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How I passed the QTS maths test – part 3

The second part is the more traditional pen and paper sort of maths. I found this section less intimidating than the first part, because although there was an overall time limit, it wasn’t a limit per question. I still had … Continue reading

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What’s the best age to start teaching my child a language?

This is a question I get asked a lot – especially by parents who are holding new-born babies in their arms. My recommendation would be to start getting them accustomed to the sound of the language you have chosen straight … Continue reading

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What is the best age to start private tuition?

As soon as you realise that your child needs some extra help. Struggling at school affects a child’s confidence, and the less confident they become, the harder they will find it to catch up. It’s fine to book a tutor … Continue reading

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What equipment do I need to provide for a private tuition session?

You will need to provide your child with a comfortable space to work, with enough light to see what they are doing, and without distractions from television, siblings or family pets. You should also provide lined paper, and either a … Continue reading

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What is a realistic improvement in a year if I have a private tutor?

This is a difficult question to answer, because it depends on so many variables, for example how often you are having a private tutor and how much time your child is practising for in between sessions. It also depends on … Continue reading

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How often should I have a private tutor?

This needs to be a balance between your child’s needs, your tutor’s availability, and your own budget.  For one subject, once a week is probably enough, with your child doing some practise on their own in between sessions. If you … Continue reading

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How long does a private tuition session last?

This is something you will need to discuss and agree with the private tutor before starting. I have seen sessions advertised ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours!  From my own experience, I recommend sessions of 1 hour for each … Continue reading

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