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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.

Why Young People Should Travel

The summer holidays are almost upon us, and after a long school year there is nothing better for students than to let their hair down in the sunshine which can be even better if they are able to get abroad. In this blog post we will discuss the many ways in which young people can benefit from travel. Exposure to Different Cultures Experiencing the way people from countries all over the world ...

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Reducing Stress During Exam Time

The exam period, as we've said many times before, is very stressful time for students. Exams are clustered together and often students, rather than slowly work through them, get so stressed out that they can't concentrate at all. The well-being of students is very important to us at Cardiff and Vale Tutors, and therefore here are a few ways students can reduce their stress levels. Have a Revisi...

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How to Prepare for Exams

The past two years have been very difficult for all school students, but especially difficult for the older students doing their GCSEs and A-Levels many have gaps in their knowledge due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Also, many students will be sitting official exams for the first time this summer, which can be daunting at the best of times, but perhaps even more so now. Theref...

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Why Attendance Matters

  Attendance, though very often spoken about, is still a one reason why some students struggle in school. In this blog we will discuss what Cardiff and Vale Tutors and parents can do to help improve school attendance.   Missing out a lesson or two due to an appointment which can only be arranged during school hours occasionally can’t be avoided, however, making a habit of taki...

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Making The Most of Half-Term

As most teachers and students eagerly await the February half-term, not everyone may be feeling so enthusiastic about it. Which is why in this blog we will share a few ideas for this half-term about what students and parents can do to make the most of it.   Catching up The half-term week is a great time to catch up, and not only on school work! It can be an excellent opportunity to check...

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Functional Skills Level 2

We are pleased to be a Partner with Pass Functional Skills, as this offers our learners  so 10% off all exams, courses and revision products, using our code. This offers the chance to achieve the entry qualifications needed. We offer a 10% discount on the Pass Functional Skills materials and can provide a tutor to help you with the Level 2 course. The Level 2 course is accepted by Universities...

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Exam Strategy and Time Management

  Students often ask our tutors many questions about what their exams will be like. The idea of putting all the knowledge learnt in class into a few exams can be daunting, however, it doesn’t have to be. In this blog we will discuss some exam strategies and how students can manage their time in the exam and achieve the best results available to them.   How much should students wr...

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Studying During the Winter Break

  With the Christmas just around the corner, it’s a good idea to have a plan for the winter school break. In this blog we will be discussing how to use the school winter break productively, while still having a fun and restful time, and how to work on aspects such as healthy eating and fitness that can have positive impacts on your children’s learning and wellbeing.   It is ...

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How To Revise

  The school year is well under way which means exams and tests are being mentioned more and more to students – especially those in Year 10 and onwards. Preparing for exams usually means revising, however, not every student will be confident nor willing to start doing extra schoolwork at home. In this blog we will cover a few various tips and strategies for revision.   Mind Maps...

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What Is The Value Of Tutoring?

  While many children do well in school without the extra support of personal tutors there are many that greatly benefit from having a personal tutor. In this blog we will be discussing the value that a Cardiff and Vale Tutor can bring to your child’s personal and academic life. Caring for Students Our tutors not only deeply care for their students’ academic progress but they also ca...

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