The Davis Method for dyslexia and ADHD

We have a new tutor on our books, Tania Blackmore-Squires, who is a an experienced teacher at primary level and also a Davis method facilitator. She says: “Davis believes that dyslexia and similar learning differences like dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD and dysgraphia, stem from innate patterns of thinking and learning that are associated with high levels […]

Unprecedented Times!

Well, there’s an underused phrase…… Tutoring is really important right now – for many students. Speaking as a tutor, there was something quite novel, refreshing almost, about breaking the cycle back in April, staying at home and teaching online. For some children, this worked, and the communication between us was actually fun. It connected us […]

Good teaching is about communication

This article supports the unassailable fact that more than anything – fancy facilities, reliable resources, an excellent environment – good teaching supports our young people in achieving their goals:   The importance of great teaching on childrens success   It’s not rocket science. Effective communication between mentor and learner is what clears the way ahead. […]

Revision Skills and Mentoring

Introducing Caroline Reynolds, former English teacher at Churchers School, Petersfield, where she was also the co-ordinator of ‘Springboard’ – a system devised to support students with their revision. Now she is offering private sessions to motivate your teenager into revising more effectively. When your child has stepped up to the plate, cleared the decks and […]

In Praise of Learning Languages

Increasingly languages are pushed to the back of the curriculum in favour of maths and the sciences. My daughter was recently invited to drop French so she could work extra hard on her maths. The thing is, she likes languages; specifically she’s quite good at grammar.   Nevile Gwynne, educationalist and author of Gwynne’s Latin, makes […]