I remember when I first began blogging and after I'd committed to writing a few posts every week, it would feel strange to go a week without posting. But here it is, the annoying sorry for not posting in months (years?) post. Life has been busy and the only reason I am typing this is…Read more A Hello Back
I thought I'd better write this post quickly because time waits for no one and that certainly feels like the case when I look back on the past year at university. Time flies, the semesters are so short you barely have time to get started before you are told to go home for the holidays.…Read more The Final Straight
When I first setup this blog many years ago, back in the heady days of A-level English, History and Politics; it was mainly in response to my financial worries regarding university. I was part of the unlucky year. The first set of students to not receive the educational maintenance allowance and the first to have…Read more Looking Back
So am I still worried? Well yes and no. It would be more accurate to say that the worries have been rearranged. Whereas before my worries were about paying my tuition fees, that has moved down the league table of worries and others have risen. For the majority of the year I would say I…Read more Am I still Worried?
Well Hello! As a university student, not becoming lost in the overwhelming reading lists is a constant challenge. Then ontop of all that, maintaining your personal love for reading is even more challenging. So when TopUniversities.com asked me to write a blog post for them, I knew what I should write about. Check out my…Read more I Don’t Want To Get Bored Of Reading
Yesterday was quite a fun day at work. I was told to supervise a group of students taking part in a local 'Science Challenge' at my old college. The thing that appealed to me the most when I was given the description about the day was that I would simply have to be there. "Excellent,"…Read more A Science Filled Day For An English Student?
For the past four weeks, I have been teaching. Teaching is extremely different to tutoring. You can be a great tutor but that does not mean you will automatically be a great classroom teacher. I can almost imagine the hordes of teachers nodding their heads vigorously to this statement. They won't tell you but I…Read more A Teenage Teacher
Well it has been a while but I can't say I have been tremendously busy. The beginning of university has taken some getting used to and at the end of this semester I have come up with a resolution: to put more effort into the next one as I know now what is expected, how…Read more Semester One..
I don't party. That statement itself should tell you that for me fresher's week consists merely of attending enrollment and induction at university. Not to say that I am a boring old student but the fact is nearly every event in Fresher's week involves one thing; alcohol. As you probably have guessed by now, I…Read more Start Of Uni-Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?
"Sir, please can you give me less homework? I've started school and I have got so much this year!" As a tutor, this is something you tend to hear nearly every lesson at the start of the academic year as students try to dodge their way out of more work. Often, they may have a…Read more Excuse Season
A break from the Turkey Holiday posts. I went to a job interview today. Well, it was actually a trial lesson as it was at a tuition centre that I had previously applied for. Remember the one where I had said were taking a while to reply and being terribly ambiguous? I had sent them…Read more You Should’ve Told Me There’s No Need To Be Nervous!
What do you do after it has rained during Summer in England? Pull out the BBQ of course. We are not going to let dear old H20 mess up our plans right? That's what we did today after a downpour of rain which threatened to sink all our hopes of a BBQ down the drain,…Read more Dealing With British Weather