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Professional Development Seminar – Protecting You and the Tutee

On Saturday 20th January 2018, we welcomed our three new members of staff and four new tutors with our third Professional Development Seminar (PDS) of the academic year. With the title “Protecting you and the tutee”, our team was lead through topics dealing with child protection from our Senior Tutor, Vivek Gathani.

At Trefoil Tutors, tutor development and child protection are two cornerstones of the professionalism that we bring to tutoring and we were delighted that so many of our team were able to join us!

Our next PDS will be held on Saturday 10th March and will focus on Exam Preparation.


Office Administrator joins the team!

We are delighted to announce that our management team at Trefoil Tutors has grown! Ms Vaiva Sabunaite joins us as our Office Administrator. Vaiva will be working in the office full-time from Monday to Friday.

Vaiva joins the team from a graphic design and app development company. We are delighted that she will bring her creativity to Trefoil Tutors.

Vaiva can be reached on and will be in charge of running the office on a day-to-day basis as well as developing our website and branding.


Trefoil Puzzle #166: Airplane seats

People are waiting in line to board a 100-seat airplane. Steve is the first person in the line. He gets on the plane but suddenly can’t remember what his seat number is, so he picks a seat at random. After that, each person who gets on the plane sits in their assigned seat if it’s available, otherwise they will choose an open seat at random to sit in.

The flight is full and you are last in line. What is the probability that you get to sit in your assigned seat?

Check our Facebook page for the answer!


Good luck!

We would like to wish the best of luck to all sixteen of our 11+ students in their entrance examinations to independent schools! Remember, you have worked hard with your revision and practice – so that now you can stay calm and enjoy the process.

All our best wishes,

The Trefoil Team


Answers to Newsletter Puzzles

We hope you enjoyed solving the festive puzzles published in our December newsletter!

As promised, here are the answers:

1. 12 Days Of Christmas
According to the traditional song, on the first day of Christmas, my true love sent me a partridge in a pear tree. On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent me three presents: two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree. On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave me six presents: three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree. This carries on until the twelfth day of Christmas. After the twelve days of Christmas are over, how many presents has my true love sent me altogether? Is there a quick way to work out the answer?

Click the post to read the answers!


Merry Christmas from Trefoil Tutors!

From all of us at Trefoil Tutors, we would like to wish you and your family a peaceful and relaxing Christmas, and an exciting start to the new year! Thank you for being with us this year and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018.

Warmest wishes,

The Trefoil Team


Trefoil Puzzle #165

By using the numbers 8, 5, 3 and 1 exactly once each, and with the help of brackets and basic operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing), can you form an expression with a value of 20?


Professional Development Seminar on Lesson Planning

For the third year in a row, we continue to offer our tutors the Professional Development Programme. In the series of six seminars, tutors have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of recent ideas in pedagogy, share experience of working with students and explore new approaches to teaching their subject. In the first Professional Development Seminar this academic year, our tutors met to further their knowledge on planning well-structured and purposeful lessons that fit into a long-term teaching plan.


Lessons begin today!

Our new academic year begins today!

The classrooms are ready, the teachers are prepared, the worksheets are printed and the welcome packs are assembled. We are extremely excited to welcome back our students from last year, and greet the ones joining us for the first time today.

Have a great year of learning, everyone!


A-level Results

Congratulations to our AS mathematicians and Further mathematicians – we are delighted to say that 13 out of 16 of our pupils achieved the top grade in their public examinations, 11 of whom scored over 90%. We’re incredibly proud of your results and would like to wish you all the best in the upcoming year!