Archive for Maths

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 | 0 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 […]

Supercharge Your Learning: Different learning styles

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Ways to learn with different learning styles

Everyone is different. Like a snowflake falling from the sky, every human is individual in their creation. Whether that is because of your genes that give you hair colour or environment that could develop character there is an infinite complex code that makes up each and every one of us. Some are sportsmen and women, […]

Marking The SATs: Why are there scaled scores?

| February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
What are SATs scaled scores

        What are SATs scaled scores? The new style of SATs, that came into effect during the 2016 school year, also delivered a new results system. The previous grading of level 4, 5, 6 etc has been replaced with raw and scaled scores. The two results should offer a more accurate score […]

SATs Past Papers

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
SATs Past Papers 2016

        We have collated the new format SATs past papers from 2016 to help ensure your child can be prepared for what they are likely to come across in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATs. Here at Smithbrook Tuition the children are taught the key skills to help them […]

Key Stage 2: What’s In The SATs

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Key Stage 2 What's in the SAT's

Last year changes to the were made to the Sats for all year 6 students. These new tests came into effect for the summer 2016 and will continue onwards, in both maths and English papers. The new style of SATs tests have been revamped for Key Stages 1 and 2 in order to echo the […]