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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.

What To Do If You Don’t Get The Exam Result You Wanted

  When you open that fateful envelope on results day, hopefully all your friends will see a great big smile working its way across your face. You’ll have got the grades you wanted—the ones that guarantee you a place in the sixth form college or university of your choice, studying the courses that you want to study.   However, it’s equally important to know that not getting...

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Don’t Let Learning Stop For The Summer!

    We like to look back on our summer holidays as a time for adventure, travel, and hanging out with friends. And we think that’s absolutely right. Summer holidays should be a break from packed school timetables. They should be a chance for children to relax, unwind and try new things.   Without the reinforcement of repetition, however, it’s easy for hard won kno...

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Why Assessment Is Important

At Cardiff and Vale Tutors, we believe that by providing initial assessments that help students to identify their strengths and their weaknesses, we can help unlock their true academic potential. We offer free assessments with every first lesson which allow both the students and their parents or guardians to figure out the particular areas they are struggling with. Our tutors are dedicated to rec...

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Breezing Through The Exam Season

We offer Easter Revision sessions and intensive day time sessions during Study Leave .. Exam season is almost upon us and that, unfortunately, can go hand-in-hand with stress. While some relax over the Easter holidays, others are filled with worry awaiting the exams. The easiest way to avoid this worry and stress is quite simply to revise. Revision is key as it prepares every student for any ex...

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Choosing The Right Sixth Form

Our latest blog gives advice with the decisions to make when choosing the next stage of your child's school career. Choosing the Right Sixth Form College The time is upon us where students will be leaving their secondary school behind in order to head to sixth form college. This is where the question comes in ''which one is right for my child?''. There are numerous factors we need to look at ...

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Stop Procrastinating and Get in the Zone!!

In our February blog we look how to use the best of your time with the work in front of you... Procrastination ‘The action of delaying or postponing something.’ Procrastinating is one of the common words used in line with studying as it seems we love to do just about anything to avoid the task at hand. This can affect school marks which in turn, can lead to suffering exam results. The ...

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UCAS: Good Preparation And Personal Statements

We have a new specialist tutor joining our team this week. Amy is an Employability Adviser who can advise students with their UCAS  Personal Statements for entry to UK universities  In our latest blog, Amy explains the support she can give to prospective university or college students with the UCAS process ..  UCAS: good preparation and personal statements The process of applying for u...

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Experienced WJEC GCSE Examiner Support

Our aim is to achieve "Better Results Together". For the first time we are offering support for the GCSE Science Practical Assessment.In this blog our experienced WJEC Examiner sets out why our online Science tuition offer is too good to miss.. What if there was one way to have a massive impact on your child’s grade in Science GCSE? Would you take it? There’s no coursework in Science G...

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Helping Your Child With Preparation For The 11+ Examination

Virtually all independent schools set entrance exams for students wishing to join. The most infamous is the 11-plus, aimed at students joining for the start of their secondary school career, in Year 7. However, as the sector grows increasingly competitive, admissions have become increasingly complex, and there are often multiple different types of test a student will need to pass. Naturally, the p...

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How To Write a Great ‘A’ Level English Essay

Great advice here from our Oxford English graduate tutor, Barney ... An English essay can be a scary thing. Sometimes it’s easy to forget what essays actually are, because we get so used to completing them for homework or trying to write them quickly in exams. The word ‘essay’ comes from French, and its root means ‘to attempt’. I think this is useful to remember. When writing an Engli...

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