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Matching Up


Bright Star Tutoring is passionate about matching the right tutor to each student. A huge amount of time and effort goes into ensuring that both parties are entirely happy and able to work to the best of their ability, with the end goal of achieving the best results possible. We believe the ideal matching of tutor to student really is the key to success.

Two Simple Steps: 

1. Needs of the student

Every tutoring enquiry we receive is different. We look in depth at the needs of the student; – their current school, the exams they’re under taking, their place within their class, as well as their learning style and how they like to process information. We always talk extensively to the parents and meet the student where necessary in advance of matching any tutor.

2. Skills of the tutor 

We’re incredibly proud of the wide range of skills held by our tutors. From Grade 8 violin players to History of Art graduates, with experts in each exam field, we genuinely feel we have all bases covered. We’ll match an appropriate tutor to a student based on them being able to offer everything the student requires to achieve their individual goals.



Pen and Pencil

penHow often do you write at length with a pen and paper these days? It may in fact be little more than a scribbled shopping list or a reminder post it note. So it’s an interesting topic for children and students who are growing up in an ever increasingly digital world and often struggle to see the “point” in practicing their handwriting….

Bright Star Tutoring appreciates that many children will be working on laptops and iPads within years of entering pre school. However we also see Handwriting as an absolutely essential skill and one that encompasses so much more than simply a legible answer on an exam paper.

We constantly monitor and assess our student’s handwriting and presentation skills, offering tips and advice on how to always secure the marks that are often offered for these, on exam papers at all ages.

Practicing handwriting helps to develop fine motor skills, to focus a child’s mind on the task at hand, to bring about a closer connection that a keypad and computer simply doesn’t muster and achieve a sense of discipline that many students actually begin to enjoy.

Countdown to January

alarm clock

It’s easy to think that Christmas and New Year are far off in the distance, however every year January arrives before we know it – bringing with it entrance exams for students of all ages.

The very best thing you can do to ensure nerves and stress are kept to a minimum is to prepare. It really is never too early to start preparing and many of our clients have been booking in regular sessions every week for the past year in preparation for entrance exams coming up in 2016.

If you’re starting to countdown to January exams, whatever the age of your child, call us today to discuss your specific needs and how you’d like potential sessions to be tailored. Figure out your child’s timetable and discuss with them whether they’d be happy doing sessions after school, or whether they’d prefer weekends or intensive sessions during the Christmas holidays.

Getting started now will mean that the countdown is calm and structured, your child will be confident and prepared going into the exams, and the Christmas holidays will be far more enjoyable – as they should be.