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Buckinghamshire 11+: Best tutor

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winkywinkola Sat 03-May-14 08:00:56

Ds1 is going to try for the Bucks 11+ in 2015.

I've been looking for some tutors. I've found Flying Start which charges £41 for 90 mins of group tuition. That seems expensive to me.

Can anyone recommend tutoring please? Just for exam prep as it's an unfamiliar exam format for ds1.

topbanana1 Tue 06-May-14 18:54:49

£41 for 90 mins of group tuition?

Wow, what a rip off. 10 kids = £910 for 1.5 hours work. Nice work if you can get it. You'd have a to be v gullible to think you were getting good value for money, though.

topbanana1 Tue 06-May-14 18:55:36

Sorry, £410 blush - did pass my 11+, honest! grin

ShredMeJillianIWantToBeNatalie Wed 07-May-14 21:08:35

That does sound pretty outrageous. Are you in county? Can you get any word of mouth recommendations? Or ask on the eleven plus Bucks forum (they won't allow discussion of tutors but will allow pms). Ds passed the Bucks 11+ this year (no professional tuition but lots of work at home) - can you start him off with the recommended stuff on the forum (which I used) and save your money till early next year?

Also - please be very careful that the tutor you choose is fully up to date with the changes to the format. While there are undoubtedly some excellent tutors out there, some were still teaching this year's intake the old "21 question type" format right up to the exam. Absolutely useless.

Franky596 Fri 09-May-14 11:09:04

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