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Tips for Your First Session with a New Tutor

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All Work And No Play

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Questioning to Extend Student Thinking

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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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  • 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 Girl's equivalent. Henrietta Barnett ! This is a tough nut to crack for most tutors...

 

  • 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...
  • A lasting love for Creative Writing

    Rhys Merriman 11+ exam Tutor (North London) Picture Too often children are fiercely reminded to remember their full-stops and capital letters, when their writing content isn’t celebrated or given the attention it deserves. Understandably, some children lose their confidence and stop writing for pleasure.    I recognise that grammar and...
  • 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 Level 4b, National Average in Reading, Writing and Maths. I have made it my priority to understand exactly what Year 6 children need to know to excel in...