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Boosting your child’s education during the long holidays!

JK Educate - June 30th, 2018

How can you make a difference to your child’s learning this summer?  Ah, the endless lazy days of summer! Our children’s lives often seem to be timetabled from breakfast to bedtime during term time and it’s great to have a change in routine, let them sleep in (if they ever will!), take a break from Read More >

Summer preparation for 11+ state selective schools

JK Educate - June 30th, 2018

The summer is an important time for working towards the state selective schools’ entrance exams. If your child is sitting these exams, it is important that revision and practice continues so that they don’t lose momentum and focus. Of course, children need to relax and enjoy themselves too. Therefore, most families prefer to get revision Read More >

What is the 7+ ?

JK Educate - April 8th, 2018

The 7+ is the descriptive name given to the entrance exams set by an increasing number of independent schools for pupils wishing to gain admission into their Year 3. 7+ entrance exams may be simply for admission into a selective preparatory school, which will then prepare the child for Common Entrance exams to gain a Read More >

Assessing Academic Potential and Performance

JK Educate - February 23rd, 2018

Many parents remain confused about how their child is doing at school; with the best of intentions, a short appointment at a parents’ evening and a standard school report cannot give them the full picture. To make informed decisions about their child’s future, and to be sure they are aiming for the senior school that Read More >

Christmas and the gift of reading

JK Educate - December 12th, 2017

The Christmas holidays are the ideal time for family fun, great food, party games and outings. The learning needn’t stop at this time, but it should be kept fun and festive, with classic board games helping improve word power, from Boggle to Scrabble to Articulate, and others such as Monopoly requiring a little numeracy (and Read More >

Parental Impact on Success at School

JK Educate - November 6th, 2017

Our experience tells us that parental involvement is key to children performing to the best of their ability at school.  It can really make the difference between under-performance and success. Nature vs. nurture Science has yet to identify the gene responsible for intelligence and there is disagreement about the amount of intelligence that is inherited. Read More >

THE IMPORTANCE OF READING – AND HOW TO ENCOURAGE IT

JK Educate - August 8th, 2017

Reading is vitally important in the development of thinking, expressing ideas, expanding vocabulary, and communication skills. Of course, it’s also important for pure enjoyment! Some children are reluctant readers. They need encouragement and stimulation with whatever type of reading matter you can find that interests them. Other children would happily have their head in a Read More >

Summer Holiday Tutoring – Yes or No?

JK Educate - June 2nd, 2017

In previous blogs, we have covered the question of when you should and shouldn’t tutor your child and, if you decide to do so, what you should look for in a tutor. At this time of year, parents’ thoughts turn to the summer holidays and whether a child will need tutoring support during that long Read More >

How parents can reduce exam anxiety

JK Educate - May 17th, 2017

At JK Educate we help families deal with every stage of education, from 7+ entrance exams and SATs to A levels and University applications. Entire families can get weighed down with the ongoing pressure for children to succeed, but there are many tactics parents can use to lighten the load. Here are a few simple Read More >

When should (and shouldn’t) you tutor your child?

JK Educate - April 28th, 2017

When you should tutor your child In certain circumstances, tutoring can help a child reach their potential, but there always needs to be a justifiable reason to tutor. These reasons are likely to include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following situations. When achievement is consistently lower than apparent potential. Bespoke Read More >

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