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May 15, 2020

Encouraging Reluctant Readers During the Coronavirus Quarantine – and Beyond!

It can be challenging to encourage your child to read during a typical school term when they have homework to do, levels to complete and friends to text.

However, when your children are at home for the whole day during quarantine, it’s a good idea to make the most of this time. Get creative in encouraging them to read, as a way of supplementing their home education – and to keep their brains ticking over!

We have compiled some easy ideas to try out at home, which will help even the most reluctant of readers to get engaged, and also enjoy the experience of reading.

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May 10, 2020

Preventing Learning Loss During Lockdown

Usually, we worry about learning loss over the summer. Students can lose up to 2.6 months of maths skills and two months of reading skills over the summer break. It can take up to six weeks to rebuild that learning in the winter term. However, as we all know, summer seems to have come a little early this year – but don’t panic!

Here are some ideas for preventing learning loss while your children are at home during the lockdown, and some activities that you can do together as a family.

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April 29, 2020

Need Books for Homeschooling? Here’s How and Where to Get Free Books for Your Child During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Reading is essential for all children. You can always tell an avid reader when you mark creative writing, or even English comprehension papers.

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April 6, 2020

Looking for an Online 11+ Tutor for the 11 Plus Exams During Coronavirus Lockdown?

While SATs, GCSE and A level exams have been cancelled, local authorities have not cancelled the 11 Plus exams (selection tests); and neither have independent schools. So, if you have had your hopes set on getting your child into a grammar or independent school, now is not the time to stop preparing for the 11 + tests.

During the 11 Plus Coronavirus lockdown, therefore, Geek School Tutoring is running an online 11 Plus Daily Booster course.

These online 11 Plus lessons are live and last for an hour, Monday to Friday. The 11 Plus Daily Booster sessions cost just £7.50 per day. This online 11 plus course has been made flexible to join to make it financially feasible for parents in these uncertain times.

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March 22, 2020

Free Key Stage 2 Maths and English LIVE Online Lessons

Are you worried that your primary school-aged child will fall behind during the Coronovirus lockdown?

Do you feel overwhelmed with the responsibility of ‘homeschooling’ your child, with all the conflicting information out there?

Do you feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped to make sure your Year 5 or 6 child does enough work to not fall behind?

There is so much uncertainty about when schools will resume. Boris Johnson has said it may be September, only for other reports to suggest potentially more prolonged school closures if the Coronovirus spread doesn’t slow down.

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