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Sharlene Matharu

Sharlene is a UK-based teacher and writer with over 12 years’ experience in teaching and tutoring. After graduating from the University of Southampton with a degree in English and French, she went on to work in PR before moving into education. With experience in the UK, France and Spain, she has worked with students of every age and level. She has also led professional development programmes for educators, written a GCSE home-schooling course, and self-published a successful teaching resource book: Talking Images: Idioms. Currently, Sharlene creates and presents online video resources and graded readers for learners across the world as well as writing biographies. As a mum of one, she enjoys exploring the world at toddler-pace with her daughter, making an artful mess in the kitchen and learning new languages.

15 of the Best Children's Books That Every Young Person Should Read

With World Book Day on the horizon, we’ve put together our list of books all kids should read. Enjoy these old and new classics with your bookworm!

How can parents encourage their daughters' interest in STEM subjects?

Want to help your daughter to explore her passion for science? Here are some ways to encourage her interest in STEM subjects.

Parent Mental Health Day: Tips to Protect Your Own Mental Health

If you're a parent, it's important not to forget to prioritise your own mental health. Here are some tips to help you protect your mind.

The Best Secondary Schools in Cardiff: An Up-to-date Guide

Choosing the best secondary school for your child can feel like a big task. We’ve put together all the key info for the best secondary schools in Cardiff.

Primary School League Tables: What Are They and Are They Useful?

As you start planning your child’s first step into education, you’ll want all the info you can get. Here’s our quick guide to primary school league tables.

Download Free Higher Maths Past Papers to Help You Ace Your Exams

Are you getting ready to sit for the SQA higher maths exam? We've put together a list of free downloadable Higher mathematics past papers to give you a headstart on your revision.

Have a Ball(pit) this Summer at the Best Soft Play in London

We’ve trawled through the ball pits so that you don’t have to and put together our top list of soft play centres in London to entertain the kids.

Outdoor Activities in London - Our Guide to the Perfect Summer Adventure

If you’ve seen the usual sights and done the bus tours, here’s our guide to a wider range of family-friendly adventures in the one and only London.

How to Turn Travelling With Children From an Ordeal Into an Adventure!

Does the thought of travelling with children bring you out in a cold sweat? We’ve put together our top tips to make your next trip stress-free!

The Platinum Jubilee: What is it and how can we celebrate it?

Dust off your bunting and unwrap your sausage rolls, it’s time to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee! Here’s our guide to the queen’s upcoming celebrations.

What Are the Positive and Negative Effects of Video Games?

Most parents are wary of their children spending too much time playing video games. In this article, we’ll look at the pros and cons and let you decide!

Activities for Gifted Children: Ideas and Tips

Having a gifted child is a walk in the park, isn’t it? Not necessarily! Read our ideas and tips for activities for highly capable children.

The Parent Teacher Association: What Does it Do and How Can I Help?

There’s more to the PTA than bake sales and raffle tickets. Here’s our guide to what a Parent Teacher Association does and how it benefits your child.

How to Be a Good Parent - a Compassionate Guide to Parenting

When it comes to parenting, no-one knows your kids better than you. We look at how to be a good parent with compassion, kindness and self-awareness.

Want to Know How to Learn a Language in 6 Months? Find Out Here

Are you wondering how to learn a language in 6 months? We’ve got all the information and insights to help you start your language learning journey today.