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GCSE History Revision - The February/March Russian Revolution - The impact of the First World War

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History is a cracking subject. It’s full of real-life stories: fascinating and often surprising! History has shaped the world we live in so it is vital for us to learn and reflect upon the events that happened in our past. Russia has had a very turbulent history that hugely influenced international relations in the twentieth century so although it’s rather horrifying to discover what happened (not actually so long ago), its also very interesting.

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Desmond T: Maths, Science and Chess tutor in London

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Desmond T is a maths and science tutor teaching from 11+ up to A Levels. He has tutored for over seven years now - and over 90% of his students have gone on to achieve A or A* at GCSE/A-Level!  He is a graduate in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London whilst being an awesome chess player. Desmond represented England at the World under 12 Youth Chess Championships in Brazil and won the under 18 British Chess Championships at the age of 15.

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Tutorfair in National Science and Engineering Week

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Tutorfair has been very excited to take part in National Science and Engineering week.  It has prompted us to reflect on the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) in the modern world.

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GCSE Poetry Analysis Carol Anne Duffy’s – Medusa

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Today is World Poetry Day, a day to appreciate and support poetry around the world. In aid of this, we thought we’d give a small analysis on a poem from the AQA GCSE English Anthology: Medusa from poet laureate Carol Anne Duffy’s collection of poems, ‘The World’s Wife’.

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Tutorfair’s Mark Maclaine is in the Guardian!

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Tutorfair’s co-founder Mark Maclaine has just been featured in the Guardian’s ‘How I became a teacher’ series as their first ever inspirational tutor. 

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An Interview with Simon Singh

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We had a very special treat yesterday: a visit from Simon Singh! Yes that’s the Simon Singh, science and maths author who has worked for the BBC’s Science and Features Department, directed the BAFTA award-winning documentary ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’, created education programmes Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme and the Enigma Project and has written many fantastic books: ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’, ‘The Code Book’, ‘Big Bang’, ‘Trick or Treatment’ and his latest, ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’.  Whoa!

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Genetic Engineering Part 1: What are genes?

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As part of National Science & Engineering Week, one of  Tutorfair’s top Biology tutors, Frank I, explains how to get to grips with the GCSE Biology topic: genetic engineering. As Frank has a PhD in this specialism and has previously worked in the lab for Cancer Research, he certainly knows his stuff! His first blog post in this series on genetic engineering explains what genes actually are; not your standard Levi’s!

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Parent and tutor tips: How to help a child become comfortable with learning

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By Mark Maclaine 

Successful tutors, teachers and educational psychologists have a few techniques that are highly effective in helping students reach their full potential. Most of these center around the removal of stresses that are limiting those students. One technique involves helping learners to become comfortable with discomfort. When they can let go of the idea that there’s something ‘wrong’ with not knowing all the answers, learning becomes easier and hopefully a lot more fun.

 

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Stephanie W: Maths and Physics tutor in London

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Stephanie W is an engaging Oxford physics graduate and Imperial PhD student who tutors maths, physics and Oxbridge admissions. On top of that, Stephanie is also a professional squash player; this lady is certainly talented!

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“I Need Help With Algebra!” - Part 2 - Pass the Parcel

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After Mark Maclaine’s first blog post explaining how to understand the basics of algebra, he now goes into more depth using his ‘pass the parcel’ method. 

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