preparation 11+

(8 Posts)
Lyochka Thu 25-Feb-16 23:08:21

could anyone give me advise how to find an affordable good tutor to prepare my son (year 4) to 11+exam to enter Grammar school? Or maybe someone knows does any tutor take the trial exam? thanks

Lyochka Thu 25-Feb-16 23:09:45

Sorry , forgot to say we are looking the tutor in east London.

hesterton Thu 25-Feb-16 23:13:22

You could try childcare.Co. uk or any of a number of agencies. It depends what you mean by affordable - 11+ tutors are in high demand. Can you buy some practice papers online and try working with your dc yourself? Once you are familiar with the exam rhetoric, it is more down to cognitive ability really.

Lyochka Thu 25-Feb-16 23:53:18

thanks for your attention, hesterton. that what i am doing now. the problem is i am a mother. i want someone's view of his knowledge.

hesterton Fri 26-Feb-16 07:55:53

Why not book a one off assessment? There are a few agencies which specialise in 11+ - you may have to pay a bit over the odds for a one off but it will help you to target your support. I will pm you.

Lyochka Fri 26-Feb-16 10:54:47

i tried contact few of them. none of them does it. maybe you you can refer any? thanks

Coffeeismycupoftea Fri 26-Feb-16 11:42:48

Do you mean Latymer and QEB? You'd need to find a tutor that specialises as lots of tutors are more general or for the privates (i.e. comprehension, maths etc rather than CEM). Look at elevenplusexams.co.uk, they might have some pointers. There are also mock exams advertised on there but more for end of y5 than at this stage.

Ididthattoo Fri 26-Feb-16 12:20:10

My advice: there are plenty of tutors who do a one-off assessment of where your child is. Then, get him onto one of these 11+ courses (I think elevenplusforum hosts courses in Harrow). Then an intensive course in the summer of year 5. If the tutor tells you it is going to be difficult, then maybe leave it. You don't want your son struggling throughout senior school right?

I have a brilliant daughter and a less brilliant son. Daughter passed the grammar and independent school exams without any problem. Son, who is younger, would only pass with lots and lots of tutoring which I don't want to do. So, local comprehensive or a less academic independent will be the choice for him. I am sure they will do equally well in life.

Good luck!

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