Five ways you can prepare a lesson at home

If you’re trying to teach at home for the first time, it’s possible you may have come up against the odd hurdle. After all, teachers have training and time to prepare their lessons – a lot of people are being thrown in the deep end. Here are five ways you can go about planning lessons […]

The five perks of getting a tutor right now

The announcement that schools close on Friday, and may be closed for the rest of the academic year, has shocked many people. For those of you who are homeschooling at the moment, then please see our previous article with top tips on how to manage that. Many are considering getting a tutor as part of […]

Ten top tips on homeschooling

1. Don’t expect too much too quickly   The entire country is going through a massive change without much warning so please don’t put pressure on yourself to become the perfect educational professional overnight. It’s going to take a lot of families time to get their head around these changes and that’s absolutely fine. Set […]

Patterns and patience: developing a routine for your child

Most of us need structure in our lives, and the development of that discipline begins in early childhood. From a set bedtime routine, to a daily pattern for learning – having a structure helps children in so many different ways. One of those ways is in creating self-discipline that allows them to learn and retain […]

Five fun educational activities in Didsbury

The Parks  There are loads of beautiful parks in and around Didsbury – perfect for learning about nature, exploring and getting active. Fletcher Moss Park alone has a beautiful botanical area, the river and plenty of space to run around in. Parks are a wonderful hybrid. You can run around and enjoy a physical education […]

Why becoming a tutor could be a smart move

  There is no doubt that teaching in schools has certainly become a more demanding task over recent years. Tutoring allows teachers to gain the benefits of 1-1 or small group tuition, without the usual classroom distractions. Choice Home Tutoring offer the opportunity to do just that; the following blog contains further information on why […]

How your children can learn through Pancakes Day

Planning the perfect Pancakes Day  Pancakes day is tremendously under-appreciated in my opinion, but in the long slog between winter festivities and spring arriving, it is a welcome celebration that we should all pay attention to. Traditionally a chance to clear out the cupboards before lent began, it is now a wonderful opportunity to flip […]

How to support your child with their reading

Supporting your child with their reading is one of the best things you can do for their education and long term development. Reading is the bedrock of learning and is used in every single subject. You might have a natural ability in maths, but if you can’t read the question or understand that tricky worded […]

Five maths games for the whole family

Maths is such an important subject in school, and the knowledge is even more important in ‘real life.’ You can’t move on to the trickier maths without the building blocks though! Even adults can sometimes struggle with core maths topic, so these games are for all the family to enjoy. In maths, some of the […]

How tutoring can help your child (and you!)

It helps develop confidence Tutoring helps develop confidence in your child, and allows them to progress further in the future. Classrooms can be very fast paced environments and it’s sometimes intimidating to ask for help. When you work in a one on one, or small group, environment you develop more confidence in your skills. This […]