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Students’ poetry

Showcasing students’ creative work is something I don’t do often enough. The exam-oriented nature of much tuition can be an excuse – another is the

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August occupations

August and the summer holidays is the time of year one thinks of as being most apt for projects of improvement – whether of furnishings, of equipment, or oneself. In

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Appreciating art through Maths

This painting by Mondrian entitled  ‘Composition with Grid 8: Checkerboard Composition with Dark Colours’ (1919) is on display over the summer at the Turner Gallery

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Is handwriting a declining art?

I have recently finished marking 350 GCSE English Literature examination scripts. Apart from the small number that, with special permission, had been word-processed, these comprised

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The APTC recruits …

Back in July 2013 I wrote a short article here entitled ‘How to set up a Tuition Centre’. I recounted my personal route into the

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Crammer school?

A few weeks back I was approached by a journalist for thoughts on the subject of cramming – specifically  ‘to cram or not to cram,

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