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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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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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University League Tables 2019

Jovana, Dec. 5, 2018

As many sixth form students finalise their UCAS applications, we would like to share with you the University League Tables 2019 published by The Guardian. Ranking top universities by individual subjects, geographical areas and their overall score, we hope this Guide will provide useful insights and help students choose the right next step in their academic career.

To read the article, please follow the link below:

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Free 11+ Mathematics mock examination paper

Vaiva, Sept. 5, 2018

With the grammar school 11+ examinations taking place this week, our lead Mathematics tutor Vivek Gathani has prepared a mock Mathematics examination paper which we would be glad to share with any parents of Year 6 students looking for additional paper practice for the grammar school exams.

Our lead Mathematics tutor Vivek Gathani is a qualified teacher, with a PGCE from the University of Oxford, who helped write and mark the 11+ entrance examination papers during his time teaching mathematics at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School.

The paper should be completed in no more than 50 minutes. To receive a free copy of the mock examination paper, please contact us at info@trefoiltutors.co.uk. Vivek would be happy to mark your child's answers and provide you with an analysis of their paper (please click read more to see the picture attached as a sample).

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Educational Q&A video 9: Transition to secondary school

Vaiva, Aug. 31, 2018

With the new school year around the corner, next week brings a big change to thousands of students who will be making the transition from primary to a secondary school this September. In the latest video from our Educational Q&A video series, lead tutor Vivek Gathani shares his advice about making the most of the experience and supporting your son or daughter through this exciting - albeit sometimes daunting - moment of their school life. Having worked at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School for four years as a teacher, Year 7 form tutor and deputy housemaster, Vivek is closely familiar with the day-to-day opportunities and challenges the students face in a new school.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page.

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5 Quick Questions - Set 5 - Answers

Vaiva, Aug. 26, 2018

Today, we would like to share with you the answers to the fifth - and final - set of 5 Quick Questions that were posted on our website on the 22nd of August.

We hope that you enjoyed practising your mathematics over the summer with the 5 Quick Questions series from our lead Mathematics tutor Vivek Gathani - keep up the good habit of practising little and often!

Although the series has come to an end, we have plenty of useful and interesting material to share with you in the upcoming weeks including some free 11+ papers - do follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to receive our updates!

Please click the article to see the answers.

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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!

Please click the article to see the questions.

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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!

Click the article to see the questions.

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