Below is a list of links to education articles and resources written by the founders of Home Tutors Directory. These guides and resources provide help and advice on matters related to learning and education. In addition there are also links to advice concerning private tuition including how to find the services of private tutors or a tutoring agency.
How to help your child achieve academically - This guide focuses on key areas of how to determine when a child or student is struggling with school or college work. It provides details of what a parent can look for and how to implement changes so that the child or student is able to achieve the best from learning. It also advises parents on how to help their children with homework and schoolwork if they are having difficulty.
Private Tutors & Tutoring Agencies - Outlines the differences between private tutors, home tutors and tutoring agencies. Determines the factors that a parent or guardian may wish to consider if they wish to employ or hire a private tutor, home tutor or tuition agency. It also briefly describes where a praent can find a Private tutor, tutoring ageny and private tuition in the UK
Questions to ask a private tutor - Step by step guide advising parents and students on the questions to ask a private tutor. Outlines what to ask including questions related to CRB checks, private tutor qualifications and references. The parents guide also discusses the need to ask details regarding private tuition cancellation fees as well as follow up advice when private tuition has started.
Advice and help for choosing A-Levels for university - Provides advise to parents and students regarding choosing A-Level subjects and courses and it's importance in a student's academic career. The guide introduces the options of studying at sixth form colleges or F.E (Further Education ) colleges, helping to decide the best options for university application as well as links to further reading regarding careers advice.
Writing Science Practicals & Detailed Science Reports - Guide for students, advising the correct way to write accurate science reports. This guide can be used for many courses including GCSE Science, AS/A-Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It can also be adapted to writing undergraduate and degree science practicals for most major science disciplines. This can be useful to students studying such subjects as Ecology, Environmental Science, Human Biology, Physiology, Forensic Science, Biomedical Science and Biochemistry. It will also provide the basics for students studying other subjects allied to medicine or postgraduate students writing detailed research papers or short science abtracts for publication in scientific journals.
Revision Techniques - Step by step guide for students revising for SATs, KS3 and GCSE. In addition it deals with revision techniques for AS/A-Level and Degree / University exams. Includes advise on exam syallbi, revision notes and buying revision guides. In addition advises how to write a revision timetable, the importance of background reading and the use of exam papers.
Exam preparation - Help for all ages and levels who are sitting exams, regarding the preparation of exams. Discusses how to answer exam questions for short answers as well as writing extended answers for longer questions and how to write essays. Can be applied to all types of examination from Maths exams to 11+ exams as well as Humanities subjects including Geography, History, Sociology and Psychology. Includes exam tips and exam techniques for GCSE & university exams as well as A-Levels.
Exam advice and tips for the exam day - Methods that students can use in the days preceeding the exam, as well as on the day of the exam. Again like Exam Techniques 1, this guide can by used students sitting Maths, Science, Humanities, Social Science and Business related subjects including Business Studies and Economics. This article deals mainly with advice for students preparing for GCSE, A-Level °ree exams.
Below are a set of links to overviews of the topics covered for all the major national curricullum subjects covered in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. These syllabus overviews, will be useful to parents, students and tutors alike, considering GCSE and A-Level options. Whilst general, they apply to all major examination boards including AQA A, AQA B, OCR, Salters, Nuffield, Edexcel and WJEC. An overview of common entrance exams, / 11+ is also provided.
Links and resources page - For students - this page provides a set of well researched links to other websites providing useful information. It is useful for students as it providees links to further information regarding revision guides and revision worksheets for such subjects as Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science, French and Spanish. There are also website links to sites specialising in advice regarding university courses, gap years and student forums.
Parents may find Home Tutors Directory resources page beneficial as it provides links to general education as well as sites providing parent advice, parent forums, independent school and private school websites. Links are also provided to specialist websites regarding home tutoring, home schooling and home education.
The links page will be of use to tutors who require further reading material. Relevant links include urls to private tutors forums and private tuition blogs. Other informative sites that will be especially useful, are links to the major UK exam boards and government related websites.
Becoming a private tutor - This private tuition guide was written completely from scratch and based on our combined experence of working in the private tuition industry for nearly two decades. This guide is extremely popular and attracts thousands of visitors on a monthly basis. It advises current tutors, private teachers and private tuition agencies how to create a successful tutoring business. It pays attention to detail regarding the qualifications that private tutors need, who can be a private tutor, as well as current private tuition prices and fees in the UK.
It addresses the topic of CRB checks for tutors as well as giving detailed advice relating personal skills needed by private tutors and legal issues relating to private tuition. The tutor guide helps the tutor decide how to market their private tutoring service, how to obtain students, as well as the best times, days and months to pick up students. Advise is available for home tutors of how to calculate the costs involved of setting up a private tuition business. Help and advice is also available in a step by step form of how to arrange private tuition from the intial meeting with the student and parent to further advice when tutoring has started. We even disscuss how to approach difficult situations relating to private tuition should they arise. If you are currently offering private tutoring or are thinking of becoming private tutor, this guide is a must for you.