Tutoring for the 11 +Exam

Competition for places at top independent and grammar schools is tough – and is getting more challenging every year. If you are considering entering your child for the exam, it is useful to be aware that there is a fair bit of work involved in preparation for the exam and it is natural for children to feel overwhelmed.

In our experience, the critical factors for success at 11+ are:

  • A solid knowledge and grasp of the key concepts
  • An understanding of how to structure an answer and what examiners are looking for
  • Confidence and self-belief

 

“The tutors are knowledgeable, friendly, and provide constructive feedback, helping my son improve his skills immeasurably. I can’t thank you all enough for your help!” – Portia Agulay

 

How does it work?

Students usually join us in Year 4, but it is not unheard of to see children in Year 5, so do not feel as if you are too late.

Carefully structured after-school tuition classes help your son or daughter get to grips with the 11-plus curriculum, letting them learn at their own pace and supporting them to feel confident about taking the exam.
Our online group classes run for 2 hours once a week and students practice both English and Mathematics. If your child works better on a 1:1 basis, that is fine – get in touch.

A typical class might include looking at past papers, exploring techniques required to answer different question styles, and helping students develop effective study skills. We create and follow our own curriculum, covering topics such as but not limited to:

  • Numeracy
  • Speed / Distance / Time
  • Ratio Proportion
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Word Problems
  • SPAG
  • Creative Writing techniques
  • Comprehension
  • Descriptive / Persuasive writing
    Our results over the years have seen our students secure places at various top schools across Surrey.

 

What can parents do to support during the process?

Encourage your child to read widely so they develop a great vocabulary
Work through sample papers – these are readily available online
Visit museums, art galleries, concerts, plays, sporting events and so on – anything that helps your child enjoy learning will help
Make time to have fun! Passing the 11-plus is important, but children need to relax and enjoy themselves too.

For further information and guidance – get in touch

We currently offer classes online and at 3 locations all easily accessible from Richmond, Kingston and Sutton Statons. We are happy to meet with any new parents and students at any of the below venues by prior appointment.

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    Tudor Drive Library Class Schedule

    ADDRESS: Tudor Drive Library- 192 Tudor Drive, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 5QH

    START TIME: Wednesday 5:30pm-7:30pm

    BUS: From Richmond or Kingston Bus No: 371 stops outside Tudor Drive Library

    All classes are currently offered online only.

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    The Russell School Class Schedule

    ADDRESS: Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 7AH

    START TIME: Thursday 4:00pm-6:00pm

    BUS: Bus nos. 65 and 371 stop directly outside the school.

    All classes are currently offered online only.

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    Sutton Central Library Class Schedule

    ADDRESS: St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

    START TIME: Saturday 11:00 am – 2.00pm

    BUS: The library is located 5 mins walking distance from Sutton High Street and Sutton Station. For this driving to the library,Gibson Road car park is a pay and display car park located 3 mins walking distance from the library.

    All classes are currently offered online only.

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