Did you know that music can have a positive effect on your child’s education?

There are always studies being done regarding children’s education and what helps them to achieve higher exams results and have better job prospects, but have you heard that music may play an important role in this? Recent research has shown that children who participate in musical activity from a very early age tend to achieve higher academic results that children who are not. The study showed that in particular, children who learn to play an instrument from the age of 4 tend to pick up the skills needed to play much quicker than an adult learning the same instrument. It... Read More »

Which industries are lacking in job prospects?

If you are looking for a job or looking to go to college or university to study for a particular job then you will want to know what the job prospects are like and what they are likely to be in the future. With technological advances over the last decade, certain jobs seem to be at risk of decline and possibly extinction soon. Company owners are quick to jump on board with being able to automate a process by machinery or computers rather than rely on people. They can then save money on salaries and make more profit in the... Read More »

Managing homework schedules

As a parent you need to take some responsibility for your child’s education. They do learn a lot from school but often the pupils with input from home, go further. There are a number of ways in which you can help your child with their education. From a very young age you can start to read to them and as they start school, allow them to read words to you. Often in reception the majority of their homework is reading based. Reading helps children with other aspects of education such as spelling and grammar too. As they get older they... Read More »

Offering tutoring to students

If you are a retired teacher you may consider going in to tutoring. Unlike working in a school, you can often pick and choose the hours you work and fit it in around your life style. It allows you to carry on teaching in a way but without all the added commitments. You don’t actually need a degree in the subject you want to teach, but a degree in core educational subjects, including maths, English, science and modern languages, may be useful when tutoring in these subjects. This means that even if you have never been a teacher, you can... Read More »

Practising spellings with your child

Spelling is a very important part of a child’s education. Spelling is taught at school but if you can help your child with their spelling at home as well, they will pick it up a lot quicker. Spelling is not only useful when a child is learning to write but also aids their reading ability. Children often get sent home from school with spellings from a very young. They may just have to practise them for a spelling test or they may also be given homework around them. Although it is very easy to send your child off to do... Read More »