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    Rob Folkard 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture 11+ Costs ! The Eleven Plus Process - The Costs Parents serious about Eleven Plus success take the time to sit down and think about the costs involved. If successful there is a lot of money to be saved in the long run. The formula that I have personally used to get good results involved two...
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    Rob Folkard 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture Some schools are seen as The Holy Grail of the Grammar School System. Having had multiple successes with getting students into QE Boys',  I thought it appropriate to try my hand at getting a student into the girls' equivalent. Henrietta Barnett ! This is a tough nut to crack for most tutors...
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    Claire Anderson 11+ exam Tutor (South East London) Picture Preparing your child for the 11+ exams is best started as early as possible, so preparation has a 'little and often' approach.  It is an anxious time for parents as they start to worry about which secondary school their child will go to, but it is important for your child to prepare for the...
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    Elaine Farrow A-level Chemistry Tutor (Peterborough) Picture My number one piece of advice to any pupil facing challenges in learning is to find as many ways as possible to learn or revise material. Use the internet for quizzes, worksheets and research, produce spider diagrams, posters, photos, miniclips, songs, models, or think up your own games or...
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    Viyshali S Kanbi Key Stage 2 Maths Tutor (Harrow) Picture Maths is a subject that children often find daunting to learn. Maths can be taught in a number of ways; be it outdoor learning, creatively and practical. Maths should allow the children to explore the use of numbers and relate it back to the real world. Children can explore elements of maths...
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    Lydia Kaye History of Art Tutor (West Central London) Picture Art is evidence of human imagination, human fears, desires, anxieties and passions. Whether it is the intricate drawings on a cave wall from pre-historic times, or a huge Renaissance fresco in a church. Throughout history, the things that human beings have created tell a story about human...
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