How online tutoring works

Recently, I’ve sent out quite a few emails explaining how I run my online tutoring work. Whilst I work on an in-depth explanation of how I run my online tutoring session- including a video demo- I thought I’d upload this infographic with the bare basics of how a typical online …

The Paraffin Paradox

The Scientific Method This week the topic of experiment and observations came up in several tutorials- which resulted in me pulling up my own infographic for the scientific method: For further information on the scientific method, I highly recommend reading the Wikipedia’s page which has a wealth of information. Application …

What makes a great educational system?

A very timely article appeared in the Economist today given the upcoming PISA results day on the 6th of this month.  “Learning from the world’s swottiest countries” – a review and discussion of Lucy Crehan’s new book based on research during her gap year from teaching science in a secondary …

This Cos Rhyme Rules!!!

I had a few minutes spare this morning and was inspired by a fellow tutors request for a Cos-rule song. So I had a play around and this is what I came up with. A little rhyme to try and help students recall the cos rule involving sides of a …

Fingers in a mess!

[subscribe2] A lively debate on an online teaching forum has spurred me on to think further about the use of fingers and hands in education. In particular the use of fingers in maths and counting. There seems to be a bias against using fingers for counting, yet using hands and …

How to learn better

Good learning is a “bit-by-bit” activity which requires time- it is incredibly important to start learning as early as possible. In essence- cramming is to be avoided at all costs! Quite often we hold off until we “understand it all”; it is better to throw yourself into the cauldron and …