Jun 8, 2019 in Tutoring
Take the stress out of it all
The Director of the Education Hotel tuition agency offers her top tips on reducing stress around exam season
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
In 2019, children are sitting more exams than ever. From common entrance to SATs, GCSEs to A-levels, the pressure of exams is leading to stressed-out children and even more stressed-out parents.
As the Director of her own tutoring business, Jemma Zoe Smith has plenty of experience taking the stress out of study. She currently manages a small team of knowledgeable tutors as well as tutoring full time herself. She has flown across the world supporting students from Kenya to Dubai with their revision. Here, she outlines her top tips to help children and parents to feel more relaxed about their upcoming tests.
My top tips
Start early – As with any big event, the key to success is in planning. You should start putting together a revision plan a long time before school sends home revision checklists and definitely before mock exams. I personally like to start early and so recommend two years of preparation, although I do cater to last minute preparation requests. Don’t forget to include breaks in your plan, as well as plenty of structured time for exam practice. I recommend that parents involve their child in the planning process too, depending on their age.
Be their biggest cheerleader – parental encouragement is vital to achieving top marks. Never put your child down, even if it is to another parent and you don’t think they can hear. They need to know that you believe in them. Parents can help by testing students on facts and vocabulary, acknowledging that revision is difficult or just by congratulating them on the effort they are putting into study.
Be aware of comparing your child to others– No child wants to hear how well their cousin did in the same exam or how many hours another student in their class is studying. It won’t motivate them to work and it could end in an argument. Every child is different so focus on your child and their goals.
Take away distractions – it is 2019; everyone has Instagram and Snapchat. Students use their phones as calculators and alarm clocks, and the average young person checks their phone every 8.6 minutes. Revision time should not be phone time. This means buying a calculator, getting an egg timer for exam practice and putting the phone out of temptation’s reach until revision is over.
Use the power of an external influence – l believe that the biggest difference between a tutor and a teacher is mentoring. While your tutor must know their subject really well, they must also be able to go beyond this. For me, private tuition is about being a listening ear, tweaking the curriculum to suit individual interests and motivating students, all while covering the necessary material. I view my relationship as a partner to both parents and children. I regularly feed back to parents regarding their child's progress and areas of focus. But I also act as an external mentor for a child, motivating them to push themselves and achieve highly. Currently I have a student who I check in with every day to ensure that she is maintaining focus for her upcoming GCSE's. I like to make sure that I regularly check in to answer parents queries, share revision resources and offer a listening ear.