Blog Posts in 2017

  • 5 must-have life skills for teenagers

    If your teenager is leaving for university or moving out in the next few years, you might be wondering how they’re going to survive on their own? Try not to worry too much as your child is much more ...
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  • How parents can help with big homework projects

    As parents, you play an important role when your child is completing homework, especially when they’re undertaking bigger projects that are going to require a lot of time and dedication. Even though ...
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  • 5 ways to help your kids find a hobby they love

    All parents want their children to find a hobby they can be passionate about. Not only are hobbies great for developing a child’s self-worth and self-esteem but can also benefit them socially, ...
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  • How to talk to your children about the news

    With frightening news stories constantly being broadcasted on the radio, TV and social media sites, it’s certainly hard for anyone to ignore. The news can be scary and often overwhelming for children, ...
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  • Study tips backed by science

    When most students think about studying, often they’re imagining long hours, re-reading the same material and sitting in the same place. Even though these methods can work short-term, they can also be ...
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  • Celebrating Roald Dahl

    If your child is a Roald Dahl fan then make sure you mark Wednesday the 13 th of September in your calendar! It’s the only day throughout the year dedicated to celebrating the talented writer, his ...
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  • Should students type class notes on a computer?

    Note taking may not be the most enjoyable part of a lesson but is integral for any student’s academic success. Writing notes down manually may be the current norm, however, with technology constantly ...
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  • Preparing for the first day back to school

    With the summer holidays zooming by, it’s easy to feel a little unprepared for the first day back to school. To make the most of the upcoming year, it’s always best for parents and students to plan ...
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  • Helping kids deal with stress

    Even though childhood can appear to be a carefree time, kids can still experience stress. With school and social life creating all sorts of pressures alongside exam worries, life can often feel ...
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  • Teaching kids to be smart about using social media

    For the majority of kids and teenagers, social media is a central part of their everyday lives. Even though there are plenty of good things about social media, there are also many dangers that you ...
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  • Choosing the right backpack for your child

    Backpacks are one of the most practical school items and allow kids to carry just one bag instead of juggling P.E kits, school books and science equipment separately. Even though backpacks are useful, ...
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  • Keep kids reading this summer

    Summer is often a much-needed holiday for kids, but also means a break in learning, which can start to have impact on any newly developed skills learnt at school. It can be particularly problematic ...
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  • Taking the stress out of the summer holidays

    It’s no secret that the summer holidays can be a stressful time for parents and for kids. Often schedules are full to the brim with plans and activities, everyone has high expectations, not to mention ...
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  • Keep learning active during the summer holidays

    The arrival of the summer break doesn’t mean learning has to stop. With nearly two months off school, not keeping learning active can have a huge impact on your child’s education and academic success. ...
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  • Tips for parents preparing for the summer break

    As the school term draws to a close, you and your child may be looking forward to the long break ahead. However, transitioning from the school term to the summer holidays certainly has its challenges. ...
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  • Helping your teenagers get more sleep

    Believe it or not adolescents need around 9 hours of sleep a night to function optimally and to be physically and mentally healthy. However, telling your teens they need to sleep for this amount of ...
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  • Educational podcasts for kids

    Podcasts, even though a fairly new phenomenon, are certainly something to embrace when it comes to learning. Not only are there hundreds of specially produced podcasts for kids and teaching out there ...
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  • 3 ways to teach kids self-control

    Most children are impulsive by nature, meaning sometimes it can be tricky for them to exercise self-discipline and control over their behaviour and actions. However, with recent studies showing that ...
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  • Last-minute revision tips for exam success

    Exams can be the most daunting time of year even for the most hardworking students. With multiple exams to revise for, a busy school schedule alongside lots of nerves, the weeks during exams can be ...
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  • Summer projects for teens

    The summer holidays are almost here, meaning an abundance of free time for your teenagers! Even though the school bell will have stopped ringing, it’s important that your teens continue to learn and ...
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  • Study techniques for auditory learners

    Exams are almost here, with busy revision schedules underway for many students across the UK. At Tutor Doctor, we know that utilising revision techniques that compliment each student’s learning style ...
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  • Helping your kids with spelling

    Spelling isn’t always easy and for many kids and teenagers it can be tricky to get the hang of certain words. Being able to spell correctly is a life skill that’s going to be extremely useful ...
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  • Healthy school snack tips for kids

    We know how life for the average family can be hectic and busy, so grabbing pre-made snacks can be the quickest eating option. Often these include packets of crisps, cupcakes or chocolate bars, all ...
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  • The benefits of children attending a summer camp

    The summer holidays are fast approaching, meaning you may be starting to consider enrolling your child in summer camp for the long break. As summer schools are a relatively new phenomena in the UK, ...
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  • Helping your child deal with anxiety

    Anxiety is becoming an increasing problem amongst younger kids and teenagers. In fact, a recent YouGov survey found that over a quarter of British students report having mental health problems, with ...
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