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Matching Up

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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.

 

 

Half Term in London

fighting kidsIf you’re staying put this Half Term, there are tonnes of things to do around London. We always encourage our students and their parents to make the most of school holidays – often combining morning tutoring with a trip or visit in the afternoon. These are our top 3 ideas for places to go:

1. BP Family Festival, Tate Britain

The title for this year’s festival is Bring Your Tribe and the focus on connectivity and creativity is the perfect way to keep children engaged. Held in the stunning setting of the Tate Britain, the festival is easy to access via trains and tubes and it’s free to visit.

2. Storystock, Bush Theatre

Cleverly named Storystock features some of the biggest names in children’s literature including Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell alongside all time favourite Judith Kerr. A literary festival for children aged 2-13, this event will get your child’s imagination flowing in no time.

3. Giant Brick Animal Trail, London Wetland Centre

We LOVE Lego. It’s excellent for developing children’s fine motor skills, it encourages problem solving alongside creativity, and most importantly children love it too. Why not head down to London Wetland Centre in Barnes where there are lego workshops and a fun trail to follow.

Countdown to January

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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.