Success at 11+ is about consistency and practice as well as ability. My approach with children who want to take the 11+ exam or sit entrance exams for Independent Schools is always tailored to the child's needs and requirements. I will often assess a child first to get an accurate picture of where they sit against the national picture to help decision making, and to make an informed plan of action. We work together on English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, aiming to inspire the child to enjoy his or her learning, to build confidence and be excited by their progress.
Often parents simply do not have an accurate picture of how their child is performing in their learning, in relation to others of their age. Schools are not always able to provide this information. I offer an academic assessment service which gives parents an accurate picture of where their child sits against the national average in Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, Reading and Spelling and age specific information in English and Maths. This enables informed decision making to take place about next steps.
Children who are applying for entry to Independent Schools at 11+ or 13+ will be required to perform well at interview as well as in their entrance exams. This is even more true for entry at Sixth Form or for University. I offer an interview preparation service, based on my experience as a former Head in Independent Schools. Preparation for University interviews takes place over a series of sessions, culminating in a number of mock interviews led by myself and other professionals.
There is a great deal of demand for 11+ tuition. I always offer an initial tutoring session before any agreement is reached about further sessions- I believe it is important that there is a good relationship between myself and families for any tuition arrangement to work. I am happy to work online or in person in the Stratford-upon-Avon area. Costs depend on whether the service is online or requires me to travel.
I have 30 years of teaching experience and have enhanced DBS clearance. which I am happy to show any prospective clients. I am fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Thanks for today, Tim. My daughter said it was "fun" and she "loved it"- high praise indeed. My sessions of doing 11+ work with her have never had such good feedback!
Parent of 11+ student, UK