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5 Reasons to Book a GCSE, A-Level or School / University Tutor

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” This quote from Albert Einstein perfectly sums up school life – we cannot be the best at every subject in school; you may have a real talent for Maths but struggle with English, you may find Economics exams really easy but have no idea where to start when revising for Biology exams. We all struggle sometimes in school and in life and it is not a bad thing to ask for help…

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What to Expect from a School Guardian

It is becoming more and more common for international students to study in day and boarding schools in the UK; however, studying and living in another country can be a daunting and scary experience. Therefore, it is important that there is someone in the UK that the student trusts and can turn to if they are not happy or if they have a problem.   Do I need a guardian to study in the UK? If you are travelling to the UK without your parents, your housemaster will usually look after your guardianship needs while you are at school. However,…

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Day and boarding schools for guardianship students in the UK

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Choosing which school to go to or send your children to is an extremely difficult decision, especially if the schools are in a different country. The first thing you need to decide is whether you would like a boarding school or a day school, but do you know the difference between these two types of schools?   What is a boarding school? If you choose a boarding school, you/your child will study and live at the school. During term time, the school provides accommodation, meals and extra activities in addition to full-time education.   What is a day school? If…

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Guardianship for overseas students in the UK

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What is a guardian? Many students aged under 18 choose to study at boarding schools or day schools in the UK and it is often not practical for their parents to travel with them. In these cases, a UK-based guardian is usually appointed to act as the parents’ representative and take care of the student’s welfare and educational needs while in the UK. The guardian is sometimes a friend or family member; however, as this is a big responsibility, guardianship organisations are often used.   Do I need a guardian if I want to study in the UK? It is…

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