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The Books That Helped My Son Enjoy Reading

A couple of years ago, my son like many boys his age was a ‘reluctant reader’.  Here I explain how his attitude to books and enjoyment of reading vastly improved.  If you are concerned about your child’s reading level and trying to improve his attitude to reading,...

New 2017 WJEC GCSE Maths Revision Guides

If your child is in years 9-11, I am sure you are very well aware of the demands of the new Numeracy GCSE and the changes to the Mathematics GCSE. There are now three tiers of entry: Foundation, Intermediate and Higher. But, more importantly the style of the questions...

National Tests in Wales 2018

Each year, school children in Wales in Years 2-9 will sit national tests in Literacy and Numeracy.  The dates for the 2019 Wales National Tests have been set and are listed below: Secondary Schools - Monday 29th April to Tuesday 14th May 2019 Primary Schools - Tuesday...

GCSE English Revision Pack

If your child is facing GCSE English this summer, we’ve put together some resources relevant to the Welsh WJEC exam board that would be a worthwhile purchase (currently £5-£6 each) to help with their revision. These are excellent GCSE English guides for: An Inspector...

A Parents Guide to the Oxford Reading Tree

Here is our ‘All you need to know about the Oxford Reading Tree’ parents' guide to help you understand their system and to see if your child is at about the right reading level. Many mums call me to discuss their child's reading level. They worry that their child's...

“Don’t be afraid to have dreams, because four years ago I was as far away from this as you can imagine and look what’s happened. If you work hard enough and you’re not afraid to dream and you are not afraid to fail….. Everybody fails, I’ve had more failures than I’ve had success but I’m not afraid to fail.”

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Dream

"Don't be afraid to have dreams, because four years ago I was as far away from this as you can imagine and look what's happened. If you work hard enough and you're not afraid to dream and you are not afraid to fail..... Everybody fails, I've had more failures than...

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Common Writing Errors Video 2

Continuing our series of video tutorials to maximise your exam marks, welcome to #2! To recap, not everyone is a perfect writer, but in exams it’s important to cut out as many of those small and silly mistakes as you can.  In this series of short, fun video tutorials...

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Gareth Bale & Wales: Boyos to Men

Here at Inspire Tuition, we have to put down our calculators for a moment to wish Gareth and the boys the best of luck against Belgium tonight. #TogetherStronger. Gareth is obviously a local lad; he attended Whitchurch High not 2 miles from our centre.  He became the...

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Common Writing Errors Video 1

Not everyone is a perfect writer, but in exams it's important to cut out as many of those small and silly mistakes as you can for maximum marks.  In this series of short, fun video tutorials you can see Mr Davies tackle his top 5. The first one covers 'alot'....

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Women in Engineering Day

Did you know that engineering graduates earn MORE than junior doctors?! But there is a gender imbalance, so for all those parents with daughters who enjoy the STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and maths - take a look at this article. To mark Women in...

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Final Exam Tips

Here at Inspire Tuition we are bursting with pride this week. The GCSEs kicked off for the vast majority with Welsh on Friday 13th (you couldn't make it up) and we are ready. You have all worked SO HARD it would be impossible to be any prouder of each and every one of...

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Tim Peake Reads A Story From Space

How inspiring, Tim Peake reads aloud a story from outer space. Make time to read to your children, there really is no substitute for it. I've just finished 'George's Marvellous Medicine' with my eight year old and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. We're working our way...

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Be Inspired – Prove them all wrong!

Everybody loves an under-dog. I challenge you to watch this clip without smiling. I couldn't! It is so heart warming. I'm not going to talk football - I'd embarrass myself, I know nothing about football. But what I do know is this, Leicester refused to be written off,...

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