Category Archives: Top tips

How to survive GCSEs: a guide for parents

GCSE season is drawing near and it won’t be long before Year 11 students embark upon the most significant examinations of their lives to date.  Supporting your child through GCSE examinations takes time, energy and patience, but it isn’t rocket … Continue reading

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Books to help develop confidence and good study skills

We now have a small lending library at Better Tuition. We have assembled a collection of books with two aims in mind:- To assist our students in becoming confident, happy, independent learners. To assist parents/ carers in helping their children … Continue reading

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What sets us apart from other tuition services?

What sets Better Tuition apart from other tutors? There are many providers of tuition in Urmston, Flixton, Davyhulme and beyond in Greater Manchester, so how can you be sure that we are the best tutors for your child? Here are seven good … Continue reading

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How to Create a Reading-Friendly Home

A reading-friendly home is one in which reading material in many forms is enjoyed by every member of the family. You don’t need hundreds of books, a Kindle or the Complete Works of Shakespeare to create a reading-friendly home. As … Continue reading

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Saving money on tuition: Why Better Tuition may be more affordable than you realise

Tuition is undeniably popular, with one Ipsos MORI poll finding that more than one in five children outside of London have a private tutor.  Here at Better Tuition, we have seen an increase in student numbers every year since 2008. … Continue reading

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Summer Learning Loss and the Four ‘R’s of Out-of-School Learning

Learning loss is always a hot topic (excuse the pun) over the summer holidays. Some education professionals believe that the summer break is too long and there are occasional calls to reduce it. I disagree. Routine, rules and formal learning … Continue reading

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Six Books for Summer

If your child is in Years 4 or 5, you may be looking for some nice books to share with them over the summer break. Here are six books that will provide innumerate adventures for both of you, helping your … Continue reading

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Entrance Exams: What to Say if Your Child Fails

Did you know that entrance exams for Trafford’s grammar schools have a success rate of just 25% (approximately)?  This gloomy statistic means that disappointment looms for three quarters of all the hundreds of children awaiting their results.  Facing up to … Continue reading

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Entrance Exam Results: Getting it in Perspective

Results for Trafford’s grammar school exams will be arriving through letter boxes from this weekend.  It’s a nerve-wracking, scary, exciting time and it’s only natural to feel that the results envelope opens the door to your child’s entire future: but … Continue reading

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Entrance Exam Preparation: What Should I Be Doing Now?

If your child is currently in Year 5 you will ideally have begun to help them prepare for Trafford’s grammar school entrance exams.  If you haven’t already begun then you really need to do so as soon as possible.  If … Continue reading

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