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Should poetry be dropped from the curriculum?

On the 4th August, the government announced that poetry is one of the subjects that can be dropped from the GCSE curriculum. The decision seems to have been taken after growing concerns that teachers will not be able to cover the syllabus in time – given how much school many Year 10 students have missed. […]

Free educational games that don’t require any set up

These six, easy to play, games are completely free and can be adapted to match any age. Many students who have been feeling the pressure of studying at home will welcome the opportunity to learn in a more relaxed, creative way over the summer. The games are also important in preventing a summer slide in […]

Summer Workshops – Chorlton

We’re very excited to be making a return to face to face tuition as lockdown lifts. At the end of August, we are running a transitional week of summer workshops to get students ready to return to school in September – after an unusually long break! We will be taking lots of precautions, from social […]

Prevent the Summer Slide by getting involved with our Reading Challenge

‘Summer Slide’ is a term used to describe the drop in reading age that occurs over the summer holidays. It sounds scary but it actually follows a common pattern: the more you practice the piano, the better you get; the more you immerse yourself in another language, the more fluent you become. It’s the same […]

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 […]