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  • A Tutor’s Story – From Tutor Doctor Student to Tutor
    A Tutor’s Story – From Tutor Doctor Student to Tutor

    Following the results of my year 11 GCSE mocks I knew I needed some help. My grades were not where I had hoped they would be, and the pressure was starting to amass on my 16-year-old shoulders. I needed at least 7 As to get into my dream sixth form, ...

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  • Tips to Ace your remote learning
    Tips to Ace your remote learning

    All of us, both parents and students, have had to adjust to video calls and live lessons since the start of the third lockdown. Our local schools have been delivering a much higher level of remote learning provision to pupils. At Tutor Doctor, we have also ...

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  • My top tips for feeding your family by Sarah Alder of Kitchen Titbits
    My top tips for feeding your family by Sarah Alder of Kitchen Titbits

    Family mealtimes should be fun, sociable affairs, full of laughter and a way to reconnect after a busy day or week. Instead, they’re all too often a stressful and upsetting time. Some days, feeding the family will be very hard, that’s for certain, and with ...

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  • Doodling while learning: Mindful or mindless?
    Doodling while learning: Mindful or mindless?

    Do you find yourself drawing strange pictures in the margins of your workbook or mysterious patterns on the back of an old energy bill while listening to a lesson or having a conversation? If you are an avid doodler, reaching for a pen at any given ...

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  • Do you know what kind of learner you are? And how can this help you?
    Do you know what kind of learner you are? And how can this help you?

    Do you know what kind of learner you are? Visual? Auditory? Kinaesthetic? A mix? A lot of us are a mix of two or three of the styles, although some people do favour one a lot more than the others. And why does this matter? When it comes to remembering what ...

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  • Maths and Science Lessons from the School of Life
    Maths and Science Lessons from the School of Life

    Maths and Science Lessons from the School of Life We have often found that lessons are learnt better when vivid stories are told. Theory and practice are important, but we have always been a big advocate of using stories to bring to life how a concept ...

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  • Uni or an apprenticeship? The cost of choice.
    Uni or an apprenticeship? The cost of choice.

    For many students considering the choice between going to university or getting an apprenticeship, the financial costs initially seem very clear - the average student graduates from a three-year university course with over £50,000 of debt whilst an ...

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  • One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, mock
    One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, mock

    Question : Abbie does her school homework on her computer in her own room. Explain why her parents do not allow this computer to connect to the internet. *Answer : Because they’re mean? This was a student’s response to a Year 11 mock exam question sat in ...

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  • You can remember anything – with a Story!
    You can remember anything – with a Story!

    Chin Tan, Franchise Business Owner at Tutor Doctor, explores the link between memory and story telling. I read all the Sherlock Holmes books back in school. They were marvellous adventures. One of the really cool traits of Sherlock was his ability, in an ...

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