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A stream of excellent Science Grade Raisers!

April 11th, 2014 — 3:56pm

We recently piloted our brand new Science grade raiser day workshop in a local Secondary school and needless to say the feedback has been outstanding!!

The students were all fully engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the day from start to finish!

This week alone we have ran three of these days in secondary schools across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire and all three have been excellent!

We couldn’t be happier with the feedback from Student’s, Teacher’s and Heads of department!

  • 100% of students felt more confident about scientific facts
  • 100% of students had learnt new revision strategies
  • 100% of students felt the day would absolutely help them raise their science grade
  • 100% of teachers felt the day was excellent value for money and extremely worthwhile
  • 100% of teachers would run the grade raiser day again!

This is everything but your average science lesson! With a mixture of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, revision techniques and strategies, interactive games and activities and above all…FUN…our science grade raisers are the perfect pick me up for students ahead of their final GCSE examinations!

Congratulations to all the student’s who participated in the days, we wish you all the very best of luck in your final exams!

 

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Another fantastic Motivation Maker!

March 7th, 2014 — 1:05pm

Yet another successful Motivation Maker seminar held at Brookvale High School.

An amazing turn out and all 200 students were fully entertained and engaged throughout!

Even the teachers enjoyed it!

The feedback has been excellent across the board with students saying they thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and wouldn’t change a thing about it and even better, would LOVE to take part again!

Thanks for an amazing morning, we wish you all the very best of luck in your upcoming exams!

 

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Helping students flourish!

February 26th, 2014 — 1:05pm

Why do we educate our students in schools?

What is the purpose?

While at home children can catch up on news about celebrities misbehaving themselves and all manner of indiscretion. In truth, most of their role models are paper thin personalities which put superficial personality skills above deeper virtues.

Families of course, have a role to play in character development but so do schools and the development of good character traits should be a president to student success.

Character traits can be traced back to the Greek philosopher Aristotle, who argued that society will flourish only when we develop the virtues of our young.

Traditional values include; courage, resilience, loyalty, honesty, kindness, respect, responsibility and self-control. To this we might add everyday values such as; politeness, punctuality, good manners and gratitude. Studies show that such character traits can be taught and that they endure throughout life.

Character education therefore has a strong place in the classroom as schools should strive to create well educated and well rounded students who are educated in character from a young age!

After all a child’s good character is a better predictor of success than their IQ!

Food for thought perhaps?…

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Have you been nominated?

February 3rd, 2014 — 12:40pm

Okay so over the years we have seen some fanatical games emerge from extreme planking, taking place anywhere and everywhere to the latest craze to land… Neknomination.

It is believed that NekNomination began in Australia, and has spread to the UK and Ireland.

Pretty self explanatory in the aim of the game, video yourself necking a pint of alcohol, post it on-line and nominate a friend to do the same within 24 hours whilst earning man points for how crazy/funny the video is. I mean it’s not everyday you see superman drinking a pint while ‘flying’ alongside a moving car or a guy in a dress drinking a mix of Vodka, Tequila and Sambuca! Eurgh!

I’ve seen a fair few now and although the game won’t last forever, the craze doesn’t seem to be fading away any time soon, however there is a serious side to all of this.

At least 1 death has been linked to the neck and nominate game so far and with the popularity spreading rapidly it’s fair to say the dangers of this game will be on the rise! It has since been described as a lethal combination of peer pressure and excessive alcohol consumption.

Therefore whether you have taken part or like myself have been lucky enough to escape the dreaded nomination, we urge all involved to think about the consequences and drink responsibly!

While it might seem like a good idea at the time, do think of the potential consequences and dangers that the game poses and please put your health and safety first!

 

 

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Exciting opportunities to join our team…

January 20th, 2014 — 11:55am

Here at Nottingham Tutorial College we pride ourselves on delivering the best education and character development tools to students everywhere and now we have exciting opportunities for you to join our team and become part of something special.

We are currently recruiting teachers, presenters and post-graduates to help run our incredible courses in schools across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire and act as ambassadors for Nottingham Tutorial College.

So if you are a fully qualified teacher or simply someone who likes to capture the attention of an audience, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Call us on 0115 845 6404 to find out more!!

 

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Fair trial or not?

January 10th, 2014 — 2:41pm

For lovers of English history, did you know that Henry VIII had arranged for the executioner to be on his way from France before the trial of his wife Ann Boleyn had even started!

Did you also know that at 9 am on the day following the public execution of his queen and wife Ann Boleyn, King Henry VIII of England married his next wife Jane Seymour and bestowed her on the English throne alongside himself.

If that isn’t cheeky, I don’t know what is!

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Merry Christmas and Happy new year!

December 20th, 2013 — 5:06pm

Well the time has come to shut down and close the office ready for the Christmas break.

2013 has been an excellent year for all of us here at Nottingham Tutorial College. Our new presenters are doing a fabulous job getting the students fully engaged and the feedback has been amazing!

Here in the office we have also been busy bees! We are forming great partnerships with schools and this year alone we have worked with over 50% of Nottingham,  over 30% of Derbyshire and over 20% of Leicestershire schools. The growth of Nottingham Tutorial College has been amazing to be apart of!

We are all really excited and looking forward to coming back in 2014 to work with even more schools and students!

Thank you to all of our hard working teachers and presenters who really do give their all!

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy new year!

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What a week!

December 6th, 2013 — 4:59pm

What a great week we’ve had here at NTC!!

In the office we’ve been working our socks off and it looks like all that hard work has paid off with plenty of new bookings made for the upcoming months.

We have also had bookings for our brand new courses starting in 2014 including English Grade Raisers and Science Grade Raisers.

Not only that but we recently appointed new presenters who have done a great job this week presenting our celebrated ‘Pump it up’ programme to schools across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. We are over the moon with the excellent feedback from schools and students who thoroughly enjoyed being part of something special!

A great effort from the team!! Now to enjoy the weekend and relax ready to do it all over again Monday morning.

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Half of graduates are in jobs that don’t actually require a degree…

November 27th, 2013 — 2:23pm

Half of all young people who have graduated since the start of the recession in 2008 are now working in ‘non graduate jobs’ official government figures have revealed.

Many are now working as secretaries, carers or factory workers because they cannot find better paid jobs.

Also it has emerged that those who have graduated since 2008 are earning less than there predecessors and owe more in student debt, up to as much as 12% more!!

Experts fear that students so deep in debt, have poor prospects of ever paying it off!! Not good news for someone like myself who only graduated a few months ago!

There is some good news though. Those who obtain a degree in medicine related subjects are likely to earn higher salaries and less likely to be unemployed than people with other degree’s.

Engineering is also in the running as one of the highest paying salaries whilst careers in media studies rank the lowest in terms of wages.

So, we ask, are you choosing the right degree that will allow you to live comfortably in the life of leisure?

 

 

 

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Finally we are back online!

November 22nd, 2013 — 3:01pm

Here at Nottingham Tutorial College our blog’s have slipped off the radar over the summer but I am happy to say we are back on-line just in time for Christmas to reveal all about our exploits over the past few months and what a few months we’ve had!

We have been working extra hard at NTC and it looks like the hard work is paying off, we have now expanded and are now working in partnership with schools throughout both Derbyshire and Leicestershire. We have received such a warm welcoming at schools throughout the midland’s and are ever so grateful for the continued support. Our connections with schools are getting stronger by the day so watch out, we could be at a school near you next!

We have also worked our socks off to improve the workshops and seminars that we run by ensuring our programmes are; entertaining, innovative and informative to bring you the very best!  In 2014 we aim to introduce new workshops including both Science and English Grade Raiser Days to join our extremely popular Maths Grade Raiser Day. Alongside this we are looking to introduce a completely new, creative and unique programme named Diversity and Community Cohesion.

Not only are we expanding and strengthening our programme of services, we are also making changes and expanding our staff! I myself am living proof! As the most recent newbie at the college I am extremely pleased to announce that I  will be here full time as of 2014!  Better still, we have even more exciting opportunities to join our team as we are currently recruiting Teachers and Presenters! If you want to get involved don’t hesitate to call, email or even tweet us, we would love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

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