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What are the benefits of private tuition?
With a private tutor your child will get individual, targeted help. The tutor will assess your child to find out what their strengths and weaknesses are, and then focus solely on those areas where your child needs help. Everyone learns … Continue reading
Posted in Dyslexia/Dyscalculia, English, Languages, Maths, Miscellaneous
Tagged benefits, FAQ, private tuition, private tutor
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How can I help my child with their homework?
It’s difficult. You want to support your child with their homework, but you don’t want to do it for them. So, how much help should you give them and what’s the best way to go about it? The first thing … Continue reading
Posted in English, Maths
Tagged difficulties, English, help, homework, maths, private tutor, support
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How can I help my child with their maths homework?
As a private maths tutor, I often get asked by parents, “How can I support my child with their maths homework without doing it for them?” In the shortterm, the best thing you can do, is to read through it … Continue reading
Numeracy in a School for the Deaf
From the time I spent observing and teaching in a school for the Deaf, I found that maths lessons were the ones most like lessons in a mainstream school. The main difference is the fact that because class sizes are … Continue reading
Posted in Broad curriculum, BSL / Deaf Awareness, Culture, English, Languages, Maths
Tagged BSL, children, deaf, Deaf Awareness Week, delay, kinaesthetic, language acquisition, maths, numeracy, school for deaf, snappy maths, visual
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Algebra? It’s Just a Box!
Algebra is a scary word. I know because it scared me when I was younger. I hated maths at school. I didn’t understand it, I didn’t want to understand it and I have no idea how I managed to get … Continue reading
Teachers – it’s time to face the music
This is a guest post from Natalie. Consider me the Simon Cowell of education – brutally honest but scarily accurate. After spending as long as I can remember in some sort of school, I would like to think that I … Continue reading
Posted in Broad curriculum, English, Languages, Maths, Miscellaneous
Tagged education, educators, habits, powerpoint, pupils, shouting, Simon Cowell, stereotypes, storyteller, students, teachers
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Finger Tables
I learnt this way of working out those tricky 6x 7x and 8x tables at a course a while back. I found it extremely complicated and far harder than just learning the tables – in fact I was the one … Continue reading
Posted in Dyslexia/Dyscalculia, Maths
Tagged 6x, 7x, 8x, dyscalculia, dyslexia, example, finger tables, fingers, multisensory, times tables
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