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

Guest blog: Kinaesthetic learning

Kinaesthetic (or 'kinesthetic' for our friends across the pond) learning is a learning style in which the students learn by carrying out physical activities, rather than listening to a lecture or watching demonstrations. Most private tutors in Leicester will have taught kineasthetic learners - they are the students who learn best by doing. They are the students who get excited about building...

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Maths tutor guest blog: Football themed maths lesson

Many of my students were gripped by World Cup fever last summer so as a maths tutor I decided to devise a football themed maths lesson on inequalities and inequations for a Key Stage 3 year 8 student of mine who responds well to kinesthetic learning. Subject: Maths - inequalities and Equations Key Stage: GCSE, Key stages 3 and 4 Lesson Step 1: I put three football cones in a row and labele...

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Science writers needed

We are looking for a science writer to join our team Would you like to gain valuable experience working as a voluntary science blogger for Leicester Tutors' website? We are looking for a science communicator with a keen eye for detail, an engaging tone and and enthusiasm for physics, biology and chemistry. The job will involve writing about the latest developments in science and science teachi...

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Secondary schools in Leicester

A full list of all secondary schools in Leicester Leicester Tutors work with local schools to provide private 1-2-1 or small group tuition for students - we can provide maths tuition, science tuition, English tuition and other subjects. Our tutors are friendly, professional and affordable. Avanti Fields School Free School Babington Academy Academy Beaumont Ley...

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GCSE 1-9 grades

Like all teachers here in Leicester, our team of private tutors have been working hard to keep up with the big changes in the curriculum in 2018. Conversion chart from old GCSE grades Which subjects use the new GCSE grade scale? Most of the core GCSE subjects our private tutors teach are now examined with the new GCSE 1-9 grade scale:  English Maths Biology Chemistry Physics...

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What qualifications are required to become a private tuition in Leicester?

Do you need to be a trained teacher to become a personal tutor? A qualified teacher in Leicester To teach in on of the schools in Leicester, you'll need to gain qualified teacher status (QTS) in addition to an undergraduate degree (unless it was a Bachelor of Education (BEd) or a BSc/BA with QTS). There are lots of different ways to gain QTS, with the opportunity to train in different setting...

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Academic tutors needed for September 2018

Leicester Tutors is recruiting academic tutors to carry out in-school and home-based tuition for the next academic year (2018-19). Prospective applicants should have a degree or be studying on a degree and have excellent subject knowledge and interpersonal skills as well as a working knowledge of the curriculum. (more…)...

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Guest blog: The first lesson as a private tutor

Here is a useful checklist for your first session on private tutoring in Leicester Before the private tuition lesson: Look at the school website: Have a look at their school website (if you know which school the student attends) - there are often free resources for students/parents and might be a schedule of topics which will be covered this year. Plan your journey: Make sure you know exa...

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The hidden benefits of learning another language…

It is a widely accepted belief that people who learn to speak more than one language have improved job prospects, greater cultural awareness and improved mental health. However, there are far more benefits to learning to speak another language than first meet the eye. Studies conducted around the world continue to reveal just how beneficial language-learning can be for students - child and adul...

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Is a private tutor worth the money?

The school and education systems can often be a bit overwhelming when you try to get your head around them. With regular curriculum changes, tests, SATs, league tables and education jargon to try and understand, it can seem an impossible task! However good teachers are at explaining it all on parent's evening, it can be difficult to determine exactly how well your child is doing and whether invest...

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