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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.

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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Embracing the Joy of Simplicity: A Guide to a Fulfilling Summer Holiday

At Cardiff and Vale Tutors, we embrace the opportunities for education that technology provides, and while we are also focused on Better Results Together, we understand the significance of taking a good break. In this blog post we will discuss the importance of reconnecting with nature, learning new languages, and spending more time creating meaningful friendships and less time in front of screens...

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What Skills Does A Tutor Need?

The role of a tutor is very versatile. For example a tutor should efficiently manage their diary, clearly communicate with parents and students, be able to find study resources or know how to create them, be familiar with the curriculum and what standard of work is expected of students. In this blog we will expand on these key skills tutors must possess, and how to improve or gain those skills. ...

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Why Last Minute Revision Matters

With GCSE and A-Levels exams underway, some students are facing the realities of leaving all their revision to the last minute, while others, may be finishing up some final topics and tying loose-ends. Whichever position a student finds themselves in, in this blog we will answer some common questions about last minute revision and give some tips on how to achieve the best results that students can...

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Establishing a Routine to Help with Exam Pressure

The pressure is on, and students now more than ever are struggling to succeed; strikes, sickness and uncertainty are a non-stop reality for those in secondary school, and on top of declining grades, students are experiencing a decline in mental health. What can we do? It might sound obvious, but the job of the student is to… study! Now how do we set up a student to study? Step one requires atte...

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How does Online Tuition Compare to In-Person Tuition?

Nowadays events are split into two categories: online or in-person. This sometimes can be a blessing or a bit of a hinderance – depending on an individuals’ circumstances. This distinction, of in-person and online, carries across into tutoring services. While some tutors preferred online tutoring prior to the Covid-19 pandemic anyway, there has been an increase of tutors that had made the tran...

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How To Cope With School Disruption

Children and young people need stability, reliability and consistency to thrive. When their needs are consistently met, and when their days pan out in a stable and reliable way, they can cope better with stress and the daily challenges of growing up. In recent years there has been an immense increase of disruption to pupils’ education. The disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, beginning w...

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How to Prepare for Exams With Tutoring

Last week many students sat exams in English literature, and even more students have been doing mock exams in their schools. Sometimes the skills and knowledge students posses is not reflected in their exam results. This is why here at Cardiff & Vale Tutors our focus is on ‘Better Results Together’ to ensure students achieve the results they want and deserve. In this blog we will share som...

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Make the Most of the Winter School Holiday: A Cardiff & Vale Tutors’ Guide

It is now the winter school holidays, we would like to share some ideas with you on how to use the time wisely and make the most of it. In this blog we will share some advice on getting organised, as well as target setting and how tuition can help students achieve their goals.          Everything happens so quickly nowadays, and a lot of it happens on all our different devices. While at C...

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Christmas Competition 2022

Although it's November our thoughts turn to December and we are delighted that we have a Festive season competition! As well as boosting numeracy we also want to improve literacy.   We are calling for all students and learners to write a Christmas short story to win a free creative writing tutoring session! More details will be found on our Facebook and Instagram pages on how to en...

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