We have comprised a list of the top 10 English exam revision tips, we believe can benefit you:

  1. Make sure you read the whole passage that a comprehension question relates to. Do not try and guess which parts of the text are the most relevant, as you are likely to end up missing something important that may be necessary for the questions.
  2. Read the question carefully! If it asks to answer ‘in your own words’, then use your own words. Do not highlight chunks from the text unless that is what the question is asking you to do.
  3. Practice writing timed essays. Managing your time in an English exam is crucial, especially if the whole exam is comprised of just one or two questions.
  4. Spend a few minutes planning a brief structure of the essay you are going to write, and try to stick to your plan as closely as possible. This will help to ensure you have included everything required of you. Your English tutor will be able to help you with both essay planning and essay writing.
  5. Ensure you know your key text to a high level of detail. Although this sounds obvious, it has been known for people to have written about the wrong text in an exam. Make sure you know what you have been studying, especially the plot, the major and minor characters and the key themes.
  6. Use annotations and highlight key passages in the text. This will help you remember things that you may be struggling with, and will allow you to spot them quickly when rereading the text.
  7. Practise using official past papers. Although the questions may differ, these will help you manage your time and structure your essays correctly, as well as to get a sense for the style and content of questions commonly asked. Your English tutor will be happy to provide these for you.
  8. Always ask your English tutor to mark any mock papers you do, and ask them to show you how and where you went wrong. This will help you to avoid repeating mistakes.
  9. Include quotations from the text to support your point. Make sure they are not long chunks of text, but concise sentences that relate directly to the point you are trying to make.
  10. When you have finished writing, make sure you reread your answers to ensure all spelling and grammar is correct. There are likely to be small errors that arise naturally when you are writing large amounts of text, and marks are awarded for high attention to detail. Your English writing skills are being tested as well as your content knowledge.
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The teaching of Latin is a very advanced subject for many students since it involves learning a language which is no longer spoken and so is very unfamiliar. It is said to be a very difficult subject to learn, however we can source you one from a great network of Latin tutors, who will make learning Latin an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience for any student.

Latin is usually taught at secondary school level, although we can recommend Latin tutors who are specialists at any age. Common exam boards to offer Latin exams are OCR, WJEC and CIE. If you require tuition for Latin, we can source tutors able to help across the following levels:

  • Primary
  • Key Stage 3 and 4
  • GCSE
  • AS- and A-Level
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The Latin tutors we recommend here at Greater London Tutors can provide you with tuition whether you are stuck on a particular area, or would like some extra help with a certain module. The tutor will provide you with the support and encouragement you need to reach your full potential, and will adapt their teaching methods to best suit your needs and abilities. Each tutor that we recommend has a wealth of knowledge in Classics to help you to develop a comprehensive understanding of Latin.

We can recommend a tutor for you whatever your requirements are, at a time that suits you. If there is anything you would like to discuss with one of the tutors we recommend, then please do not hesitate to give one of our friendly team a call.

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Psychology is rapidly becoming one of the most popular subjects among AS- and A-Level students, despite not being a ‘core’ or ‘traditional’ subject. Psychology tuition is generally not taught until sixth form (16+), however there are some exam boards which offer the subject at GCSE level. We can, therefore, sources tutors for all levels, including:

  • GCSE
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    • International Baccalaureate

We can recommend private Psychology tuition to an AS- or A-Level student new to the subject and merely interested in learning basics, or to those who are stuck with a particular module or area at degree level (for instance, handling the notoriously difficult SPSS software).

The Psychology tutors that we recommend have a wide array of experience in their field, and have chosen their subject due to both a great interest and keen understanding of the subject area. Here at Greater London Tutors, we can recommend specialist Psychology tutors who will find a way of adapting their teaching styles to best suit your or your child’s needs. The tutors will aim to make the subject as enjoyable and engaging for their students as possible.

German is one of the many languages we can source tuition for at Greater London Tutors. German is a popular language and is taught across many levels here, including:

  • Primary
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  • GCSE & IGSCE
  • AS- and A-Level
  • Undergraduate
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The German tutors recommended by Greater London Tutors are keen to offer their wealth of experience of the language to students. They can help with grasping the basics of the language, developing understanding of sentence structure, and with elements of written, oral and listening exam preparation closer to the exams.

Greater London Tutors recommend private German tutors who have an extensive understanding of the language, a clear passion for German and high levels of teaching ability. The tutors are individually vetted to ensure that you receive a high quality tuition service from a highly qualified professional tutor.

The boards which offer examination in German in the UK include AQA, EDEXCEL and OCR. The German tutors can cover all exams boards at any ability level.

If you have any further questions regarding booking a German tutor either for yourself or for your child, please do not hesitate to give one of our friendly team a call today.

English is a compulsory core subject studied throughout school education (from 4-16). Due to the wide demand for tuition of this subject, the English Language and Literature tutors that we recommend can teach students at any education level including:

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English is taught from the beginning to the end of compulsory education, and many students opt to study it at A-Level and beyond. Greater London Tutors take great pride in recommending tutors able to engage any student regardless of age and ability, whilst simultaneously creating a nurturing learning environment that best suits their needs.

All of the tutors that we recommend are fully up-to-date with current exam boards and syllabi, are carefully vetted, and are educated to the highest standards. Greater London Tutors can source excellent tuition for English Language and English Literature at any level, and across all participating exam boards including OCR, EDEXCEL and AQA.

The English tutors that we recommend are fully qualified in their subject and passionate about teaching it to a very high standard. No matter which educational level you require help with, we aim to support and encourage all students in reaching their full academic potential in all areas of the subject, from elocution to exam preparation.

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We have comprised a list of the top 10 maths exam revision tips, we believe can benefit you:
  1. The only way to learn Maths is through regular practise; simply reading over your notes will not be as helpful as practising doing the calculations.
  2. Ensure that you prepare with the calculator you are going to use in your exam (if permitted) so that you are familiar with its functions.
  3. Try to remember all formulae as thoroughly as possible. If you note down the correct and relevant formulae in the exam you may still get marks, even if the answer is ultimately incorrect. Your Maths tutor will be able to help you decide which formulae are the most important to remember.
  4. Use the space provided on the paper to show all of your working out. Do not be afraid of making too many notes as examiners will want to see your method.
  5. Make sure you note any working out as clearly as possible. In some cases, Maths examiners want to know how you got to your answer (as well as the answer itself), so you may get marks for your method. However, this needs to be labelled clearly, distinct from the answer you are giving.
  6. Remember to write the units of the answer you are providing, for example in metres or kilograms. Failure to do so may result in dropped marks.
  7. Each axis of a graph should be labelled clearly to help the examiner find the information they are looking for.
  8. Read the question carefully. If it asks you to show the exact answer then you must do that. It may ask you to give an answer to a certain decimal point, so ensure that you answer the exact question that is asked of you.
  9. If you get stuck on a particular problem then you should move on and come back to the difficult one later. Time wasted on one tricky question at the expense of time spent working on another simpler question, could potentially result in wasted marks.
  10. Make sure you have all of the correct equipment required for your exam. For example, if you are taking a calculator paper, make sure you bring a calculator that complies with the regulations for that particular examination. Ensure you have a protractor, ruler, pens, pencils, compass and anything else that may be required. Do not be afraid to ask your Maths tutor if you are unsure what to bring into the exam.
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Obtaining top grades at any level of education (including the SATs, GCSEs or AS- & A-Levels) can offer many future career opportunities, particularly for those who study core subjects such as Maths. Maths is one of the most widely used subjects after school and university life, yet many people underestimate the advantage that having a good Mathematics grade can give you.

Many career advertisements nowadays ask for at least a grade C or above in GCSE Maths, since this is usually a key component of employment. This does not necessarily demand knowledge of Mathematics specifically, rather it is what having a good Maths grade represents that interests employers. It sets children up with an excellent basis in problem solving, attention to detail and analysis, all of which are all skills that you learn from studying Maths.

A career founded on mathematical study does not determine a future in academic Maths. We have listed a range of possible career choices that would be relevant to those with a strong mathematical grounding:

  • Medical research
  • Games designer
  • Audio software
  • Climate prediction
  • Finance
  • Data analyst
  • Teacher
  • Retail
  • Researcher
  • Computing
  • Accountancy
  • Banker
  • Meteorologist
  • Business
  • Information Technology
  • Auditor
  • Stock Broker
  • Statistician

As well as including your Maths qualifications on your CV, there are other more general mathematical principles you could add as a result of your studies in that area. Handling important data, data analysis, or the ability of logical thinking, to name just a few, are all skills which come from learning Mathematics and should all be mentioned when applying for jobs in any sector.

The tutors we recommend are fully up-to-date with every change in the UK national curriculum. They ensure that your children are fully prepared both for their school examinations (at Key Stage Two SATs, GCSE, AS- or A-Level) and for the mathematical skills required in future employment.

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It is natural for teaching methods and syllabi to change in order to keep up-to-date with the way the world is developing. In the field of Maths, teaching has moved more towards practical Mathematics, thereby providing the perfect platform for careers in finance, engineering and many other fields.

In the USA during the late 1950s and 60s, a new method of teaching Mathematics involving understanding the theory behind Maths as opposed to simply memorising various calculations and other rote learning, was applied in the classroom.

The main problem that is a concern to the level of Maths education is that there are no ‘real world’ Maths situations involved in the current syllabus. An article by The Guardian suggests that “It’s not so much that Maths education is worse than it was; instead, real life is much more demanding and we’re running in the wrong direction to catch up.”

Take the use of computers, for example. In the twenty-first century, computers are used for almost everything. There is an app, game, or program which can do almost anything for you. Nearly every equation which is needed to be worked out is done so via calculator or via smartphone. It stands to reason, therefore, that a new emphasis in Mathematics should relate to problem solving and computational skills, as opposed to more traditional rote-learning methods.

When relating to real life circumstances, people within business tend to use their computers to find out the answers to multiple sums in one go, choosing to use a program such as Microsoft Excel as opposed to working the problems out with pen and paper. However, this creates a new problem in itself. We will need to know the wide range of formulae in Excel in order to find the answer. The approach to understanding this and working out the resulting information requires algebraic thinking, which some may argue is the method we need to be taking when educating children in Mathematics.

The tutors we recommend are fully up-to-date with every change in the UK national curriculum. They ensure that your children are fully prepared both for their school examinations (at Key Stage Two SATs, GCSE, AS- or A-Level) and for the mathematical skills required in future employment.

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How To Use The Advanced Functions Of A Calculator Effectively

The additional functions found on a scientific calculator include features which will enable the user to complete more complex Maths problems for either mathematical or scientific purposes. A majority of the buttons which are required for use in most GCSE calculator exams are listed below, alongside an explanation of what they do.

  • Standard Form = Exp

Standard form refers to a method of writing a number which is either very large or very small. For example 12 000 000 can also be written as 1.2 x10 000 000. When written in standard form the number would be presented as 1.2 x 107. The small 7 refers to the amount of time the first number would have to be multiplied by ten in order to add up to the number being shown – in this case 12,000,000.

  • sin: Sine, cos: Cosine, tan: Tangent

These are the trigonometry functions that determine the ratio of the three sides in a right angle. As shown below:

  • Square root – X

The square root of a number is a number which when multiplied by itself gives a specified result. For example:

The square root of 64 is 8 as: 8 x 8 = 64

  • Cube root 3X

This is a number which has been cubed. A cubed number is the number which when it has been multiplied by itself twice gives a specified number. For example:

The cube root of 64 is 4 as: 4 x4 x 4 = 64

  • ab/c – Fractions

Fractions are a portion of another number. For example a quarter would be written as 1/4. The symbol on the calculator shown above allows users to input fractions into a scientific calculator.

  • +/-  Negative numbers

To input a number into the calculator as a negative, pressing this button will change the input from positive to negative, or negative to positive depending on which way it was originally entered.

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Grammar schools are reported to be filling up with middle class children whose parents are becoming increasingly keen for their children to have better opportunities.

This comes as news from conservative MP David Davis announces that they’ve “shrunk the size of the sector”, thus grammar schools are being dominated by the middle classes. This has been proven by the amount of children within Grammar schools who are on free schools meals, this totalled at just 3%. This figure also dispels the belief that attending grammar schools raises social mobility.

The Chief Inspector of Schools has advised that the grammar school selective system is not the way to elevate the education status above other nations. Sir Michael Wilshaw has advised that a grammar school which is full of the middle class will not improve ‘social mobility’.

Focus needs to be shifted to ensure that comprehensive schools are performing well, as grammar schools make up just a tiny 10% of the overall school population, this according to Sir Michael Wilshaw.

Data also shows that students who receive private tutoring  are more likely to be accepted into a selective school whereas children without tutoring will more likely struggle to attend a grammar school due to failure to be educated to what is deemed a good enough standard.

Tory MP Graham Brady has announced that children from a less privileged background have lower attainment levels in comparison to middle class children. “Particularly in the primary sector, (this) is feeding into the secondary. So the grammar schools aren’t themselves discriminated in any way”.

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