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Dyslexia: 10 Warning signs

Signs of dyslexia usually become more obvious when children start school and begin to focus on reading and writing. Here are ten of the most common warning signs: 1. Reversing… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2016/11/dyslexia-10-warning-signs/

The science of revision: nine ways pupils can revise for exams more effectively

Ditch the highlighter and teach a friend. Psychology shows us a lot about how to improve our memory and avoid distractions – here are some dos and don’ts
The weeks and months leading up to exams can be challenging for students (and parents and teachers alike). Now more than ever, young people seem to be feeling the pressure. So how… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2016/04/science-revision-nine-ways-pupils-can-revise-exams-more-effectively/

Brentwood student's petition for exam review is signed by 19,000+ pupils

OVER 20,000 people have signed a petition initiated by a 14-year-old Brentwood schoolboy calling on the Government to change GCSE English exams. Joshua Turner, who attends St… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2016/04/brentwood-students-petition-exam-review-signed-19000-pupils/

Secondary School Placements Out

Secondary school places announced in Essex with 86% of parents receiving top choice. Almost 15,000 parents in the county received confirmation of 11 results , with 86%… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2016/03/11-results-statistics/

Kiddle.co – The New Search Engine for Kids.

Last week a website named Kiddle.co was released. The website has been described a child of Google but made specifically made for children so they can search online, without… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2016/02/kiddleco-new-search-engine-kids/

A half-term 'Creative Writing Workshop' hosted by Kip McGrath

Do your children have a creative flair? Or does your child just not have much to do during the half-term? Kip McGrath an internationally trusted brand with over 30 years’… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2016/02/half-term-creative-writing-workshop-hosted-kip-mcgrath/

Cellfield

Over the past 3 months we had 10 amazing students who faced and conquered our most challenging brain gym exercises called Cellfield.  They attended for 10 days and spend… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2015/11/cellfield/

Young Writers 2015

One of our brilliant little writers produced this amazing poem for the Young Writers 2015 Competition! She was awarded a certificate for creating an original piece of… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2015/10/young-writers-2015/

Cupcake 2-Week-a-thon

Tuesday 22nd September – Thursday 1st October we held a Cupcake selling stall in Reception to try and raise money for McMillan Cancer Research. It was DELICIOUS! Our lovely… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2015/10/cupcake-2-week-thon/

GCSE Changes 2015 – What Parents Need to Know

GCSE Changes 2015 – Why This is Happening In September 2014 the government introduced the new National Curriculum in England and Wales. This has increased the difficulty of the… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2015/08/gcse-changes-2015-what-parents-need-know/

Why a study skills course could be just the thing for your child!

Have you noticed that your child spends hours studying but their results just don’t add up to the amount of time they spend working? If this is the case then enrolling them on the… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2015/07/why-study-skills-course-could-be-just-thing-your-child/

How To Teach Halving Shapes and Numbers to Children

HALVING SHAPES Before teaching a child to halve a number, make sure that they can halve a shape. Most children find it easy to halve a shape and don’t realise that halving means… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2015/07/how-teach-halving-shapes-and-numbers-children/

The 4 “R’s” of Kip Club according to Dani-Louise

1) Responsibility – You are responsible in taking it upon yourself to do extra work outside of Kip; Reading Eggs, Bofa 11 are all down to you working hard! You will… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2015/06/4-rs-kip-club-according-dani-louise/

Shenfield education centre celebrates ten years

AN EDUCATION centre in Shenfield cut a celebratory cake this week to mark ten years of success and winning two coveted awards. Kip McGrath Education, in Hutton Road, helps… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2015/06/shenfield-education-centre-celebrates-ten-years/

Exam Time- Tips for Parents

Time for SATs and GCSE, top tips for Parents...
  As the time for formal assessments approaches, here are some top         tips for parents..          Exam Skills Exam practise is essential for all exams,… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2015/05/exam-time-tips-parents/

Tips for a Successful Start for Students at Secondary School

Is your child anxious about moving up to secondary school? Our experience of school, good or bad, stays with us for the rest of our lives and most adults can remember their… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2015/03/tips-successful-start-students-secondary-school/

Keep Childrens’ Brains Active this Summer and Fight “Summer Brain Drain”

What is Summer Brain Drain? “Summer brain drain” is another term for summertime regression and describes the loss in learning that children experience during the long summer… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2015/03/keep-childrens-brains-active-summer-and-fight-summer-brain-drain/

Beaver Scouts at Kip

Local Beaver Scouts from 1st Doddinghurst Beaver Scouts visited Kip McGrath Tuition Centre Saturday 7th March 2015 to work on their Information Technology 1 badge.
  Doddinghurst 1st Beaver Scouts hard at work on their Digital Citizen Badge     We were both Scouts throughout our Primary and… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2015/03/beaver-scouts-kip/

The benefits of extracurricular tuition

In an ideal world children would go to school and learn everything required, be enriched and stretched to achieve their true potential. While this is achieved by some, it is very… https://www.tutoringbrentwood.co.uk/blog/2015/02/benefits-extracurricular-tuition/

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