Are you happy with SATs testing?

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It’s the time of year when many children and parents are involved with the SATs tests. These are the Standard Assessment Tests which are supposed to indicate a child’s educational progress at various stages of their school life; the end of years 2, 6 and 9. But each year there has been an increase in... Read more »

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Do you expect your teachers to show up?

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With all the recent campaigning for the election I wonder how many teachers absconded from the classroom for a day or two to get involved? It would be considered shocking in this country to have teachers absent from the classroom because they were busy campaigning. Yet it seems to be quite acceptable if you teach... Read more »

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Research findings into online tutoring

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It’s a perfectly natural question to ask – is online tutoring effective, and are there academic studies to back this up? Academics continue to look at the effectiveness of online tutoring, and the latest one by Cherie Mazer entitled Best Practice in Online Tutoring says that “though the efficacy of face-to-face tutoring is supported by numerous studies, in the... Read more »

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