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Catch up on latest news from Leicester Tutors and other educational establishments.

How to get the most out of your mock exams

Some teachers have recently called for mock exams to be scrapped. Sitting exams in January can ruin the festive fun for some students, and they miss weeks of school, so why have we traditionally set these trial exams so many months before the real thing? We spoke with our team of fantastic private tutors here in Leicester and they explained how they help their students get the most out of their...

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Schoolchildren discover power of genetics at University of Leicester

From discovering dead kings to solving murders - 600 schoolchildren learn how science changes lives Hundreds of schoolchildren will turn into super sleuths at the University of Leicester using genetics to crack codes and unravel mysteries. A ‘whodunit’ riddle will challenge the youngsters from Leicestershire and beyond when they learn to use DNA techniques to solve a riddle and find a mu...

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What did the Greeks do for us?

Many of the things which make the UK a really cool place to live were actually invented by the Greeks. The Greeks gave us democracy, which we still use in Britain today to choose who runs the country. How did the ancient Greeks change our world? Even after 3,000 years, we're still using ancient Greek ideas in maths, science and art. Our alphabet is based on the Greek one. Check a dictionary and ...

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Top tips for writing your UCAS statement

Everything you need to know about writing your personal statement About UCAS The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service is a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities. The personal statement is an important part of your UCAS application. It’s your chance to describe your ambitions, skills, and experience to university and coll...

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5 ways to raise children who love to learn

5 ways to encourage inquisitive curiosity, and a passion for knowledge 1. Give them toys which can be used in lots of different ways The best toys to help your child learn can be used in lots of different ways. Babies and children naturally begin life with an instinct to explore and investigate. Toys like blocks, pencils, paints, dressing-up clothes and even toy animals, can be used in so man...

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English tutor blog – Macbeth for AQA

English tutor guest blog Many Leicester schools teach the AQA English syllabus, so as an English tutor in Leicester I've become a real Macbeth fanatic! Macbeth - Plot summary Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare; it is thought to have been first performed in 1606. It dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its o...

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Awesome female biologists who have changed the world

We need your help! Can you help us add to this list of awesome female biologists who have changed the world? Here are some of our favourites, in the order they popped into our heads... Jane Goodall Dame Jane Goodall DBE (born 3 April 1934) is an English primatologist and anthropologist. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her over 55...

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Why tutors and students love online tutoring

Guest maths tutor blog Online tutoring is controversial in some quarters - it does comes with certain challenges - many tutors have traditionally always taught face-to-face and are very much used to tutoring in this way. I teach in central Leicester, a big city, but one in which it is possible to commute from one side to the other to teach. I have no real need to tutor remotely online, however ma...

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Leicester scientists build model to control spread of disease in Southeast Asia

Online biology tutor guest blog Leicester researchers show bacteriophages can affect melioidosis disease acquisition International team, including scientists from Leicester, develops mathematical model for monitoring and controlling the spread of melioidosis in Southeast Asia An international research team of scientists from the University of Leicester, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU),...

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New Horizons returns sharp image of Ultima Thule

More images from New Horizons, reveal the rocky world to be more of a "snowman" shape, confirming its identity as a contact binary consisting of two large spheres. The New Horizons team also identified Ultima Thule's size more accurately, measuring 19 miles (30.5 km) long. The larger sphere, which the team has now dubbed "Ultima," is 12 miles (19 km) wide, while the smaller one, "Thule," measu...

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