COVID-19 And A Levels. What We Know So Far

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COVID-19 and A Levels: What We Know So Far Description: COVID-19 means A Level exams are cancelled. What does this mean for grades and university offers, and how can students stay positive during lockdown, especially with all this worry about Covid-19 and A levels? Standfirst: On 18 March 2020, the Government announced that UK schools and colleges—without exception—were to cancel … Read More

Tales Of Mischief – Roald Dahl Creative Writing Homeschooling Lesson

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Mischievous Creative Writing Lesson inspired by Roald Dahl

Writing MISCHIEVOUS STORIES with Kaiya INSPIRED BY ROALD DAHL Read the amazing mischievous passage from Roald Dahl’s Boy at the bottom of this page and spot all the ways he makes the story exciting and draws us in: similes and metaphors, vivid details and descriptions, dramatic use of exclamation points, leaving us on a cliffhanger at the end…these are all … Read More

Lesson 5: Build A Volcano And Watch It Erupt

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How to build a volcano

You can watch the video here but you’ll need the instructions written below so have both tabs open: Minerva Tutors TV What you’ll need to build your volcano– Cardboard (a cut open cereal box is ideal, a base with slight folded-up sides)– Plastic bottle (330ml up to 2l – the size and shape will dictate the proportions of your volcano!)– … Read More

Lesson 3: Write Your Own Autobiography

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Writing about yourself

Writing about yourself is a fantastic skill to learn. English tutor Kaiya has designed some simple exercises to help you improve. All you’ll need is a pen and paper, or computer. Send us in what you’ve come up with. Enjoy! Here are some exercises to help you to begin writing about yourself List three names you’re known by This could … Read More

Lesson 2: Make Your Own Liquid Armour

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Non-Newtonian fluids, how to make your own liquid armour or indestructible gloop from the comfort of your home and with every day items. Equipment Corn starch, about ¼ cup or 60cm3 Water, about ¼ cup of 60cm3 A bowl for mixing Newspaper Kitchen roll or something to wipe your hands with Method This is how you make your own liquid … Read More

What Makes the Best Tutors?

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The Best Tutor allows their student to reach their potential

With so many tutors and tutoring agencies out there to choose from, what makes the best tutor… for you? Description: Looking for the best tutors, either online or face to face? Minerva tutors can build your child’s confidence and help them achieve the results they deserve. Standfirst: More parents than ever are coming to understand just how important a good … Read More

How To Make A Lava Lamp & Other Inspiring Science Experiments To Try At Home During Lockdown

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Lock down science experiments to do at home

Inspire young minds with these Lockdown home science experiments to try in your kitchen or garden. Lava lamps, cabbage acid and alkali tests, astrology and more. Sir Isaac Newton was driven by the belief that the path to knowledge lies in making observations rather than just reading books. He was also famous for trying science experiments at home in his kitchen… … Read More

10 Things You Need to Know about Online Tutoring and Homeschooling during the COVID-19 Crisis

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Homeschooling online during COVID-19

Schools throughout the UK have closed, with the vast majority of pupils being sent home to self-isolate and help slow the spread of COVID-19. Only the children of key workers will remain at school to allow their parents to concentrate on their vital jobs. It’s likely that schools won’t open again until September, the start of the new academic year. … Read More