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Educational Q&A video 8: Creative Writing Competition

Vaiva, Aug. 25, 2018

In this week's video, our lead English tutor Milda would like to remind you that there is still time to submit your entry for our Summer Creative Writing Competition! Open to students from Year 4 to Year 13, we are looking for creative writing entries on any topic of your choice. The winner of the competition will receive a £20 Amazon voucher prize and the two runner-up participants will receive a £10 Amazon voucher prize.

To take part, please send your entries to info@trefoiltutors.co.uk by the 31st of August. We look forward to reading your stories!

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page

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5 Quick Questions - Set 5

Vaiva, Aug. 22, 2018

As the last weeks of summer come to an end, we would like to share with you our final reminder to keep revising your mathematics in preparation for September. Our lead Mathematics tutor Vivek Gathani has prepared the final set of 5 Quick Questions this summer, with a set of questions tailored for each Key Stage group.

In addition, please see below the answers for the fourth set of 5 Quick Questions that were posted on our Facebook page on the 20th of August.

We will be posting the answers to the fifth and final set of Quick Questions on Sunday, the 26th of August.

A quick note to all parents of students who are preparing to sit 11+ entrance examinations this September: we are glad to announce that in the upcoming days, we will be sharing a free 11+ mock examination paper written by our lead Mathematics tutor Vivek Gathani. If you would like to receive a copy of the mock paper, please PM @trefoiltutors.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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11+ Mathematics and English mock examinations

Vaiva, Aug. 21, 2018

Following enquiries from a number of parents, we are delighted to confirm we will be running Mathematics and English mock examinations for pupils who are preparing to sit 11+ entrance examinations to grammar schools in September 2018. The mock examinations are modelled on 11+ entrance examination papers to grammar schools in the area.

The Mathematics mock examination papers are written by Vivek Gathani, our lead Mathematics tutor who helped write and mark the 11+ entrance examinations when teaching at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School.

The English mock examination papers are written by Milda Sabunaite, our lead English tutor who has been preparing pupils for 11+ entrance examinations to grammar and independent schools since 2013.

The mocks will take place at our premises in Elstree (5 Theobald Court, Theobald Street, WD6 4RN).

For more information, please click the post.

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5 Quick Questions - Set 4

Vaiva, Aug. 20, 2018

Students who have started practising their Mathematics in preparation for September may have noticed that topics which used to be easy to crack are much trickier after the summer break! We call this academic regression, and to help you brush up your mathematics before returning to the classroom, our lead Mathematics tutor Vivek Gathani has prepared the fourth set of 5 Quick Questions for each year group.

We hope you have already had a chance to try the previous three sets of 5 Quick Questions - please see the answers to the third set of questions below!

We will be posting the answers to the fourth set of questions and a brand new set of 5 Quick Questions on Wednesday, the 22nd of August.

Good luck, mathsies!

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Educational Q&A video 7: GCSE results day

Vaiva, Aug. 17, 2018

Yesterday, A level students across the country received their examination results. We hope all went to plan - if you would like any advice on how to go further, please do get in touch.

With the GCSE Results Day coming up on Thursday the 23rd of August, we are glad to share the latest video from our Educational Q&A video series with our lead tutor Vivek Gathani. This time, Vivek is answering questions regarding GCSE Results Day.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page

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5 Quick Questions - Set 3

Vaiva, Aug. 15, 2018

We hope you are enjoying the final weeks of your summer break. As we all start to get into the mindset of returning to school, we would like to remind students to keep practising your Mathematics prior to the start of the new academic year to fend off academic regression.

We are glad to share with you the third set of 5 Quick Questions prepared by our lead Mathematics tutor Vivek Gathani for each Key Stage group.

In addition, please see the answers for the second set of 5 Quick Questions that were posted on our Facebook page the 7th of August.

We will be posting the answers to the third set of questions and a brand new set of 5 Quick Questions on Sunday the 19th of August.

Good luck, mathsies!

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Summer reading

Vaiva, Aug. 14, 2018

For children and adults alike, the summer is a great time to catch up on their reading, discover new writers and genres, and read for enjoyment rather than school assignments. Our lead English tutor Milda shared her summer reading recommendations in our recently published Educational Q&A video. Today, we would like to share with you The Good Schools Guide's recommended list of books for students of all ages.

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Educational Q&A video 6: A level results day

Vaiva, Aug. 10, 2018

The 16th of August is an important date for all A-level students waiting to receive their results. In anticipation of Results Day, our lead tutor Vivek Gathani would like to share with you a few tips about how to prepare for it, and what to do if your results turn out to be better or worse than you had expected.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page.

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Take part in our creative writing competition this summer!

Vaiva, Aug. 9, 2018

This summer, our lead English tutor Milda Sabunaite would like to invite students to explore their creativity and imagination and take part in our Summer Creative Writing Competition. Open to age groups from Year 4 to Year 13, we are looking for creative writing entries on any theme or topic of your choice. The winner of the competition will receive a £20 Amazon voucher prize and the two runner-up participants will receive a £10 Amazon voucher prize.

To take part, please send your entries to info@trefoiltutors.co.uk until the 31st of August.

We look forward to reading your stories!

Education Office

5 Quick questions - Set 2 - answers

Vaiva, Aug. 8, 2018

We hope that yesterday you enjoyed solving Set 2 in our 5 Quick Questions series from our lead Mathematics tutor Vivek!

Today, we would like to share the answers to the questions with you in order to give you the opportunity to check your results.

We hope you did well!

We will be posting the third set of 5 Quick Questions on Sunday the 12th of August.

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5 Quick Questions - Set 2

Vaiva, Aug. 7, 2018

Even during the holidays, we encourage students to do short bursts of practice in order to keep their mathematical skills in shape. Our lead Mathematics tutor Vivek Gathani has prepared a second set of 5 quick questions for each year group to help students keep up this good habit!

We are sharing with you the second set of questions as well as the answers for the first set of questions that were posted on the 1st of August.

We will be posting the answers to the second set of questions tomorrow, and a brand new set of 5 quick questions on Sunday the 12th of August.

Good luck, mathsies!

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Summer interns at Trefoil

Vaiva, Aug. 6, 2018

Today, we are very excited to welcome a team of five interns who will be joining us for the rest of the summer. The interns, selected from a pool of applicants of outstanding mathematicians, will be supporting our lead Mathematics tutor Vivek in his preparations for the upcoming academic year.

Welcome!

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Educational Q&A video 5: Reading and practising creative writing during the summer

Vaiva, Aug. 4, 2018

We are happy to share with you the fifth video in our Educational Q&A series. In this video, our English tutor Milda Sabunaite shares with you her advice on how to encourage children to read and practise creative writing during the summer break.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page.

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5 QUICK QUESTIONS – SET 1

Vaiva, Aug. 1, 2018

According to our lead Mathematics tutor Vivek, “Mathematics is not a spectator sport”. Practising little and often is crucial – even during the summer holidays. To help students maintain their Mathematical skills during the summer break, we will be posting sets of five quick questions on Wednesdays and Sundays to help children keep that academic regression at bay.

We are excited to share the first set of questions with you today!

We will be posting the answers and the next set of questions on Sunday.

Good luck, mathsies!

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EDUCATIONAL Q&A VIDEO 4: SUMMER READING RECOMMENDATIONS

Vaiva, July 28, 2018

We are delighted to share with you the fourth video in our educational Q&A video series. In this video, our lead English tutor Milda Sabunaite talks about encouraging children to read during the summer holidays and shares her book recommendations for students from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page.

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FIRST-AID TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NATIONAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Vaiva, July 26, 2018

At Trefoil, we offer a safe learning environment that ensures the wellbeing of our students. All of our staff have completed First Aid training and know how to behave in a medical emergency.

We are delighted to hear that from 2020, first aid training is set to be included in the national primary and secondary school curricula.

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TREFOIL TUTORS NEWSLETTER – JULY 2018

Vaiva, July 25, 2018

We are excited to share with you our July newsletter.

Inside, you will find information about our Intensive 11+ Summer Programme, 11+ mock examinations and registration for the upcoming academic year for English, Mathematics and Science.

Furthermore, the newsletter includes an introduction to our Educational Q&A videos, the launch of our Summer Creative Writing Competition, lots of free Mathematics resources on our Facebook page and a list of local activities for the summer.

Happy reading!

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BRITISH BOOK SALES BREAK REVENUE RECORDS

Vaiva, July 23, 2018

In the past year, book sales in the UK have risen by 5%, breaking all previous sales records. We would like to encourage you to pick up a new book or two for your summer reads as well! Our lead English tutor Milda Sabunaite will be releasing a video on Friday about her top reads for the summer!

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