Christmas at Smithbrook Kilns

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Don’t forget about Smithbrook Kilns when you do your Christmas shopping this December.

Smithbrook Kilns is looking very festive this year. We have put together some photos of lovely Christmas themed displays from the shops.

Why You Should Acknowledge and Identify Dyslexia

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
Identify Dyslexia

Dyslexia is often seen as a disadvantage, something to be ashamed of, something that can be changed or cured!

This is simply not the case, dyslexia is just a term identifying that someones brain works in a particular way. It is only the constructs of our society and educational system that makes people with dyslexia feel like they are stupid or ill.

3 Easy Ways to Teach Your Child Environmentally Friendly Habits

| October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
Teach kids to be environmentally friendly

How do you teach your child to lead a more environmentally friendly life, when you’re still working it out for yourself? It’s true, that children take cues from their parents. So setting a good example is paramount to how you want to shape your child’s habits.  Yes, recycling, picking up litter, turning the lights off […]

Creative Writing: Why is it so important?

| July 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
smithbrook tuition creative writing

We have had more and more requests to include creative writing into our regular tuition sessions. So we have designed a stand-alone course that your child can do during the summer holidays. But just why is creative writing so important?

New Summer holiday Club Courses July/August 2019

| June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

How will your children keep their brains active in the summer holidays? We are now offering more courses which are perfect to keep your children occupied for some of the long break. Our English, Maths, Touch Typing, and Handwriting courses are always a great way to keep your child’s education flowing

The Art Of Transitioning: Moving from primary school to secondary school

| May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Art Of Transitioning: Moving from primary school to secondary school

Moving from primary school to secondary school can seem like a big step. Of course if your child is moving on with friends then it becomes a little less daunting. ——————————————————————————————————————– Helping you child to settle into their new school Most secondary schools will offer a range of initiatives designed to help your child to […]

Smithbrook Tuition’s Alternative Easter

| April 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

For the past couple of years we have written about interesting, different and fun Easter eggs and treats that we have found in the local area: SBTs Easter Egg Hunt and SBTs Favourite Easter Treats. This year we thought we would find some alternative options that do not involve the usual sickly sweet confectionary.   […]

Common Questions GCSE students ask about revision

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

  I interviewed our center director Sue to find out the most popular questions GCSE students ask her and she had three questions which come up time and time again!       Q: How do I organise my revision to get the most from the time I have? A: Whether you are a last […]

How does cursive handwriting affect the brain?

| March 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the advent of technology, we have all been using computers more and more and handwriting less and less. Apart from the fact that handwriting is very important when technology fails or cannot do the task at hand, there is a significant reason why children should still be taught how to write cursively, i.e. “joined-up”. The […]

What you need to know to excel at A level Biology

| March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The current A level Biology exam is all about applying knowledge to the questions. The days have past when a student just needed to regurgitate facts. Although a good knowledge of the topics is crucial there is also a need to be able to interpret which areas of the curriculum are needed to answer the […]