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Sample Oxford interview questions released

Milda, Nov. 14, 2018

Students applying to study at the University of Oxford next year will be attending their interviews at the start of December. Those currently preparing to be interviewed, or those simply curious about the types of questions that come up in these interviews might find it interesting to have a look at the sample questions the university has recently released in order to make the process more transparent. The questions are categorised by subject and also include comments from university tutors regarding the reasoning behind the questions as well as their expectations from the interviewee.

To read these, please visit the University's website:

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PA application deadline tomorrow!

Emilija, Nov. 13, 2018

We would like to remind you that we are still welcoming applications from candidates who would like to join our team as a part-time Personal Assistant (PA). Application deadline is tomorrow, the 14th of November.

Based in our office in Elstree, this part-time position is perfectly suited for a locally based parent who is looking to balance their job with school drop-off and pick-up times, with working hours of Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm and a competitive salary.

For the role description, please visit our website:

Should you have any questions about the role, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0203 565 0539. To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to jobs@trefoiltutors.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jobs Office

The Primary Maths Challenge

Jovana, Nov. 12, 2018

The Primary Maths Challenge commences today, with Year 5 and Year 6 students competing for gold, silver and bronze certificates across the country. We would like to wish the best of luck to all our students who are sitting the Junior Maths Challenge today!

Remember that it is not an exam, but a challenge - so stay calm and enjoy the process.

All our best wishes,

The Trefoil Team

Education Office

EDUCATIONAL Q&A VIDEO 17: Making the most of a Parents' Evening

Jovana, Nov. 9, 2018

With many schools hosting Parents' Evenings in the upcoming weeks, our senior tutor Vivek comments on his time as a school teacher and shares useful advice on how to approach and make the most of meeting your child's teachers.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page:

Our next video will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday, the 16th of November – do follow us in order to receive notifications about when each new video is released. If you would like to submit a question for the upcoming video, please do share it with us on our social media:

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WE ARE HIRING!

Milda, Nov. 9, 2018

As Trefoil Tutors continues to grow, we are delighted to share with you an exciting opportunity to become part of our team. We are currently looking for a Personal Assistant (PA) to join our Elstree office. 

About the vacancy
We are looking for an approachable and organised individual with a proactive attitude to join our team as a Personal Assistant (PA). Based in our office in Elstree, this part-time position is perfectly suited for a locally based parent who is looking to balance their job with school drop-off and pick-up times, with working hours of Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm and a competitive salary. 

For the role description, please visit our website: https://www.trefoiltutors.co.uk/vacancies/

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WINNERS OF THE BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE 2019 ANNOUNCED

Emilija, Nov. 8, 2018

Although relatively new initiative, the Breakthrough Prize is one of the largest prizes offered in Science – every year, it awards scientists in Mathematics, Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences for making significant contributions to our understanding of the world. Those of our students who take a particular interest in these fields might find it interesting to look at the winners of the prize and familiarise themselves with the current leading ideas in the science sector!

This year, winners were celebrated for breakthroughs in gene therapy, discovery of a new class of electronic materials and developments in mathematical theory.

For a full list of winners, visit the Prize’s website:

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HAPPY DIWALI!

Jovana, Nov. 7, 2018

From all of us at Trefoil, we would like to wish you all a very happy Diwali. We hope you are celebrating the festival surrounded by family and friends!

Office

THE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS SHOW

Emilija, Nov. 6, 2018

Attended by over 200 of the country’s leading nurseries, pre-preps, prep schools, senior schools and colleges, the Independent Schools Show is an open day-style event taking place on the 10th-11th of November at Battersea Park. Tickets are available for free when registering in advance.

To find out more about the event, please follow the link below:

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11+ MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH MOCK EXAMINATIONS

Jovana, Nov. 5, 2018

We were delighted to see so many of our Year 6 students attending the 11+ mock examinations we held during the half-term holidays. We would like to remind parents of the final places available in the upcoming mock exams that will take place in December and January.

The mock examinations are modelled on 11+ entrance examination papers to independent schools in the area and are written by our lead tutors Vivek Gathani and Milda Sabunaite.

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Education Office

THE SECOND SET OF LESSONS BEGINS TOMORROW!

Emilija, Nov. 4, 2018

After a relaxing half-term break, we are excited to welcome all our students back for the second set of lessons which begins on Monday, 5th of November. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

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TREFOIL TUTORS NEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 2018

Jovana, Nov. 3, 2018

We hope you are enjoying the half-term break. We are thrilled to share with you our October newsletter.

Inside, you will find details about the final remaining places in our group lessons before we begin the new half-term next week; information about the upcoming 11+ mock examinations; and a snapshot of the events, trainings and conferences Trefoil Tutors organised and attended in the past month.

Happy reading!

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EDUCATIONAL Q&A VIDEO 16: PREPARING FOR CROSS-YEAR TESTS

Jovana, Nov. 2, 2018

With many students sitting cross-year tests in the next half term, in this week's video, our senior tutor Vivek shares his advice on how to prepare for them successfully. Our current students will also be glad to hear we have uploaded extra practice material to our website to support their revision.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page:

Our next video will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday the 9th of November – do follow us in order to receive notifications about when each new video is released. If you would like to submit a question for the upcoming video, please do share it with us on our social media:

Education Office

Jeff Kinney shares his thoughts on encouraging children to read

Emilija, Nov. 1, 2018

Jeff Kinney, the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and an admired children's writer, shares some of his ideas on how to engage reluctant readers and make reading a more appealing and enjoyable activity for them.

To read the full article, please follow the link below:

Education

UK University Fair taking place this weekend

Jovana, Oct. 31, 2018

This Saturday, a UK university fair is being held at the Royal Lancaster London. Giving UK and international students a chance to learn more about around 100 universities across the country, the fair will also offer seminars on writing personal statements and the process of applying to universities.

To find out more, please click on the link below:

Education Office

Explore our A-level resources pages

Milda, Oct. 29, 2018

During the half-term break, many students have enquired about additional resources and past papers they could use when revising independently. Our Resources page offers students an extensive collection of Year 12 and Year 13 Mathematics past papers, including mark schemes, for Edexcel, OCR, and OCR MEI exam boards. We hope you find these useful in your revision!

The papers can be accessed here:
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Resources A-level mathematics

EDUCATIONAL Q&A VIDEO 15: A READING LIST FOR THE HALF-TERM BREAK

Milda, Oct. 27, 2018

The half-term break is not only a great time to relax after a busy start to the academic year, but also an excellent opportunity to explore reading that stretches beyond books assigned at school.

In this week's video, our lead English tutor Milda shares her top 5 half-term book recommendations for readers from Year 4 to Year 13.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page:


Our next video will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday the 2nd of November – do follow us in order to receive notifications about when each new video is released.

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1st Professional Development Seminar

Emilija, Oct. 25, 2018

We are delighted to announce that last Saturday, the 20th of October, we hosted our first Professional Development Seminar of the academic year. During the seminar, our senior tutor Vivek Gathani introduced tutors to lesson planning strategies as well as the 5-part-lesson structure. We were delighted to see so many of our tutors attending the Seminar and look forward to our next Seminar next month!

Education Office

Museums to visit during half term

Jovana, Oct. 19, 2018

With the start of the half term, we would like to share the top 10 museums for children to visit during the holidays - both in London and around the UK - as recommended by the Good Schools Guide. Visiting interactive museums is a great way to help children expand their knowledge through a combination of learning and playing. Happy exploring!

Education Office