iXL Tutors

2022

Christmas Around the World

Turkey with all the trimmings before the King’s(!) speech, plum pudding, mince pies, Christmas crackers, carol singing, pantomimes and Father Christmas delivering presents on Christmas Eve. Just some of the traditions we have here in the United Kingdom. 

While across the globe there are similarities to how we do things during the festive period, you’ll also find plenty of differences.

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Helping your teen feed their mind and body

We all recognise the need to eat and many of us also understand that fuelling our bodies well can help them to serve us better. But let’s face it, eating well or even remembering to eat becomes tricky when life gets in the way. We’ve all missed a breakfast or had to chuck a sandwich down us quickly before heading to the next meeting or eaten nothing but crisps and chocolate for tea!

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Independent study at A Level

Flipped Learning is not a new concept, however, with the availability of technology, utilising resources already available has made Flipped Learning more accessible for all students. As Economics is a new subject to all students, I wanted to focus on developing the analytical skills that students need to engage with the subject during their lesson time, and renovated homework time to incorporate elements of prior learning to develop their Knowledge. Not only trying to teach the content in a shorter amount of time, I also wanted to improve student’s ability to work independently, and improve their natural curiosity for a subject.  

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The benefits of using a tutor: a personal view

We’re Anna and Louise, two mums of teens and young adults, and together we run Equipp, a business selling gifts for teenagers. We’re passionate about celebrating teens and helping them to happily achieve their potential. So we were delighted when Manisha from iXL Tutors asked us to share our personal experiences of using tutors; it’s a subject close to our hearts.

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Transitioning from GCSE to A Level

For many young people GCSE results day is a key factor in how they progress in their education, with young people now needing to stay in Education or training until the age of 18, more students are choosing to complete Level 3 qualifications (A Levels, BTEC courses, apprenticeships etc). It is a well-known fact that the transition from GCSE to A Levels is not easy, but we hope to help with that transition by sharing some top tips with you. 

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