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Trefoil puzzle #172: Frequent numbers

What digit is the most frequent between the numbers 1 and 1,000 (inclusive)? To solve this riddle you don’t want to manually do all of the maths but rather try to figure out a pattern.

Once you’ve solved the puzzle, send us your answer on Facebook – we look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Useful revision tools: Quizlet

Gone are the days when revision meant being stuck in a library with mountains of paper and collections of highlighters. With an array of study apps available for download, students can catch up on their revision using their mobile phone.

One of these is Quizlet, a free mobile and web-based study app that offers pre-made sets of topic-based flash cards, games and quick tests. If you are looking to vary up your revision methods, do give it a try!

You can find it here.

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Office reopens on 4th of April

Dear parents and students,

We hope you had a relaxing bank holiday weekend and are enjoying your Easter break. We would like to remind you that our team are back in the office tomorrow, on the 4th of April.

For our Y11 students, we are running mock GCSE English Literature and Mathematics examinations this Friday, the 6th of April. A limited number of places is still available – please contact us on 0203 565 0539 or office@trefoiltutors.co.uk to book your place.

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Easter Holidays

During the Easter holidays, our office will be closed from 31st March to 3rd April, with no lessons taking place between these dates. Please do email us at office@trefoiltutors.co.uk if you have any enquiries.

From everyone at Trefoil Tutors, we would like to wish you and your family a restful and enjoyable bank holiday weekend.

We look forward to seeing you in April!

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Trefoil Puzzle #171: A plane crash

A flight from Tokyo to London, carrying 120 Japanese tourists, crashes on the Lithuanian / Latvian boarder. Where should the authorities bury the survivors?

Once you’ve solved the puzzle, send us your answer on Facebook – we look forward to hearing from you!

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Tips for successful revision

When discussing revision techniques for exams, students are often told to figure out which ‘learning type’ they are, despite the fact that recent educational research clearly highlights the benefit of using revision methods that are varied between auditory, visual, kinesthetic and text-based. At Trefoil, we explore this idea with our tutors in our Professional Development Seminars.

Some insights to a successful approach towards revision are also shared in this article by The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/mar/22/the-great-learning-curve-how-to-improve-your-study-habitsthe Guardian

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Easter treats

At Trefoil, we are always grateful for word-of-mouth recommendations from our students’ parents. As set four of our group lessons comes to a close this week, we turned our office into a little workshop and are sending students on their well-deserved break with small packages containing some snazzy Trefoil merchandise, information about our tutoring services and, of course, Easter treats.
We hope you have an enjoyable break and we look forward to seeing you in April!

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University rankings 2018

As our sixth-form students have now received most of their offers, they face the tough decision of choosing their destinations for the next 3-4 years. This seems like an apt time to remind parents and students that our tutors are more than happy to share their advice and experience on choosing the right university or study programme.

University ratings are also very helpful when considering your options – do have a look at The Guardian University League Tables 2018 as well as The Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

If there’s anything we can do to help make your decision easier, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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We are recruiting!

We are looking for a Secretary/PA to join our team! The role is based in our Elstree office and would be perfectly suited to someone looking to balance their job with school drop-off and pick-up times (10am-4pm). We are looking for someone with good phone manner, strong organisational skills and proficiency in email writing.

If you are interested in finding out more about the role, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at jobs@trefoiltutors.co.uk – we look forward to hearing from you!