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Adele Geras on developing your writing and becoming an author

The wonderful author, Adele Geras, recently judged our Creative Writing competition and chose a D-Day entry as the overall winner. She spoke with the organiser, Jo Boon, off the back of this competition to share her words of wisdom about writing and becoming an author. She has published many bestselling novels over the years and […]

Support Manchester businesses by shopping locally

It’s never been more important to shop locally and think sustainably. As we all know, our economy is feeling the strain from recent events and it’s important that everyone who can, contributes to kick-starting it again. Rather than shopping at big brands, here are some local businesses that will really benefit from your support: Food […]

D-Day Letter Home

We recently ran a Creative Writing competition on the theme of bravery and this is one of the brilliant pieces that was submitted. If you know someone who enjoys Creative Writing, get in touch with Jo Boon: joanna@choicehometutoring.co.uk for details about the Creative Writing course she’s running.   Dear Trevor, Conor and Max – my […]

Cliff Face: A Tale of Bravery

We recently ran a Creative Writing competition on the theme of bravery and this is one of the brilliant pieces that was submitted. If you know someone who enjoys Creative Writing, get in touch with Jo Boon: joanna@choicehometutoring.co.uk for details about the Creative Writing course she’s running.   The trotting from the horse’s hooves were […]

How to tackle the teenage reading slump

Many teenagers will go through a few years where they just don’t enjoy reading as much as they used to. If that’s something you’re experiencing right now, know that you’re very far from alone; this is totally normal for teenagers. I absolutely love books now and chose to do part of my degree in Comparative […]

How to work alongside your child’s teachers & tutors

It’s perhaps more important than ever for children’s educational professionals to all work alongside one another. So, how can you work collaboratively with your child’s teachers and tutors? Here are some examples of ways you can ensure your child is getting the best all round support they can:   Keep up the communication through good […]

Creative Writing Course

Congratulations to everyone who took part in our creative writing competition recently! We’ve been blown away by the quality of the submissions and amount of hard work that has gone into the pieces. Off the back of this, we’ve decided to run a four week creative writing course in the lead up to the summer […]

Allie Crewe on the strength of families in Manchester

Allie Crewe is a Manchester based photographer who won the BJP Portrait of Britain competition in 2019 and specialises in portrait photography. We first met when I was running an arts event at Islington Mill in Salford and I was struck by her compassion and sensitive storytelling. Since then, she’s been on a roller coaster […]

YEAR 8 and 9 – Online Booster Sessions

YEAR 8 & 9 Our expert tutors are offering online group sessions to help students refresh their skills in the core subjects.   We are offering online group sessions in MATHS, ENGLISH and SCIENCE aimed at filling gaps in knowledge and boosting confidence. Pick from English, Maths or Science, or do them all! Sessions will be […]

Five top tips on home schooling

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen students in particular year groups returning to school. However, for the most part, parents are being asked to continue home schooling their children. This has brought so many fresh challenges for families and a question we keep being asked is: where do I draw the line? How […]