Bright Spark Blog

November 13, 2018

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”

  • Barack Obama

Learning how to set goals – particularly goals which are both measurable and achievable – can seem difficult, but it is also a valuable life s...

August 12, 2018

If you’re familiar with that awful, sluggish feeling you get from long periods of studying in the one spot, then read on - this is for you! Getting up and getting moving is one of the best ways to break boredom and ensure that you will be refreshed and ready to concent...

July 27, 2018

Essay writing – it can make or break your final marks in the senior years of high school. The secret to perfecting essay writing technique, however, is not hard to obtain! It lies in the structure and planning. With a good working knowledge of the necessary elements of...

July 23, 2018

In an increasingly globalised world, most of the world’s population are bilingual or multilingual (Romaine, 1995). To date, there have been a large number of studies into the benefits and detractions of learning a second language from an early age. For most of the earl...

July 9, 2018

Practical learning, conversation, play. These three concepts underpin the Finnish education system, one of the most successful educational systems in the world. In this article we explore the unique aspects of the Finnish educational model and provide a practical appro...

July 2, 2018

Public speaking. Those two simple words have the power to strike fear into even the strongest amongst us. Speaking in front of an audience truly terrifies a lot of people and can be a genuine fear. But it doesn’t have to be so daunting! There are many tips and tricks t...

June 28, 2018

We often share the wonderful feedback from our students and parents and what they are enjoying about our tutoring lessons. Today we thought we would take a look behind the scenes and ask our tutors the million dollar question:

"What is it really like working as a tutor?...

June 24, 2018

Has this happened to you before as well? You've spent hours and hours studying, only to get to the exam wondering why the questions are so difficult or ending up receiving a bad mark on the exam anyway? What went wrong you wonder?

My high school Chemistry teacher used t...

June 23, 2018

We’ve all done it before. Sat down with all of the right intentions to study but not known where to start. Or, you’ve gotten off to a good start but run out of motivation half way through.

These occurrences are all too familiar to students. The good news is, there are l...

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