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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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Tips for Your First Session with a New Tutor

What to Expect:The first session should begin with at least a 15 minute conversation between...
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Developing Thinking in Mathematics

I would like to point you in the direction of three books that I return to over and over again...
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Confusing 'Challenge' With 'Not Getting It'

A learning assistant in one of my lessons with a ‘nurture group’ (a class made up mostly of...

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  • How I tutor - Sensible Tuition

    Graham James 11+ exam Tutor (North 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...
  • A Personal and Tailored Approach to Teaching Editor's Pick

    Eleanor Janes 11+ exam Tutor (Tonbridge) Picture An important  aspect of my approach to teaching is that every lesson should be tailored to the individual. I believe a pupil will only achieve their full potential as long as their tutor invests a considerable amount of time in planning and designing a series of lessons which will help the...
  • Three Common 11+ Myths Editor's Pick

    Hettie 11+ exam Tutor (Exeter) Picture As the 11 plus will often be the first academic exam children sit, some tutees have falsely held beliefs about the test and how to tackle it. Myth 1 "I've answered the last 5 questions as ‘A’ from the multiple choice options, therefore the next one cannot be another ‘A’." Children will often...


  • Compound Words For The 11+

    Ambitious Learning 11+ exam Tutor (Bromley) Picture In English, words (particularly adjectives and nouns), are combined into compound structures in a variety of ways. Compound words are very important for 11+ exams as they are included in the Verbal English tests. Children doing the 11+ should know what compound words are and how they are used....
  • Is Your Child Ready For The 11+?

    Ms Jemini Patel 11+ exam Tutor (Harrow) Picture Is your child ready to sit their 11plus/transfer test/ISEB Exam? You might be even more nervous than they are and it is perfectly fine to be. You have spent time supporting your child to prepare them for the exams on top of school work, work commitments etc so WELL DONE!! Here are a few fun...
  • Reading List For The 11+ Exam

    Laura Marshall 11+ exam Tutor (North West London) Picture Reading for pleasure is one of the best ways for children to improve their vocabulary. However, it's not always easy to find the perfect book to read next. Here is my recommended list of titles to read when preparing for the 11+ in Year 6: Alex Shearer, 'Speed of the Dark'A surreal and...