Tutor offers advice to Flintshire GCSE students

A FLINTSHIRE tutor has offered advice to students who didn’t get the GCSE grades they wanted.

Sharon Hughes, of Penymynydd, who runs Tutors4GCSE says she received numerous calls from parents and students who thought they would need to re-sit maths and English exams before results were even released.

She said: “What’s done is done. Worrying isn’t going to solve anything at this stage. What’s important is to get your results, look at them and then take time to assess what you need to do to move forward.”

The 42-year-old, a former employee of West Cheshire College, now provides tutoring for youngsters across the county in community venues including Mold Sports Centre, Connah’s Quay swimming pool, Broughton Community Centre and Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden.

“If students haven’t got the GCSE grades they need, there are several options open to them,” she added.

“You can re-sit in November but this gives very little time, so it may be better to wait until next summer so there’s more time to prepare.”

Sharon explained that re-sits can be done at school, through a college of further education or through a private tutor.

“Not everyone flourishes in school, and sometimes a different learning method and environment can be a positive change, with great results,” she added.

 

1st Sept 2011 by Kathryn Quayle, Flintshire Chronicle

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