Why Online Tutoring Really Works for Entrance Exams

Harry Denniston11 Plus, 13 Plus, Entrance Exams

In the dynamic landscape of UK-based school entrance exams, the role of online tutoring is unparalleled. Tutors can serve as a beacon of guidance, offering personalized strategies for success in ISEB, 11+, 13+, and Common Entrance exams. What Are Entrance Exams? ISEB, 11+, 13+, and Common Entrance assessments serve as gateways to prestigious educational institutions, evaluating students’ academic aptitude and … Read More

How to Know if Your Child Needs a Tutor: Recognising the Signs

Harry DennistonFor Parents


Every child learns at their own pace, and while some excel effortlessly in their studies, others may face challenges that hinder their academic progress. As a parent, it’s crucial to be attuned to your child’s needs and recognise when additional support, such as a tutor, may be beneficial. Here are some key signs that indicate your child might benefit from … Read More

The Best Things You Can Do to Help Your Child with Schoolwork This Christmas

Minerva TutorsFor Parents


The holiday season is here, bringing with it the excitement of festivities and family gatherings. While the temptation to immerse ourselves in the holiday spirit is strong, it’s crucial not to lose sight of our children’s academic needs. Balancing the joy of the season with a focus on schoolwork can be challenging, but with thoughtful strategies, you can make this … Read More

The First Things You Need to Do if You’re Thinking about Homeschooling

Harry DennistonHomeschooling


In recent years, homeschooling has gained popularity as an alternative to traditional education. Whether it’s due to a desire for a more personalized approach to learning, concerns about the school environment, or a need for flexibility, many parents are considering homeschooling for their children. If you find yourself contemplating this educational path, here are the first things you need to … Read More

STEM Subjects: Online Tuition and Overcoming Barriers

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In the dynamic realm of education, the significance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects cannot be overstated. Yet many students face barriers that impede their journey to mastering these vital disciplines. This blog post aims to explore the main barriers to learning STEM subjects while highlighting the role of online tuition in overcoming these challenges and fostering a … Read More

What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Can It Be Done Online?

Harry DennistonOnline


Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) has become a buzzword in education circles, emphasizing the importance of developing not only academic skills but also the social and emotional competencies of students. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of SEL and delve into the question of whether it can be effectively implemented in an online learning environment. Understanding Social … Read More

Soft Skills: What are they, and Why are they Important for your Child’s Development?

Harry DennistonEducation News


In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the spotlight is increasingly turning towards skills that extend beyond the realm of traditional academic knowledge. The recognition that success in the real world is not solely determined by subject expertise has given rise to a significant emphasis on soft skills development. Private tutors, recognizing the changing needs of students, are playing a pivotal … Read More

Tutoring for Well-Being: Nurturing Mental Health Alongside Exam Preparation

Harry DennistonAdvice And Wellness


In the fast-paced world of academics, students often find themselves grappling with not only the academic pressures but also the toll it takes on their mental well-being. Recognizing the mental health challenges that students face, tutors are increasingly incorporating well-being practices into their sessions. This holistic approach aims to create a positive learning environment, provide stress-reduction techniques, and address the … Read More

Minerva’s top tips for creating a productive homeschooling environment

Kel MeredithHomeschooling, Revision & tips, Uncategorized

Recent years have seen a rise in the popularity of homeschooling, and for good cause. It can offer a more individualised learning environment and gives parents more significant influence over their child’s education. But setting up an effective homeschooling atmosphere might be difficult. Here are some tips to guide you in creating a productive environment for your child’s homeschooling. 1. … Read More

Minerva’s Guide to Alternative Schooling

Harry DennistonUncategorized

two children and their mother looking at school work

With teacher strikes promising disruption to the academic year and, with it, students’ learning, many parents are considering alternative schooling options. It’s not just the strikes. The after-effects of the pandemic, and its shake-up to the education system (not to mention how we work, live and travel) have offered glimpses of different ways to do things. Ways that might suit … Read More