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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Eleven Plus Power

We are experimenting with a combination of on line extra tuition and centre based extra tuition. Children are offered extra help on top of their lessons or courses. This allows children the opportunity of going over topics they may have struggled with.

(My English teacher, a rabid Welsh man, used to tell us, when I was eleven years old, never to end a sentence with a preposition. It has taken me many years to build the confidence to be able to cock a snook at him. I do know that the sentence in questions should have read: `This allows children the opportunity with which to cock a snook.”

Mr. Jones, however, only knew one way of teaching and that was by sarcasm and shouting. Enough of that, do you remember Mark Anthony? `The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.’) I am not sure if it is still necessary to avoid the use of a preposition at the end of a sentence – and would be grateful for some advice.

Every on line lesson can be recorded and played back over the internet.

This leaves no room for sarcasm and bullying. Parents have access to the entire lesson and can replay the interaction and course of the lesson. This gives power to Mums and Dads.

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