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Algebra – Expanding Brackets

By Liam Maguire | July 24, 2021

Expanding brackets is one of the fundamentals of algebra for GCSE Maths. There are two methods to learn. The first is expanding a single bracket and the second is expanding double brackets. Both methods are quite straightforward after a bit of practice. Take your time, read this guide carefully and then practice the questions at …

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Multiplying and dividing fractions

By Liam Maguire | July 24, 2021

Check out this step-by-step guide to learn the methods for multiplying and dividing fractions for GCSE Maths. We’ve included everything you need to know. Then practice with the questions at the end. Multiplying fractions Compared to adding, subtracting and dividing fractions, this is the method that should be easiest to remember. All you need to …

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Adding and subtracting fractions

By Liam Maguire | July 24, 2021

Adding and subtracting fractions is easier than you might think. It can seem tricky when you first get started, but with some practice you’ll be flying through them in no time. You just need to remember the simple method set out below. Follow the step-by-step guide and do the practice questions. If you would like …

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Compound Interest and Depreciation for GCSE Maths

By Liam Maguire | July 2, 2021

What is interest?  This guide is about compound interest, but before we get to that it’s important to understand what interest actually is. Well, interest is usually paid when money has been lent or borrowed. It is basically money paid at a specific percentage and at regular intervals. The best example of interest in real …

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The Quadratic Formula for GCSE Maths

By Liam Maguire | June 15, 2021

In this guide we’ll show you everything you need to know about the quadratic formula for GCSE maths. The quadratic formula provides a way of solving quadratic equations. We’ve previously seen how to solve quadratic equations by factorising, but this method won’t always work for every equation. For any quadratic equations where factorising won’t work, …

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The Vietnam War Timeline for A level History

By Liam Maguire | June 10, 2021

If you are an A level History student studying the Vietnam War, then you’ve come to the right place. You may be doing your A level history coursework on Vietnam, or it may be part of your studies on the Cold War or US foreign policy. In any part of the course it can be …

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Bearings for GCSE Maths

By Liam Maguire | June 3, 2021

Bearings for GCSE maths is only a small part of the course, but it is one of the areas we tutors are asked about most. Questions on bearings occur quite regularly in GCSE exams, but the topic is often only covered quickly at school. That’s why revising bearings is so important. There are a few …

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Help your child revise for GCSEs

Help your child revise for GCSEs – the top 6 revision hacks

By Liam Maguire | March 17, 2021

GCSE year can certainly be a stressful time for both you and your child. You want them to achieve their potential, gain the results they deserve and minimise any stress or worry along the way. All parents rightly wonder how they can help their child to learn and revise, but it can be difficult to …

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AQA GCSE English Language Paper 1 – Revision Guide

By Liam Maguire | February 26, 2021

Welcome to the ultimate revision guide for the AQA GCSE English Language paper 1. In this guide we’ve collected all of the best advice from our experienced English tutors. We tell you what to expect from each question, how to get top marks and how to revise. We’ve also linked to some practice papers. Follow …

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Surds for GCSE Maths

Surds for GCSE Maths

By Liam Maguire | February 15, 2021

In this guide you will find everything you need to know about surds for GCSE maths. Surds can sometimes feel like a tricky topic, but with a bit of revision and practice you’ll soon see that they’re not so bad. Let’s start with the basics… What is a Surd?  A surd is an expression that …

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