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Tutors - when and how much?

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Swiish Fri 26-Apr-13 15:27:28

We live in an area where there are grammar schools and we (like everyone else!) would like our DC to have a good chance of getting in to one.

So, at what age do children usually start with a tutor for these, and how much do they cost, please?

Thank you!

piprabbit Fri 26-Apr-13 15:31:22

About a year before they sit the 11+ (some people say longer).
I've seen them charging up to £35/£40 per hour, but there is quite a lot of variation depending on the tutor's experience and track record.

Swiish Fri 26-Apr-13 15:35:35

Great, thanks for that. I read online that many parents start with tutors from the beginning of juniors, but that's probably too soon then.

piprabbit Fri 26-Apr-13 16:01:25

I think that if parents decide their child needs 4 years of tuition, then they need to ask themselves if that child is really suited to a grammar school.
But if you have the money, time and energy then, yes some people start years and years in advance.

mumteacher Sun 28-Apr-13 22:57:40

I would say for 11+ start yourself when your child is in yr4 with adding a little bit of extra work on top of homework. Not masses just a bond paper here and there, so when the intensity kicks in in yr5 it's not so bad.

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