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Meet our new Tutor Coordinator

Vaiva, Oct. 11, 2018

We are happy to introduce you to Emilija Cekaviciute, our new Tutor Coordinator, who is taking the role over from Michaela and will be taking care of our team of tutors, as well as helping to find the right tutor for our new tutees. Emilija is currently in her third year of pursuing her BSc in Education Studies and will bring valuable insights into education management to our team.

Welcome, Emilija!

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Mental Health Education in Schools

Vaiva, Oct. 10, 2018

To support today being Mental Health Awareness Day, we would like to share with you an article on mental health education being added to the national school curriculum. Mental health education will be added as a compulsory course from 2020 onwards, and children will be taught various useful lessons such as how to stay safe online, consent and building healthy lifestyle habits and relationships.

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

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Meet our new Office Administrator

Vaiva, Oct. 9, 2018

We are delighted to announce that our management team at Trefoil Tutors has been joined by Jovana Djordjic, who will be taking over as our new Office Administrator. Currently studying Business Management at the University of Roehampton, Jovana will be taking care of our office on a day-to-day basis, and will act as the first point of contact for students attending lessons at our Elstree office. Jovana can be reached at info@trefoiltutors.co.uk or on 0203 565 0539.

Welcome to the team, Jovana!

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11+ English and Mathematics mock examinations

Vaiva, Oct. 8, 2018

As Year 6 students dive into the final stage of preparing for the upcoming 11+ entrance examinations, we would like to share with you FREE 11+ English and Mathematics mock examination papers.

The Mathematics mock examination paper is 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. You can access the paper on our website:

The English paper is written by our lead English tutor Milda Sabunaite, who has been preparing pupils for 11+ entrance examinations to grammar and independent schools since 2013. You can access the paper on our website:

The answers to both papers will be published on our Facebook page next week; do follow us @TrefoilTutors to be notified about when the answers are published.

Following enquiries from a number of parents, we are delighted to inform you that during the October half-term and the Christmas holidays we will be running Mathematics and English mock examinations for pupils who are preparing to sit 11+ entrance examinations to independent schools this January. The mock examinations are modelled on 11+ entrance examination papers to independent schools in the area.

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EDUCATIONAL Q&A VIDEO 14: STUDYING ENGLISH AS A NON-NATIVE SPEAKER

Vaiva, Oct. 5, 2018

In this week's video, our lead English tutor Milda speaks about studying English as a non-native speaker and offers her advice on how students who speak a different first language can keep their English language skills at a high level. Milda highlights the importance of the student interacting with different styles and genres of English in their day-to-day life, and suggests ways of ensuring that the language learning is not limited to the classroom.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page:

Our next video will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday the 12th of October – do follow us in order to receive notifications about when each new video is released.

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11+ English and Mathematics mock examinations

Vaiva, Oct. 4, 2018

Following enquiries from a number of parents, we are delighted to inform you that during the October half-term and the Christmas holidays we will be running Mathematics and English mock examinations for pupils who are preparing to sit 11+ entrance examinations to independent schools this January.

The mock examinations are modelled on 11+ entrance examination papers to independent schools in the area.

Having run these 11+ mock examinations for the last two years, we have collected comparable scores for students and their subsequent secondary school destinations.

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

The students will have the opportunity to sit a different Mathematics mock examination paper and an English mock examination paper each day.

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TREFOIL TUTORS NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER 2018

Vaiva, Oct. 3, 2018

Reflecting on a great start to the academic year, we are excited to share with you our September newsletter.

Inside, you will find information about the places still available in our English, Mathematics and Science group lessons, the schedule for our upcoming 11+ mock examinations as well as the results of our creative writing competition.

Happy reading!

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EDUCATIONAL Q&A VIDEO 13: LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF

Vaiva, Sept. 28, 2018

In this week's video, our lead tutor Vivek takes the opportunity to remind parents and students to look after not only their academic performance but also their well-being. As the school year picks up speed, finding a healthy balance between study and relaxation is key in order to be able to perform well throughout the year.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TrefoilTutors/

Our next video will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday the 5th of October – do follow us in order to receive notifications about when each new video is released.

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Bursaries available to 11+ candidates at Habs Girls

Vaiva, Sept. 24, 2018

Parents of girls who are applying for 11+ entry to Habs Girls may find it beneficial to explore bursary options that the school offers its new students. The school welcomes applications until 13 December 2018. For more information about the bursaries offered by the school, please visit their website:

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EDUCATIONAL Q&A VIDEO 12: READING FOR PLEASURE

Vaiva, Sept. 21, 2018

Reading is a surefire way to develop a plethora of skills, from improving one's spelling and creative writing to developing social understanding and broadening knowledge of a variety of topics. While compulsory texts studied at school may not be every student's cup of tea, this should not be a discouragement from reading in general. Therefore, our lead English tutor Milda Sabunaite would like to share with you her thoughts about reading for your own pleasure and the benefits this habit may bring.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page:

Our next video will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday the 28th of September – do follow us in order to receive notifications about when each new video is released.

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Education in the UK and around the world

Vaiva, Sept. 20, 2018

High levels of pre-school education, young school teachers and high university fees are some features of the education system in the UK that were highlighted in this year's international comparison of education as published by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).

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School Open Days: What to look for

Vaiva, Sept. 18, 2018

In the coming weeks, many secondary schools in the area will be hosting Open Days for prospective students and parents. To help parents and students who are currently exploring their options and trying to find the right school, we would like to share an article that highlights a few important features to look out for in order to gain a better insight into the schools you visit.

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Trefoil hoodies for group lessons students

Vaiva, Sept. 17, 2018

With over 160 students attending our group lessons, we were very excited to include our brand new Trefoil hoodies in this year's student welcome packs! The new piece of merchandise is certainly not a compulsory uniform; however, we do hope they will keep you warm in the coming autumn months.

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EDUCATIONAL Q&A VIDEO 11: ADVICE FOR WEEK 2 OF TERM

Vaiva, Sept. 14, 2018

As students are settling into new routines at school, in this week's educational Q&A video, our lead tutor Vivek Gathani shares his advice for Week 2 of term with parents of students from Year 4 to Year 13, with specific tips for parents of students in Year 6, Year 12 and Year 13.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page:

Our next video will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday the 21st of September – do follow us in order to receive notifications about when each new video is released.

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New Tutor Induction

Vaiva, Sept. 13, 2018

On Sunday, the 9th of September, we held our Tutor Induction Day and welcomed five new tutors to our team. We are delighted to have Shrina and Kyal joining us as Economics tutors, Neil and Meghna as Science tutors, and Nikhil tutoring Mathematics and Physics. After a careful selection process from over 50 applications, we are glad to recommend the five new tutors to students looking for one-to-one lessons in their specialist subjects. During the tutor induction, the new tutors received training on key pedagogical concepts later covered in our Professional Development Programme, and underwent a detailed review of our Code of Conduct.

To enquire about booking lessons with our tutors, please email us at office@trefoiltutors.co.uk or call us on 0203 565 0539.

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UK's highest-paying university degrees

Vaiva, Sept. 11, 2018

With university application deadlines coming up in October and January, many of our A-level students will be considering their future university studies. While our key piece of advice will always be to look for a degree which truly captivates your mind, you may also find it interesting to peek at which degree programmes around the country have led to the highest paying jobs post-graduation in recent years.

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Happy new (academic) year!

Vaiva, Sept. 10, 2018

After a summer of preparations, today, our team were thrilled to launch a new academic year at Trefoil Tutors. We start the term with an additional classroom at our premises, five new tutors joining our team, a bank of newly written worksheets and some very exciting surprises for students attending lessons this week.

We are thrilled to welcome back our students from last year, and greet the ones joining us for the first time.

Wishing you all an enjoyable and rewarding academic year!

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Educational Q&A video 10: Starting a new academic year

Vaiva, Sept. 8, 2018

Starting school after the summer break is an exciting, yet sometimes overwhelming time for students and their parents. To help you seize the opportunities that lay ahead while keeping your academic commitments in order, our lead tutor Vivek Gathani shares his advice on how to make the most of the start to a new academic year.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page:

Our next video will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday the 14th of September – do follow us in order to receive notifications about when each new video is released.

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