How do you get boys to read? It’s a difficult question, and there isn’t an immediate answer. In the face of fierce competition from tablet games, consoles, social media and online content, more and more boys are turning away from reading and abandoning once cherished books. I have, however, reversed the tide on a few...

One of the many joys of private tuition is coming across students who learn in different ways. In a classroom this must be a nightmare, but for a private tutor it is a wonderful puzzle to solve, resulting in breakthroughs that can literally change someone’s life. One such group of students are the visual-spatial...

For many years, one of my main roles at Winterwood was finding and recruiting tutors.  This was mainly done – as is common in the industry – through networks, and it meant that I would be introduced to a lot of people with experience of tutoring, or the potential to grow into a fantastic teacher. Experienced candidates...

We’re big fans of the National Geographic magazines here at Winterwood, and advise all our students to purchase a subscription. Exploring global issues and spanning a huge range of topics, articles are well-written but also inspiring and thought-provoking. They introduce students to advanced vocabulary that they can...

Entrance exam interviews can be a daunting part of the process, that represent a ‘make or break’ final moment your child may have been building towards for years. There are two important thing to remember. The first is that you absolutely can prepare your child, by ensuring they have the confidence to be themselves and...