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Time for another Christmas science riddle! This enormous festive installation is the star of the show at the Tsim Sha Tsui display, and features…

13 December 2018

Time for another Christmas science riddle! This enormous festive installation is the star of the show at the Tsim Sha Tsui display, and features the world's largest video kaleidoscope 👀🎄 @ Harbour City

Shape poems have been around for thousands of years with the Ancient Greeks using this format in the 3rd and 2nd Centuries BC. Lewis Carroll’s A…

13 December 2018

Shape poems have been around for thousands of years with the Ancient Greeks using this format in the 3rd and 2nd Centuries BC. Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland famously used this style of poetry in ‘The Mouse’s Tale’ playing with the homophones ‘tale’ and ‘tail’ to create a quadruple pun; the poem is a tale about a tail, typeset in the shape of a tail and follows a tail rhyming structure. Some other famous examples include ‘The Altar’ and ‘Easter Wings’ by George Herbert.

REMEMBER TO VOTE FOR OUR STUDENTS' SHAPE POEMS in our Festive Card competition.

Timothy, age 13

Like for Timothy to win this year's Christmas card competition with his shape poem.…

12 December 2018

Timothy, age 13

Like for Timothy to win this year's Christmas card competition with his shape poem.

Inspired by shape poetry, our students have been writing their own. Here is our shortlisted top 10. Choose your favourite to be the British Tutors…

12 December 2018

Inspired by shape poetry, our students have been writing their own. Here is our shortlisted top 10. Choose your favourite to be the British Tutors Christmas card 2018. The entry with the most likes by Wednesday 19th December at midday wins!
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A shape poem, also known as a concrete poem, has a visual appearance that matches the topic. The words form shapes that illustrate the poem’s subject alongside the literal meaning. A fundamental idea behind this form of poetry is that it shows how images and words are intrinsically connected through poetry.

Today's Christmas post features a science trivia question! These cute trees can be found in Causeway Bay... the perfect way to get festive with…

11 December 2018

Today's Christmas post features a science trivia question! These cute trees can be found in Causeway Bay... the perfect way to get festive with two weeks to go 🎄🦆

Happy Monday everyone! This week's inspirational teachers post continues the royal theme. Marion Crawford tutored Princess Elizabeth and her…

10 December 2018

Happy Monday everyone! This week's inspirational teachers post continues the royal theme. Marion Crawford tutored Princess Elizabeth and her sister and was affectionately nicknamed Crawfie by the young future Queen 👑📚 @ London, United Kingdom

Tying in with our last post's '12 Days of Christmas' caption, here's another maths riddle to whet your festive appetite. This photo was taken…

7 December 2018

Tying in with our last post's '12 Days of Christmas' caption, here's another maths riddle to whet your festive appetite. This photo was taken at the ifc holiday display - our favourite sections are the elf library and the illusion room 🎄📚👀

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Yolanda: "IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS! We are definitely getting into the spirit and have turned our British Tutors office members…

7 December 2018

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Yolanda: "IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS! We are definitely getting into the spirit and have turned our British Tutors office members into dancing elves for this festive video!"

What your child's teacher thinks they should be getting for Christmas, from light prisms for infants to page-a-day calendars for teenagers.
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5 December 2018

What your child's teacher thinks they should be getting for Christmas, from light prisms for infants to page-a-day calendars for teenagers.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/dec/04/christmas-presents-children-chosen-by-teachers

News from the world of UK School Entrance!

Wellington College, Westminster and St Paul’s will stop requiring pupils to take the Common Entrance e…

4 December 2018

News from the world of UK School Entrance!

Wellington College, Westminster and St Paul’s will stop requiring pupils to take the Common Entrance exam from 2021. Instead they will rely solely on their “pre-test” taken at 10 or 11 years old. Is this set to be the start of a trend?

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/westminster-st-paul-s-and-wellington-college-to-drop-entrance-tests-at-13-z56fk5jl5?fbclid=IwAR28c4W7Gd72apqTII-tmBZreO5SSqODnQ1CqrRy_L54qh1DPBMwx_rADZY

On the fourth day of advent, my true love gave to me a.... riddle! Christmas is always an exciting time for tuition, as festive topics can energise…

4 December 2018

On the fourth day of advent, my true love gave to me a.... riddle! Christmas is always an exciting time for tuition, as festive topics can energise maths in new ways. Sums with presents, advent times tables, Santa delivery graphs and equations... the list is endless 🎄🔢

Happy first day of advent to everyone! In the run up to Christmas, we will be creating a series of posts that will aim to highlight lesser- known…

1 December 2018

Happy first day of advent to everyone! In the run up to Christmas, we will be creating a series of posts that will aim to highlight lesser- known and fascinating aspects of the festive season past and present. This bookshelf photo was taken at the fantastic seasonal display at One Pacific Place in Admiralty, designed to look like Father Christmas' library 📚🎄

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