Archive | January, 2012

February’s Book Of The Month…You decide!!

31 Jan

Letter of a 3 year old…

31 Jan

Check out this letter witten by a 3 year old girl; this is evidence of education being used to an advantage….

Tiger bread renamed giraffe bread by Sainsbury’s.

The newly-branded giraffe bread went on sale on Tuesday

Sainsbury’s is renaming its tiger bread after a letter a three-year-old girl wrote to the company, saying the bread looked more like a giraffe, went viral.

In May 2011, Lily Robinson wrote to the supermarket, suggesting that the bread should be called giraffe bread.

She received a letter back saying that renaming it was “a brilliant idea”.

Her mother posted the letters on her blog and after it again became a topic of conversation on social media sites last week, the bread has been renamed.

Lily’s letter said: “Why is tiger bread called tiger bread? It should be called giraffe bread. Love from Lily Robinson age 3 and 1/2”.

Chris King from the Sainsbury’s customer services team wrote back: “I think renaming tiger bread giraffe bread is a brilliant idea – it looks much more like the blotches on a giraffe than the stripes on a tiger, doesn’t it?”

But he went on to explain how it had got its name: “It is called tiger bread because the first baker who made it a looong time ago thought it looked stripey like a tiger. Maybe they were a bit silly.”

He included a £3 gift card, and signed the letter “Chris King (age 27 & 1/3)”.

The exchange began trending on Twitter but then died down, before it re-emerged on social networks last week.

 Sainsbury’s has now given in to popular demand.

“In response to overwhelming customer feedback that our tiger bread has more resemblance to a giraffe, from today we will be changing our tiger bread to giraffe bread and seeing how that goes,” the supermarket said.

Tiger bread is typically a bloomer loaf with a pattern baked into the top. Rice paste is brushed on to the surface before baking, forming the pattern as it dries and cracks while it bakes.

Sainsbury’s said that Chris King had now left the company and had returned to university to study to be a primary school teacher.

Article and pictures taken from bbc news website.

Want to know how to write the perfect essay?

27 Jan

Writing an essay can be stressful, believe me, but there are plenty of ways you can cope and make sure you get the best out of your work. If you are stuck with essay writing here are my top five tips for you…           

The most important rule of all: NEVER FORGET THE QUESTION.When you are writing an essay, grab a piece of paper and write the question in big, bold letters across the page. Now stick it on the wall in front of you. Every time you finish a paragraph, read through it, and read through the question again. Is your point relevant to the question? You must always make sure that all of your points link back to what you are answering, and having it pinned up in front of you will make sure you don’t veer off the subject. Just ask your Mum and Dad before you start blue-tacking things to the wall!

Take regular breaks. Studying is tiring, and when you get tired, you will find your concentration slipping, or you will make silly spelling mistakes. Make sure you take regular breaks from the computer. Walk around the room, stick your head out of the window for a breath of fresh air, or even go close your eyes for five minutes. Just don’t spend too long staring at a screen; apart from anything, it will hurt your eyes!

Don’t be shy making notes. For some of the essays I wrote at university, I ended up covering my entire wall with spider diagrams and colourful notes. Sometimes it helps to use different colours for different themes – making notes of good quotes and useful points when you are doing your reading will help you piece things together a lot easier when it comes to writing the essay itself.

Keep a note of references AS YOU GO ALONG! I can’t stress enough how important this is! If you save all your references until last you will waste hours trawling through books and websites trying to figure out who said what. When typing up an essay, keep two word documents open: one for the essay, one for references. As soon as you quote someone, add them to your reference list as well. This will save you so much time, and avoid all risks of plagiarism because you forgot to list a reference.

Ask someone to proof read for you. In my experience as a journalist, I have found that however good you are with spelling and grammar, there will always be mistakes that you won’t spot yourself. And if your tutor is especially hot on these, you could end up losing marks over a silly mistake. Ask a friend or family member to read over your essay for you to check you have spotted everything.

I hope these tips help, and remember, if you are struggling with any aspect of essay writing, you can contact YourChoiceTutorsUk on for valuable help.


Sarah Howells is a journalist from North Devon, who runs a blog in her spare time on gluten free living ( She has spent many years proof reading and writing essays, as well as typing away in her day job.

What are you reading?

22 Jan

YourChoiceTutorsuk are looking for a new book to read and discuss in our February book club. 

How it works:
Comment on this post with the name of a book you have read, are reading or would like to read. In three days time we will pick at random  books that tickle our taste-buds. We will then set up a poll asking you to vote for your favourite from our selection. The winning book will be our **Book of The Month**

Exciting Note:
If your recommendation is picked as our winner, as a thank you we would like you to write a review for the YourChoiceTutorsuk website.

We are excited to see what book we will be discussing next month and are looking forward to meeting our guest blogger.

We are loving….

21 Jan

The Royal Shakespeare Company with their comical version of Romeo and Juliet….brilliant!!!

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Exciting News….

19 Jan

YourChoiceTutorsuk have some exciting news…..

We are now be able to provide Homework, Essay and Coursework help with our online tutors.

You can ask a question to our online tutors in any of the following ways:
* Ask your question/request in the comment box on this blog post
* Email

Wait for it….there is more…..until March 2012 you will be able to request Homework, Essay and Coursework help for FREE. (Cost per post after that is 50p)

Please note: Although we aim to respond to your message as soon as possible we cannot guarantee an immediate answer.

So what are you waiting for….ask us your question. 

What was your favourite/most memorable lesson?

1 Jan

Happy New Year and welcome to Your Choice Tutors.

To start off the New Year I would like to find out what your most memorable or favourite lesson was, or even is, and why?