Benefits of online tutoring: what the research says

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What makes online tutoring effective? What are its benefits? To date there has been plenty of anecdotal feedback that it works, there is limited academic research completed on the subject, which is why I was interested to see a paper called Best Practices in Online Tutoring by Cherie Mazer.  The American researcher used data provided by a US-based... Read more »

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Top tips: Taking a multiple choice test

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Multiple choice tests may seem like the easier option at first: you don’t need to write an inordinate amount of text, discuss or defend your points of view. Yet they can also be one of the trickiest tests to master. For one, a well drafted test depends greatly on the examiner’s ability at making clear... Read more »

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Top Tips: How and how not to revise

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Students sometimes take years to devise an effective revision strategy which truly reflects the amount of hard work they have been putting in throughout the year. It is no secret that the most successful students aren’t necessarily the ones who study the longest hours or sacrifice a personal and social life; rather, the lucky few... Read more »

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