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As someone who was a high achiever throughout my school life I’m aware of what does and doesn’t work. I’m a firm believer of learning to understand your own learning style and using that knowledge to bring out the best in yourself. Before I dive in to tutoring you or your child I will first get to know you and how you think and tick. You’ll see results in no time. Offering English Business Studies General Science Spanish
My name is Kate and I’m currently a student at the University of Bristol studying Neuroscience. I am personable, a friendly face, hard working, and always aim to achieve the best, both in my own work and when helping others. At A-level, I achieved an A* in English Literature, an A in Maths with Statistics, and an A in Biology. I achieved 10 A*s at GCSE in Maths, English Literature, English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, German, History, Music and Relgious Studies, and 2 As in Business and Communication Studies and Graphic Technology. I would feel very confident in helping students from primary school level up to GCSE in Maths and Biology to achieve a full education of the subject and hopefully high grades at GCSE. I am also available to tutor English Literature from primary school level to A level. Low level tutoring of most other subjects would also be a great experience for me, and I feel, also your child. In terms of previous experience, I helped tutor my younger brother through the application process of applying to secondary schools, and am now helping him through his GCSEs. In 2006, I achieved a merit in Grade 5 Piano and Grade 5 Music Theory, and in 2014, I achieved a distinction in Grade 8 Violin. I have taught piano to three students from Beginner’s level over the last two years, and gave up only to come to Bristol to university. As a high level violinist, who has also played in local orchestras, the university orchestra and the county orchestras, I would feel confident in helping your child start off as a beginner violinist. I am a very artistic person, so if your child has an interest in advise in art and performing arts, I would also be more than happy to aid with that.
Tutor Connexions Welcomes Kate Worrell to our sites as a new tutor. She Tutors from primary school level to GCSE level for Maths, English, Biology and Music in Stoke Bishop,
Parents want nothing but the best for their children. When it comes to education, they invest their finances, time, and effort to ensure that their children get quality education. They want them to excel in class and have good grades so that after graduation from high school, they will be able to get into the best universities in the country and eventually use their degrees to build their careers. This is why parents put children in good schools. To help the kids out with their school work, a lot of parents hire tutors for their children. Why should I use a tutor for my children? You may be thinking that you, parents, are the best tutors of your children. Common experiences point to the fact that parents are not always the best tutors for their children. In a lot of cases, tutors are more effective in helping children with their school work. Here are four reasons to hire tutors. 1. It establishes a good foundation. The first few years in school will set the foundation in education. This is a crucial time. Mastery of the basic subjects, such as Math and English, has to be established early on. Failure to do so would make it difficult for the children to comprehend the more advanced and challenging concepts later on. Let the experts handle this stage of learning to ensure that the foundation is laid down correctly. Later on, you can try having your child study on his own or you can try helping him out in certain areas that you are familiar with. 2. It helps maintain peace at home. Admit it. You love your children and everything about them. However, there is something about school work and lessons that ignite parent-children wars. Maybe because the children are familiar with their parents or know them too well. Or maybe, it’s because parents allow emotions to get in the way and control them during their attempts to teach the lessons or help them with school work. Whatever the reasons are, hiring a tutor will prevent friction between you and your children. 3. It supports quality education. Whether your children are enrolled in private schools or state schools, a one-on-one or small group tutorial will help them understand the lessons better and improve themselves in the process. Quality education is sometimes sacrificed because the ratio between teachers and students is inappropriate or because the pace of learning in the classroom is not the same as that of your children. To remedy this, tutorial is the answer. 4. It helps children pass standardized tests. These tutors are updated and knowledgeable on the different types of tests that our children are going to take, from entrance exams to major exams until licensure exams. Why should I use a tutor for my children? The answer is simple. You and your child will both benefit from it. You will be able to multiply my time and do more productive things in which you are an expert. […]
Many sixth-form students have exams to study for and a Ucas deadline looming. A father considers whether they can afford to take a break over the festive season. Christmas may be coming, but like many parents I’m secretly hoping the festive season isn’t going to be quite as jolly as my sixth-former has planned. It’s not so much the family events, or the exchanging of presents that irks, but the worry my almost grown-up child may feel the pressure to party the holidays away just at the point when he needs to have his mind on some serious studying.  
A revolutionary shake-up of the secondary school timetable will mean pupils spend three years, instead of the current two, studying for GCSEs in crucial subjects such as maths and English. Many schools are expected to begin GCSE studies when pupils are 13, in response to government education reforms that have made exams harder. The switch is most likely to be made in maths, where the new GCSE will require more in-depth knowledge of the subject, particularly in algebra and geometry. The new exam, to be set for the first time in the summer of 2017, is considered so demanding that an existing additional maths exam has been scrapped because its topics will be covered in the new GCSE. Full Article 
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The number of fines issued to parents for their children’s absence from school has risen by around 70 per cent since term-time holidays were banned last year, a BBC survey has found. Just under 64,000 fines were handed out between September and July, compared to 37,650 in the previous academic year, the research found. A ban on taking children out of school for holidays during term-time was introduced by the Government in September last year and fines are issued by the local authorities. Of the 152 councils across England the BBC said 118 had responded to its survey. Lancashire came top, with 3,106 fines issued in the last school year. Both West Sussex and Doncaster more than doubled their fines from year to year. Read full article here
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Free schools have been accused of “cherry-picking” bright and wealthy pupils after a major study found that even those established in deprived areas are failing to admit the neediest children. The research suggests that free schools – which former Education Secretary Michael Gove insisted would raise the prospects of disadvantaged communities – are in fact socially selective. It appears to support claims that free schools, which can be set up by parents and are free of local buy cialis authority control, are dominated by children of the “pushy” middle-classes. The authors of the study, by  London University’s Institute of Education, say their findings will be “disappointing” for the Government. It is the first academic study to look at the intake of all the primary and secondary schools set up in the first three years after free schools were given the green light. Read full article
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