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11 Plus £28.00
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** I am fully booked for 1:1, except in the half terms and holidays. 2:1 sessions (Year 4/5) still available. ** I am a qualified teacher with a First Class BA Honours degree (with QTS) and a Public History MA with Distinction. I prepare students for the 11+ entrance exams (Kent Test).

I have also tutored for 13+ Common Entrance for subjects including English and History. One of my most recent students achieved entry into Eton College.

Tutoring Experience:

I run tutoring sessions from my home either individually or in a group of 2 or 3, and extra sessions that focus purely on past papers. I am available on Saturday morning or weekday after school/evenings (depending on availability).

I am a qualified teacher (judged as outstanding) and have taught Year 5 and 6 at a local primary school near Sevenoaks so am aware of the National Curriculum and 11+ requirements. Currently, I am a PhD Student researching Feminist Legal History at St Mary's University.

As well as 11+, I have tutored for GCSE History and 13+ Common Entrance. My specialist areas are essay writing, English and History.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring involves an initial assessment of students based on Key Stage 2 SATs tests (English and Maths). I later revisit specific questions to ensure progression. I have devised a plan to cover all 11+ content based on the Singapore Maths Method and English National Curriculum; I have also drawn on past papers. I aim to cover all content by March and focus on past papers after that date.

In terms of Maths, I teach simple and straightforward methods, based on the Singapore approach, and encourage students to look for patterns, for example, the relationship between percentages, decimals and fractions. Times tables are key and students must learn these as well as they can.

English teaching focuses on grammar and punctuation initially, with monthly comprehension and writing exercises. I provide spelling and key vocabulary lists and encourage students to read good quality texts. I recommend that students keep a Glossary or Dictionary of new words and punctuation they discover when reading.

Reasoning, both Verbal and Non-Verbal, is taught alongside Maths and English typically using pre-planned resources, some of which include the Bond 10 Minute Tests and past papers.

Students are set homework every week ranging from 10 Minute Tests, focused Maths and English tasks and writing exercises. After Easter and during the run-up to the 11+, we focus purely on past papers; I generally set at least two papers a week for homework. I run extra sessions that focus purely on past papers during the holiday and a mock exam session in the summer.

I recommend that 11+ tutoring begins at least at the beginning of Year 5, as the content of the 11+ is demanding; however, I also tutor students during the summer holiday in preparation for the test in September. Ideally, pupils should have some exposure to the content of the 11+ test in Year 4. Mathematical concepts such as algebra, volume, ratio and proportion and percentages, fractions and decimal relationships are not taught until much later in Year 6 so the earlier students become familiar with these, the better.

For parents/carers:
I provide you with information about the 11+, including book recommendations. I encourage your child to be reflective and confident and give verbal feedback after every session. Additionally, I provide a written monthly overview of topics we have covered in the lessons so you can keep track of your child's progress.

I understand that exam and assessment pressures can be daunting, which is why I always adopt a calm, measured and professional approach that puts academic demands into perspective and offers achievable goals.

I am happy to meet with prospective tutees prior to tuition to discuss expectations, focus areas and suitable dates and times at no cost. There is no obligation to go ahead with tuition after an initial meeting.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Royal Holloway, University of London (2015) - Distinction, MA Public History (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Kingston University (2014) - First, BA Primary Teaching with QTS (QTS) (✔ On File)
  • Albion College, London (2011) - A-levels, History, English and Law (College) (✔ On File)
  • Rosebery School, Epsom (1996) - GCSEs (School) (✔ On File)

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