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Why Every Child Should Learn a Second Language

Why Every Child Should Learn a Second Language

“One language sets you in a corridor for life.  Two languages open every door along the way” Did you know that all babies are born with an innate ability to mimic the sounds of any language? But by the time they reach 10 months,...

Exciting Awards News!

Exciting Awards News!

We are proud to announce that Flying Start's Founder, Sian Goodspeed, is a finalist in the Education category of this year's NLP Awards. The NLP awards recognise those individuals who have demonstrated the use of NLP in making a marked difference in their...

Power Up Learning!

Power Up Learning!

Many children dream of possessing a super power but few know that they already have one... The ability to learn! A skilled learner will be able to do anything they turn their minds to. Well, perhaps not leap over tall buildings in a single bound -  but they can...

Refer a Friend!

Refer a Friend!

Pleased with the tuition your child has been receiving? Then why not refer a friend….and earn free tuition vouchers for your both of you! To earn £25 in tuition vouchers, either click here to complete our referral form or ask your friend to contact...

Getting to grips with non-verbal reasoning

Getting to grips with non-verbal reasoning

Non-verbal reasoning (NVR) is becoming an increasingly common form of assessment. It appears in the Buckinghamshire 11+ tests as well as the 11+ and 12+ exams in several other counties and in many independent schools’ entrance exams. NVR is used to assess how well a...

Brain Boosting Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Brain Boosting Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

On rushed school mornings, when vital items of school uniform have gone astray and undone pieces of homework have magically appeared in their place, having time to prepare a nutritious, filling breakfast for the kids can seem an impossible dream. However, research...

Building Confidence Through a Growth Mind Set

Building Confidence Through a Growth Mind Set

Did you know that watching some of their favourite Disney movies could help your child do better at school? Children who have a growth mindset tend to engage with subjects and activities more than those children who worry about “not being good...

Changes to Bucks 11+ Tests Confirmed

Changes to Bucks 11+ Tests Confirmed

The much-anticipated announcement regarding the changes to the Bucks Secondary Transfer (11+) tests was made yesterday afternoon via an update to the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools (BGS) website.  With the change in exam provider having been announced earlier...

Did you know that Flying Start offer trial lessons?

Did you know that Flying Start offer trial lessons?

Knowing that choosing the right tutor for your child is a big decision we offer trial lessons to give your child a chance to experience the Flying Start approach before you commit to a full course. A trial lesson gives your child a chance...

On the way home my son told me he had enjoyed the time with Gareth because it was fun. He was almost surprised that Gareth asked him what he wanted to do, he liked that. It put him in the driving seat and I feel that that is how he will regain his love of learning.

A.G. Parent, One to One Tuition, 2018

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