Archive for Dyslexia

Why You Should Acknowledge and Identify Dyslexia

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

Creative Writing: Why is it so important?

| July 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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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

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 […]

SATs: Smithbrook Tuition’s Quickfire Questions

| February 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

                What are SATs? SATs stands for Standard Assessment Tests They are assessments that monitor your child’s educational progress at the end of years 2 and 6 They usually take place in May   When should you/your child start preparing for SATs? At Smithbrook Tuition we offer support […]

Smithbrook Tuition’s Top Five Dyslexic Aids

| January 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

                Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that largely affects skills involved in reading and spelling. Dyslexic children have difficulties with phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed. Dyslexia does not affect a persons IQ, in fact dyslexic people are often very intelligent and creative. If you need […]

How to Get Your Child To Read

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

            It is hugely beneficial for children to get in the habit of reading but sometimes its easier said than done. So just how do you actually get them to do this, especially if they are resistant or have leaning difficulties? We have put together our top ideas on how […]

Why Your Children Should Read For Fun

| September 29, 2018 | 2 Comments

                We do love books in this country and they are a major part of our children’s education and growing up. However with the advent of technology reading is becoming less popular and sadly this can lead to a negative effect on a child’s brain development. Reading is […]