Transfer Test Northern Ireland. What should my child know by now? What is on the AQE and GL Curriculum?

The 2020 Transfer Test Curriculum If your child is in Primary 6 and you are considering whether or not they should sit the Transfer Test exams in November 2020, you may be asking the questions – Is my child able enough to get a good score in the test and what should they know by …

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How to choose a tutor for your child?

Choose a professionally qualified teacher! When I went back to work after having my second child I began the search for the perfect childminder.  I needed someone who could fit around my working hours. Most importantly I needed someone who would allow my girls to feel happy and secure.  Choosing who looks after your children …

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Does my child have dyscalculia?

Does by child need dyscalculia support? What is dyscalculia? Dyscalculia is described as a “condition that makes it difficult to acquire mathematical skills. Pupils may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack an intuitive grasp of numbers and have problems learning number facts and procedures.”  The Department for Education. Many children need dyscalculia support. It is …

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How to remember the top 10 misspelled words

Top 10 misspelled words and how to remember them Here is a list of 10 misspelled words and a few handy hints for getting them right. 1.Because – the ending of this word is tricky to remember. Remember:   Big Elephants Can’t Always Understand Small Elephants  Because 2. Separate – commonly  misspelled  seperate Remember:   Never separate a para from his parachute! Separate 3. Weird – commonly …

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A Tutor’s advice on how to help your child with a school project

The summer term is fast approaching and so to is the dreaded school project! Do you jump for joy when your child is given a project for homework or does it leave you breaking out in a cold sweat, knowing you have two weeks of homework stress ahead resulting in frustration, tears and tantrums? Maybe …

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5 tips to help improve your child’s memory

Exercise your memory muscles and improve your child’s memory One of the most common complaints of parents whose children come to On Target Tuition is that their child just doesn’t retain the important maths and English facts that will make learning so much easier for them. Learning times tables especially seems to cause such difficulty …

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