As a parent of a child about to sit their A-level exams do you know what steps they need to take in order to earn an A* in A-level chemistry? This blog post discusses the top five study skills used by A* students to earn an A* in their A-level exams.
As a parent, are you concerned about how your son or daughter will do on their A-level chemistry exams? Are you concerned that they may not be studying effectively for their exams? And are you curious about how some students earn top grades on their exam even though they seem to be woefully underprepared?
As a parent, are you concerned about how your child is using mark schemes as part of their revision strategy? Are you concerned that they seem to be completing a seemingly endless amount of past paper questions and not improving their grade in the course? Are you confused as to what value mark schemes have in your child's revision for their upcoming exams?
So, is there an alternative to the franchise tutoring companies? The answer is yes! The first alternative to be considered is hiring the teacher directly through a tutoring website. If you Google private tutors in a given subject a lot of the search results besides the franchise tutoring company advertisements are for tutor websites that allow tutors to advertise their services to prospective clients.
Have you noticed the billboard advertisements on your daily commute into work for the franchise tutoring agencies? Maybe you have noticed the advertisements for the tutoring agencies on the side of the local buses or tubes? Or maybe you have noticed the flyers for the tutoring agencies in your junk mail that arrives in the mail along with your monthly bills. Have you noticed that they all follow the same format? A child is seen smiling as they work with their private tutor as they sit around a table. Or another child is seen holding up their A-level results letter which states they have earned A* or A grades on their exams and are going off to the university of their choice. Or another advertisement states that their franchise tutoring agencies almost guarantees an A* or A grade on the final exam of A-level courses.
Did your child do well on their mock exams? If they did well that's great! If they didn't do well, as a parent should you be concerned?
One goal that you may have is to see your child succeed in their studies at school in the new year. Maybe you see them feeling frustrated and demoralised when they earn a failing grade on a test.
As I teach and tutor A level Chemistry I notice that some of my students find the maths used in solving computation type problems easy to follow and others seem to find these types of problems the area where they lose the most points on their end of topic exams. Does one of these scenarios sound like you? Do you wish there was an easier way to solve these types of problems and achieve a good grade in A level Chemistry?