Grab A Grandparent As Results Day Looms
With the academic future of tens of thousands of British students about to be decided when results of this year’s GCSE and `A’ levels are published in mid-August, specialist tutor providers Tutor House urges parents to get the older generation more involved as students’ fate is decided.
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Director Alex Dyer said “We’re living in a results-driven society and kids these days are under immense pressure to achieve the right grades to enter their next school or university.
Parents often become far too emotionally involved and find it hard to stand back and take an objective view, and if the results aren’t favourable they’re likely to be the last people a student will want to turn to, whereas even if results are good, then ploughing ahead with parents’ academic dream may not be the only course open to students.
On the other hand, Grandparents are likely to have more time, they have far more experience and possess life skills that enable them to take a more considered view and look at the wider picture, regardless of whether the exam results are positive or negative. They’re also less likely to take any shortfall in achievement as a personal slight or a reflection of their own failure”.
An estimated 800,000 students are currently waiting for the results of this year’s GCSE and A levels, which are due out on 23rd and 16th August.
Alex Dyer added “Students seeking support from the older generation are bound to be told that the exams were much harder in their day and that it’s never been easier to get into university, but once past that then the younger generation is likely to get more of a listening ear, a less biased outlook on what might be their best way forward and who knows, if they do well in the exams the old-timers might just help out with finances.”
Top ten reasons to grab a grandparent on results day
· Their genes can be blamed for any poor academic achievement
· They’re more likely to forget bad grades quicker than parents will do
· They offer safety in numbers
· In their day not everyone went to university anyway.
· More oldies are taking gap years than ever before. They’ll understand.
· They’ve been through it with at least one generation already.
· They have the experience to know that the first past the post isn’t always the winner
· They have a more liberal view of the pain-relief offered by alcohol
· They may reach for the cheque book
· They know that life’s too short to worry about a piece of paper
For more information on hiring private tutors contact Tutor House on 020 7381 6253 or visit www.tutorhouse.com
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