Lesson 7: Building Planets – Our Solar System

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Planets homeschooling lesson

Build a Model of the SOLAR SYSTEM in this planets homeschooling lesson. Watch the full free homeschooling video on Minerva Tutors TV What you’ll need to build and mount your planets At least 9 balloons Paper mache (strips of newspaper and glue/flour and water) String A coat hanger Paint and paint brushes Instructions building the solar system in your planets … Read More

How Are Parents Coping with Lockdown Homeschooling in the UK?

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It’s tough to juggle your child’s UK homeschooling curriculum with your own commitments. It’s nearly three months since the beginning of nationwide homeschooling in the UK—but for many parents, it feels more like three years. The closure of UK schools to the vast majority of children took hold on Monday, 23 March 2020. For most mums and dads, any utopian … Read More

Hiring a British tutor with if you live outside of the UK – Minerva Tutors

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hiring a british tutor when you live outside the uk

If you’ve found Minerva Tutors because you’re interested in hiring a British tutor to help with your children’s education but you don’t live in the UK and you’ve got questions about how we can help, this article is for you. Although we’re based in London, many of our highly-qualified, fully-trained tutors are currently at work in residential placements around the … Read More

5 Ways Lockdown Could Change Education – It’s Not Just About Online Homeschooling

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Online Tutoring And online homeschooling have changed since lockdown

The COVID-19 crisis has forced parents and experts to reevaluate the priorities of education. Some changes have been positive, including online homeschooling and technology developments, and could be here for good. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced radical changes in every facet of our lives—and education is no exception. What lessons is lockdown teaching us, and how might they alter the … Read More

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

Coronavirus is changing the way we educate and it’s eye-opening

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Minerva Tutors, the UK’s leading private tuition agency, reveals some fascinating insights about how coronavirus is affecting the way their tutors are teaching, and what ‘the new normal’ might mean for the world of education. The following advice is a summary of the minutes taken from a recent tutor training meeting, which included ten highly experienced online tutors. How to … Read More