I am often asked by parents which web sites they should steer this children towards. Children often do not realise the amount of learning they are doing whilst playing online and how much it can improve their reading skills. There is a myriad of sites out there and it is hard to know which sitesContinue reading “Learning Websites”
Tag Archives: primary education
I recently posted about reading, why children may not enjoy their school reading and approaches you can take to it. Whilst I happily state I really do not care what a child reads, whether it is games, websites, books, comics of even the Argos catalogue, I really do believe they should be reading something. SoContinue reading “Why Read?”
I don’t care what you read, just read!
As a teacher, and now as a tutor, I am often asked how a child can improve with their reading, writing, spelling or grammar. There is always 1 simple answer to that. Read. Yup, you read that right, my simple answer is to read. In my opinion, being a reader will teach you more aboutContinue reading “I don’t care what you read, just read!”
What is Growth Mindset?
In tutoring we will often study a single subject area, it might be maths or literacy or something else altogether. Often, for a myriad of reasons, the children I work with find this area of study difficult, and this can lead to negative feelings. These feelings can lead to a child switching off to aContinue reading “What is Growth Mindset?”
The Journey Begins
Thanks for joining me! Today we start the website and the blog. But how exactly did I get into tutoring? Well, here is a little about me. I was born and raised in the Muirhouse in Edinburgh back in the 1980’s. Have you seen Trainspotting? Well that is where I am from. It isn’t aContinue reading “The Journey Begins”