Archive For The “Languages” Category

14-year-old gets an A* in Chinese – with help from a private tutor

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Norfolk-based 14-year-old Oliver Coe developed a passion for learning Chinese 6 years ago, despite being unable to learn it at school. With the help of private tutor Jing Song, he has just passed his GCSE Mandarin with flying colours – achieving an A* grade two years before most teenagers take the exam. According to the Eastern Daily…

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Private Tuition Fees – what rates do tutors charge?

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If you’re choosing a tutor for yourself or your child, you’re bound to consider the cost. What is a fair fee, and what factors will influence what a tutor charges? The Tutor Pages collects data on how much independent private tutors charge, and so this is a good place to start. Our data shows that, in 2016, tutors across…

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Advantages of Good Grammar

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Has learning grammar recently become too tough? The subject has been at the centre of an ongoing debate surrounding the spelling, punctuation and grammar (‘Spag’) tests for 10 to 11-year-olds. Teachers and parents have suggested that learning technical grammar terminology might even be unnecessary, and that it can have a negative impact on creative storytelling skills. However,…

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Top Tips for learning a Language

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A recent article, written by a tutor registered with The Tutor Pages, outlines some great advice for learning a new language. The tutor details five tips to help boost your chances of becoming a more successful language-learner: 1. Watch and Learn Pick something you enjoy learning more about and listen to news and podcasts about…

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