Simply Learning Tuition is a regular contributor to the national press. A selection of articles is listed below and you can find links to many more on our Facebook and Twitter pages. If you are a journalist looking for more information, please contact us. If you are looking for objective reviews of Simply Learning Tuition, you can read over 200 of our Client Testimonials.
What do I do if my child fails the 11 Plus? We were asked by Private School Magazine to advise on the best course of action. You can read our thoughts here (please go to pages 38-39 of the magazine) (February 2018)
May, 2017. We were delighted to be announced winners of the prestigious Relocate Global award for Excellence in Employee and Family Support. This reflects the work we do for families overseas, who either require a full time tutor, or advice about school selection in the UK. You can read what the judges had to say about us here.
January, 2017. We were delighted to receive a glowing review in the Good Schools Guide. Over 60 of our tutors and clients were contacted for individual feedback on our tutor introductions and education consultancy. The GSG is an independent (and very tough!) assessment and we feel that their review is candid and accurate. You can read the full review here.
Following the results of the 2017 Sutton Trust, SLT was asked by The Telegraph to comment on why children from ethnic minority groups are more likely to receive private tuition. Peter Stanford’s interview with our Director, Nathaniel McCullagh reveals some interesting facts. You can read the full piece here.
How do I find a good Private Tutor? In an article optimistically titled, “Everything you need to know about Private Tuition”, SLT offers some useful advice for parents considering hiring a tutor. In particular, we discuss common pitfalls and how to avoid them. You can read the full article here. (July 2017)
Many parents are wondering, ‘How will Brexit affect my child’s education’? We offer some useful advice for relocating families, including advice on choosing schools and drawing up contingency plans. You can read the full article here. (September, 2017)
What is the 13 Plus exam? . We were delighted to be asked to contribute to a debate on the ‘The Death of the 13+‘. With many schools now relying on the 11+ for admissions, the 13+ has become little more than a streaming vehicle. What are the implications for children? (October 2017)
We were asked to provide guidance on how to identify dyslexia and how to support a child who is affected by dyslexia. You can read the full article here. (October, 2017)
How do I get my child into the best school? Helena Pozniak’s article contains some really useful thoughts from our MD and Founder as well as several head teachers and other education experts. You can download a copy of How to get into the school of your choice here.
What are the benefits of a 2 year degree? Several of our students are thinking about 2 year degrees. Along with University registrars we contributed to This article, which has some useful points to help weigh up the pros and cons of a two year course. (2nd March, 2017)
Does my child need a summer tutor? We were asked to explain the rising popularity of the, ‘Summer Tutor’. You can read about how and why people take their tutor on holiday here. (Summer 2017)
How does the new GCSE grading system work? We were featured on Radio 4’s commentary about the effects of the new GCSE 1-9 grading system. You can listen to the piece on iplayer here. (It starts 19 minutes in). August 23rd 2017.
How much tuition should I do for 11 plus? We were featured in a popular article about, ‘Tiger Mums’, where our client defended her decision to invest in private tuition to help her son prepare for Colet Court. You can read the full story here. (February 2015)
Does my pre-school child need a tutor? We were featured in Anya Waddington’s insightful article about early years tuition. There is plenty of detailed information about what the experts do (and do not!) advise. You can download a PDF of the article here. (February 20th, 2017).
How do I prepare for the 11 Plus? We were delighted to be asked by The Telegraph to offer advice on the forthcoming 11+ exams. You can read our Top 10 tips here. (December 26th, 2016)
How to prepare for the 11 Plus. We were asked onto London live to discuss the pressures that the 11+ exams put on parents and students alike. You can watch the full clip of the programme here. (December 20th 2016)
What is a pre-school tutor? Telegraph writer, Judith Woods hired a pre-school tutor to introduce role-play and phonics to her daughter. Details of how they got on in the full article here. (April 30th, 2013)
We gave comment on the use on the rise of ‘accent reduction’ by foreign families living in London. The article is here. (April, 2013)
We are regular contributors to Knightsbridge Village, commenting on such topics as preparation for school entrance tests and summer learning loss. Members can read a selection of our articles here
How should I prepare for the 13 plus exam? We were pleased to be asked to provide an Insider’s Guide to Success at 13+ You can read the full story which includes advice for both students and parents on p. 15 and p.16 of Private School Magazine. (19th May, 2017.)
Does online tuition work? How do I find a good online tutor? We were asked to comment on the success of online tuition. You can read more here (16th March, 2017)
Is a private tutor worth it? We were asked to comment on the advantages that academic tuition can confer. You can read more here. (13th April, 2017)
What is an international private tutor? Cleo, a private tutor represented by Simply Learning Tuition, reveals what it’s like to travel around the world to work for ultra-high net worth families. You can read the full interview here. (May, 2017)
“Parents are ditching top private schools in favour of wall-to-wall private tutors “. Looking beyond the sensationalist headline, this excellent article by Sally Williams interviews SLT student Freya and Omari, the tutor we introduced to her. As with many home school students, acute anxiety around exams became a common reason for home schooling. You can download the full article here, or if if you have a Times subscription, read online
What is summer learning loss? Each summer, children forget much of what they have learnt at school during the previous year. We were asked for some advice about how to prevent summer learning loss. You can read our ten top tips here. (August, 2017.)