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A Family Summer Bucket List Full of Fun and Learning
Summer tutoring can be a great idea, particularly if your child is preparing for exams or you want to prevent summer regression, as covered in a previous blog. But in addition to tutoring, there’s a huge choice of enjoyable summer activities that can maintain and boost learning. Here’s a selection of ideas for your Read More >
Demystifying the 7 plus
The 7 plus entrance point to independent preparatory schools is now very popular, especially for those schools with a senior department*. However, parents are often concerned about subjecting their children to exams so early, and confused about precisely how schools can assess children at this young age. To set minds at rest, we will Read More >
Is Online Tutoring The Future?
Online tutoring is a phenomenon, and it’s proving very popular and highly successful for JK students and tutors. The pandemic introduced many teachers and students to online learning for the first time. Many schools, teachers and students adapted well, but the consensus seems to be that the quality of online provision varied enormously. Some Read More >
How to achieve 11+ success
At JK Educate, we have been helping children to succeed in the 11 plus for many years, and this depth of experience has helped us identify a clear set of eleven plus success factors. The eleven plus is a big commitment for families; it requires careful planning, the right resources and support, and a Read More >
Finalising School Choices
In our most recent blog, we looked at the first steps parents need to take when considering their choice of next school for their child. We also discussed academic assessments, the importance of being realistic in the schools you aspire to and finding out what you can about potential schools in relation to your requirements. Read More >
First Steps in Choosing a School
You need to choose your child’s next school, but where do you start?! You know your child best, and that’s very valuable. You just need to find the right information to use in tandem with that personal knowledge, to identify the ideal school for them. In this blog, we will cover the first steps Read More >
The Lifelong Importance of Interview Skills (It’s Never Too Early to Start!)
A Life Skill School entrance interviews are often a child’s first experience of needing to present themselves well to adults, with a purpose. This can begin very early, with the school selection processes for entry at 4+; these sessions usually involve teachers observing children interacting in small groups rather than an interview as such, but Read More >
How to Support your Child’s Learning – Even When They’re Teenagers!
As parents, we all want our children to learn effectively – and to enjoy learning. The ability to learn is a more important and fundamental consideration than specific exams such as school entrance exams, external exam results and even a university degree, because it is a lifelong asset. As it doesn’t come naturally to Read More >
GCSE and A Level Tutoring Works!
Preparing for GCSEs and A Levels is highly challenging, and has been made even harder for the current cohort by the pandemic, with interrupted schooling and prolonged periods of home learning. A timely intervention using some targeted professional tutoring can make the difference between disappointing results and outstanding outcomes. A good tutor can provide Read More >
The Value of an Academic Assessment
Many parents are worried about how their child is doing at school, following illness, prolonged Lockdowns and home schooling. They feel they don’t know how their child is doing or how effective home schooling has been. Often they are not getting a lot of feedback from their over-stretched school, who in turn may not be Read More >