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3 weeks ago

6 top takeaways from "How to Learn: MyTutor with Barbara Oak...

Teens spend a lot of their time working out what to study and how to do better at school, but few of us get taught how to develop the learning habits that will see us through school and beyond. Last...

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2 days ago

How the pandemic has changed education - and what we can do ...

Needless to say, it’s been a year unlike any other in UK education – the most disrupted year since WW2 to be precise. There have been lows, extra lows, and a fair few highs for many families too. It’s no...

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1 week ago

How to help your teen get ready for the Summer term

In a normal year, the Easter holidays are revision-central. You might have thought it’d be different this year with national exams cancelled, but for many this is still the case, as most schools are holding internal exams to contribute to...

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2 weeks ago

5 reasons why teens should catch up on exercise this holiday...

Since schools first closed last year (and then opened, and then closed again…), parents have all been worried about their kids falling behind on their learning. And with so much focus on catching up lately, it’s been easy to forget...

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What is National Storytelling Week?

Long, long ago, in a land far away… storytelling was a way to pass the time, entert...

Just for funSchool Subjects

Read, read, read everything: why encourage your children to read

Why should children read? In a world of iPhones, Facebook, WiFi and, Netflix, when is ...

School Subjects

Literature movies: how Hollywood can help your English grade

Get ahead by reading next year’s English texts. But you don’t have to keep...

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Applying to university: studying Physics

Any keen readers of the MyTutor blog over the last year may remember a piece on why ph...

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Improving your learning: 3 top tips

Improving your learning…. how do you do it? As students, we often focus solely...

Educational AdviceMyTutorSchool Subjects

Science Bites: what's better for you, butter, margarine or, olive oil?

During exam time its essential that you are eating a well balanced and healthy diet. N...

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How are black holes formed?

How are black holes formed? What are they? And what would happen if you fell into one...

Just for funSchool Subjects

Memorising your revision notes? Meet Max, a memory champion

Easter holidays are here – and for many, it’s a tricky kind of non-holiday as ...

Exams & RevisionSchool Subjects

Nuclear technology: what's the future?

Could you be creating future nuclear technology? You are quite literally the future. ...

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