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
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?
I've just completed my A-levels and like thousands of students across the country, I will be going on to university this year. However, the ironic thing about this is that from a young age we were taught to work hard in order to achieve well in education but now the tune has changed. Apparently university…Read more The University Conundrum
The end of the academic year usually brings about parties, free-time on the computers, games and when I was in year six, learning French! Yes this was before learning a secondary language was compulsory. However, with the end of my A2 exams in college, (UK) the only thing this has brought is the complete end…Read more A Nice Worry To Have
Children are not all angelic but nor are they all devilish. Quite an odd statement to make but what I am talking about here is the attitude people have towards children. As a tutor, I get to meet and hear about different types of parents. There are some who driven by the desire to make…Read more Don’t Kill The Teachers! Help Them Instead
English students like me and those involved in the arts will be glad to hear that critical reading has been proven to increase brain activity in a similar way to mathematicians claim solving equations do. This means that we finally have a nice retort to give to those ridiculous questions such as why are you…Read more The Great Subject Battle
As London tentatively embraces the summer heat and as exams for AS students approach their long awaited end; you would be forgiven for spending a few days catching up on the sleep you sacrificed during your intense period of revision. However, you will soon come to realise that the end of exams do not mean…Read more Take This Chance
When a beggar asks for change, do you give it or walk away? I was asked this question once and realised that sadly, I was of the latter people who would keep their heads down and hands in their pockets. Like the issue discussed yesterday where people in London tend not to interact with each…Read more The Arrogance Of Humanism
When revision becomes boring, then you know you have finished. This is what students are taught but I have a problem as what if you become bored too early? My exams are still two weeks away but even a few weeks ago, I was beginning to feel the bore of revision. Not due to some…Read more Boredom Or Laziness?
Every Friday, I tutor two seven year old boys and I had to share these completed homework pieces because they really are quite beautiful. I think it is important to encourage children in these types of activities because it allows them to enjoy learning as well as developing their creative side. One of them proudly…Read more Kids!
For the love of humanity, happiness, intelligence and all that is good, please encourage children to read! Whether it is your child, sibling, nephew or cousin, you have the responsibility to introduce them to the world of books. How were you encouraged to read as a child or what difficulties have you found when trying…Read more The World Needs Readers, Children Need To Read
Next week, exams begin for AS students in the UK and so here are a few tips to make sure nothing messes with your Zen-like focus and concentration that you hopefully will have during the exam. Getting to the exam hall on time- You may have swaggered in to class late throughout the year but…Read more Don’t Let These Things Put You Off Your Game On Exam Day