Publications featuring LearnSmart Academy
Kathryn appeared in the country-wide UKEdChat Magazine for teachers with an article about how teachers can work with tutors outside the classroom.
Kathryn from LearnSmart Academy in the Farnham Herald
The Farnham Herald announces the arrival of LearnSmart Academy in Surrey. Kathryn also explains why she set up LearnSmart Academy! Click on the image to read the full article.
LearnSmart Academy was featured in the Guildford, Woking and Farnham Magazine
LearnSmart Academy was featured as one of 'The best in local business' in the Education Edition of the Guildford, Farnham and Woking Magazine.
The Guildford, Farnham and Woking Magazine
LearnSmart Academy appears in The Guildford Magazine (run by Experience Guildford) as a recommended Education Consultant in the local area.
Our advice blog
As the crunch time for revision is coming up, I thought it would be useful to share my advice on how to revise for a grade 9; how to be at the top of your game on the day and do the right preparation in the lead up.
This is a topic rarely covered by teachers and I'm sure, like me, as soon as the weather changes, your body starts to shut down with colds and flus. November - February however are the powerhouse months of the year in terms of revision. These months often include mock exams and holidays where students are told to make the most of the revision time.
We are in the middle of our interview preparation courses for UK universities so it is the right time to let you know what to prepare so you're ready on the day!
With 15 of our alumni students off to university this year, we wish them the very best of luck and are so proud. We have been involved with some of our students’ education for over 10 years, we will miss them.
As parents, its easy to worry what your child needs to do for the new school year - it's very common to get 'I'll be fine, there's nothing to do' from students when asked! So here's some constructive activities that can kick brains back into gear to start the year ahead...
With our personal statement courses coming up, I thought I'd share a bit of the wisdom in blog-form! I spent a few days with admissions tutors from various top universities and this is the outcome of how you can make your personal statement stand out.
- Rest up
- Run around
- Choose to smile
- Don't burn books!
I have been a tutor for over 10 years and am a huge advocate for how beneficial 1:1 tuition can be.
Recently, I discovered the power of learning in small groups with a trained and experienced tutor. I found exam results were starkly better and the amount of time a student needs to take out to cover the syllabus is much less, taking the pressure off their already busy lives.
Here are the benefits of helping your child with a course rather than year-long tuition:
So far this exam season, we have had many mistakes made by exam boards - the most notorious being the #tybalt mistake which lead to a number of very funny (and sparky) return tweets from students:
"I know I didn't do well in the exam yesterday so I may as well give up on revision, I don't see the point"
A comment I was faced with by a student who struggled with the new Maths GCSE paper, should she give up?
The obvious answer is 'no' but it is a lot easier to state the obvious than put it into practice so this was the advice gave her: