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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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Questioning to Extend Student Thinking

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Mind Maps

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Developing Thinking in Mathematics

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    Camilla Otaki at Otaki Tuition 11+ exam Tutor (Rochester) Picture Write about a book that you would recommend to friends.    Describe the book and explain your choice.   Aspects to include:   the subject matter (what it’s about) – is it interesting, exciting, intriguing, sad, etc.?   the plot – how the story develops.  How does it keep your...
  • Motivation and the unique ability of a student

    Mrs.Mertdag 11+ exam Tutor (Croydon) Picture As you go through your school life, there are certain hurdles you must overcome in order to achieve your goals. The job of a tutor is to assist students in this process, and help them reap the rewards of achieving their goals. Each pupil should be treated as the unique individual that they are,...
  • 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...