[43] How to use short-term motivation to get your child to revise

When it comes to studying for exams, I find there are two kinds of students: Those who are highly self-motivated and driven to do their best, like I was back in the day Those who find it really hard to get motivated and are easily distracted, like my sister who you’ll know about if you’ve […]

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[42] How to improve your child’s vocabulary with Sofia Fenichell

An expansive vocabulary not only gets you far in education, but in everyday life too. This week we are joined by Sofia Fenichell, a true wordsmith who has set up a whole business around learning a wider vocabulary. On the show, she shares vocabulary-learning hacks and how parents can best support their children through the […]

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[41] How to help your child achieve balance in revision season

One of the things I hear parents ask most often is, “How can I help my child have a balanced life and also get great grades in their exams?” This is a great question because it shows real awareness amongst parents that it’s important to achieve balance for both your child’s mental and physical wellbeing. In […]

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[40] 3 Ways to Improve Your Exam Technique Fast

The first obstacle that many parents like you face is supporting your child to actually start and then continuing revising. I’ve talked about this in other episodes (Episode 22: 9 Reasons Why Your Child Isn’t Revising and What To Do About It; and, episode 37: Consistency: the key to excellent exam results). However, if they start revising […]

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[39] Getting Girls Into Engineering with Hayley Loren

Often seen as a male-dominated industry, more and more women are joining the engineering workforce today. On today’s show we meet the very inspiring Hayley Loren, an engineer in the offshore wind industry. She shares with us the fun in science and engineering, and the importance for parents to facilitate their child’s passions at an […]

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[38] How your child can get into a top American Ivy-League University with Veronica Moore

Some of the top universities in the world like Harvard, Princeton and Brown University are in the American Ivy-League. Parents and students in the UK often overlook the opportunity to apply for such a place because of costs, uncertainty of the application process, and so much more. On today’s show I speak with Veronica Moore, […]

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[37] Consistency: the key to excellent exam results

People often ask me what is ‘the one thing’ that it takes to achieve excellent exam results. In the past I’ve offered up answers such as: Determination Hard work Doing past papers But, actually all these things just help people to do the true ‘one thing’ that it takes to get amazing grades. What is […]

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[36] What no-one’s telling you about what GCSE and A Level examiners are really looking for

Today, I want to let you into a great, big, fat secret that your child’s teachers and their exam boards have been keeping from them. In fact, your own teachers and exam boards almost certainly kept it from you. I only found out this secret in the last few months from the little clues they […]

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[35] SPD: Dealing with heightened senses and Sensory Processing Disorder with Becky Lyddon

When we’re nervous we tend to fiddle – we want to be aware of our bodies to keep ourselves alert. For those who suffer from Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), senses are even more heightened so sufferers find alternative ways to calm and process their senses. SPD comes in many forms, including distorted hearing, sight and […]

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[34] “How can I help my child revise?”

As exam season looms ever closer you might be wondering how you can help your children to revise. Today, I’m going to highlight the five key areas in which you can offer your support with your child’s revision. “How can I help my child revise?” Motivation Motivation is key to successful revision. Your child needs […]

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