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Is Online Tutoring for Your Child? ...Yes!

Monday 26th October 2020

Before lockdown I would never have considered offering online tuition, so would not have dreamt of recommending it. I had only experienced classroom, small group and one-to-one teaching - all face to face. But, with the social distancing restrictions in place and with parents finding it increasingly challenging to home-school during lockdown, the demand became such that I just had to give online tutoring a go! And I am so glad that I did. There is still time in my schedule for tuition in person, but I have definitely embraced tutoring online - and it's refreshing to be mask or visor free! Be it with Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts or Microsoft Teams, online tutoring is just so…

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Preparing for The ELEVEN PLUS Entrance Exam

Tuesday 15th September 2020

I'm sure everyone breathed a sigh of relief when Gloucestershire Grammar Schools announced that this year's entrance test was being delayed until Saturday 17th October. With students having an extra five weeks to prepare, here at Achievers we have been busier than ever tutoring our students and instilling them with the confidence they need to do their very best on exam day. Good luck to all of our current Y6 pupils in the final push leading up to the exam! What is The Eleven Plus? The Eleven Plus Entrance Exam is the selective entrance test that Y6 pupils can sit in order to apply for a place at a grammar school. It tests pupils' ability in English, maths, verbal…

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Results Day is on its Way...

Wednesday 19th August 2020

Congratulations (or commiserations...) to all of the GCSE students due to receive their results on Thursday! There are probably plenty of pupils out there wishing their marks had been awarded to them without actually sitting the exam. But we have to remember just how much this unprecedented state of affairs has thrown many of our young people. Remember, students were expecting to have another two months of guided study before considering themselves properly prepared to sit their GCSEs. It has been an unusual time to say the least, and there will be students out there questioning their results: whether or not they are a fair representation of their true abilities; whether or not their results are…

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Is My Child Falling Behind?

Friday 3rd July 2020

Normally, if a pupil is underachieving at school, we blame a host of reasons - from online distractions, to relationship issues and the dreaded ... hormones! Most secondary pupils now expect to be equipped with a mobile phone (thanks Bank of Mum and Dad). And, with the rise of online platforms and gaming, being a constant and active part of social media takes priority for many young people, with plenty seeing this as the gateway to making money. Online activities can become an intense preoccupation, and that's before we even consider the potential pitfalls of being open to trolling. Dealing with relationships is par for the course for young people trying to navigate their own path…

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Why SUCCESS in Core Subjects (English, maths and science) is so Important

Thursday 4th June 2020

Whether your child is home-schooled, about to return to school soon, or still in the throes of lockdown-learning, success in English, maths and science is at the heart of the national curriculum and what we do at Achievers Tutoring. There is a reason that English, maths and science are compulsory throughout each Key Stage: they provide us all with the foundations for life! Most places of further education will consider results in at least 5 GCSEs - including the three core subjects - before admitting pupils to their chosen course. And it goes without saying, the higher achieving the establishment, the more discerning they can afford to be. Employers too will look to these exam results…

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Schools Closed due to COVID-19 – Is Homeschooling Possible in the Midst of this Global Chaos?

Friday 3rd April 2020

Ever since COVID-19 began wreaking havoc all over the world since late January 2020, the world has come to a standstill with schools and other educational institutes resorting to the internet to continue their 11+ tutoring activities. In the plight of uncertainty, fear, and endangerment, many have come together to agree on one thing that has been disputed for quite some time: working/studying online has always been feasible despite some people's opposition before the world was hit by COVID-19. Finally, schools, parents and students have collectively agreed that pursuing education via online tutoring channels, such as Achievers Tutoring, has always been available and workable. They are also now realizing that primary school maths tutoring does not have to require conventional…

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GCSE Maths & English Revision Booster

Monday 17th February 2020

Our talented and experienced tutors are organising revision sessions to help Year 11 students to maximise their full potential. This is the best time to start doing intensive revision for a better result. We are here to provide the best tuition possible to ensure that you get the results you deserve. At Achievers , our tutors are very experienced- with some as examiners -so we know the assessment process inside out and are able to provide the required support. Places are limited so ACT NOW to avoid disappointment. Do not leave it too late. It is possible to make changes and be better prepared. Click on the link below to take your first step towards GCSE exams success for a…

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Free 11+ Initial Assessment

Tuesday 28th January 2020

Achievers Tutoring is offering a free 11+ Initial Assessment for parents who want to find out if their children could benefit from a Grammar School education. We will offer you our honest opinion based on how well your child performs on the Initial assessment. After the assessment, If you would like us to tutor your child, then we will be happy to help. We provide a tutoring service in the comfort of your home. The earlier you start preparing your child for the 11+ test, the better. This is a Valentine gift offer and places are limited, so act now.

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GCSE Maths & English Grade Booster Tutoring Sessions | 20% off 1st Lesson!

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Achievers Tutoring is organising massive GCSE Grade Booster Sessions to help local students prepare for the upcoming GCSEs. We are taking on 10 new students who require ambitious and passionate tutors to help them achieve their full potential. We are providing students with tutors who have a proven track record of raising standards. If your child works with us, they will have a higher chance of achieving or exceeding their target grade. If you want your child to boost their GCSE maths or English grade, then contact us. Places are limited so act now to secure your child's place. [valid 14/01/2020 - 31/01/2020]

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Fantastic 11+ result!!!

Friday 15th November 2019

''Dennis tutored my son on a 1:1 basis, to help and prepare him for the 11+ exam. He was friendly, approachable and made my son feel confident in his abilities. All in the comfort of our own home! We have just had the 11+ results and my son met the qualifying criteria for 2 Grammar Schools; Crypt and Marling. Thank you Dennis and Achievers Tutoring!''- Cheryl, Gloucester. We are taking on new students so please get in touch should you require our services. We would be delighted to be able to serve you and help your child to get admission into one of the prestigious grammar schools in Gloucestershire County. Remember, the earlier you start, the better.

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