Notes from the classroom: Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration

Top tips to make the next set of study time effective and rewarding.

Julie Holdsworth 09/06/2021 12:48


Notes from the classroom: Making the Most of the Summer 2021

How to make the most of the summer to prepare adequately? what is a good and meaningful plan?

Julie Holdsworth 26/05/2021 11:44


Developing the Art of Writing

Many students have an aversion to any kind of writing and many do not understand why they need to learn how to write.

Julie Holdsworth 15/04/2021 12:37


Supporting Healthy Minds

Children have the greatest opportunity of learning from the very beginning how to look after themselves by eating well.

Julie Holdsworth 31/03/2021 04:41


Making the best use of the Internet

The lure of social media and video games may be hard for teenagers to resist, so setting limits may be helpful.

Julie Holdsworth 24/03/2021 11:24


Notes from the Classroom: a new lesson

Functional skill qualifications have been developed by the UK government as part of an initiative to improve the country’s literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.

Julie Holdsworth 17/03/2021 13:51


Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom

Writers, storytellers, parents, teachers and governments should remember that literacy must first and foremost be enjoyed if we are to engage our most reluctant readers.

Julie Holdsworth 10/03/2021 13:49


New ways to learn

Encouraging your child at an early age to develop a love of practical media studies could open up their educational lives from an early stage.

Julie Holdsworth 23/02/2021 11:54


Independent Learning - Taking Responsibility. The time is now!

“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” – Les Brown

Julie Holdsworth 13/01/2021 12:47


Supporting Healthy Minds

Studies find that improving the quality of students’ diets leads to an increased attendance.

Julie Holdsworth 16/12/2020 14:56


Reading is for life not just Christmas

Julie Holdsworth on the importance of resting to recharge batteries and a bit of academic activity for this Christmas holiday.

Julie Holdsworth 10/12/2020 16:57


Tutoring – What’s all the fuss?

At MTA we believe independent tutoring have benefits for everyone, allowing students to help themselves and increase their academic performance.

Julie Holdsworth 25/11/2020 14:29


Awareness is key: United Against Bullying

United Against Bullying is the new theme of the anti-bullying association, presenting activities and talks this week in schools across the country.

Julie Holdsworth 19/11/2020 17:00

Notes from the classroom

A Gift that Money can’t Buy

To give our children the bilingual gift in this globalised world gives them independence, choice and freedom.

Julie Holdsworth 06/10/2020 11:55

Notes from the classroom

The art of writing – A dying skill?

Even though some see the rise of digital media as the death of writing, the Internet actually makes unprecedented use of text, we write a lot!

Julie Holdsworth 29/09/2020 11:41

Notes From the Classrooom

Literacy – the key to success

Competence and confidence in literacy, including competence in grammar, spelling and the spoken word, are essential for progress in all areas of the curriculum.

Julie Holdsworth 23/09/2020 15:34

Notes From the Classrooom

Procrastination – A Student’s worst enemy?

It is a fantastic stepping stone for independent learning and the development a student needs for future university life.

Julie Holdsworth 16/09/2020 15:35

Notes From the Classrooom

Talk’s not Cheap! - Learning is not just about what happens in school.

At MTA, as many of you know, we are passionate about reading in whatever language a student needs to maintain or develop.

Julie Holdsworth 26/08/2020 15:13

Notes from the classroom

Making the most of your academic year

I have first-hand evidence that working effectively within your learning style gives a good base to success.

Julie Holdsworth 19/08/2020 09:38