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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.

The Improtance of Sleep and Nurition for GCSE Students

The GCSE exam season is now well underway for our students in Years 10 and 11, and while it can be an exciting transition period as students are closer to completing their secondary school stage of education, equally, the pressure on students can be immense.  The need to achieve good grades often leads to late-night study sessions and a disrupted lifestyle, however, maintaining a healthy balance ...

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Summer 2024 GCSE Exam Preparation Tips

It’s that time of the year again when Year 10 and Year 11 students find themselves amidst a whirlwind of emotions and expectations. Preparing for GCSE exams for some comes easily, while for others, there could be nothing worse. In this blog, we delve into a couple key strategies for students to prepare effectively and how Cardiff & Vale Tutors can support young people in these final days pri...

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Managing Mobile Phone Usage in Young Adults

The debate about mobile phones in schools has been ongoing for several years now, and recently it has been reignited after the Department of Education (DfE) published the ‘Mobile Phones in Schools’ guidance. In this blog, we will discuss some key facts about the impacts of mobile phone usage on young people and provide a few ideas on how – and why – parents might limit their children’s s...

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Supporting Students with ALN

All teachers have a responsibility to support students with Additional Learning Needs, and at Cardiff & Vale Tutors we ensure that all children are able to succeed, grow and learn in ways that best fit their needs. In this blog we will explore some of the things our tutors can do to support young people with ALN.   1. Understanding Individual Needs One of the biggest advantages of on...

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Embracing the New Year

The turning of the calendar often fills people with a new hope. January is a fresh start. For many pupils in Key Stages 3 and 4, it’s the beginning of more intense teaching and revision. What is the best way to manoeuvre in these cold and short winter days? How to make the most of the motivation that the new year can bring? In this blog, we will try to answer these questions and give you some id...

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Winter Wellbeing Guide

The importance of looking after our wellbeing has been brought to the forefront of conversations in schools and workplaces over the recent years, however, it’s still often unclear what is meant when people say, ‘look after your wellbeing.” While it is well-meaning to say that looking after your wellbeing is having a bubble bath or putting your feet up with a cuppa, there really is more to it...

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How Can Parents Support Tuition

In the fast-paced world of education, parents play a crucial role in their child's academic success. While private tutoring offers personalised guidance, parental involvement can amplify its impact, creating a dynamic support system for students. Here's a guide on how parents can actively engage in their child's education and enhance the effectiveness of private tutoring. Open Communicati...

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The Benefits of Part-time Work for Students

Here at Cardiff & Vale Tutors we believe that studies should always be a priority, however, for older students it might be really beneficial to consider part-time work alongside their studies, or for some students it’s, unfortunately, a necessity. In this blog we will discuss the benefits of part-time work, how to manage part-time work while studying and, the laws and regulations of working ...

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Cultivating a Growth Mindset: A Path to Academic Success and Wellbeing for Your Child

As the school year is slowly unravelling, questions about the success, progress of students and their well-being going forward are starting to arise. In this blog we would like to introduce you to the concept of Growth Mindset and what it can do for you and your child. Everyone throughout their lives has the ability to learn new things and get better atsomething. This is called neuroplasticity and...

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Celebrating Results Day 2023

The eagerly anticipated GCSE and A-Level results days have arrived and brought with them a whirlwind of emotions, from excitement to a touch of anxiety. Result days mark the culmination of years of hard work, dedication and growth for students across the nation. Whether you're student, who recently picked up exam results, or a parent, teacher or friend offering support, this is a time to celebrate...

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