LCC Learning: About Us

Posted on 8th October, 2017 by
About us LCC Learning is a tutoring agency based in Knightsbridge, London. We offer academic tuition at all stages from primary to A-Level. We cover a wide range of academic subjects. Our programmes are individually tailored to suit the specific needs of our students. We provide both private tuition and group courses. In addition to centre-based tuition in our Knightsbridge location, we also provide home tuition for our students in Central London. Additionally, we offer guidance on university applications. At LCC Learning, we motivate our students to apply dedication and perseverance in the pursuit of knowledge and academic achievement. We offer an encouraging, supportive, and stimulating environment in the very heart of London. Our goal here at LCC Learning is to help each of our…

Milne, Pooh, and the Difference that Books can make

Posted on 18th January, 2018 by
Today, on the 18th of January, LCC Learning celebrates the birthday of A. A. (Alan Alexander) Milne, a celebrated children’s author, playwright, novelist and poet. He is best known for his much beloved classic Winnie the Pooh which has captured the hearts of readers since its publication in 1926. According to his biographer, Ann Thwaite, Milne remembered his childhood as a ‘great, good time’ and these happy memories are evident in the stories and poetry that he writes for children. His works are distinguished by being both fun and intellectually stimulating for young readers. The fictional anthropomorphic teddy bear presented in Winnie the Pooh is an obvious example of Milne’s ability to create interesting characters that are still accessible to children. What’s more, seldom has…


The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Glimpse into the Past

Posted on 1st January, 2017 by
Today, on the 1st of January, LCC Learning celebrates the anniversary of the day that Samuel Pepys began writing in his famous diary. He recorded his life for almost ten years, penning over a million words, and his account of England in the 17th Century has often been cited as one of the most important documents in Restoration history. Samuel Pepys was a dedicated note-taker and his records are largely valued for his unabashed frankness and the accuracy with which he relates contemporaneous events. Major historical moments, which his diary gives a first-hand account of, include the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-7), the Great Plague (1665-6) and - perhaps most famously - the Great Fire of London (1666). C. S. Knighton has heralded Pepys’ diary as…


Famous Teachers in History: Aristotle

Posted on 1st December, 2016 by LCC Learning
Who was Aristotle? Aristotle, in addition to being a great philosopher (and writer of seminal works such as his Poetics), is one of the most distinguished personal tutors in history. He spent much of his life in Macedon (modern day Macedonia), where he tutored another important historical figure, Alexander the Great. Aristotle was born in 384 BC and studied at Plato’s Academy in Athens, where he resided for about 20 years before moving to Macedon to Alexander. The two continued to have a close relationship once Alexander had begun his conquest of the East. Aristotle acted as the young man’s adviser during his invasion of Persia. According to the Greek historian Plutarch, Alexander was greatly interested in Aristotle’s philosophical theories.“His violent thirst after and passion…


Voltaire, Happy (probable) Birthday!

Posted on 21st November, 2016 by
Today is the probable birthday of François-Marie Arouet, better known by his pen-name Voltaire. Voltaire was a leading figure in the predominantly Eighteenth Century movement that became known as the Enlightenment, alongside his fellow Frenchmen Denis Diderot, Jean Jacques Rousseau and Jean de Rond D’Alembert. A scourge of the Catholic Church and of the Christian religion more generally, which he regarded as an infantile superstition, Voltaire was the author of a huge number of poems, plays, stories, histories and argumentative tracts. He is commonly regarded as one of the greatest writers in the history of French literature. His importance to the Enlightenment extends to an association with two of its most prominent monarchs: he was a favourite of the secular-minded, philosophical warlord king of Brandenburg-Prussia,…