boost the chances of success.

Children at this age really benefit from one on one help as they approach this big hurdle. Contact me for entrance examinations tuition. Continue reading “Entrance Examinations – Tuition”

Examination period approaching

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With the examination period approaching, many GCSE and A level English students would benefit from sessions with a tutor in the following areas:

Subject knowledge – for example, extra tuition on a set text to supplement notes and improve understanding.  This is particularly important for A level Lit students, since a high degree of knowledge is required in order to achieve the best grades. One on one sessions are great for consolidating understanding of set texts; they provide an opportunity for the student to articulate a clear, personal response and for me to find out exactly where the weaknesses are. Continue reading “Examination period approaching”

Great results at GCSE and A level

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Great examination results all round!

A big well done to all my students for their great results in both GCSE and A level examinations this year! I am delighted that the hard work has paid off for all of them.

The wait for GCSE students eager to see how they performed under the new 1-9 grading system with AQA has been worthwhile, with 75% of the grades given to my tutees coming in at 9, the very top grade, and 25% of them at grade 8. I am absolutely delighted for all of them! Continue reading “Great results at GCSE and A level”