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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Educational Christmas Gifts 2018

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Bugnoculars

We’re back once again in 2018 with our favourite educational Christmas gifts available in the local shops. As with all of our tuition we like to make learning fun especially during the festive period. Plus Smithbrook Tuition is promoting amazing local businesses for everyone to benefit this Christmas.     Centre director Sue is in […]

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 […]

Smithbrook Tuition’s Top Test Tips

| June 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

          Like clockwork, the exam season is upon us again and there is advise everywhere on all aspects of exams from how to revise properly right to how much time you spend on each part of your test. It can get a little overwhelming so we have put together three top tips […]

7 Reasons To Give Your Child Pocket Money

| February 15, 2018 | 1 Comments
Should you give children pocket money?

                Giving a child pocket money is much more than just a nice gesture or spoiling your kids. There are important life lessons to be learnt from a young age in a society that relies on money to function. You must be careful about providing money for your children, […]