In The Know – Develop your skills and have some fun!

In The Know – Develop your skills and have some fun!

In The Know Parents What's new?
This week we’ve listed 3 opportunities that are quite different from one another; there’s something for everyone. From a fun family event to planning for the future or becoming part ... Read more
In The Know – Dragon’s Den 2019 + Art Events for the Whole Family!

In The Know – Dragon’s Den 2019 + Art Events for the Whole Family!

In The Know Parents What's new?
This week we have some wonderful opportunities for the whole family to enjoy including the Southwark showcases and an exclusive art fairs. We’ve also got our annual Dragon’s den workshop ... Read more
In The Know – Book your Coding Workshops PLUS a Freebie for Coding Week!

In The Know – Book your Coding Workshops PLUS a Freebie for Coding Week!

Coding & Technology In The Know Parents What's new?
This week is European Coding week and we’ll be celebrating throughout this month with tech related blog posts, a free resource for you to download and further celebrations later this ... Read more
What Parents Need To Know About State Boarding Schools In England

What Parents Need To Know About State Boarding Schools In England

Independent school scholarships Parents Scholarships What's new?
With state-of-the-art facilities, highly-qualified teachers and a wide range of extracurricular activities, boarding schools in England are among the most prestigious and sought-after in the world. In addition, young people ... Read more
Nature vs Nurture: Are gifts and talents down to a child’s natural ability or can they be nurtured?

Nature vs Nurture: Are gifts and talents down to a child’s natural ability or can they be nurtured?

What's new?
Young people discover their gifts and passions as they grow. As they discover their abilities, should parents take an active role to nurture these abilities, or should it just be ... Read more
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Scholar Spotlight: “It really helped me with my grades, to become more organised and be more proactive”

Scholar spotlight What's new? Young people
As part of our scholar spotlight series, we interviewed one of the scholars on the Bright Ambitions programme. Please watch the video above for the full interview. You can also find ... Read more
The True Cost of Private Tutoring, Mentoring, and Enrichment: How we are able to reduce this cost

The True Cost of Private Tutoring, Mentoring, and Enrichment: How we are able to reduce this cost

Educational inequality Exams & Revision Improving academic attainment Parents What's new?
Why does tutoring, mentoring and enrichment matter? Research from the Education Endowment Foundation shows that private tutoring can accelerate learning by up to 5 months within a year. Mentoring and enrichment ... Read more
7 Reasons Why State School Pupils are Still Not Getting into High-Income Careers

7 Reasons Why State School Pupils are Still Not Getting into High-Income Careers

Educational inequality Narrowing the gap Parents Social mobility What's new?
There is still an increasing trend of educational inequality that affects young talent attempting to enter into the job market. A recent study from the Social Mobility Commission concluded that ... Read more
In the Know – Explore the creative world!

In the Know – Explore the creative world!

In The Know Parents What's new?
The creative world offers many opportunities to young people from rewarding career paths to useful outlets for expression. This week we have lined up three diverse activities that will allow ... Read more
In the Know – Apprenticeships at top companies!

In the Know – Apprenticeships at top companies!

In The Know Parents What's new?
Leading social mobility charity, The Sutton Trust, reports that good quality apprenticeships offer lifetime earnings on average better than many degree courses. They also offer the opportunity to ‘earn while ... Read more
In the Know – Exciting STEM opportunities!

In the Know – Exciting STEM opportunities!

In The Know Parents What's new?
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics offer fascinating learning experiences and rewarding career opportunities. In fact, STEM jobs are expected to grow at double the rate of other occupations creating 142,000 ... Read more
In the Know – Upcoming scholarship opportunities!

In the Know – Upcoming scholarship opportunities!

In The Know Parents What's new?
University can be quite expensive, but there are many different ways young people can access funding for tuition, accommodation or books. One such way is through a scholarship programme. Here ... Read more
In the Know – Activities to sharpen your writing skills!

In the Know – Activities to sharpen your writing skills!

In The Know Parents What's new?
Writing skills such as creating original content, using good grammar and having a varied vocabulary will be indefinitely useful to young people. With a well-honed skill and a strong grasp ... Read more
One-to-one Online Tutoring is growing in popularity – and it’s showing no signs of slowing down

One-to-one Online Tutoring is growing in popularity – and it’s showing no signs of slowing down

Parents Private tutoring Research What's new?
In recent years, the demand for private tutoring has grown at a phenomenal rate. The many challenges facing the traditional education system have deemed a proactive approach from stakeholders outside ... Read more
In the Know – Engineering and tech events this month!

In the Know – Engineering and tech events this month!

In The Know Parents What's new?
Several years ago, most promising graduates from top universities used to flock to rewarding careers in finance. Today, on the other hand, young people are increasingly pursuing jobs in tech ... Read more
7 Ways you or an online tutor can boost your child’s literacy, vocabulary and oracy at any age

7 Ways you or an online tutor can boost your child’s literacy, vocabulary and oracy at any age

Growth mindset Parents What's new?
Language and communication skills are considered to be the fundamental building blocks for how we, as social beings, convey our thoughts, feelings and ideas. For children, the very first exposure ... Read more
A recap of our Career Day 2018: Finding Your Passion

A recap of our Career Day 2018: Finding Your Passion

What's new? Young Leaders
GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides tutoring, mentoring and enrichment events for young people aged 11-18. As part of our Academic Programme and Awards Programme, scholars have ... Read more
In the Know – Volunteer opportunities to build new skills!

In the Know – Volunteer opportunities to build new skills!

In The Know Parents What's new?
Building new skills is important for all young people. It allows them to explore interesting fields, learn more about their strengths and it look greats on their CV. It is ... Read more
Seven character traits of a successful student

Seven character traits of a successful student

Growth mindset Post 16 Volunteer mentors What's new? Young Leaders Young people
No one student is alike, some students get good grades and others don’t. Perhaps some students operate with more integrity than others or perhaps some are greater leaders than others. ... Read more
In the Know – Activities for British Science Week 2018!

In the Know – Activities for British Science Week 2018!

In The Know Parents What's new?
British Science Week is an annual ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for young people and adults. Below ... Read more
The Financial Value of an A grade

The Financial Value of an A grade

Post 16 What's new? Young people
During your secondary school years, you often don’t realise that your decisions and actions can have a long-term impact on your future. Young people are often ignorant of the fact ... Read more
In the Know – Get behind a camera and shine!

In the Know – Get behind a camera and shine!

In The Know Parents What's new?
Almost everyone has access to a camera these days. This creates so many career and skill-building opportunities for young people. From photography to film and TV to online media and ... Read more
It is never too early to introduce your child to personal development and mentoring

It is never too early to introduce your child to personal development and mentoring

Growth mindset Parents What's new? Young people
It is never too early to introduce your child to personal development Most psychologists will agree that temperament and environment influence the development of a person’s personality the most. It is ... Read more
In the Know – STEM activities for girls!

In the Know – STEM activities for girls!

In The Know Parents What's new?
In the UK, only 25% of science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduates are female, and only 21% of the STEM workforce is made up of women. This lack of women ... Read more
Ways you or a tutor can help your child excel without being pushy

Ways you or a tutor can help your child excel without being pushy

Parents Private tutoring What's new?
As parents, carers and teachers, we all know and understand that children have different mindsets, learning abilities and motivation levels which we need to consider and support when it comes ... Read more
Could a fixed mindset be preventing your child from learning?

Could a fixed mindset be preventing your child from learning?

Growth mindset Parents Private tutoring What's new?
Parents have a direct impact on their child’s mindset, and the same can be said of a carer or teacher, even they can potentially influence a child’s mindset. Children observe ... Read more
In the Know – Master studying for your exams!

In the Know – Master studying for your exams!

In The Know Parents What's new?
Exams may seem challenging or difficult, but if scholars adopt the right mindset and equip themselves with the right tools, strategies and techniques, they would be able to breeze through ... Read more
Meet one of our volunteer English tutors – Roberta Wiafe

Meet one of our volunteer English tutors – Roberta Wiafe

Volunteer spotlight Volunteers Young people
Every now and then we interview one of our remarkable GT Scholars volunteers to find out who the person behind the volunteer is. Without our dedicated volunteers, our mission would ... Read more
Meet one of our volunteer Maths tutors – Janet

Meet one of our volunteer Maths tutors – Janet

Volunteer spotlight Volunteers What's new?
Our volunteers are truly exceptional people that are passionate about making a difference in education and doing their part in improving social mobility. We would like you to get to ... Read more
In the Know – Get a career head start!

In the Know – Get a career head start!

In The Know Parents What's new?
In a competitive job market, young people can certainly benefit from getting a head start in their career. By introducing careers early on with your child, you give them the ... Read more
Young People and Entrepreneurship

Young People and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Parents What's new?
The importance of entrepreneurship in the economy cannot be stressed enough. It also goes hand in hand with innovation, which will be non-existent if not for entrepreneurship.  The benefit of ... Read more
In the Know – Work experience opportunities to make your CV stand out!

In the Know – Work experience opportunities to make your CV stand out!

In The Know Parents What's new?
There many reasons why work experience is important for young people. It increases the chance of finding a great job after school or university, it allows young people to explore ... Read more