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Why Studying Humanities Is Important

  Humanities. We’ve all heard the word and more or less know what academic subjects fall under this umbrella term, but do we truly know what humanities means? Or, more specifically, why studying humanities is important.     Broadly speaking, humanities is the study of human values and cultures, languages, literature and the arts. Delving deeper…

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Tracking Your Child’s Progress

  Tracking your child’s progress – it is no secret that families can be engaged more deeply when educators prioritise communication with them. Parental involvement has shown to improve students’ education: improved grades and test scores, better social skills, improved attendance, participation and decreased behavioural problems.    Teacher-parent communication will always require a joint effort.…

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Raising Environmentally Conscious Children

The issue of climate change is no stranger to most of us. For years, we have read news articles and watched documentaries highlighting the environmental impact we have caused. But, now more than ever, we are being prompted to enact change. While some are still struggling to make small changes to their everyday lives, many…

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Navigating Cultural Pressure in International Schools: A Reflection

  ‘International.’ The word brings to mind many ideas: diversity, co-operation, communication, respect. As an alumnus of an international school, and now an educator myself, I have found myself consistently gravitating towards international environments, both social and professional. Having worked in a number of educational contexts across various countries, I am often given reason to…

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How Do Festive Activities Promote Learning?

I know we all deserve a much needed break with plenty of rest and relaxation, especially this Christmas, but the holiday break is also a great opportunity to engage your children in festive activities that are not only fun but will also promote learning – without your child ever realising! So, how does having Christmas…

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6 Tips To Develop Your Child’s English Writing Skills

Writing is essential, not just for your child but for all of us in our everyday lives. At school, your child will be expected to write countless essays across all their subjects (How Do English Skills Improve Grades in Other Subjects). Then when they leave school and move onto college or university, they have to…

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6 Tips on How to Encourage Learning in Your Child

  As parents, we want to help our children grow up confident, happy and healthy, and one of the most important ways of supporting them in doing this is by encouraging them to learn. Doing fun activities with them will foster and strengthen their education at home – and as an additional positive, enable you…

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How Do Good English Skills Improve Grades in Other Subjects?

We all know that English is an essential subject for your child to do well in at school. However, many of us don’t realise quite how far-reaching its benefits are. English can support and improve grades in other subjects, and Stanford researchers have even identified that good English skills can actually help students’ achievements in…

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5 Great Ways To Improve Your Child’s Focus

Concentration is like a muscle – it requires regular exercise for it to strengthen. Your child might have relatively good focus skills, but most children struggle with it, affecting their ability at school, self-confidence, and self-esteem. As a private tutor, I teach all ages of children who all have different focus levels. Although it may…

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How Home Tuition Can Help With Summer Learning Loss

The summer holidays are fast approaching and after another unsettled past year, thanks to COVID, you and your children are likely looking forward to a well-earned break.  However, with some children possibly suffering from what is referred to as summer learning loss, it might be worth thinking about some additional tutoring in the long holiday…