Younger students can rely on my wide experience with the 11+ examination. I have many learning resources and past papers available to help them through the exam preparation process. One-to-one tuition is the best way to proceed as I can assess the child’s needs and cater to them individually. An hour a week is the minimum amount of tutored time (I recommend to start in year 4) alongside regular weekly homework. If you live locally to me but don’t want the expense of one-to-one lessons, then I run occasional group sessions, and if you’re too far for that then I can host private sessions over the internet.

For mathematics, students should know their times tables extremely well before embarking upon 11+ preparations. The exam will test the entire KS2 curriculum, despite being taken at the start of year 6. It is important that a student is able to cope with the extra work load and confident in their ability in mathematics. The CSSE English exam paper uses difficult texts from authors such as Dickens, Greene, Hardy and Munro. It is therefore imperative that your child has an excellent command of vocabulary. This is enhanced by reading widely, especially the classics. Part of the English exam now involves a creative/descriptive and instructional writing section. This requires perfection in punctuation, as well as the use of good vocabulary and writing techniques.