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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, […]

Quickfire Homework Tips To Help Your Child

| January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Homework hints

                1. Continuity is key Create an area free of distractions that is the same every day. Try to make the designated homework area somewhere you are available if they need help; this is important for pre-teens. The end of the kitchen table, with no tech, is a great […]

Does Your Child Need to Prepare for Common Entrance?

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Common Entrance preparation

                Preparing your child for Common Entrance Children take Common Entrance exams when applying to join independent schools at the age of 11 or 13. They are standardised tests set by the Independent Schools Examinations Board. As a parent or student, you may be unsure as to what the tests […]

Different Types of Dyslexia

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Different Types of Dyslexia

                There are many different types of dyslexia that can affect people. People can suffer from one or multiple forms that hinder the learning process and often make reading, writing, spelling and memory problematic. It is important to remember that severity differs from person to person and specific teaching […]

How To Deal With Exam Stress?

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
How to cope with exam stress?

                Stress and nerves can be a good thing for a short period of time. They let us know that we have something important coming up, they tell us that an upcoming event or challenge means a lot to us; so do not ignore these feelings. Stress can help […]