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Tutor Testimonial: Tutoring at Trefoil Tutors

Jovana, May 3, 2019

‘There is a lot of support with the teaching here at Trefoil Tutors. If I want to make my lessons better there are seminars the tutors can attend and there are ways in which the teachers here can help you become better. Not only am I teaching, but I am also improving my own skill set, which I feel is very valuable in the long term.’

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Tutor testimonial: Tutoring at Trefoil Tutors

Jovana, April 26, 2019

‘Trefoil is a very professional working environment. It gives you the ability to teach something that you love to students who really need your help. Its allows you as the tutor to make the decisions for when you want to tutor yourself and the timings that best suit you. It is very user friendly and provides the best working environment for the tutee.’

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Celebrating the International Day of Education

Jovana, Jan. 24, 2019

Today we celebrate the world’s very first International Day of Education! On 3rd December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared the 24th of January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development around the world.

We are delighted to have been able to support the learning of so many children throughout the past years – this day is a great reminder to appreciate and treasure the learning opportunities accessible to us!

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NEW MATHEMATICS GROUP LESSONS FOR YEAR 9 STUDENTS

Jovana, Jan. 17, 2019

We are very excited to announce that, following a number of enquiries from students and parents, we are starting a new Mathematics group lessons for Year 9 students.

The Mathematics group lessons will be run by Kirtan Shah, a newly qualified teacher currently working as a Teacher of Mathematics at QE Boys' School. With an ability to successfully communicate complex concepts in a simple manner, Kirtan is a tutor who is able to offer support to students of varying age and ability.

The lessons, attended by a maximum of six Year 9 students, will follow the GCSE programme prepared by our senior Mathematics tutor Vivek Gathani, which sees the students through to their GCSE examinations in Year 11.

If you are interested in joining our Mathematics group lessons, please do get in touch by phone on 0203 565 0539 or via email at office@trefoiltutors.co.uk. Places are limited and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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ClueTubers

Jovana, Jan. 16, 2019

For any KS3 and GCSE students interested in history, the BBC has introduced a new series named ‘ClueTubers’ which will help students get to grip with the skills required to investigate historic sites.

To get a taste of what the series will include, please watch the trailer by clicking the link below:

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NEW TUTOR INDUCTION

Jovana, Jan. 15, 2019

We are very excited to see our team of tutors grow this academic year! On the 3rd of January, we held our Tutor Induction Day and welcomed four new tutors, Kirtan, Christoph, Nirmala and Riddhi, who will be running small group lessons in Mathematics and Economics at Trefoil.

During the induction, the new tutors received training on key pedagogical concepts 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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It’s 11+ interview week!

Jovana, Jan. 14, 2019

With the 11+ entrance examinations nearly done, this week, a number of independent schools are starting their interviewing process for 11+ entrance. We would like to wish the best of luck to all candidates who are attending interviews in the upcoming days!

The interview is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the school you are applying for, as well as help the school get to know you – their potential new student!

Stay confident and friendly, and most importantly, enjoy the experience!

All our best wishes,

The Trefoil Team

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GOOD LUCK IN THE 11+ EXAMS!

Jovana, Jan. 10, 2019

Best of luck to all our 11+ students sitting the entrance examinations to North London Collegiate School today!

We know you have worked hard preparing for your examinations! Now is the time to stay focused and remember the lessons learnt during your revision and practice.

All our best wishes,

The Trefoil Team

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New Economics Group Lessons for Year 13 students begin today

Jovana, Jan. 9, 2019

We are very excited to announce that, following a number of enquiries from students and parents, we are starting new Economics group lessons for Year 13 students. The Economics group lessons will be run by our Economics tutor Christoph, a professional Economics teacher with three years of experience teaching at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School. Christoph holds a BSc(Econ) in Economics and an MSc in Economic History from the LSE and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Prior to teaching, Christoph has spent a number of years working across different disciplines in higher education projects, teaching and learning initiatives and advocacy.

If you are interested in joining our Economics group lessons, do get in touch by phone on 0203 565 0539 or via email at office@trefoiltutors.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Student Testimonial: Pupil, Y11

Jovana, Jan. 5, 2019

'With the accelerated group lessons, we move through the topics quicker than we would in school. This also helps a lot when we start the topics in school and I already know how to do it, so I find it easier. Vivek explains everything really well!'

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Testimonial: Trefoil Tutors

Jovana, Dec. 22, 2018

We’ve had a great experience with Trefoil Tutors for our sons. They’ve built up a good understanding of mathematical concepts and as a result I believe they’ve improved a great deal in school, but most importantly they’ve been happy going to lessons and have comfortably managed school work and assignments set by Trefoil Tutors, so it’s been a win-win for them in every respect.

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MOCK EXAMINATIONS HAVE STARTED!

Jovana, Dec. 18, 2018

Today we held the next set of English and Mathematics 11+ mock examinations this year for students preparing to sit independent school entrance examinations in January. Thank you to all those who attended - we hope you found the practice useful!

If you are interested in attending one of our upcoming three mock examinations this week or in the new year, please email us at office@trefoiltutors.co.uk or call 0203 565 0539 to book your place.

More information about the mocks can be found on our website:

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PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAGUE TABLES

Jovana, Dec. 16, 2018

The Department of Education has posted its annual figures comparing primary schools across the country. The data offers information on each school's progress scores for reading, writing and mathematics. The article below also includes an interactive tool allowing you to compare schools in your area and look at the metrics for each school individually.

To read the article, please follow the link:

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Parent Testimonial: One to one lessons

Jovana, Dec. 15, 2018

My son has known Mr G since the age of 11, he was his former maths teacher at HABS. He is now a year ahead of his age [at school], and we used Mr G's lessons to help him bridge that gap, but he enjoyed the lessons so much that he's continued working with him. The lessons have given him a great deal of confidence and he’s got the belief he can achieve the top grade in maths. I asked my son what is different about the way Mr G teaches maths to the way maths is taught at school; he said Mr G has a fun way of teaching complex topics.

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EDUCATIONAL Q&A VIDEO 21: Christmas holiday recommendations of books that have been turned into films

Jovana, Dec. 14, 2018

With most students starting their Christmas break next week, now is a great time to catch up on some reading. To help students choose their holiday read, our lead English tutor Milda has recommended a variety of books suitable for students of different ages. Bearing in mind that the Christmas break is a time to be shared with family, all the recommended books are ones that have also been turned into films - which means that the whole family can enjoy them this Christmas!

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Tutors attend Professional Development Seminar on Child Protection

Jovana, Dec. 12, 2018

On the 8th of December, we hosted our second Professional Development Seminar as part of our Professional Development Programme for tutors. In the seminar, our senior tutor, Vivek Gathani, discussed our Code of Conduct with the tutors and analysed potential situations that may arise when working with children.

At Trefoil Tutors, tutor development and child protection are two cornerstones of the professionalism that we bring to tutoring and we were delighted that so many of our team were able to join us!

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New 11+ Resources On Our Website

Jovana, Dec. 11, 2018

We are delighted to inform you that have recently uploaded a broad selection of 11+ resources, including past papers, to the Resources section of our website. We have labelled some of these as "holiday work" which our current students may find useful for their practice in the weeks leading up to the 11+ examinations this January.

You can find the resources here:

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EDUCATIONAL Q&A VIDEO 20: Analysis of grammar school entrance results

Jovana, Dec. 7, 2018

With our Year 6 students having received their grammar school 11+ entrance results, we carried out some analysis and made comparisons between these and the results students achieved in the mock independent school papers (completed at Trefoil). Our senior tutor Vivek Gathani shares his conclusions and comments on comparing the students' results across both papers as well as providing some useful tips for the Year 5 students preparing for their examinations in 2019.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page:

Our next video will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday, the 14th of December – 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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