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The StudyBox Tuition Blog is an education blog covering anything from lesson plans, homeschooling, tips for parents and teachers, current news about education and the benefits of tutoring. Find useful tips, advice and stay up to date with our news with our blog.

Improving your child’s vocabulary at home
Improving your child's vocabulary at home will help them to succeed in future!   Encouraging your child to expand on[...]
Subtracting fractions in 3 simple steps
Fractions are a challenging subject to grasp in maths. Helping children with subtracting  fractions doesn't have to be a difficult[...]
Helping children with their spellings
The English language can be challenging to grasp, especially for children learning how to spell. Helping children with their spellings[...]
3 ways to engage children with learning
Keeping children's focus and maintaining their full attention can be challenging when it comes to learning. This is because not[...]
6 ways to help motivate your child
Motivating your child with learning and education doesn’t have to be a challenge. There are many ways parents can help[...]
Encouraging critical thinking in children
Encouraging critical thinking in children is an important life skill which is beneficial to learn from a young age.  [...]
Encouraging creative writing for children
Encouraging creative writing for children has a number of benefits. It improves English and writing skills, spelling, creativity, communication skills,[...]
Preparing for Mock Exams
Preparing for mock exams is key for achieving those predicted GCSE grades.   Mock exams are good preparation for GCSEs,[...]
Learning Times Tables
Learning times tables can be a challenge for children, as there are multiple sequences to learn, from 1 up until[...]
Phonics and Sound Patterns
Phonics is the study of sound patterns. It is a method taught when learning to read, through linking sounds with[...]
StudyBox opens a new centre in Battersea!
On the 21st October, StudyBox opens a new centre in Battersea! StudyBox Battersea will be the latest addition to our[...]
Making learning fun for children
Homework and studying are a constant in every child’s life. It may seem like a chore, especially when the subject[...]
GCSE Revision Schedule
For students in year 11, GCSEs are the most challenging year in your life so far. Time management and creating[...]
Adjusting from primary to secondary school
Starting secondary school is a milestone in every child’s life. It signifies the path into adolescence and taking on more[...]
How to give your child an extra boost with learning
A child’s most important role model and teacher is their parent. A parent takes on board many job roles, asides[...]
The importance of reading for pleasure
The importance of reading for pleasure should be implemented from a young age. Reading has numerous benefits to health, concentration[...]
Start off the year right
The academic year is upon us once again; it is important to start off the year right. The new syllabus[...]
How to get a head start in September
Are you wondering how to get a head start in September for your child? Starting the new academic year can[...]
GCSE Results Day 2019
GCSE results day this year falls on Thursday 22ndAugust 2019. This week, students across the country awake with anticipation to[...]
International Youth Day 2019
International Youth Day 2019 brings to attention the 1.8 million young people in the world. This is the largest youth[...]
National Playday 2019
The 7th August is National Playday 2019! This special day highlights the importance of play in children’s lives.   On[...]
SATs and GCSE Curriculum Change
Did you know there was a SATs and GCSE curriculum change in 2016 and 2017? New grading systems are put[...]
Top 10 Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss
The summer holidays are a well deserved break after a year of hard work. Key exams like SATs, the Eleven[...]
Year 5: Summer Tuition Sessions for the Eleven Plus Exam
With just 63 days to go until the Eleven Plus exam, it is important to start preparation early in order[...]
World Youth Skills Day
Today is World Youth Skills Day, bringing to light the importance of youth development in their education and abilities. Starting[...]
Kids Coding Lab
Did you know that StudyBox offers a Kids Coding Lab? This course will introduce your child to coding concepts. They[...]
Year 4 Eleven Plus Exam Course with StudyBox
The Eleven Plus exam can be daunting. Everyone wants to secure a spot at their secondary school of choice, which[...]
National School Sports Week
This week is important because it celebrates schools all over the country participating in P.E. Since National School Sports Week[...]
Introducing a Coding Course For Kids During May Half Term
This May half term, StudyBox will be introducing a coding course for students. Further courses will then be made available[...]
An additional tuition centre for StudyBox at Kidspace, Croydon
In April, StudyBox opened its latest tuition centre. In addition to our centres in Wallington, Sutton and Epsom we now[...]
Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s for SPaGs and SATs preparation
Although literacy has always been a key element of the SATs format for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2[...]
Exercise and education: the perfect formula for success
Evidence for the positive effect of exercise on learning is gathering pace. The benefits of exercise on attention control, which[...]
Private Tuition Could Benefit Your Child
Many students find that mainstream education doesn’t have the resources to provide sufficient one-to-one attention from teachers. Parents are turning[...]
The Importance of Reading Skills
Importance of reading skills Reading skills are critical for children's development, studies have shown a link between competency in reading[...]
Help your child improve their maths skills
Help Your Child Improve Their Maths Skills Maths can be a tricky subject for many people and as a parent,[...]
How to improve children’s concentration skills
How to improve children's concentration skills For your child to make the most of their education, it is vital that[...]
Easy Back To School Breakfast
Easy Back-To-School Breakfasts It’s almost time for back to school, which means the crazy school mornings are back! It’s important[...]
Five Ways Tuition Can Complement School Learning
Five Ways StudyBox Tuition Can Really Complement School Learning When it comes to after-school tuition, parents have many questions such[...]
How to Prepare For Secondary School
How to prepare your child for secondary school We've prepared five ways to help your child prepare for secondary school[...]
Be Supportive on Exam Results Day
How to support your child on exam results day The run-up to exam results day can prove to be an[...]
Why is Science Important?
Why is Science Important to learn? Science is everywhere in our day to day lives.  It can help to answer[...]
New Times Tables Test for Year 4 Students
New Times Tables Test What is it? The government have introduced the multiplication check to help ensure that children know[...]
5 Ways You Can Encourage Your Child to Read
Encouraging Your Child to Read 1. English Reading Skills Reading is a vital skill for children to learn as they’re[...]
Understanding the new GCSEs:
Understanding the new GCSEs: What you need to know What exactly are the new GCSEs? We’ve all heard about or[...]
Encouraging Creative Writing
Why creative writing is important Creative writing is important for children to learn as it promotes imagination and helps them[...]
The Importance of Education
The Importance of Education In a fast-changing world where the most valuable skill you have is your knowledge, a good[...]
Ways to expand your child’s vocabulary
Ways to expand your child’s vocabulary It is common that children learn quicker than Adults. A child’s vocabulary expands as they[...]
How to prepare for the SATs
How to prepare for the SATs SATs exams are taken by year 2 and year 6 students. It helps the[...]
Year 1 Phonics test
Year 1 Phonics test: All you need to know A phonic screening test is a type of test that is[...]
What is SPAG?
SPAG stands for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. SPAG is useful for every child due to several reasons. The consideration of[...]
How to Pass The 11 Plus Exam
Do you want your child to attend State Grammar schools in England? To attend the prestigious Grammar schools your child[...]
Does Your Child Need a Tutor?
Does your child struggle to do homework? Do you have to push them in doing it? Have you tried to[...]
Mental maths, why is it important for children?
Mental maths, why is it important for children? Every child can train their brain for mathematical calculations. There is a[...]
Tips to keep your child’s mind active over the summer holidays
Tips to keep your child's mind active over the summer holidays During the holiday season, learning can easily take a[...]
Successful Exam Preparation Tips for Students
Successful exam preparation tips Exams are stressful for everyone.  Even the most academically minded of students can become nervous and[...]
5 Tips For Stress Free Homework
5 Tips for Stress-Free Homework Homework is a necessary part of education and can teach your child discipline, organisation and[...]
5 Tips For Your Child At Home
5 Tips for teaching your child at home Every parent wants to ensure that their child has the best opportunities[...]
How Private Tuition Can Reduce Stress For Parents
You come home after a stressful and busy day at work. You muster up the energy to cook, tidy up,[...]
How To Improve English Reading Skills
Five tips on how to improve your child's English reading skills There are very few things more important to your[...]
GCSE exam preparation
With the 2017 GCSE exams only a matter of months away, preparation is vital. The key to preparation is being[...]
Boost Your Child’s Confidence
Boost Skills In English And Maths And Improve Your Childs Confidence Student Self-Esteem The early school years play a major[...]
Why Learn Our Times Tables?
One of the hardest maths tasks for young children (and some older ones!) is learning their times tables.  A recent[...]