Articles by

Lucy Holmes

Lucy has taught English for fifteen years. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in the History of Art and Italian before spending time abroad in Japan and Italy. During her five years in London, she worked as a researcher at the Guinness Book of Records, a Production Assistant at a subtitling company and in HR at the Japanese Embassy. She writes for Oxford University Press and Macmillan, and has self-published a teacher resource book: Talking Images: idioms. Now, living in Oxford with her dog and three children, she’s into running, drawing, travelling and all things Japanese.

How Long Does It Take Before I Can Start Teaching With GoStudent?

Thinking about becoming a tutor for GoStudent? It couldn’t be easier and might not take as long as you think to go through the checks and get started.

A Guide to the Solihull Approach + A List of Online Courses

You’re having challenging times with your child. You’ve tried everything! We get it. But the Solihull Approach may just be worth a try!

A Level Timetable 2022 - Be Prepared This Exam Season

Your A-Levels: they feel like the most momentous, potentially life-changing moment of your life so far. But fear not, we’re here to help!

The Terrific and the Terrible! - A Parents' Guide to Tweens

If your child is around the age of ten, congratulations! You’re now a member of the Tween Parenting Club. Here’s some info and advice you’ll need.

Is Free-Range Parenting for You? Find Out Whether It's Fantastic or Flawed!

There are many ways to parent. There is no right way. Just the right way for you and your family. See if your way fits into the free-range parenting method.

GCSEs and A Levels 2022: The Latest and Most Important Information

It hasn’t exactly been a normal two years, has it? Find out right here what to expect exam-wise this year.

Time Out for Kids: How to Make it Meaningful and Effective

‘GO TO THE NAUGHTY STEP!’ ‘WHY?’ ‘BECAUSE I SAID SO!’ Not the best way to do time out for kids, is it? Here we’ll look at how to make it more successful.

Easter Arts and Crafts: Fantastic Ideas to Try at Home!

The holidays are fast-approaching and you’re fresh out of ideas. Fear not! We’re here to help you make some seasonal arts and crafts with your family!

A Levels Appeals Process: Get All the Important Info Here

Taken your A Levels but think the results don’t look right? It’s probably a good idea to check out the A Levels appeals process. Read more here.

Want to Learn Italian? Here Are The 3 Best Kinds of Lessons!

Want to learn Italian but don’t know where to start? Are apps better than films or online tutoring? Read on to discover our top three learning methods!

LGBTQ+ History Month: Support Available For LGBTQ+ Young People in the UK

Growing up and finding yourself is hard at the best of times, but throw in a global pandemic and being LGBTQ+, and it can be even more of a challenge.

LGBTQ+ History Month: The Best Inclusive Kids Books out There

There’s no better time than LGBTQ+ History Month to put your inclusive money where your mouth is. Check out our recommended books to buy your kids.

Could a Sudbury School Be Right for Your Child? Find Out Here

Not all children fit neatly into the traditional education pigeonhole. Read on to find out if your child would be better suited to a sudbury school.

“My Child Refuses to Go to Bed. I Can't Take It Anymore!”

“I’m not tired,” screams your child through tears. Anyone can see this is probably not the case! Keep reading for some tips to tackle bedtime battles.

Need A Helping Hand? A List of Brilliant Ideas for Chores for Kids

It’s never too early to teach your child the importance of teamwork. Chores for kids is a fantastic way to do this. Read on for some new ideas!