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Catch up on our latest news from Cardiff and Vale Tutors with our blogs. Our team offer practical solutions to help answer your education concerns. There are also useful tips to support your child’s progress with their academic journey.

How Teachers And Tutors Can Work Together To Help Pupils

  Over the past 12 months, lockdowns have led hundreds of parents and carers to turn to private tuition to help young people keep up with their academic pursuits. One-to-one tutors are in a unique position of being able to provide instant, individualised feedback to pupils and help prevent them from making mistakes. Many pupils find that they make more progress in a single one-to-one sessi...

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Christmas Learning Ideas

The summer setback is the phenomenon where students forget key information over the summer holidays and find the work in September challenging. This is especially noticeable for Year 6 pupils who often work less hard in the final term of primary school and can then find the first weeks of secondary school to be a huge shock to the system. Because children forget information very quickly, it is imp...

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How to Support Children with Special Educational Needs

  2020 has been difficult for all pupils at primary and secondary schools. The initial lockdown in March and the disrupted learning since September will have had a massive impact on their education and friendships with classmates. This is especially true for pupils with special educational needs who might have struggled to adjust to learning from home. In this blog post, I will outline som...

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The Benefits of Learning As An Adult

With local lockdowns coming into place across the UK, there is more anxiety than ever about the rise in unemployment. One of the best ways that you can stand out from the crowd in a difficult job market is to learn new skills that are more suited to the changing economy. You can do a questionnaire on the government website to discover which career paths you might be interested in. While far from p...

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Creative Writing Tips

November is National Novel Writing Month. This annual internet-based creative writing project, also known as NaNoWriMo, which encourages participants to write a 50,000-word manuscript, has been running since 1999. This project is incredibly popular and has lead to nearly 600 novels being published. Since 2004, NaNoWriMo has included a Young Writers Program where students up to the age of 18 can ch...

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The Benefits of a Private Tutor

  Throughout lockdown, many parents and carers turned to private tutors to help make sure that their children will not fall behind because of the disruption to their learning. The possibility of a second spike is on the horizon, and it is currently unclear how a local lockdown could affect schools when they reopen in September. Key Stage Three, GCSE, A-level and Degree-level tutoring is a ...

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Job Hunting Tips

  Despite the chancellor investing £30 billion to kickstart the post-covid economic recovery, there are widespread concerns that unemployment could rocket over the next few months. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development warned that a second wave of coronavirus could lead the unemployment rate to increase to 15%. These figures will be particularly intimidating for young ...

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The Importance of Team Work

The lockdown has forced school children across the country to do their best to learn at home with the support of their families. Recent government guidance says that when schools in Wales reopen only around a third of pupils will be in school at any one time. Councils across Wales are responding to the crisis in a variety of different ways but it looks like most pupils will go to school on a part-...

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How To Support Your Child’s Mental Health

  Covid-19 and the lockdown has been a difficult time for all of us and many parents are concerned about the impact the virus will have on their jobs, their health and the economy. In the midst of this chaos, it can be easy to forget that the mental well being of children needs to be a major focus for all families. Children are in an unprecedented situation: they are isolated from their...

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The Silver Lining of Lockdown

  MORE TIME …. It may feel like a curse but honestly, it could be a blessing! A slower pace of life, more time to think, no exams to stress you out, space and silence between your thoughts – glorious! NO, what was that, I didn’t quite catch what you said? You’re Bored? Really?   Well, here at Cardiff and Vale Tutors we have been thinking about how best we can suppor...

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