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I Teach UK New Years Resolutions

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on January 1st, 2013. Posted in Private Tuition News

Whats your new years resolution? Lose weight? Stop smoking? Eat healthy? Join a gym? These are all good for your health, but most cost a lot of money. Therefore the best new years resolution that you could have for yourself or your children is to develop good study habits, which in turn lead to better qualifications, a better paid job which will allow you to enjoy your life and be healthier. This can be achieved by joining a Maths, English or Science courses Wigan with I Teach UK.

I Teach UK

I Teach UK is owned and run by a qualified and experienced teacher, who can adapt courses to suit the students learning style. I Teach UK Wigan offers a range of private tutoring courses at our study centre in Wigan away from all the distractions of family and home. Alternatively, I Teach UK Wigan offers home tutoring in the comfort of your own surroundings. As a further alternative, we also offer small group classes and drop in sessions. I Teach UK Science, English and Maths courses Wigan cater for old and young alike. Although the majority of our students at I Teach UK are studying towards GCSE exams in Maths, English and Science these courses have also been adapted to offer maths in the real world, reading and writing development as well as computer courses for adults who either want to learn more, or want to improve their job prospects in the New Year.

Science, English & Maths Courses

So, what are you going to do in 2013? Waste your money on gym membership, when you could achieve similar results just by walking the dog. Or instead, join a Maths, English or Science course it I Teach UK and improve your life long chances by improving your education. The choice is yours to make a difference this year and change your life for the better with a positive impact.

Rudolph Helps Wigan Science Tutoring

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on December 26th, 2012. Posted in Private Tuition News

At I Teach UK we not only offer Wigan Science tutoring to help to prepare your child for science exams, we also try to enthuse your child and help them to engage with Science in everyday life. We do this by using relevant everyday events to assist in the teaching of scientific principles.

Christmas Science Classes Wigan

At this time of year, all thoughts are of Christmas. This can be used to help students understand scientific principles. For example using Rudolph the red nosed reindeer to explore biology.

Scientists from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and the University of Rochester in New York have discovered that in a reindeers nose, there are 25% more blood capillaries which carry red oxygen rich blood.

In colder climates and also when they are higher up in the atmosphere pulling Santa’s sleigh, the increase in blood flow in the nose will help keep the nose’s surface warm

Their results showed reindeer noses do turn a rosy red; after a treadmill test, the reindeer’s nose showed up as red (warm) in a thermographic image. In addition, they found gland-like structures in the nasal mucous membrane of reindeer and humans; the structures were surrounded by capillaries, and the researchers suspect, at least in humans, they secrete mucus.This gives some credibility to the age old stories of a reindeer with a glowing red nose guiding Santa’s sleigh on a foggy night.

Stories like this help to engage students and they can lead to a discussion of the circulatory system, which in turn leads to a deeper understanding of a topic that is covered by many exam boards.

Science Tutors Wigan

At I Teach UK, we use a diverse range of teaching methods to engage and enthuse students about the topics they are studying. This has a dramatic impact on grades due to the student wanting to learn more.  Contact us today to see how our Wigan science tutoring classes by professional science tutors can help students achieve full potential in upcoming exams.

Learning Styles For Private Tutoring

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on December 13th, 2012. Posted in Private Tuition News

Is one to one private tutoring suitable for all?

When grades in school start to fluctuate or when pushing to achieve the higher grades, many parents turn to a private tutor from a company such as I Teach UK. But is this the best solution? Students learn in many different ways, most of which are difficult to recreate in a one to one situation, even with the best private tutor.

The Seven Learning Styles

  • Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
  • Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
  • Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
  • Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
  • Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
  • Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
  • Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.

Your learning styles have more influence than you may realise. Your preferred styles guide the way you learn. They also change the way you internally represent experiences, the way you recall information, and even the words you choose. Research shows us that each learning style uses different parts of the brain. By involving more of the brain during learning, we remember more of what we learn.

I Teach UK

At I Teach UK, we try to address the learning needs of all our students. We do this by offering small group tutoring sessions alongside the more traditional private tutoring. This caters for the social learners. We also make regular use of an interactive Smartboard at our tutoring centre in Wigan to cater for the auditory and visual learners, and offer drop in sessions for the solitary learners.

As shown by research, involving more of the brain during learning, leads to students remembering more of what we learn. By offering a range of courses, we believe that I Teach UK private tutoring courses in Wigan is perfectly suited to helping your child achieve their full potential.

 

Multimedia Learning For Private Tutoring

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on December 12th, 2012. Posted in Private Tuition News

Within our current education system in Wigan and Greater Manchester area, a growing number of schools and colleges are now using multimedia tools to teach students within the classroom. Some teachers believe that multimedia applications help to increase the levels of concentration of the student and make the learning process more fun and interesting. With the use of multimedia learning resources intellectual discussions can develop and facilitate a more open platform for knowledge to be shared amongst students. Ideas and opinions can be exchanged in a more informative learning environment. Teachers can also participate in these discussions and provide valuable advice to students on a particular topic or assignment.

Another relatively new multimedia resource being adopted by Teachers is online educational videos. These are proving to be a great help to teachers allowing them to interpret a particularly tricky subject in sound and pictures rather than the traditional text book recitals.

What Are Multimedia Resources ?

Interactive multimedia tutor resources weaves five basic types of media into the tutoring learning environment: text, video, sound, graphics and animation. Multimedia tutoring resources simply combines these elements into a single powerful tool, especially in the hands of I Teach UK tutors and students. Since the method of learning is primarily interactive rather than linear, students or tutors can decide what topic to investigate next. For example, a student does not start on the first page of a text book or any other linear document and read to the end in one sitting. Multimedia learning is more like constructing an interactive spider’s web, with one topic linked to another, allowing choices in the students path to learning.

The multimedia technologies that have had the greatest impact in private tutoring are those that include the existing curriculum taught in schools, allowing both immediate enhancement and encouraging further curriculum development. For example, the internet serves as an endless storage of information that individual learners can search for subject matter content that specifically fits their learning agendas. Multimedia applications for computers have been developed for single computing platforms such as the PC, Apple Mac and games machines in order to have a single point to access multiple learning paths allowing for more focussed learning.

I Teach UK Private Tutoring Resources

I Teach UK private tutors in Wigan primarily require access to the best private tutoring resources, which can support learning and development by students in a variety of ways to meet individual educational needs. The development of various multimedia technologies for learning offers new ways in which tutoring can take place in our learning centre and in your home. Enabling our tutors to have access to various multimedia learning resources, which support constructive concept development, allows the tutor to focus more on being a facilitator of learning while working with individual students. At I Teach UK we believe extending the use of multimedia learning resources to the home represents a great opportunity with the potential to improve student learning. Contact us today for more information of the private tutoring courses available to students in Wigan and Greater Manchester.

Ofsted Warns Of Gaps In Education

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on November 27th, 2012. Posted in Educational News

It was reported today that many families chances of having good local schools depended too much on where you live. Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw whilst publishing the annual Ofsted report went as far to say that there were “serious inequalities” for millions of children. Is it right that the basic civil right of a good education should be down to a postcode lottery.

For the first time Ofsted launched a league table ranking local authorities according to how inspectors rated the schools. Here in the north west of the 422 schools contained within this report 23 were graded as outstanding, 42 as good, 31 as satisfactory and 4 were unsatisfactory. These results were lower than the average for England and further highlighted the north / south divide with London, the south west and south east occupying the top three positions. Despite these statistics the report did have a silver lining as schools in Wigan did perform above average with less gaps in education.

The report highlighted that right across their whole primary and secondary education,the chances of a child going to a good or outstanding school and achieving well varies unacceptably between similar local areas. For example, Derby and Doncaster are in the worst performing 20% of all local authority areas in terms of a pupil’s chance of attending a good primary school, and also their chance of attending a good secondary school. Yet a child in Wigan or Darlington has a good chance of attending both a good primary school and a good secondary school, and their exam results reflect this.

A Department for Education spokesman said that “Sir Michael is right that standards in some local authorities are simply not good enough. There are still too many schools that do not provide a good enough education. The government spokesman stated that they make no apology for introducing reforms to drive up standards in schools. Labour’s shadow education secretary, Stephen Twigg, said: “Today’s report shows the results of Labour’s education reforms – including academies and better school leadership. There are half a million more children in good or better schools compared thanks to over a decade of investment and reform.

“However, there remains an arc of underachievement which is holding back too many young people. Even in David Cameron’s backyard of Oxfordshire, there are too many coasting schools. We need to learn from success stories like Wigan and Darlington to understand why other areas are less successful.”

I Teach-UK Private Tuition

I Teach-UK believes that a good education should not be determined by where you live and with the help of private tutors in Wigan, exam preparation study classes can compliment the learning obtained in schools. To register your interest in a tuition course in Wigan visit our contact page now.

Smartboard Lessons at I Teach-UK

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on November 24th, 2012. Posted in Saturday School News

Gone are the days when teachers stand in front of a chalk board, with students writing on a slate. The has been a huge movement within schools to have more up to date ICT facilities. Leading this movement is the number of the interactive Smartboard now seen in classrooms. Unfortunately, the speed at which teachers learn how to use the new technology effectively is much slower than the introduction of the technology. This has led to many interactive Smartboards not being used to their full capacity.

Many students are moving to study centres and private tuition to top up their education, but due to cost restrictions, these locations rarely have access to interactive Smartboards. So how can you as a parent ensure that your child has access to the latest technologies to enhance their educational experience?

Smartboard lessons are a perfect way of delivering dynamic information easily. With smartboard lessons Teachers can present material featuring large, vibrant images. Kinesthetic and visual learners will benefit from interacting with smartboard lesson content – moving letters, numbers, words and pictures with their fingers allowing them to be more involved in the learning experience. Smartboard lessons are also great for students with special needs benefit allowing them to see, read and manipulate information more easily.

Private Tuition Courses In Wigan

The I Teach-UK study centre in Wigan, offers a range of private tuition courses in Wigan. It is run by a fully qualified and experienced teacher, and is one of the few private tuition centres which fully utilises an interactive Smartboard to enhance the learning experience. The I Teach-UK study centre in Wigan offers private tuition courses alongside small group tuition in Wigan. Courses include English, Maths, Science and ICT and are tailored to suit from early years, all the way through to adult tuition courses in Wigan. All the courses are fully supported and enhanced by use of an interactive Smartboard, alongside a learning wall which has been coated in ‘Smart paint’ which allows it to be written on and then wiped off.

The use of new technologies makes private tuition courses held at the I Teach-UK study centre in Wigan both stimulating and rewarding. Did you know that we have a small group Saturday School in Wigan teaching children ages 5 – 16 the fundementals of maths, english, science & ICT. To find out more, click here to visit our contact page and register your interest.

 

Times Are Changing in Maths Tuition

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on November 10th, 2012. Posted in Private Tuition News

There was a time when the times tables were learned through repetition and memory. When larger numbers were thrown in to the mix, it was time to learn long multiplication. These days, new techniques have arisen such as the grid method. This technique is so far removed from traditional long multiplication, that it is almost impossible for parents to assist their child with the learning of maths. At times like this it is vital that parents find a quality study centre that is up to date with the latest techniques to assist their child by offering maths tuition.

Maths tuition in Wigan

At I Teach-UK, our Wigan study centre is owned and run by a fully qualified and experienced teacher. It offers a range of maths tuition courses in Wigan.  This allows students to be helped with the current syllabus that they are studying in school using the latest techniques and technologies. Maths tuition is offered at our Wigan study centre as part of drop in sessions, small group maths tuition and private maths tuition in Wigan. Private maths tuition is also offered in your own home.

Adult Private Maths Tuition in Wigan

Many parents would like to help their child themselves instead of finding someone else to offer maths tuition in Wigan, but with all these new techniques, don’t know where to start. I Teach-UK are able to offer adult private maths tuition either to assist you with building your own knowledge to help with everyday life, or to teach you the latest techniques, so you are able to help your child with maths tuition in Wigan.