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A-Level results day….8 days…

August 5, 2014

A-Level results day….8 days…

If you’re stuck on what to do next or where to go now, call us. If you didn’t get the results you wanted, don’t worry, call us.

We’re here to help, giving free advice for all students and concerned parents.

You can of course read more by clicking this link…http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/alex-dyer/a-level-results_b_5633775.html

Looking to Improve your English?

Looking to Improve your English?

Do you have a desired grade you would like to achieve for your GCSE or A-Level English? Then why not consider working with a private tutor, focusing on key areas to help you achieve your desired results. Our former students have all benefited from private English tuition with successful results.

 

Need a private tutor for this summer, look no further…

July 17, 2014

 

Need a private tutor for this summer, look no further…

We have a number of tutorial options this summer, we have private tuition throughout London and the U.K, we have summer residential exam entrance courses for 7-13 year olds in Oxford and we have a summer schedule of sport and common entrance exam courses running in London in August.

 

Evening Language Classes

July 2, 2014

Evening Language Classes

Ever thought about learning another language but just can’t seem to find the time around your busy schedule? Why not consider attending one of our evening language courses run by some of our most highly experienced team of tutors.

The classes provide each individual the opportunity to ask plenty of questions and take part in group activities. Whether you are a complete beginner or looking to improve your speaking skills we have a course that will meet your needs and requirements. Our team of highly specialised language tutors offer dynamic, fun and interactive classes making learning joyful and practical.

If you’re interested and have any questions then please contact Tutor House.

You can read more here.

Residential summer courses for school entrance exams

June 30, 2014

Residential summer courses for school entrance exams

We’ve been helping children to obtain places at top independent private schools in London and the UK for a number of years.

We have an experienced team of common entrance, 7+, 8+, 11+ and 13+ tutors, and we continue to offer residential tuition in Oxford.

This really is a fantastic experience for children, working through exam papers, familiarizing themselves with key content, asking questions and working in groups. Not to mention engaging in sport, music, cooking and culture.

The retreat will take place during 5 days, with a clear schedule including accommodation and food.

 

Need help in choosing the right A-Levels?

Need help in choosing the right A-Levels?

Are you expecting to receive your GCSE grades this summer and need help in choosing the right A-Levels for you? Then why not call Tutor House’s free advice line and speak to one of our experienced team members who will be able to offer you free informative advice. Sometimes it can be difficult to know which A-Levels to pick as one is often torn between what they need to do in order to apply for a specific university course and what they would like to do. More often than none, the decision need not be so difficult and a pleasant compromise can be arrived at.

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Five Super Brain Foods for Students

June 26, 2014

Five Super Brain Foods for Students

For years, doctors and researchers have found a correlation between a nutritious diet and increased classroom performance. It’s no secret that what you eat can affect how you feel and how alert you are, which will impact how you learn. Your cognitive functions need nutrients to operate at high levels.

So, what can you do to improve your exam performance, achieve better exam results and feel healthy overall?

You can read this list of five ‘super brain’ foods that will help to enhance your ability to process and retain information.

1. Blueberries

Blueberrys brain food

Blueberries are one of nature’s wonders. A fruit that is sweet, flavourful and great for your health. Researchers have found that blueberries increase a person’s ability to learn, and also enhance motor skills. Doctors recommend that you eat at least one cup of blueberries a day, whether you eat them ‘naked,’ or blend them in a smoothie. It doesn’t matter if they’re fresh or frozen, the benefits are the same.

Blueberries are well known for their antioxidants– one of the highest among all fruit, vegetables, seasonings and spices. There’s even been research and evidence to suggest that blueberries can improve memory and significantly improved both learning capacity and motor skills of older rats, making them mentally equivalent to younger rats.

2. Nuts

nuts brain food

Nuts are wonderful because they taste good, and there’s a large variety. So, if you don’t like peanuts, you can eat almonds, cashews or macadamias. They’re loaded with vitamin E, which helps boost your decision-making skills, a valuable part of learning in the classroom. However, as they’re high in fat, doctors recommend you only eat about a handful per day, which is enough to get the benefits. Raw nuts are better as they lack salt, but as long as you eat them in moderation, even salted nuts are ok.

 Research has shown that a diet with high vitamin E corresponds with less cognitive decline as humans get older, and in the short term nuts and vitamin E can give students a real and healthy energy boost – fantastic for a pre-exam or revision snack.

3. Tomatoes

tomatoes brain food

Tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, which is an antioxidant that helps fortify the cells against toxins and deterioration. This affects memory and cognitive skills. You can pop cherry tomatoes as a snack, eat lots of pasta sauce or enjoy tomato soup. Whatever way you eat your tomatoes, just know you’re doing a good deed for your body and brain.

There’s no doubt that tomatoes are a nutrient-dense, super brain food that most students should be eating more of. Research has shown that tomato rich diets can lower risk of certain types of cancer, stress, blood pressure and damage to brain cells.

4. Broccoli

broccoli brain food

A staple of a nutritious diet, broccoli contains vitamin K, which is linked to the improvement of cognitive skills and the ability of the brain to process information. Eat broccoli as a snack, pan-fry it or boil it. Whichever way you squeeze broccoli into your diet, it’s important to remember that relationships between a nutrient rich diet and brain health are worth exploring. It’s no coincidence that parents teach their children to ‘eat their greens’ as all varieties of green vegetables have a positive effect on brain power, health and development of young people.

5. Olive Oil & Fatty Fish

salmon brain food

Though it may sound counterintuitive, the unsaturated fats in olive oil and fatty fish are actually good for you because they’ve been shown to counter the aging of the brain. And, since your brain is what you use most when studying, eating more olive oil can be beneficial to your health. Olive oil is great as a base for pasta sauces and salad dressings, but don’t go overboard.  A little goes a long way.

The benefits of fatty fish such as salmon, sardines and tuna, has long been established. These fish contain loads of omega-3 fatty acids along with DHA and NPA, which have all been shown to enhance memory and concentration. But you have to eat fatty fish in moderation as the down side is that it also contains high levels of toxic mercury.

Joining a private tutoring company in London

June 13, 2014

Joining a private tutoring company in London

Joining a private tutoring company couldn’t be easier.

Whether you’re a graduate with experience, a teacher, a supply teacher or a full time private tutor. We’re always looking for new, fun, enthusiastic tutors.

It’s easy:

Click here to sign up to Tutor House, and if you have any problems uploading you information or need advise on CRB checks, private tutors or payment then contact us here.

Summer Private Tuition, is it important?

The benefits of Summer private tuition

The summer months are a time of recuperation, leisurely activities and holidays abroad for many students.

However, for others it’s an opportunity to secure themselves a guaranteed grade in their upcoming exams in the new academic year, boost their self confidence in a particular subject matter, get on top of coursework so that they can give their full attention on exam technique and understanding or simply take some time to improve their academic prospects.

It is for those reasons we have seen a surge in summer tuition over the last few years with competition to get into schools, (especially the Common Entrance exmas) colleges and universities rising. Many parents feel that a ten week break away from academia will not be beneficial for their child’s ongoing learning development and prefer to rather have an hour or two of private tuition during the summer break. This enables students to learn at a pace that is not subject to any stress or deadlines which in itself provides a fantastic platform to tackle any areas of doubts or concerns. The time leading up to exams can often be a very stressful time for students and many find it hard to perform to their optimum when they are under such pressures. Additional spport, private tuition and weekly courses can really help prevent this.

Some students wish to give themselves a head start by being introduced to certain subject material before the beginning of the new academic year so that they do not fall behind during term time. The term time can move at a very quick pace and can leave students feeling lost and confused if they haven’t had enough time to understand the material being taught. This is why many wish to have ongoing support throughout the summer months with a particular focus on a subject such as Maths, Physics etc.

The summer months also allow for an opportunity to explore subjects students are not necessarily sure of. For example, before choosing to take AS Drama a student may want a few lessons in Drama to ascertain if this is a subject they wish to study. Students face tough decisions when choosing their options for GCSE, A-levels and University courses, and it is beneficial to have a few lessons in subjects before fully deciding. This prevents any disruption during the course of the academic year regarding possible interim course changes.

The summer months are indeed a time to rejuvenate and recharge batteries which is why it is also an ideal time to continue with one’s own learning development without any added pressures or expectations. Those who have taken up a few hours of private tuition over the summer holidays have seen a significant improvement in their confidence, understanding and performance. It is not to say that these students have given up their summer but they have made productive use of their time to also invest in their future. Even two weeks of additional private tuition can really help.