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A Personal and Tailored Approach to Teaching

An important  aspect of my approach to teaching is that every lesson should be tailored to the...
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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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Confidence and Learning

Educators often overlook the importance of confidence in learning. Perhaps this is due to...
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Importance of Sleep

Although there is still much unknown about the exact function of sleep, we do know that it is...

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  • Eleven Plus Advice - The Basics

    Rob Folkard 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture Eleven Plus Advice - The BasicsPlaces 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 in...
  • The Eleven Plus Process - The Costs

    Rob Folkard 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture 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 sessions a...
  • How to Remember !

    Rob Folkard 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture How to remember ! Revise it after one hour You will remember it for one day.  Revise it again after one day You will remember it for one week Revise it again after one week You will remember it for the next month Revise it again after one month You should remember it for a year If you revise it...

 

  • Essential itinerary for the 11+ Exam and Y6 Sats.

    Rhys Merriman 11+ exam Tutor (North London) Picture Whilst some concepts are repeated in the Year 6 SATS and 11+ exams, they are wildly different papers. Confidently, I can assure you that the 11+ exam content is more advanced and touches on Level 6 and 7 material, whereas the Year 6 SATS only expose children to Level 3-5 material, unless they...
  • Year 6 SATS: A parent friendly breakdown

    Rhys Merriman 11+ exam Tutor (North London) Picture As a longstanding Year 6 teacher, the effectiveness of my work is usually measured by the percentage of children in my cohort who meet the National Expectation in Reading, Writing and Maths. Therefore, I have made it my priority to understand exactly what Year 6 children need to know to excel in...
  • A lasting love for Creative Writing

    Rhys Merriman 11+ exam Tutor (North London) Picture “I loved writing, why doesn't my child?” you may have asked. In school children can be fiercely reminded to remember their full-stops and capital letters to the point that their imagination is overlooked. Understandably, some children lose their confidence and stop writing for pleasure...