Articles by

Natalie Lever

Our learning expert Natalie has a Master's degree in Education from the University of Cambridge. She has previously studied and worked in Manchester, Amsterdam, London, and Mumbai and currently teaches UK students aged 11-18. She is well-versed in the National Curriculum, the International Baccalaureate as well as mental health and pastoral development in young people. She likes to be outside and take photographs in her spare time.

How to Write the Perfect Letter to Father Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Here’s our best advice on working with your child to write the perfect letter to Father Christmas.

11 Plus Books: Our Top 3 Recommendations

The 11+ is a selective entrance examination for secondary school. Read our expert guidance on the best books to help your child prepare.

What Age Do You Do GCSEs?

Read our Learning Expert’s answers to what age you do GCSEs, advice on retakes and taking on GCSEs at any age.

What is Dyslexia and How Does it Affect Learning?

Dyslexia means a complex learning difference. Read our advice on the signs to look out for and how to find out if your child needs a diagnosis.

How to Support a Child with ADD

Read our Learning Expert’s advice on how to recognise girls with ADD symptoms, support my child with ADD signs and the benefits of having ADHD characteristics.

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day is on October 5th. Read our Learning Expert’s advice on what it is, how it’s celebrated and what you can do to support your teachers.

Child Counselling: How to Tell if Your Child Needs Therapy

Read our expert advice on being able to read the signs that your child may need therapy or counselling, as well as how to support them.

Montessori Education Explained

Read our Learning Expert’s explanation about the Montessori education system, it’s methods, advantages and disadvantages.

Montessori Toys: Our Top 10

As part of our Montessori series, read our Learning Expert’s guide to Montessori toys for infants; their purpose and what to buy.

How Chess for Kids Can Aid Logical Thinking

This guide explains how playing chess aids the development of logical, strategic and critical thinking in children. We give you tips on how to start.

Best Board Games for Parents to Play With Their Kids

Our learning expert Natalie helps you to find new board games to grow skills and have fun together as a family.

Back to School on a Budget: 3 Top Tips

Read our Learning Expert’s advice on how to get ready to help children go back to school on a budget.

A Guide to Montessori Toilet Training

Read our Learning Expert’s advice on approaching toilet training using the Montessori method. This is part of our in-depth Montessori series at GoStudent.

How to Write a Descriptive Text in 5 Steps

Descriptive writing can be a challenge for lots of children. Read our Learning Expert’s advice on how to practice descriptive writing with your child.

Primary to Secondary Transition: What Do You Need to Know?

Find out how to support your child with the challenging transition between primary and secondary school. Read on for our expert advice.