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How to help your child improve comprehension

How to help your child improve comprehension

Many children struggle with the comprehension section of the entrance exams, and poor comprehension skills can lead to not just a failed English paper, but can also feelings of frustration a...

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Why mock exams are more important than you think

Why mock exams are more important than you think

Preparing for an exam requires lots of hard work and time. We pour our efforts into organising our weeks and months into structured revision routines and practising exam questions. But there...

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How to help your child with ratios

How to help your child with ratios

Ratios and proportion is a topic usually introduced to students in Key Stage 2. It is a topic which extends beyond primary school and is even in the syllabus for GCSE Mathematics. If your ch...

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How to reconnect with our teens and teenies – in just 20 minutes

How to reconnect with our teens and teenies – in just 20 minutes

Take a quick look at how much time young people spend reading the different types of media nowadays in the image below: On top of this, we can all testify that our kids – especially boys â...

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Simple tips to help your child learn algebra for the 11 plus exams

Simple tips to help your child learn algebra for the 11 plus exams

Algebra is an obstacle for most children and in general, symbolic manipulation can be problematic for all students. Fortunately, due to the common difficulties many students face, there have...

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Getting your child started with musical instruments

Getting your child started with musical instruments

It is a well known fact that learning a musical instrument can have a positive effect on the minds of people of all ages. This is especially true of children – the earlier they start, ...

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Essential reading for your child

Essential reading for your child

We cannot stress enough just how important it is for your child to be reading quality titles as much as possible. Besides the fact it is instrumental in passing exams for the best schools, t...

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Why are some children great at maths?

Why are some children great at maths?

For most of us, the four simple operations come naturally – adding up and taking away, dividing and multiplying are usually not hard to use in everyday life. Because of this, we assume...

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How children’s brains learn to reason

How children’s brains learn to reason

New research reveals how kids develop an essential cognitive skill. Reasoning is hard cognitive work. It’s what allows you to understand that if A is greater than B and B is greater than C...

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Are you feeding your child the right foods for academic success?

Are you feeding your child the right foods for academic success?

A large body of research shows that maintaining a healthy, balanced diet is crucial in making sure your child is performing at their maximum potential. The right nutrition can improve your c...

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Does your child have Study Partners? They should!

Does your child have Study Partners? They should!

Children are notorious procrastinators; they are easily distracted, bored and seldom keep focused on the task at hand. Parents often think that if their child works in a group, they are more...

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Is your child making a lot of mistakes? Good!

Is your child making a lot of mistakes? Good!

  As parents and teachers, it is understandable that we sometimes wish to shield children from the unpleasant feelings associated with getting things wrong. However, research shows that...

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