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Alex Dyer

Director of Tutor House

Ciao, I'm the Director at Tutor House. We're working hard to match tutors with students, to get children, students and adults from all walks of life to enjoying learning, and we're also building a community of amazing tutors and educations. Oh and we also rant about education. Find learning Easier.

GCSE Exams - Should English And Maths Be Compulsory?

That in fact Maths and English is not everyone's cup of tea, and making it compulsory is very stressful. We don't make it compulsory to take music exams over and over nor do we make it essential to be good at sport or business.
26/08/2016 11:08 BST

A-Level Results Day - Now What?

The countdown to A Level results day is approaching, and if you are waiting for your exam results it can be a time of excitement and uncertainty. You might be confident you will get the results you need, or be dreading hearing the news.
11/08/2016 09:19 BST

Why Is There a Teacher Shortage in England?

Without a serious re-think about how we encourage new teachers to get into the profession, perhaps coupled with a radical change in approach to the education system as a whole, it is sadly likely that the shortage of teachers England will only become more of a problem.
25/02/2016 15:46 GMT

Does the UK Education System Promote or Suffocate Creativity in Students?

Creativity should be celebrated within schools. Creative people invent, problem-solve, discuss and communicate in fresh, exciting ways, we don't want this to be lost during school. Whatever the industry whether it's medical, science, engineering, academic research, technology, business, entrepreneurial; they all require creative thinkers to progress.
01/12/2015 12:10 GMT

Why is Easter Revision so Important?

For some students the retention of subject information is good throughout the year, and therefore they won't need to revise for more than a couple of hours each day. However, there are those that struggle either because they haven't applied themselves effectively throughout the year or because they genuinely find learning harder than other students.
16/02/2015 11:51 GMT

What to Do on A-Level Results Day

Approaching results day can be a daunting experience for many students. Sometimes the anxiety and stress of the situation can often effect how you react and respond on the day itself. This article will help you decide on how best to handle whatever is thrown your way on results day.
31/07/2014 16:18 BST

Addressing the Lack of Dyslexia Support in UK Schools

If left undetected dyslexia can cause difficulties with learning, and in extreme cases children are often labeled as 'stupid' or 'lazy'. This can lead to further problems of feelings of isolation and low self-esteem. The consequences of such neglect would be hugely damaging to students with dyslexia.
25/04/2014 12:02 BST

Does Dyslexia Exist?

Dyslexia is characterised by difficultly reading, phonological (auditory) encoding problems, poor processing speed and the inability to use language skills effectively. It's also a reading disorder. Recent Professors from Durham and Yale University have suggested that Dyslexia is a Myth, that dyslexia should be abandoned as it lacks scientific clarity and educational value.
05/03/2014 11:54 GMT

The Private Tuition Boom, What's the Fuss About?

Working together is the best option, it would benefit children, teachers, parents and schools, cohesive learning is the best way forward! Regardless of all the changes that are taking place, parents wouldn't be scared any more if we work together, they'd be happy.
17/09/2013 12:49 BST

Didn't Get Your A-Level Grades, What Now?

Clearing: if you've just missed out on your conditional offer don't worry, call both Universities and see what they say. I would advise you to write four or five bullet points down which you can refer back to when you're on the phone.
14/08/2013 17:36 BST

University May Not Be for Me... What Are My Options?

With rising tuition fees, Universities culling degree courses and soaring young unemployment, the future looks bleak. There is a great deal of negativity associated with employment opportunities at the moment. So what are your options? And how can you succeed?
21/06/2013 11:40 BST

Technology and Education: A Match Made in Heaven?

The education industry has not yet caught up with the daily and continuous changes in technology. Classroom based learning on the other hand, still incorporates note taking from white boards, reading through bulky textbooks and filling-in-the-gaps in hand out after hand out.
04/06/2013 16:08 BST