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Five Authors to Engage Reluctant Readers

“Miss Williamson, I really don’t think I can feign interest in the life and times of Greg...
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The power of reading

As a long-standing tutor, often meeting my students at the end of year four, it regularly...
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How Intelligent Are You? How Are You Intelligent?

How intelligent are you? Let’s find out. Take a few exams in maths, english, and science. We’ll...
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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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  • grammar schools and entrance exams

    Susan Sale 11+ exam Tutor (Coventry) Picture Many parents today are considering sending their children to grammar schools and therefore want to put them through eleven plus exams or other individual school exams. This is understandable as many public schools are failing to help under-achievers and also gifted children mainly because class...
  • An unusual outpouring of feeling

    Nicholas Christiaan 11+ exam Tutor (Dorchester) Picture There are two pieces of music I’d like you to listen to. The first is The Graceful Ghost by William Bolcom played by George Winston. The second one is The Schubert Blues by Elena Kats Chernin played by Stephanie McCallum. It is not available on youtube but you’ll find it on Spotify. Both...
  • Chinese: The Very Much Possible Language

    Henry Pelham 11+ exam Tutor (South West London) Picture Many people are discouraged from learning Mandarin Chinese as they feel it would be an 'impossible task.' "Languages are hard enough; I'll just stick to French / Spanish etc." I have had so many great experiences instilling a passion for the subject in students who hadn't consider themselves...


  • 11+ Basics

    Rob Folkard 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture 11+ Basics The Eleven Plus Process ! Places at Top Grammar Schools have now been seen as the Holy Grail of many parents. My sincere advice is to start the process early. Definitely by the start of Year 4 the process should begin. There are a set of disciplines that need to be thoroughly mastered...
  • 11+ Costs

    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...
  • Henrietta Barnett Success !

    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...