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How Twitter Can Help Students Write A Paper

September 16, 2013

How Twitter Can Help Students Write A Paper

As a student, you know the process of study is impossible to imagine without writing different academic papers, essays, thesis and dissertations perfectly well. We all understand that often help is needed to write this paper good and in time. So there’s nothing surprising with the fact that all students use not only books, but also the Internet to make their paper look and sound perfect.

Do you know that you can use Twitter to help you with writing a paper? This micro blog can be beneficial for students who want to write an excellent piece of work, with many methods of how to do so.

Don’t be shy to ask

Internet users are always happy to help. That is why if you have some question concerning your paper (a topic, a plan, some sources, and so on), you can always ask Twitter users to help you here. We think that 140 characters will be more than enough to ask a question. And don’t be shy to ask your followers to re-tweet your post.

Follow people who can help you

Many experts of different fields are registered on Twitter. Do you have anyone whose works you admire? You can contact this person via Twitter and check some of their thoughts or work. That will ultimately help you with writing your own paper.

Check your sources

When you write a paper, you need a list or sources to mention in the end. If you are not sure which or them are good and representative enough, you can always share them with a Twitter community and ask people what they think of them.

Find some stories that fit your topic

Use keywords to find the latest news concerning the topic of your paper. What happens in the field you write about? Check media outlets and search for any fresh information that can be used in your paper.

Check libraries

There is no need to visit libraries today if you don’t have the time. Most libraries have Twitter accounts now, so you may follow them and ask to find books or other info on the topic of your paper or essay to help you write it.

Discussions are your best helper

Every day, hundreds of people discuss something on Twitter. Join in on your topics of interest and that fit the topic of your paper best. People may give you a lot of useful information on that, and you will not have to search for it in books or magazines. The main thing is to listen to those ones who knows what they say exactly.

Find useful links

Millions of links to different blogs and websites are posted on Twitter every day. Therefore, finding  the ones you need is easy. Twitter helps you find extra sources that can be used for your paper’s list of literature. It can also help generate ideas for your paper writing.

As you can see, who looks – will always find. When you write a paper, different tools are good enough to help you hear, and even a social network can be used wisely.

Written and submitted by a young blogger Alex Strike, who works on essayallstars.com and is always ready to help students reach their academic goals.

Where can you retake Pre-u exam in London?

August 28, 2013

Where can you retake Pre-u exam in London?

Contact Tutor House today for:

Exam entry for all Pre-U subjects.

To speak to an Pre-U adviser on what to do next.

To enter for November and June retakes in London.

To book a fantastic and highly experienced tutor of Pre-u.

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Private Tuition by Numbers – An Infographic

August 21, 2013

A poll by the London based private tuition agency, Tutor House (www.tutorhouse.co.uk), has shown that 9 out of ten parents believe that the private tutoring industry should include some form of regulation. This new statistic supports recent plans to establish The Tutors Association (TTA) to represent private tutors and set minimum qualification standards and code of ethics for the industry.

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A-Level, University, UCAS, GCSE and Career advice, free with Tutor House

August 12, 2013

A-Level, University, UCAS, GCSE and Career advice, free with Tutor House

This year we are giving free advice to anyone regarding A-Level and GCSE results, University places and clearing and other career advice, including internships and work experience.

On Thursday 15th and Friday 16th August you can call Tutor House and we’ll give you free advice on what to do next. We have over 10 years experience in the education system.

Is Your Degree Still Important To Get?

July 19, 2013

Is Your Degree Still Important To Get?

I don’t know why, but education is not considered a mainstream anymore. It’s not cool to enter college or university today, and more and more young people prefer working to studying. Work is not bad of course, but if you want to build a really successful career, your education would be more than useful for that, wouldn’t it? Moreover, the examples of world-famous billionaires, such as Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg for example, who didn’t need a higher education to become rich, don’t make people want to get a degree.

Fortunately, some benefits of higher education still can be found today, and I invite you to check and discuss them here.

Money

Believe it or not, people with a degree still earn 84% more, even when there are 2-3 millionaires who were lucky to get money with no higher education at all. Your degree makes you more valuable for employers, and they will offer a better salary to you anyway. And if you don’t want to spend your time and money on getting a diploma, just think of it as your long-term investment. Moreover, aren’t you feel yourself more skilled and valuable after your graduation? What can be a better motivation for building a career?

Better options for employment

As we all know, the majority of employers want to hire people who have a higher education. According to the latest researches, their number will grow, that is why don’t be in a hurry to throw your diploma out and forget everything you studied at your college. This piece of paper can help you get a job of your dream.

Social status

Your diploma will not become your ticket to a ruling social class of course, but it will definitely make it easier for you to enter it. We all understand that people with a higher education have a better social status, that is why your diploma can probably help you improve it to upper class faster.

You are hunted

Sooner or later, we all start hunting for a job of our dreams. The number of candidates is always so big, all of them have their own benefits, and we always have some doubts if we are good enough in comparison with them. But don’t you want to change your status from a hunter to anyone who is hunted? Your education can help here very much. Let employers hunt you, and choose the best place to work and start a career by your own.

Do you still think that your degree is unnecessary to have and not important to get? What proves can you provide except two or three names of well-known billionaires who were probably just lucky to appear at right place?

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Ideal Exam Preparation

July 3, 2013

Ideal Exam Preparation

The traditional exam season seems to be a thing of the past these days. With year round courses, re-takes and summer semesters, there’s barely a time when someone, somewhere isn’t cramming for a test of some kind or another.

If it’s been a while since you entered that dreaded examination room here are a ten handy hints and tips to make sure you haven’t forgotten how to prepare for the big day.

1. Plan well

Come up with a revision plan that works for you. If you are a night owl, arrange to give yourself plenty of time each evening. If you are an early bird, make sure you stick to your regular morning routine. Consistency is key when it comes to preparation and training your brain to retain information.

2. Prepare yourself

The better you feel, the better you will perform when it comes to the day of the exam. Try to eat healthily, drink plenty of fluids and avoid late nights and alcohol – until after the exam of course. The fresher and more energetic you feel, the more it will support your ability to tackle the paper.

3. Be sure of all the details

Make sure you are fully aware of details and clear on things like start times, the venue, equipment and material you can or cannot bring into the room. If you are on top of all this it can make a big difference in your performance and will help avoid unnecessary last-minute stress.

4. Do your homework

So that you have a good idea what to expect when you turn over that paper, it’s sometimes worth trying to get hold of a past paper. This is quite a routine revision process and past papers are available by request from the examination boards.

5. Answer the questions according to the marks available

It’s an obvious one, but take a good look at each question and how many marks are on offer. If one question is worth 5 marks and another is worth 15, then it’s common sense to spend more time on the one worth more.

6. Understand the question

Make sure you break the questions down so that you really understand what you’re being asked to do. If you don’t answer the question properly you won’t get full marks for it. For example, for the question, “Explain the difference between socialism and fascism,” has four major parts to address:

Explain – give reasons to show how or why something is what it is

The difference – what are the distinguishing factors between the two?

Socialism – explain socialism

Fascism– explain fascism

7. Create the right study environment

Select a place where you feel comfortable when you are studying. To some, the TV and radio can be distracting when they are working. If this is you, make sure you are in a place that has no such disturbances during your study period. Also, keep books and notes on other subjects well out of your eye-site so that you don’t overload your brain with too much information in one go.

8. Try to get into the head of your examiner

Although most boards use an external examiner, there is a chance that your tutor has set exams in the past. Get a sense of what questions might come up in the exam and what they’ll be looking for when you talk to them in the lessons leading up to the big day.

9. Don’t dwell on it

Try not to talk to other students about the exam before you go in. It could confuse you or make you lose confidence in yourself. The same goes for when you come out. Don’t hang around talking about what was on it or you’ll start to doubt yourself and stress out if you think you made a mistake.

10. Be positive

It might sound cheesy, but if you’re in the right frame of mind, there’s a better chance that you will perform to your full potential. If you have done all the required revision, made all the right notes and prepared yourself correctly, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do well.

Residential, holiday and travel tuition

June 5, 2013

Residential, holiday and travel tuition

Tutor House is offering some fantastic tutoring services this summer. The ‘Tutors Abroad’ programme is in full flow and we have tutors traveling all over the globe. Their aim is to support children, helping them learning new subjects and topics. Helping children improve their English, reading and writing, their Maths, their science, even their tennis skills!

Tutors will help children focus on key revision techniques, highlight weaker areas and suggest new ways of learning and organising.

Read more about tutors traveling with families abroad here.

Technology and Education.

Technology and Education

Check out the latest blog post from Tutor House’s managing director, Alex Dyer, on Huffington Posts’ blog pages here.

 

Alex looks at and examines the past, present and future relationship between technology and education; how it can aid student’s learning processes and how teachers and schools can benefit from embracing technology within education.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/alex-dyer/technology-and-education_b_3367052.html

For more information on private tutors in London and Fulham or to organise a private tutor contact Tutor House on info@tutorhouse.co.uk

Tutors working abroad, a personal report

May 31, 2013

Tutors working abroad, a personal report

Hello, this is to introduce you to Dhanushka (Nush). Below is her account of tutoring abroad. She is a highly experienced tutor and has spend the past year teaching abroad. She is currently employed Tutor House as our international adviser and student mentor.

I’ve just got back to the UK after teaching in Thailand for a year; your reaction should be along the lines of “amazing”; and rightly so. This experience will always be the highlight of my life. Teaching in another country is not just about experiencing a different life, but it’s about opening the eyes of young students to more than just what they see and experience every day. The appreciation of these kids will last a lifetime in your heart and mind. Helping each and every student was an experience in itself.

Teaching abroad had always been a difficult decision for me. It was never the right time, and there was always an excuse for why I shouldn’t go to pursue my dream. I completed my TESOL qualification and found it hard to just pack my bags and leave. I waited nine months before I decided to build the courage and begin my journey in another country.

My jobs consisted of Secondary school students, Agricultural College students and also kindergarten students. The levels of English spoken varied, as some of the students had had precious English language teachers, whereas other had never had any experience of learning with a foreign teacher. Not being able to speak Thai, I was immediately at a disadvantage. Using hand gestures and starting right back to the basics I was able to give these children the confidence to love and appreciate a language they once gave up on. When anybody finds something difficult, we tend to either hate it or not bother practising it. These children needed inspiration and colour in a subject they once ignored as being important. I was able to bring my life experience of London to help them appreciate other cultures and want to learn more.

The technique of teaching foreign students is not that simple. ‘Here is your text book, this is an exercise and you will be tested on this next week.’ This approach simply won’t do for these children. Using this technique I found out (very quickly!) that the students would use process of elimination when asked a question, rather than truly understanding what they were learning. By talking to the students, by making them practise the language, integrating words into games mounted to them having a stronger grasp of basic communication skills. My classroom policy was you cannot speak in Thai, partially because I couldn’t speak a single word of the language but also because this approach lead them to try a lot harder to communicate with me.

Having been in another country, teaching children who are completely innocent to the English education system was delightful. They were not robots to learning information and passing exams. They had a purpose for studying; their ambitions extended more than just getting a degree and fighting for a job at the end of their studies. These children had a farm to run, a family to feed, and skills to grasp in addition to learning Maths, English and Science.

I think it’s important for more and more people to grab this opportunity to teach abroad. After reading this do you think you have what it takes to change students’ perception on learning another language? You have every opportunity in the world to fill their lives with colour and ambition.

Tutor House offer teaching experience and job abroad for teachers and students. He also offer tutors the opportunity to travel with families abroad.