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Avoiding the ‘summer slide’: should my child study during the summer hols?

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Parents, teachers, educationalists and even children themselves will have wildly varying opinions – so, should children be studying during their summer holidays? A recent article interviewed Adam Tindill, assistant director at an Explore Learning tuition centre in Wolverhampton. Adam recognizes the phenomenon of the ‘summer slide’ or ‘regression’, where children’s educational attainment seems to go backwards over the holidays,…

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How to Analyse a Poem

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The sheer number of articles on The Tutor Pages on how to analyse poems shows what a hot topic this is. Many students feel intimidated and overwhelmed when faced with a new poem, but here are some tips on how to break down the mass of words into something more understandable! Start at the very beginning. It…

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Can I teach myself for A-level?

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A topic that seems to come up more and more on education super-discussion board The Student Room is that of home education in sixth form. Students are interested in home education for many different reasons; a feeling of lack of support in school, problems with bullying, disagreements with teachers or simply that the subjects they…

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