Alex Dyer Discusses Revision Tips on ITV’s Good Morning Britain
Well done Alex, you held yourself well in the interview!
Well done Alex, you held yourself well in the interview!
June 14, 2012
Well with exams coming to a close, it’s holiday and residential tutoring time! This year tutor house is running extensive tutoring programmes throughout the summer holidays. Residential tuition course can run from anything between one week – two months. The courses are design to help students prepare for the new academic year. The tutoring courses include one-one tuition and group (sibling/friends) tutorials, exam revision, dyslexia tutoring and homework preparation. The residential tutoring course is available for all levels, including common entrance, gcse and A level, even pre-u and I.B.
The residential tuition courses can be completely tailored to meet the children’s needs and tutors work around the family and tutee. Usually a day includes 4-6 hours tutoring, but this can also include reading and writing time, poetry and even sports.
Our tutors are fully qualified, CRB checked and have years of experience tutoring, some are ‘legends’ in their field.
Contact tutor house for more information on summer residential tuition courses.
April 5, 2016
There are many benefits of working with your peers when revising for your exams, and for some it is in fact the best way to revise. Whether you are with just one other person or a larger group, having the opportunity to openly discuss topics from a different perspective and approach while bouncing thoughts and ideas off one another to help each other with problematic material can really work.
Even online study groups or working together over the phone can be beneficial and more effective than working alone. By working through material out loud and picking up tips from one another you will realise the benefit of this study technique; it will help you to memorise difficult topics and important points will become better understood.
Tutor House runs regular group revision workshop courses in London specialising in Pre-U, iGCSE, GCSE & A-Level subjects to help students prepare for exams.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a tutor to manage a student revision group, get in touch with our expert team on (+44) 020 773 435 55, and we will be more than happy to help.
Revision groups are particularly effective as they encourage students taking part to discuss different methods in which they can approach their revision or even sharing useful resources such as revision plans and timetables.
Every student is different and will therefore bring individual ideas to the table about the best way to learn. This is useful, as seeing things from a fresh perspective, or explaining a problem or difficult material in a new way can really help students who are struggling.
Study groups are also great places to share revision notes or to collectively come up with brilliant answers to potential exam questions too.
All students in a study group are working towards a common goal and that is to be successful and achieve good grades in their exams. This means students are not in competition with one another, and study groups certainly are not about students trying to outdo one another.
Rather, these groups facilitate students coming together to learn collectively, and should be spaces where there are no ‘stupid questions’and where everyone is willing to help one another.
While study groups can be very effective, one thing parents may be concerned with is whether students will become distracted, particularly if the study group is a group of friends.
The best way to overcome this is to have the study group facilitated by a tutor who can manage the students, help to keep the momentum going and for the participants to stay focused, while still maintaining a casual and welcoming atmosphere to keep students feeling relaxed and enjoying their learning time.
Running an effective study group requires planning and organisation.
To use the time productively, everyone should arrive having already agreed and planned out what will be covered in the session. Any prior reading and questions should also be looked at beforehand so everyone comes prepared with the knowledge they need to revise effectively.
It is also a good idea for individuals to prepare a topic for discussion, or their own questions about the material which they can then share with the group. Sharing notes is a good idea, but only if they are accurate, so it is a good idea to go through these first and check all the information is useful, relevant and correct. You can ask a tutor to go through these notes before they are distributed to the rest of the class.
Some subjects require memorising facts and information. Testing using memory cards is a good idea to help with this, and students can help each other either in pairs or as a group.
Games such as ‘just a minute’are also fun where students have to talk for as long as they can on a certain subject without repetition, distraction, or hesitation!
When done properly, revising in groups can increase productivity as the work load is distributed equally, allowing you to spend more time on exam technique rather than learning and revising, help students become more confident with difficult subjects, and improve academic performance.
Discussing subjects out loud and gaining new perspectives can help students obtain a more thorough understanding of the subject matter, while simultaneously helping participants to learn valuable skills such as teamwork and interpersonal skills too.
If you are looking for an experienced, reliable tutor to help facilitate group revision, or are interested in our in-house group revision courses why not give our friendly team a call on 020 7734 3555?
April 17, 2012
Well, after busy, successful (see our testimonials Testimonials at tutor house) and enjoyable Easter revision courses, tutor house is back with a bang! This time it’s our residential courses which are taking the tutoring industry by storm. We are offering a diverse and interesting array of residential courses. Our courses are specifically tailored to the individual pupils, there are many different option to consider when deciding the most appropriate residential course to undertake.
Tutors can travel with the student(s) and their families to location around the globe, where the atmosphere is more relaxed and student usually feel comfortable in their own surroundings. Residential tuition usually last for a week, however, we have had clients book tutors in from two days to three weeks, residential tuition is completely flexible. Tuition can last three to eight hours a day.
Another residential course option is for tutors to remain in the U.K and tutor privately at the students own home. Again the tutoring course is completely flexible and hours, days and weeks are entirely up to the client.
Finally students have the option to take part in our summer revision course. This is similar to our Easter and Christmas revision course, but focuses more on the transition from GCSE to AS level and indeed from AS level to A level. Transition Programme at tutor house.
Tutors focus on an introduction to the A level course and help student to understand and interpret questions, based on model answers.
Our residential tuition courses focus manly on the following subjects:
Mathematics, Further Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Economics and Psychology. However, tutor house also offers a range of other residential tuition subjects.
Do please contact tutor house for further information on our upcoming residential courses over the summer.