Hi, my name is Louise and I run Twinkle Tutoring services, offering a range of subjects and packages. My own son attended state primary school, but as young as 5, he aspired to study at King Edwards School, Edgbaston - at this point, primarily based on the appearance of the building! As a single, working mother, I knew he would need to earn an assisted place in order to achieve this. Being a qualified teacher, I was able to guide & support him through preparation for the entrance exam and we set about working through past papers & practice exercises. In addition to this, I encouraged him to practice visualisation techniques, a positive mindset and relaxation techniques to stave off nerves on the day. He was offered places at both King Edwards Camp Hill AND KES, with a high enough score to earn a financially assisted place! He achieved 10 iGCSEs A* - C and in July 2015 gained his International Baccalaureate, scoring 34/45 and secured himself a place on his first choice of degree course at his first choice of University - Kings College, London. Since then, I have successfully supported another young girl in a similar situation in passing her 11+ exam. It CAN be done!!
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