Popular scheme falls victim to the cuts

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Pretty sad to hear this week that students’ automatic right to one-to-one tuition has had its funding pulled by the coalition government. In January we blogged about the Institute of London’s initial research into the reading and numeracy programmes which were to be rolled out nationwide in 2011. Since then the programmes have gone on... Read more »

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Testing times in education

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I’m starting to think we’re obsessed with measuring. We measure what’s good for us; we measure what’s bad for us. We measure how many calories are in the foot-long we’re about to devour and we measure our expanding waistlines. We’re about to measure the happiness of the nation. Shouldn’t be too hard then… Worst of all... Read more »

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Introducing: Micro-tutoring

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Cast your mind back to that time when you’re sat there, struggling with a concept you just don’t get. It could have been percentages, or it could have been reflection/refraction. You’ve reached the point where your brain has started to fog and frustration is creeping in. Just at that moment, a teacher, a parent or... Read more »

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Tutorhub: What’s the big idea?

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Tutorhub differs radically from traditional home tutoring – it puts you in control of your learning. There are no arrangements. There is no travelling. There is no hassle. Using instant messaging, Tutorhub puts you in contact with a tutor at the precise point when you need help – simply type in your question, select the tutor that suits... Read more »

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