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In an entertaining and thought provoking manner, Shakespeare provides a visceral understanding of what it means to be human. Not because it has all the answers, but because it gives rise to all the right questions.
To excel in high school, it’s important to be productive. In this blog, Study Sphere’s team of tutors explain how to enhance productivity.
The answer is consistency. The fact is, to do well in anything at all, particularly exams, consistency is the main ingredient. So consistently do…what exactly? I am here to tell you the 5 little things you can practise every day that will improve your English exam scores.
I feel so deeply moved by the gracious and kind students and parents that I work with. You really do help to remind me that what I do is much more than just a job. I also want to take this opportunity to thank all my students and their parents for an amazing year full of growth and experience. It is now 2018 and I can’t wait to continue this two-way street of inspiration and adventure!
Recently, I was lucky enough to attend “In the Spotlight” – an all singing, dancing and acting showcase run by the Applause Musical Theatre Academy, and its founder Ingrid Bass. While watching all of this, I couldn’t help but reflect on the transformative impact such experiences have on young minds, and how this benefits them far beyond the stage.
With the growing use of laptops, smart phones and tablets (both inside and outside the classroom), it’s important that students don’t lose critical handwriting skills. After all, they’ll inevitably have to write by hand at some point, and sheets of paper don’t come with auto-correct! In this blog, we share 5 tips to help students improve their handwriting.
Some students are unaware of just how much research they need to do when working on an assessment, especially if they want to be at the top of their class. I’ve at times had to climb into those terrible trenches with my students during our lessons, trying frantically to gather links and articles that would help them to build ideas and, ultimately, a piece of writing worth reading. I was able to help, but it really isn’t the best way to go about this. So what is?
It’s important that parents aren’t kept out of the loop. Tutoring is an investment of time, effort and money, and in order to maximise the return on your investment, everyone needs to be clear about what’s working, what isn’t, and how things can improve. Our new grading system is here to help us achieve this.
In this article, we address the erroneous notion that the things taught in the English classroom have limited real-world applications. Specifically, we explore the importance of critical thinking and creativity, and how these can be a game-changer for a student’s future.
This blog explores the risks of using tutoring as a quick fix solution to a particular assignment or exam. We talk about how to achieve lasting improvement, and give you some tips on what parents can do to maximise the effectiveness of tutoring.