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A personal message of reality at a stressful time

Are you a parent worried about the education of your primary aged child? A small word of advice...
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Mind Maps

You should start with the name of the text in the centre of a large sheet of paper and around...
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The Eleven Plus: Believe and have faith!

As an English specialist I am asked again and again by parents to answer this one query after my...
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All Work And No Play

In Stanley Kubrick’s horror film The Shining the main character, Jack Torrance, repeatedly types...

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  • Alphabet Numbers For The 11+

    Linda Fasoranti 11+ exam Tutor (Hemel Hempstead) Picture In the Buckinghamshire 11+, there is a question aimed at the position of the letters in the alphabet, so you should learn these positions beforehand to save precious time in the exam. You don't have to learn each one individually - though you can eventually - but to start off with it's important...
  • PEAL

    Becca Marriott 11+ exam Tutor (South West London) Picture The new trend in English teaching, or so it seems, is PEAL. Point Evidence Analysis Link But what does all of that mean? and, perhaps more to the point, is it helpful? Point...put simply a point is a direct answer to the question. If a student puts down the right number of these and backs them...
  • How I tutor - Sensible Tuition

    Graham James 11+ exam Tutor (South West London) Picture I tend to have a detailed conversation with the client before any lessons start. If you know the starting point, you know the journey needed to prepare effectively for the target school place(s). The process is the same regardless of whether you are tutoring for the 11+, 7+ or 13+ exam. I'll...

 

  • Keep calm and pass the 11 plus!

    Hettie 11+ exam Tutor (Exeter) Picture There is no denying that the eleven plus exam can demand a great deal of preparation, research and cool, calm nerves. For many pupils this will be the first ‘major’ exam in their school career and this can create anxiety. I find that one of the main hurdles with the 11 plus is the exam...
  • The best time to start tuition

    Laura Pasternack 11+ exam Tutor (West London) Picture So your child's teacher has finally admitted that your child is under average. Or you suspect that your child is struggling. Or you're struggling with your own degree or professional qualification. Or you hated school and you want to start a new chapter in your life. Or maybe there's an...
  • Magic Dust

    Mr.Tyley 11+ exam Tutor (South East London) Picture   It is said the first hundred high frequency words make up 25% of the words we use.  That means there is a place for teaching the high frequency words, and expecting them to be known words.  What does, 'expecting them to be known words' mean? Well, it is a phrase used in books, but as with...