All Posts by Lucy Parsons

What is an academic coach?

Do you know what an academic coach is and how one could help your child? With 25% of GCSE students using private tutors, the way that an academic coach can help with GCSE and A-Level studies is over-looked by many (most people who like my Facebook page hadn’t heard of academic coaches until they came […]

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[69] Why bright students fail – and what parents can do to prevent it

If you have a bright and very academically able child, you might be thinking that school and exams are going to be plain-sailing. After all, they’ve got a natural talent for this stuff, so what could possibly go wrong? Well, in the time that I’ve worked as an academic coach it’s actually been some of […]

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[68] What you say matters

How aware are you of the effect of what you say and think? Have you noticed that what you say and how you say it can have a big impact on others? In last week’s blog, I talked about mental health and exams, and I talked briefly about things that I wish parents wouldn’t say […]

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[67] Exams and mental health: how to succeed and stay happy

Are you worried about your child’s mental health? Do you think that studying for exams is damaging their mental health? In this article I’m going to share with you: Why exams can be damaging to mental health – if you let them Why we need to reframe how we think about exams Simple strategies you […]

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