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Why contact us for a Computer Studies tutor in Edinburgh?
We know how to maximise results. Exam Success in the Computer Studies Syllabus is dependent on 3 fundamental pillars;
1. A 'wide and deep' understanding of the syllabus content, is of course the first requirement. Knowledge gaps or a lack of understanding, not only put students at risk in exams but also impact negatively on general confidence in the subject.
2. The knowledge and skill to organise, prioritise and plan study, even very smart tech savvy students can find themselves overwhelmed by the subject and the syllabus leading to panic a collapse in confidence and poor results.
3. Exam Technique, how to answer the questions fully, concisely, to the point and in a way that immediately resonates and pleases the examiners. Top achievers are practised at acing exams, it's a skill that comes from practise and knowledge.
We understand these 3 pillars of success and our tutors are selected to be able to deliver tuition and guidance to optimise exam results. Contact us for a free and informal consultation, if we can help we will if we can't we'll say so and give you our best advice.
COMPUTER STUDIES TUITION - HOW AND WHY EDINBURGH TUTORS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Fast technological developments of recent decades have affected every aspect of our lives, so it is unsurprising to find an increasing number of ICT / Computer Studies (CS) courses in the educational curriculum. This wide-ranging field has a short but dense history and an unprecedented future as advancements are constantly being made. For this reason it is essential that young people are equipped to use the technological tools available to them, and have the ability to continue with research. One to one CS tuition with Edinburgh Tutors aims to nurture natural interest in the subject by extending and developing the productive and innovative use of computers. A Computing tutor focuses on key transferable skills like problem solving and technical capabilities, which are useful for many different professions. It is likely that having entered the workplace, young people will highly value these qualifications and those who have enabled them to become such adept users of technology.
The study of Computing usually begins with some basic computer applications, by teaching students to use word processing, database, spread-sheet and graphics packages. Attention is also turned to industrial and commercial uses, such as robotics, accounting, and stock exchange. Computing tuition also covers commercial data processing, giving an overview of the processing cycle and its applications, including banking, payroll and stock control. Another aspect of the syllabus is to ensure that candidates have a strong understanding of broader computer systems; components such as operating systems, software and hardware. Computer programming is also important, usually assessed through coursework in which students must design programmes, carry out coding and testing, and evaluate solutions. Advanced students may begin to deal with high level programming language and standard algorithms, and take option units on artificial intelligence, network and multimedia. A Computing tutor can assist with these more challenging areas, as well as introducing discussion around ethical and legal implications of technological advancements.
SKILLS & ASSESSMENT
The skills acquired in Computing mainly revolve around problem solving, such as outlining and discussing different approaches, using hardware and software to obtain practical solutions, and evaluating these solutions by considering their adequacy and the improvements that might be made to them. Computing tuition uses a range of practical examples to build confidence in all of these skills, as well as consolidating knowledge of relevant facts and concepts. Students will be required to sit examinations, testing their ability to communicate ideas effectively and to demonstrate their level of cognitive awareness. Coursework projects are also used for assessment, which are more complex practical assignments involving analysis, design, implementation and testing. A Computing tutor is extremely helpful when writing up such investigations to ensure that each stage of the process has been completed and communicated explicitly.
In addition to building specific skills for particular purposes, Computing tuition uses a holistic approach that blends knowledge with practical problem solving, and places emphasis on the real-life contexts of computer theory. Consistently using correct terminology and revising it regularly, a Edinburgh Tutors Computing tutor will highlight cross-curricular elements that arise, including business or enterprising skills, responsible citizenship, and health and safety issues.
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