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Why-a-maths-assessment-is-key-to-getting-the-best-tutor-for-your-child

At Tutor My Kids, tutors in Cambridgeshire, a maths assessment is a usual part of our process of putting in the right tutor for your child. It enables us to assess your child’s abilities, their maths gaps and how they approach their work. The importance of getting the right tutor in terms of personality and […]

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Maths-Gaps-Why-they-occur-and-the-problems-they-cause

I’ve never met a child without some gaps in their maths learning; it’s inevitable. How they affect a student depends on where the gaps in their knowledge are. Why gaps in maths knowledge occur Gaps in learning maths can occur for a huge number of reasons. Maths is hugely sequential, which means that many new […]

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How-Dyscalculia-Screening-helped-a-parent

How dyslexia screening enabled a parent to make plans to support her daughter. What is dyscalculia? Dyscalculia is having specific difficulties with maths around size of numbers (being able to know if a number is greater than another number), being able to estimate how many counters there are in a group (subitising) and in recognising patterns […]

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Is-there-ever-a-reason-not-to-test-for-dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a cluster of symptoms which can cause students to find reading, writing, processing information quickly and remembering things tricky. Take a look at Could my child be dyslexic for more details. Reasons to test for dyslexia There are several good reasons to test for dyslexia. If you know the areas that your child is having difficulties, […]

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4-Reasons-to-Arrange-a-Dyslexia-Screening

1. You’re worried You may be concerned that your child’s reading or writing is not where you or your child’s teacher might expect it to be. Often parents say that something just doesn’t seem right – maybe your child is bright and excelling at maths but comparatively weak in English. Maybe they’re very verbally articulate […]

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We’re hiring!

We’re busier than ever, which is a massive testament to the fabulous work our teachers do, tutoring students in Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, St Ives and Huntingdon. Rewarding work One of the favourite parts of my job is following up with parents and tutors once tuition is underway because I just love hearing how well the […]

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Why-getting-the-right-tutor-is-key-to-successful-tuition

With so many sites advertising tutors on the internet, getting the right tutor can be like finding a needle in a haystack, and getting the right tutor for your child is absolutely key for maximising the success of tutoring. Many sites advertise university students with stunning academic credentials, but are they able to teach? Not […]

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Do-you-need-help-with-home-schooling?

Reasons to home school There are many reasons that parents choose to home school their children. Education can be child-led – there’s no requirement to follow the national curriculum in the UK.  You can work with your child’s biological clock, which is really handy for teenagers.  Children can ask questions as they go along, rather […]

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Can-you-unpick-poetry?

If you’re a teacher who can help unpick poetry, we’d love to hear from you. With the new English Literature and Language exams we’ve got huge demand for GCSE English tutors in Ely, Cambridge, St Ives, Huntingdon and Newmarket who can simplify Shakespeare,  de-mystify Dickens, Klarify Keats (my alliteration fails me with Keats!) and unpick […]

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What’s-different-about-the-new-GCSEs-and-what-skills-are-needed-to-succeed?

There are several differences to the new GCSEs. Aside from the new grading system, they’re harder, require students to learn the whole curriculum for the end exams, need students to apply their knowledge to problems and remember quotes, technical terms and formulae. This needs a different set of skills from the old GCSEs. Memory and […]

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