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02/07/20
The aftermath of the pandemic has left a significant footprint of change in respect of how people are now going on in society in comparison with previously, both at home and at work. If the impact of the virus is being felt in wider society, it has also had a significant impact as to the awareness of the value of online tuition, and the real benefits to be derived from it, for both children and parents. The technological advances in the area of communication can only grow and with that growth must follow greater expansion into the use of online tuition as a means of delivering education. The question is whether or not that is a welcome innovation.


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By Suzanne Webster
24/06/20

“There is extensive evidence showing the impact of tutoring to support pupils who have fallen behind” Education Endowment Foundation website.
With the government set to unveil its National Tutoring Programme as a means to support children affected by the prolonged closure of schools and the necessity for social distancing, there has never been a more resounding trumpet call to rally the tutoring troops!


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By Suzanne Webster
17/06/20

With the announcement that many primary year groups will not be permitted to return to mainstream school until September at the earliest, we at “Learn as you teach” have noted a flutter of enquiries about tuition coming onto the Internet in respect of tuition – especially in Maths.


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By Suzanne Webster
10/06/20
With the BBC home news now releasing gloomy predictions from Mr Laws, former education minister and chairman of the education charity EPI, on how the current home learning situation might look set to continue into September and perhaps even November, parents are now looking at, not just maintenance, until things return to normal, but at something much more long-term – at curriculum planning. This involves putting in place a progressive scheme of work that is going somewhere, not just in one subject, but in a number of subjects.


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By Suzanne Webster
05/06/20

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn” - Benjamin Franklin

Perhaps we can take a moment in this article to explore, what as educators we may understand by this most famous of quotes, and how that might be effectively applied to any learning environment, including online tuition.


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By Suzanne Webster
28/05/20
What the impact has been on the development of children as a result of the disruption to formal education has yet to be quantified. This author, for one, suspects that they will be writing government papers and doing research on the lost education of the Covid-19 generation for some time.


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By Suzanne Webster
20/05/20
Why might parents seek out the assistance of a personal tutor? For us, it is invariably either that there is a specific exam towards which a student is working or simply for support for a child who is having difficulty with a particular subject or with a particular subject area.


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By Suzanne Webster