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Some helpful blog pieces and articles for our students and tutors.

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Literacy Skill 2: Inference

The core skills that underpin the English section of the 11+/common entrance are actually skills we spend a lifetime learning, developing and practicing. In fact, we start learning some of them from the moment we are born. A baby will gradually pick up cues from its parents’ behaviour – are they happy? Angry? Worried? You can’t fool a baby! This [...]

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MATH IS HARD. Ever wondered how some people can just magically multiply 42 and 64 in their heads? (If you just tried that, the answer is 2688…I did it in my head). Do you want to be one of these people? (probably not, but, trust me, this I have a point). Unfortunately for you, math is hard (and compulsory). Fortunately [...]

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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 to achieve success while learning [...]

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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 student will know when short sentences [...]

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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 at a child’s pace
 One of the biggest [...]

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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 nature. Spending time with nature is highly [...]

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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 used to clean up the negative externalities. For instance, [...]

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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 TOK Essay proofreading, written assignments waiting to be finished in your language [...]

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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 out your killer quotes, then read our [...]

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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. This is the case for [...]

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