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GALWEGIANS WHOSE New Year resolutions include learning how to draw, or improving their drawing techniques, should check out the three different classes starting next week in the GTI, Fr Griffin Road.
Secondary school pupils, teachers, and career counsellors will find a new format at GMIT’s upcoming open days on Friday October 23 (9.30am to 12.30pm) and Saturday October 24, with a new focus on learning and development games and activities.
Are you ready to get started with social media marketing but don’t know where to begin? The people behind Studio 93 in Moate are organising a seminar to help you out.
As college places become more competitive, students are turning to private tutors to improve their grades.
An excellent education can give your children the best start in life, but when they need extra help with subjects to pass their exams in order to attend their chosen university or college, is private tuition really the answer? Will it really help to improve their results or is it a waste of money?
If you are studying for your leaving cert and feel the pressure getting to you at this stage, don’t worry. Tutor Doctor is at hand. You can sign up for an agreed amount of teaching hours with Tutor Doctor for a range of different subjects, depending on where you require that extra bit of help.
Parents may consider using a tutor for a child who is struggling academically and in need of extra assistance, to supplement instruction at school, or to prepare for school/college exams. In making a decision whether to use tutoring services, parents, with the help of teachers and other school personnel, should consider whether this option will result in measurable improvements in academic performance for the student.
Successful students usually have parents who are involved in school programmes and carefully monitor their child's progress. Children who read well in the early grades are more successful in later years; those who fall behind rarely catch up with their classmates. As parents, you want to support and help your child attain good grades and strong academic skills. At times, this may mean finding a tutor to help your child.
The Teaching Council has this week published a new Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers which will guide teachers’ professional judgement and practice. The Code sets out the standards of professional knowledge, skill, competence and conduct which are expected of registered teachers. In all, there are 33 such standards which reflect the complexity and variety of teaching and cover areas such as communication and relationships, equality and inclusion, compliance with national and school policies, professional development and pupil/student welfare. The standards are underpinned by four core values - respect, care, integrity and trust.
If your child’s end of year report shows he/she is behind in class, this can signpost serious problems come September, when the new school year depends on mastery of the previous year’s learning.