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ClassroomDo you think your child could benefit from one-to-one tuition? It may be because they're struggling in a subject or are not enjoying it, because they're preparing for an exam, have special educational needs or have fallen behind their peers because of time off school.

Tutorful (winner of Mumsnet Rated) are offering Mumsnetters £10 off their first private tuition session, so whether you would like to book a one-off maths refresher lesson or you're searching for the perfect guitar teacher, you can try Tutorful for less.

The £10 Lesson Credit will automatically be deducted from the first lesson you pay for. If there’s any left over, it will automatically be used towards the lesson after that. Book now

How to choose a tutor

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Don't hire a tutor just because other people recommend them. This checklist of what to look for when hiring a tutor will help you pinpoint the ideal person to help your child progress academically.

When to hire a tutor

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Find out when hiring a tutor for your child might be beneficial, including preparing for exams or catching up on time missed from school owing to illness.

Dos and don'ts

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From keeping pets at bay to encouraging effective feedback, this checklist reveals how to get the most out of tutoring for your child.

11-plus timeline

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The 11-plus process can be made much less complicated by getting organised early. To help you stay on top of the run-up to the exam, we've put together a timeline of the key dates. 

How to choose a school

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Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you'll make for your child. These tips from head teachers will help you make the decision that's right for your child.

Best online learning resources

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There's a wealth of websites available to help children revise and learn more creatively. Check out this list of the most innovative, well-designed and widely used.

School interviews

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Increased competition means that teachers and heads are relying more and more on the interview stage of the 11+ and 13+ entrance processes. Give your child the best chance of impressing at interview by following these tips.

Verbal and non-verbal reasoning: test your skills

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Quiz: Find out how you'd fare at verbal and non-verbal reasoning in the 11-plus; perfect if your child is going to be taking the exam and you're starting to think about preparing them.

Chat about tutoring


Share your stories of having your child tutored, so other Mumsnetters can benefit from your experiences and know-how.

Mumsnet Learning

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If you've got a child at primary, we've got oodles of info to help you support their learning at home – and understand what they're up to in school.