Archive For The “Revision” Category

Six Tips to Help Improve Your Essay Writing

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Writing an essay can be a daunting task. There are many pitfalls for the unwary, but don’t despair! The advice below should help you avoid some of the common mistakes… At least you can move paragraphs and sentences around without literally getting out the scissors and glue… Understand the question. Underline key points or words….

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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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Stress-busting your child’s SATs!

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Earlier this month, the KS2 standardised achievement tests (SATs) dominated the lives of thousands of 10 and 11-year-olds across the UK. For the second year in a row, children were tested on the new, tougher curriculum. Despite the Government trying to emphasise that the results are not qualifications and don’t affect children’s future options, increasingly…

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Private Tuition – Safety Advice for Parents

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While the vast majority of private tutors are reputable, parents and carers still need to be cautious when hiring a private tutor directly. Here is The Tutor Pages advice for contacting independent tutors: DBS Check Consider hiring a tutor who has an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) check. The Disclosure & Barring…

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Private Tuition – Safety Advice for Students

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While the vast majority of private tutors are reputable, adult students still need to be cautious when hiring a private tutor directly. Here is The Tutor Pages advice for contacting tutors as an adult learner: First Meeting Try to talk on the phone before meeting for the first time. Ask the tutor pro-active questions and…

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