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How to Get Ahead in Modern Languages

Languages are different to almost any other school subject, because they require you to develop a skill rather than learn details and facts. This means that if you want to do well in a modern language it can be hard to know what, and how, to revise. Here is a six step plan for how […]

How to analyse form in an English essay (13+/GCSE/A-level)

Stuck on analysing form in literature? Tavistock Tutors are here to help… 
Whether one is helping a student analyse a play or article, a proper consideration of form is crucial. Yet ‘form’ is a facet of literature that often proves elusive: especially when compared to ‘structure’ and ‘language’ that are easier to identify. A capable […]

6 Reasons To Hire A Tutor For Your Child

Most children will come across several challenges with learning during their school journey. The desire of most parents is to boost their kids enthusiasm for learning, build educational self-esteem and academic success whenever possible. Tutors can potentially help with these goals. 

Below are some examples on how tutoring can make the difference: 1. Tutors work […]

How To Utilize Your Summer Holidays?

Holidays are the best period for many students as they are free from their daily school activities. You’ll never get such blissfully long holidays when you’re working — so make the most of them. Here, we are going to share some smart ways to utilize your school holidays. 1. Explore the nature. Students should explore the […]

Evaluation points for your upcoming Economics exam

AS Unit 1 — Microeconomics Government intervention: Indirect Taxes Taxes can be ineffective if PED of the good or service is inelastic. Therefore, an increase in price from higher taxes will have minimal effect on quantity perhaps because its an addictive good or a good with few substitutes. The revenue generated from taxes can be […]

How to Make Most from the Final Months of IB

In this blogpost, you can find ⎫ Overview of creative revision methods ⎫ Tips on memorizing examples and orientating in your syllabus ⎫ A checklist for being on track for your 2020 IB exams Instead of a spring break, you have had plenty of IA fixes that should have long been done, Extended Essay and […]

How to memorise quotes – (great for closed book exams!)

Memorising quotes can be a crucial element to your GCSE and A-level exams, so mastering the skill can be essential. Being able to use quotes in your written responses is a sure way to get marks for demonstrating your understanding of a text and deploying evidence to support you arguments. If you’re yet to pick […]

How to choose quotes to learn for English GCSE

We know that learning quotes for a closed-book exam can be daunting, difficult and boring – especially when you’ve already been studying the text for an entire year. In our article ‘Do I need to memorise quotes for English GCSE?’ we talk about the importance of learning quotes for closed-book exams, and why it’s necessary. […]

Do I need to memorise quotes for English GCSE?

With the new GCSE specifications released in 2015, most English Literature GCSE exams have now become closed-book exams. But what does this mean? This means that in your exam, you won’t have full access to your set texts which you have been studying all year and are being examined on. For some questions, you may […]

Context in English Literature – GCSE and A-level

How can I use context? How can I write about context in my essays? What is context? You may have read that your exams requite an understanding of the relationships between texts and the context in which they were written… But what does this mean? Context has a pretty vague and abstract definition. It is […]

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