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In The Spotlight: James Rantell

Welcome to another edition of our 'In The Spotlight' series! This week we're talking to one of our longest-serving tutors, James Rantell, all about the history of online education and some tips for preparing material. Read more
In The Spotlight: James Rantell

In The Spotlight: Anne Fraser

Welcome to another installment of ‘In the Spotlight’. This week we are talking to one of our best English as a Foreign Language tutors, Anne Fraser! Read more
In The Spotlight: Anne Fraser

In The Spotlight: Shakira Shakoor

Here’s another installment of our In The Spotlight series. This week, Shakira Shakoor shares her thoughts on the growth of online education, visual feedback and how to improve your professional credibility. Read more
In The Spotlight: Shakira Shakoor

10 ace activities to try with the kids this summer

The summer holidays are almost here... hooray! But filling six weeks with fun activities is a challenge! So we've put on our thinking caps and come up with 10 activities to get the summer off to a great start. Read more
10 ace activities to try with the kids this summer

What I wish I knew before I left uni

Here are some things we here at Bigfoot HQ wish we’d know before leaving university. Whether you’re off to uni for the first time this September, or returning for your second, third of even fourth year, hopefully you can learn something from us! Read more
What I wish I knew before I left uni

5 things that will happen at the end of the summer term

It’s been a long old academic year for teachers and pupils alike. Now the weather is heating up and the summer holidays are in sight, here are 5 things that will happen in these last couple of weeks, whatever the best intentions of teachers. And it wouldn't be the end of term without them. Read more
5 things that will happen at the end of the summer term

In The Spotlight: Jonny Griffiths

Here’s another installment of our In The Spotlight series. We talk to Maths tutor Jonny Griffiths about cycling round Norwich, singing along to jazz standards and his tips for new tutors in the online classroom! Read more
In The Spotlight: Jonny Griffiths

Beat Summer Boredom

So you've just done your GCSEs or A-Levels and now begins one of the longest summers of your life. 12 weeks with absolutely nothing you have to be doing. Pretty great, huh? Just in case you do find yourself with a little down time, we've put together our top tips for beating summer boredom. Read more
Beat Summer Boredom

The Flipped Classroom

This week, we've done some reading up about a new approach to teaching and learning: the Flipped Classroom. Have a read. We’d love to hear your thoughts! Read more
The Flipped Classroom

In The Spotlight: Katherine Lister

We’ve been getting to know our tutors a little better on our blog in our In The Spotlight series and it seems to be going down really well! So here’s the fourth instalment, where we catch up with Katherine, a psychology and biology tutor. Read more
In The Spotlight: Katherine Lister