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: Guardian


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!


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!


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 – we look forward to hearing from you!


In memory of Stephen Hawking

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

To commemorate Professor Stephen Hawking, we thought we’d share one of our favourite videos of a man who has inspired so many.

You can find the video here.


The destination schools of our 11+ students

We are delighted to announce the results of our 11+ students this year!

16 out of 20 of the students who attended our 11+ programme were offered a place at their first choice school.

3 out of these 16 students were offered academic scholarships.

We are very proud of all our students and we’d like to wish them the best in their chosen schools! We are delighted all their hard work paid off.

The destinations of our 11+ students are:

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School (5)
City of London Girls’ School (2)
Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls (2)
St. Albans Girls’ School (2)
Emmanuel College (1)
Merchant Taylors’ School (1)
Mill Hill School (1)
Queen Elizabeth’s Boys’ School (1)
Queens School (1)
St Albans Boys’ School (1)
St Paul’s School (1)
St. Helen’s School (1)
Watford Grammar School for Boys (1)


Borrow a book from our library

We know many of our students are keen readers, always on the lookout for their next page-turner. We are therefore glad to remind you that students are welcome to borrow books from the small library we have at our Elstree office!

If you are looking for a book, but need help choosing the right one, please do ask your tutor for some help picking an age-appropriate book that matches your interests!


Trefoil featured in The Good Schools Guide

We are delighted to be featured in The Good Schools Guide’s list of Tutoring Agencies as one of their recommended tutors. Kate from The Good Schools Guide visited our office, and after an interview with Vivek and Milda, as well as a number of our tutors and parents, published a very positive review of Trefoil Tutors on their website.

You can find the review on their website (log-in required to access the full text):