Parent Resources

  1. Recommended LST Articles
  2. Arranging Tuition – from Common Entrance, GCSEs and A Levels through to University Level
  3. Recommended External Articles
  4. Documents for Parents


1. Recommended LST Articles
The following articles provide further information regarding tuition and science education.

If you have any comments, or require further information regarding anything discussed here, please feel free to get in touch.


Why arrange tuition for your child?

The benefits of arranging tuition for your child

Stretching your talented child beyond the classroom

Supporting your child if they are finding Science and Maths a struggle

The qualities of an excellent science tutor

The value of a Science Education

Supporting your child during revision and examination period

Helping your child decide whether to take Maths and Science to A Level


The demand for scientists and mathematicians

Because of the increasing demand for qualified science and maths graduates, there have been a number of initiatives and discussions to encourage uptake.

Why Study Science and Maths – This article published by the Science Council discusses benefits resulting from studying science and maths.

Girls in Science

It is widely acknowledged that not enough girls are encouraged to take up subjects such as Physics and Engineering. If your daughter is considering a career in science then you may want to have a look at this website from the EU Commission, which includes profiles of women in science as well as six reasons why science needs them.

For more information on this report and the work of the Institute of Physics, please click here. The Institute of Physics has released the following report which discusses how to encourage girls to take up Physics – Girls in Physics – Parents report
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2. Arranging Tuition – from Common Entrance, GCSEs and A Levels through to University Level

The following pages discuss arranging tuition at different educational levels.

Tutoring for Common Entrance

Tutoring for GCSEs

Tutoring for IGCSEs

Tutoring for AS Levels

Tutoring for A Levels

Tutoring for the SAT

Tutoring for Oxbridge Applications
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3. Recommended External Articles

These articles regarding tuition and science education from external sources may be of interest to parents.

Schools failing to stretch the brightest pupils (The Daily Telegraph)
Educating the Gifted Child (The Good Schools Guide)
UK faces desperate shortage of science and maths teachers (The Independent)
Where have all the passionate physics teachers gone? (The Guardian)
Economic rebalancing to be thwarted by 40,000 annual science graduate shortfall and immigration clampdown (Social Market Foundation)
Shortage of staff means children will be taught by untrained teachers (The Information Daily)

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4. Documents for Parents

The below documents have been prepared by LST for parents and students, and are available to download.

Preparing for your Oxbridge Interview

This document has been prepared for our students applying to Oxbridge to study Science subjects. We have put this together for our students based on the experiences of previous applicants.

Example Tutoring Plan
This is an example of the type of Tutoring Plan we can prepare for our students. (Please note that this document is a mock purely for illustration purposes. London Science Tutors maintains a complete and strict policy of client confidentiality.)

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