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Preparing for exams

When it comes to exams, preparation is key. As parents and educators we know that exams can be nerve-racking. Standardised tests and exams determine a student's academic abilities and performance, both of which are important aspects for succeeding at school. Preparation is vital to success in exams, which is why it’s important to know when to start preparing for them. Some students may be naturals when it comes to sitting exams, while others may find tests challenging. Preparation and organisation are two invaluable skills that contribute to student success, no matter where they are in life. This blog explores tips to help your child prepare for upcoming exams or tests. Read on to learn more!

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4 Benefits of tutoring

Students enjoy learning much more when they have the support and confidence they need inside and outside of the classroom. However, it can be difficult for a teacher to meet each students’ needs in a classroom setting. There are several reasons why tutoring can aid in this specific area, as it provides young learners with individual attention and support, where a teacher may not. Tutoring can help strengthen skills, challenge young learners, boost confidence, and build important learning habits. This blog explores 4 benefits of tutoring for young learners and why it may be an effective choice for your child.

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How to cultivate critical thinking in children

Critical thinking is one of the most important competencies we can teach our children. Being a critical thinker helps children to navigate the world around them and understand their experiences in meaningful ways. Critical thinking helps children to process information, make decisions that support their goals and best interests, compare and contrast, understand subtle cues from others, analyse information, build discernment, and strengthen their thinking skills. While it’s important to teach children to build knowledge and recite facts, teaching critical thinking skills to children is crucial for their lifelong development, learning abilities, and success in life.

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Keeping up in the classroom

Every child learns at a different pace and has a unique learning style. At NumberWorks’nWords, we know that every child has specific learning needs and requires personalised support to achieve their full potential. When learning in a classroom, there are many factors at play that influence how well a child learns and whether they are able to keep up with their peers and stay on track with their learning. No matter what type of learner your child is, these tips will help them to keep up in the classroom.

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5 tips for adjusting to a new school

Starting at a new school can be nerve-wracking, even for the most confident and resilient children. It’s normal to feel a mix of nerves and excitement when moving schools or starting a new school level. Whether your family has moved to a new area and your children are being relocated to a new school, or if your child is moving on to the next year level at a new school, these tips for adjusting to a new school can help. It’s important during this transitionary period to make your child feel comfortable and confident in their abilities to adapt to their new school environment. With the right support, your child will be feeling at home at their new school in no time!

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