Maths

How high up is the school in the cloud?

It’s the start of May already, the sun (I think it’s the sun, its been a while!) is shining and exam leave is upon us. The fourths years left for exam leave a week ago and have already completed their … Continue reading

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Tae Kwon Do and Jose Mourinho – passing Highers at the grade you want

This is part of a series of blogs that focuses on the attitudes of mind, behaviours and actions that a person can use to be successful at an English course. It’s practical stuff that, if applied, will have a practical … Continue reading

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It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work…

The run up to Christmas was immense and I was so tired when we eventually got to the holidays. I find myself sleeping deeper and deeper as the term ends and the holidays approach to the point that you are … Continue reading

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Tutors getting £50 000 a year cannot add the missing ingredient known to Lincoln

Tutoring has always been an expensive business. A tutor would cost a wealthy family a salary, room and board back in the old days. Nowadays it seems that a good tutor can receive up to £50 000 a year with … Continue reading

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Arnold Schwarzenegger vs Jason Bourne: having a flexible plan

This is part of a series of blogs that focuses on the attitudes of mind, behaviours and actions that a person can use to be successful at an English course. It’s practical stuff that, if applied, will have a practical … Continue reading

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Work hard, be happy and be awesome…

All is relatively good in the land of jotters, whiteboards and silly cabbages. I am almost accustomed to getting up at stupid o’clock in the morning (officially anytime before 9am); I have managed to memorise all of the students names; all my classes … Continue reading

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When she is good she is very, very good …

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It’s a different world I woke up to on 15th August this year. A brand new school that’s only three or four years old; new students to teach and learn from; new colleagues to work with and new friends to … Continue reading

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So much of life, it seems is determined by pure randomness…

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It’s been a good week so far: the rain came but the sun shone; I, unlike Hibernian football club, managed to get my hands on the Scottish Cup (if only for a few moments); the Primary 7’s arrived for a … Continue reading

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Golden Rules for answering questions in mathematics exams

Golden Rules Firstly a disclaimer: These are my Golden Rules to answering maths exam questions – they have not been obtained from some teaching tome, some are a tad peculiar, most are common sense and frequently advised by others. 1. … Continue reading

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