Tiffins 11+ tutors

(89 Posts)
saya Fri 11-Nov-11 21:21:15

Hello,
I've been told there is a really good tutor preparing children to Tiffin 11+ exam, her name is Mrs.W...I would be grateful if anybody who knows how to contact her can share it with me..Many Thanks

gethelp Fri 11-Nov-11 22:16:41

I'd be very surprised if anyone does help you, the competition for places with her is pretty hot!

gethelp Fri 11-Nov-11 22:18:52

I'll see what I can do, I'm not in the race! Do you live in RBK?

saya Fri 11-Nov-11 22:23:51

Yes, I live in Kingston, I am not an immediate competition..would appreciate if you could help..Thanks

corlan Sat 12-Nov-11 12:38:09

How old is your child?

If you haven't put registered them with Mrs W by the time they are 6 months old you have no chance wink

saya Sat 12-Nov-11 17:33:26

5 and 4

harrassedswlondonmum Sat 12-Nov-11 18:27:31

As I understand it, Mrs W does not work miracles, she pre-selects the children based on a test, and only takes on the ones who do very well. The children who got in to Tiffin from my son's year 6 were all naturally very bright, and none had been to Mrs W.

stillfeel18inside Sat 12-Nov-11 18:49:25

I have her number and can pm you with it ("old Mrs W" anyway - I know there's also a daughter who teaches the same). People do put their kids down for her v young but if you can tell her your kids are very bright (with NC levels maybe) then she might take them as obviously every child she gets into Tiffin is good for her reputation. We didn't use her in the end but lots of friends did. pm me if you have any questions.

toutlemonde Sat 12-Nov-11 19:06:26

Can I hijack (a bit) and ask how people are getting on getting their kids ready for the Tiffin test next week? Don't send me over to 11+ forum!

AmazingDisgrace Argentina Sat 12-Nov-11 23:52:09

Mrs W is retiring isn't she? I've just looked on the 11+ forum and that's what they are saying there.

thanksalot Sun 13-Nov-11 13:33:39

I tried said tutor for a few weeks with DS1. Wasn't impressed at all, so gave that up and helped the poor lad myself (successfully). Doing same with DS2 for next week.

I'd be very interested to know what the success rate is for this tutor given that she only takes on the best from the start. I know far more kids that went to her and failed than went to her and passed.

legallady Sun 13-Nov-11 20:53:49

I do feel the need to defend Mrs W and daughter - and no I'm not related in any way but have used the daughter for two children and waiting for the call for the third. They do invite your children to sit a test before they accept them. Of course this could be to improve their odds of success, but I do believe the explanation they give for this. They explain that if your child doesn't get about 75% in the pre test, they are unlikely to get into Tiffins without a huge amount of work and that this isn't necessarily in the best interests of your child. They are also flexible and will take nerves into consideration when looking at test results! Anyway Barbara (the daughter) has always said that the best thing you can do for any of these tests is read, read and read some more!

Heatseekingmiss Mon 14-Nov-11 09:11:27

Just wanted to say, there must be 2 well-known Mrs W's tutoring for Tiffin. Our one doesn't have a daughter, doesn't screen children by doing a test (but does like a good long chat with parent to assess basic suitability of child for grammar entry), and is lovely. We have exam on Weds, so fingers crossed, but I honestly believe that with the numbers applying now and the maniacal lengths some people will go to... it's nigh on impossible!

thanksalot Mon 14-Nov-11 09:28:27

Heatseekingmiss, I've not heard of your Mrs W, only the other one! Good luck for Wednesday.

TheWomanOnTheBus Mon 14-Nov-11 10:10:50

Registering at six months. shock Am I alone in thinking this is crazy?????!!!!

legallady Mon 14-Nov-11 10:49:26

I think the 6 months comment was a little tongue in cheek wink, but in all seriousness to stand any chance of getting on her books, you are probably looking at registering at least two years (if not more!!!!) in advance. Personally I don't see it as a problem. You have nothing to lose by registering and if when it comes to the time you think it isn't right for your child, then you don't do it. If you haven't registered, then you won't have the option hmm I would agree with the earlier poster, however, that Mrs W and daughter don't do anything magic, they just give some technique and lots of papers to practice. There are lots of tutors (and parents) who do exactly the same smile

TheWomanOnTheBus Mon 14-Nov-11 10:58:13

duh blush

salsakitty Mon 14-Nov-11 14:34:02

Can someone please give me details of these 2 Mrs W 's for tutoring my DD. We live in Brentford/Ealing border and would like to get DD assessed to see if Tiffin is a viable option. She's in top sets for literacy and maths but I know that means nothing when it comes to Tiffin standards. DD in Year 5.

toutlemonde Mon 14-Nov-11 18:20:51

Why is it that we can have discussion of the day about John Lewis but when people are talking about 11+ tutors its all 'Mrs W', 'Mrs D', nudge nudge, wink wink, have to do it by PM?

Mary and Barbara Walsh - a couple of people who tutor already-likely-to-pass bright Surrey children for 11+ exams at tiffin (as far as I can gather from google).

corlan Mon 14-Nov-11 18:47:34

toutlemonde you realise you're going to have to leave the country and take on a new identity now don't you? grin

toutlemonde Mon 14-Nov-11 19:16:03

There are people with flaming torches banging on the door screaming "you've told everybody! how will my little araminta get in now?!"

Time for a quick exit.

MaeMobley Mon 14-Nov-11 19:20:19

Message deleted by Mumsnet.

Heatseekingmiss Tue 15-Nov-11 10:56:59

My Mrs W is handed down from mother to daughter, sister to sister and occasionally friend to friend.. BUT ONLY if the children aren't the same age!!! Only torture, or possibly major bribery, could make me reveal more!

AmazingDisgrace Argentina Tue 15-Nov-11 11:09:25

I'm not sure the elderly Mrs Walsh would appreciate her telephone number being posted on here or any public message board? Poor woman's going to get inundated.

salsakitty Tue 15-Nov-11 11:30:07

HUGE THANKS MaeMobley

breadandbutterfly Tue 15-Nov-11 17:40:43

Oh for goodness' sake, if your dc is bright you can tutor them yourselves perfectly easily, and if they're not it's the wrong school for them anyway and they'd be miserable if they got in.

Tutors aren't magicians - buy some practice papers and materials and tutor them yourself. Frankly if you're not bright enough yourself (as an adult) to have mastered maths/VR etc aimed at an 11 year old, then the chance your dc (with genes 50% inherited from you) will be bright enough to pass the exam is minimal.

gazzalw Wed 16-Nov-11 13:37:14

Breadandbutterfly I say hear, hear to you.... As a family who have tutored DS (who's not doing Tiffin test today) and thus far he has passed the two 11+ exams he has taken, I am increasingly disillusioned by all the parents just throwing money at tutoring. I think that unless one's education falls way short of decent, one is more than capable of doing it oneself.

There appears to be some great,misplaced kudos in being able to brag about having a tutor for one's child as if that somehow makes one's child superior.

In DS's primary school four (two girls, two boys) have thus far passed the two 11+ exams they've taken - only one has been taught by a tutor because she was not really of the right standard to start with. The others have educated, but not necessarily rich parents. It is very achievable and any parent who tries to delude you that a tutor is necessary is spin doctoring....

thanksalot Wed 16-Nov-11 13:59:10

Couldn't agree more with breadandbutterfly and gaazlw.

The majority of ds's class have tutors and I know most of them just ain't gonna make it. All very sad really.

There still seems to be this myth that tutors know tricks to pass. Well, frankly they don't. DS just took Tiffin exam today and there were no surprises wotsoever.

toutlemonde Wed 16-Nov-11 21:51:27

DS also sat tiffin today - I absolutely think that tutoring would have been pissing money up a wall. Do some practice including trying out full papers definitely. But parents who are paying through the nose for tutors, are having their understandable anxiety over schools taken advantage of in my opinion - it is just not worth it, and giving their kids no advantage despite all the hype.

legallady Wed 16-Nov-11 23:39:50

It never ceases to amaze me how intolerant some people on MN are of other people's choices.

How about people using tutors because they don't feel confident about being the best person to help their child? Who but the parent is best placed to make that decision? How about using a tutor because you don't want preparing for an exam to become an issue between parent and child - in effect keeping any stress out of the family relationship.

There are all sorts of reasons for using a tutor or not. Why can't people accept that it's individual choice and leave it at that confused.

I agree that there is a significant amount of hype about certain tutors and it is a shame that some parents feel coerced into using a tutor as a result of that hype. However, some of us are not naive about the process and still prefer to use a tutor. I would never criticise someone for "going it alone" and wonder why others chose to criticize those who make a different choice.

Good luck to all of you whose DC sat exams today - whether you used a tutor or not smile

toutlemonde Thu 17-Nov-11 00:02:08

But I totally understand why people choose to use tutors - I was very tempted to myself. The only people I'm criticising (I hope) are those that make parents feel that without a tutor they are doing their kids a disservice, possibly encouraging them to do something they can ill-afford. In my cack-handed way I am trying to be supportive! I know one parent who was so convinced that a tutor was necessary that she didn't let her very bright DS sit an 11+, thinking he had no chance because she hadn't been able to afford tutoring. I just wanted to add my opinion to counter what I see as disinformation.

On a related point, I paid for my son to sit a mock exam earlier in the year and only wish I had sought advice from friendly mumsnetters which could have saved me that wasted money and effort. Sorry if I'm coming across as intolerant.

gazzalw Thu 17-Nov-11 07:00:39

I don't need to be intolerant but it's not necessary that's what we are saying. Save your money and spend it on something that enhances your son's education in other ways...trips to the theatre etc....

exoticfruits Thu 17-Nov-11 07:15:32

If you need a tutor you need to ask yourself if your DC is suited to selective education. Getting in is only the start-they then have to keep up for the next 7yrs.

MonaMelendy Thu 17-Nov-11 08:46:27

I think people use tutors because a) everyone else does and no one wants to put their child at a disadvantage, b) there is a mystique around what they need to know to pass these exams and the fear is that without a professional tutor's expertise they might miss something and c) trying to teach your own DC can be a bloody nightmare. I speak obviously from personal experience - but having said that, I don't know if I'd go down the same route again. I agree with toutlemonde - there are definitely people out there making money out of parents' anxiety.

toutlemonde Thu 17-Nov-11 15:35:07

I disagree with exoticfruits on this - if we are aiming for selective education for our children, its because we think its better and want what is best for our kids. If we can offer any help and advantage to our DC to get them there, we will do it - whether or not other parents think its unfair, or that the children will struggle to keep up. Keeping up is a question for afterwards once the hurdle of getting in is passed (and the school will help). What I was debating, is whether tutoring in particular actually offers an advantage.

I've heard lots of parents on here and 11+ forum arguing that if you don't have the natural talent and need tutors or whatever, that you shouldn't be applying. I always think it seems like they are trying to discourage applications to these popular schools to clear the way for their own children and am unconvinced!

exoticfruits Thu 17-Nov-11 16:03:27

if we are aiming for selective education for our children

Are they aiming though-is this something they really want or something the parent has decided-in many cases at birth before they have a clue what sort of DC they have.
Selective education is for the very bright and most DCs are average (even MN ones) .
They should find their own level and all go in cold. One practise paper and then in-that would sort them.
Unfortunately they can't devise a fair system that cuts out the pushy parent and therefore-although I disagree strongly-I will admit they probably need one if everyone else does. However if I was Head of an independent selective school and had an absolute free choice of pupils I would first dismiss all those who had been tutored at an interview stage.

toutlemonde Thu 17-Nov-11 16:25:35

I understand what you're saying exotic but its not something that can be made fair one family at a time, by our choices.

I think it would be possible for schools to make the system for their entry fairer - yes perhaps by saying tutoring is considered cheating and a reason for non-selection, or by making their exams unpredictable and letting prospective applicants know this is the case. Back to the tiffin example (sorry) - there's nothing to stop the school setting a completely different test, using a different exam board, etc to get rid of the advantages of having learnt to the test.

I think your other point about whether children or parents have chosen - hmmm, I make lots of choices for my DS in his best interests I hope. There is a reason the parents have to do the school applications rather than the 10 year olds. You're talking about independents too rather than grammars - now there's a system that was never designed to be fair to all...

exoticfruits Thu 17-Nov-11 17:02:00

None of it is fair so I can't blame people for not getting 'left behind'.

I do however think that there are a lot more parents who want their DC to have a selective education than there are DCs suited to it!

2B1Gmum Thu 17-Nov-11 17:23:39

I know many bright and some above average and very very hardworking over pushed who have been to Tiffin tutors including the ones mentioned. A relative got in with minimum tutoring, finding the pace absolutely fine and the sport disappointingly poor - the school particularly attracts very pushed maths types and they get great results in maths and sciences but less and less are getting in from Kingston as over tutored come from far and wide to get in. If you are a bright child from a suportive family don't think of Tiffin as the be all and end all, interestingly many rejects get equally good results, if not better when it comes to the all important GSCEs and A Levels. You can buy examples of the verbal and non verbal papers in Smiths, test your child at home, if they 80% without any tutoring then go for it, and sign up for a tutor, but only if you and they can cope with a no - at least 12 tutored children apply for every place.

WineOhWhy Thu 17-Nov-11 17:34:34

I am well eductated and more than capable of helping my DC. There are, however, 2 things that might (but only might) cause me to use a tutor:

1. I work full time so evening and weekend time with the DC is precious. I would consider a tutor for the same reasons that I have a cleaner (i.e. to cover things that I am a bit short of time to do).

2. Some DCs do not respond that well to parental "help".

I would only ever use a tutor (or indeed tutor myself) to assist in familiairy with format/questions - as I understand it speed is all important in the Tiffin test and familiarity definitely helps with this. I woudl not do it to try to fit a square peg into a round hole.

Re the comment that they should not need tutoring if they are clever enough, I think that is only true to a certain extent. Lets say there are 100 places at Tiffin and 1000 sit. There may be around 50 "dead certs" and perhaps another 150 with not that much between them all of whom would be more than capable of keeping up if they got in. I think parents panic that if their child is around 90 in natural ability, they could easily be leapfrogged by the child at 105 who gets some tutoring (and that child would easily be able to keep up at the school because there is not that much difference between 105 and 85). If that makes sense!

I dont think there is kudos in having a tutor - if anything there tends to be more boasting in a child getting in without a tutor than in a child having a tutor.

thanksalot Thu 17-Nov-11 17:55:28

The boasting starts when child passes the assessment test that some tutors use to decide whether or not they will tutor that child.

But then who knows how much tutoring the child has already had in order to pass the initial assessment test to be tutored...

cyb Thu 17-Nov-11 18:04:27

The sooner Tiffin gets a catchment area the better

exoticfruits Thu 17-Nov-11 19:04:38

The only way that I agree with selective schools is NOT to have a catchment area and take the very best from a wide area.

cyb Thu 17-Nov-11 19:05:44

Nah, the very best from the local area should get the first places, then select from a wider area if necessary

Like NonSuch do

exoticfruits Thu 17-Nov-11 19:09:55

As long as they can travel. It is unfair to miss an excellent high flyer because they live further away. A selective school is just that-selective-of the best.

toutlemonde Thu 17-Nov-11 20:42:35

Devil's advocate here: what would you think if Oxford or Cambridge decided to have a catchment area, after sustained pressure from the locals of either area?

cyb Thu 17-Nov-11 20:56:55

If it was purely Oxford or Cambridge tax payers paying for the school I woudl agree on a catchment area

Kingston tax payers fund Tiffin and any Tom Dick or Harriet can come from WHEREVER if they pass the test

toutlemonde Thu 17-Nov-11 21:05:46

OK Cyb, thought I probably hadn't thought that one through...

exoticfruits Thu 17-Nov-11 21:20:47

Only if they come out top. The school want the very best.
I have no objection to selective schools if they don't have a catchment area and just pick out the exceptionally gifted. I object if they have a catchment area and have a line where the DC who gets in has one mark more than the one who didn't.

exoticfruits Thu 17-Nov-11 21:22:38

Sorry-the Tom, Dick or Harry who come top-not any Tom, Dick or Harry.

breadandbutterfly Thu 17-Nov-11 21:27:13

Ultimately - and I know very little about Tiffin as such - if your dc is bright enough they will thrive in any good school, and I understand that there are several in the vicinity of Tiffin. So chill, really. I daresay it's a lovely school, but it's not unique.

Astonished and rather concerned to hear the suggestion that people might pre-tutor a child to pass the tutor's entry tests!

exoticfruits Thu 17-Nov-11 21:37:18

Therefore much better to bypass all those who are trying desperately to get a place and get a real high flyer with a very high IQ-that is what the school is designed for.

WineOhWhy Fri 18-Nov-11 21:02:15

Cyb, schools are not funded from council tax but from income tax. It is myth that tiffin is funded only by local residents.

exoticfruits Fri 18-Nov-11 21:55:34

Exactly. I don't think it is very fair if one DC can get a place and a much cleverer DC doesn't get one because they live 100m over a line. It is much easier to get the top DCs if you have a wide range. If it is properly selective I wouldn't expect more than 4/5 DC in any primary school to have a place.

gethelp Wed 23-Nov-11 08:31:13

I came back with info, but I can see you've got it sorted! Good luck to all of you, 1700 boys took the test last week and god knows how many girls.

zinga Wed 04-Jan-12 00:25:37

Please would someone very kindly PM me with Mrs Walsh's telephone number? many thanks

Kensingtonia Wed 04-Jan-12 16:18:59

Before you spend your money you should bear in mind that the Tiffin Girls' test is changing soon; they state that it will may also include numeracy and literacy tests and the details will be on the website by mid April. The next cohort will sit the exams a lot earlier than now, in September. They are also adding an extra class of 30 so the intake will be 150 for the girls school.

castlesintheair Thu 05-Jan-12 16:49:02

That's interesting Kensingtonia. Do you know if the same thing is going to apply to Tiffin boys?

11PlusAdvisor Thu 05-Jan-12 17:07:49

Tiffin boys states in its proposed admission policy for 2013 that the test will be in verbal and non-verbal reasoning, ie same as usual.

www.tiffin.kingston.sch.uk/

mumsonia Sun 12-Feb-12 10:25:05

please can someone kindly PM me the contact of Mrs W.

AmazingDisgrace Argentina Mon 13-Feb-12 13:39:27

Mumsonia, Mrs W is retiring and her waiting list is closed. She is not taking any more children.

Tiffinmad Wed 04-Apr-12 19:10:08

Can someone please provide the name and number of a good tutor for tiffin girls? Please I really am desperate!!!!

isis101 Thu 25-Oct-12 14:35:23

I have lost my contact details for mrs w and was wondering whether someone with her number could share it via a PM? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

pinkmoomin Thu 25-Oct-12 16:44:33

I can confirm that mrs w is retiring next year and has closed her waiting list. At least that's what she told me when I called her in July.

isis101 Tue 30-Oct-12 14:39:36

Thanks pinkmoomin. We were already on the list, I just can't find her contact details any longer. I can't believe I've lost them. On a slightly separate subject, has anyone used Examberry or Mrs Jones Education for 11+ tuition, I.e. VR, NVR, Maths and English? They both have tuition centres in a variety of locations. If so would you recommend? I only have their websites to go on.

NWThreeMum Tue 06-Nov-12 23:49:48

My two boys took the Tiffins exam. The older one didn't need extra help but we had about six months' tuition for the younger one. We spent such a long time searching on the internet and all the agencies seemed to say the same thing! We tried Fleet Tutors but the tutor they sent didn't seem to have a clue and arrived about forty minutes late, then eventually tried Hippocrene Tutors on the recommendation of a friend (and were sent a lovely boy called Rory). They were definitely on the pricey side but we thought it was worth it to have an outsider take control of it all.

isis101 Sat 09-Mar-13 20:41:25

Thanks NWThreeMum. Sorry for delayed reply. How did you get on with Rory/Hippocrene Tutors? I take it both your DSs got in? DD1 just got in to TGS and we are really thrilled. However her VR/NVR scores from Stage 1 were not all that 'hot' and I now feel she may have done better in this area had we used one of these specialist VR/NVR tutors who claim to teach specific techniques for different question types, etc. We only did practice papers (Bond and GL Assessment) but no specific training as such as her scores were generally decent (not amazing though, there were always a few silly mistakes and then there were always a few that were genuinely tricky). It worked to her advantage this year that TGS introduced an English and Maths test as it provided an opportunity for her to 'make-up' in these areas. VR/NVR scores on their own would not have got her through judging by previous years cut-offs. However she is strong in Maths and English and so the new selection process gave her the opportunity to use what she is genuinely good at - thinking creatively, applying her knowledge and reasoning skills to solving problems, etc. Now just need to focus on DS1 who I want to try for Tiffins Boys. Am determined not to leave the VR/NVR up to chance this time round and would like to try one of these specialist tutors. DS is not as naturally strong as DD. Concentration not as strong, and up until Year 4 his reading and writing were very weak, though starting to progress in these areas now. Initially thought we wouldn't try him for Tiffins, but my reasoning is that rather than close off his options we would prefer to give him as much support as he needs and let him have a go. So have now signed up to start with Examberry in April. If anyone is able to share feedback from this agency it would be very helpful. Sorry for such long post, many thanks for any support, suggestion re tutors.

califonia Thu 11-Apr-13 13:29:57

Hello,
I've been told there is a really good tutor preparing children to Tiffin 11+ exam, her name is Mrs.Babara welsh...I would be grateful if anybody who knows how to contact her can share it with me..Many Thanks

AmazingDisgrace Argentina Thu 11-Apr-13 22:30:55

If you read the thread you'll see that Mrs Walsh isn't taking any more children for tutoring Califonia

sona123 Sat 03-Aug-13 16:44:26

Hi,
If anyone knows or has any experience with Mrs Jones education, could you please share how it is. as I am planning to book my child in for her tution. Any info will be greatly appriciated.
Thanks

merrymonsters Mon 05-Aug-13 18:40:33

My friend is using Mrs Jones for her dd. She says the classes are very big and the parents have to mark the papers at home. They then need to write in a book to ask for help with particular questions. My friend is not impressed.

Another friend is happier with her because both parents work full time and wouldn't find the time to do papers with their daughter otherwise.

Bedward Mon 05-Aug-13 19:09:53

Ha ha ha. A fool and their money are easily parted.

Good money making machine for Mrs Jones, clearly.

khanam Thu 19-Dec-13 16:33:55

Hello Dear,i just want to find out how is Mrs Jones Education.....is any body been their - please could you advice how is the teaching,is it really worth because they are very expensive???

khanam Fri 10-Jan-14 14:26:53

Hello I there anybody who can help me to find out how is Mrs Jones Education???Please it will be very helpful,Regards..

AmazingDisgrace Argentina Fri 10-Jan-14 16:31:43

Try googling 'Mrs Jones 11+' maybe? Dunno, just a suggestion

andiem Fri 10-Jan-14 22:06:27

We used Mrs Jones briefly I definitely wouldn't recommend them.

MrsBright Fri 10-Jan-14 22:12:35

Let me get this right ...... you have to book a tutor to cram your kid to get them past an entrance test when they are 11, SEVEN years in advance?

amidaiwish Sat 11-Jan-14 11:11:01

actually it is worse than that MrsBright
you have to book a tutor when they are about 4 or 5 just to get on their list.
then when they are in yr 5 they are called for an assessment. The tutor then decides whether to take them or not! (basically they pick those on their list most likely to get in)
then they charge £35 for 50 minutes for group tutoring (6) - yep that is £35 each child.

it is a complete swizz.

Jamming Fri 16-May-14 10:29:43

Hi is it possible to get the contact information for your Mrs W..... my daughter is 8 and I want to start tutoring her for the Tiffins exams.

Needmoresleep Fri 16-May-14 10:44:54

DD goes to an indie that shares part of its catchment with Tiffin, and takes a fair number from state Primaries, eg if you don't get Tiffin you might consider this school as a fall-back.

A Year 7 coffee morning turned into quite a rant against the various well-known Tiffin tutors (and their daughters). Though DD tried Tiffin she was not tutored, and it felt as if we were the only ones not to have done so. The tutors may be good, however they select likely candidates, and charge them a lot. Those that then get in give them credit, so encourage others. Probably worth speaking to some neighbours whose children are at private Secondaries, and who were less satisfied customers.

Results at DDs school are better than Tiffin. However it is clear that fees for some involve real sacrifice.

AmazingDisgrace Argentina Fri 16-May-14 11:39:11

Jamming, If you had read the thread you'd have seen that Mrs W isn't taking on any more students.

sanindu17 Sun 15-Jun-14 13:05:19

hi could you sent me her contact details because i am looking for good tutor for my son.

AmazingDisgrace Argentina Tue 17-Jun-14 15:17:38

Hi Sanindu. Read the thread please. Mrs W is retiring.

Pani6161 Mon 23-Jun-14 14:10:35

Hi Everyone.My son will be starting year 5 in September and I am looking for very good tuition to help him in English and also prepare him for 11+ exam.Our first aim is Tiffin school but at the meanwhile he will sit at St' Paul and some other independent school too.
I would appreciate if you can recommended me an outstanding tutor and share your views with me.

HPparent Netherlands Mon 23-Jun-14 17:16:07

There is a website called elevenplusexams which has a host of information - look on the Surrey threads, there is also advice on prep for the various types of test.

mumshelp07 Mon 30-Jun-14 10:20:11

Can someone pm me Mrs Walsh's telephone number please? Many Thanks.

HPparent Netherlands Mon 30-Jun-14 10:31:34

If you read the thread you would see that Mrs Walsh retired a while back. The exams and catchment at TGS have changed since her day so I would recommend the site I referred to above as a source of information.

I am glad my daughter has now finished at the school to be honest!

mung17 Wed 02-Jul-14 10:34:59

Pushy mum smile looking to start summer tuition asap with DD sitting for Tiffins/Nonsuch this autumn!! Huge thanks to anyone who could recommend a good tutor please!

mumshelp07 Wed 02-Jul-14 19:34:24

Thank you! smile

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