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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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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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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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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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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:

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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:

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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:

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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!

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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!

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11+ mock Mathematics and English examinations: registration open

Vaiva, Oct. 18, 2018

We are glad to remind parents 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.

The mock examination papers are written by our lead tutors Vivek Gathani and Milda Sabunaite.

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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Man Booker Prize Winner Announced

Jovana, Oct. 17, 2018

Today, the novel "Milkman" by Northern Irish writer Anna Burns has been announced the winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize. The Man Booker Prize is an internationally renowned literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in English and published in the UK. Its previous winners include "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel, "Midnight Children" by Salman Rushdie and "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha" by Roddy Doyle. To browse the list of past winners, as well as lists of nominated novels, do visit the Prize's website:

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Trefoil Tutors represented at the National Tutors Conference

Vaiva, Oct. 16, 2018

Today, our Manager Milda Sabunaite represented Trefoil Tutors at the National Tutors Conference hosted by the Tutors' Association. Attended by over 150 tutors from around the country, the event offered a variety of seminars and workshops that covered topics from structuring long-term tutoring to adapting lessons to high-achieving students, as well as looking at the future of the tutoring sector in the UK. We were delighted to be part of the event!

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page:

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Understanding the British school system

Jovana, Oct. 15, 2018

At this time of the year, a number of parents of primary school children will be considering 11+ entrance to secondary schools. In order to choose the right schools for your child, it is helpful to understand the differences between independent, grammar and state schools. This article produced by the Good Schools Guide is a brief but useful overview of the schools system in the UK.

To read the full article, click the link below:

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Trefoil Tutors at the 5th annual LBD charity brunch

Vaiva, Oct. 12, 2018

Today, our senior tutor Vivek Gathani and lead English tutor Milda Sabunaite were invited to represent Trefoil Tutors at the 5th annual LBD charity brunch. Vivek delivered a short presentation, offering parents his professional advice about finding high-quality tutoring for their children. All donations collected at the event went to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital based in Elstree. We would like to thank the LBD charity for welcoming us to the event!

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page:

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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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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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