Eleven Plus Group Tuition Centres: Chelmsford, Havering, Southend, Colchester, Ilford and Grays

Course Details: 11 Plus Group Tuition

11+ Group Tuition

  • Fully Qualified Teacher
  • 97% pass rate
  • Online Portal Access
  • Half-Termly assessment and reporting


Grays Library RM17 5DX (Map): Fridays: 17:30 – 19:30

Chelmsford Anglia Ruskin University  CM1 1SQ (Map):  Saturdays: Session 1 – 09:00 – 11:00   Session 2 – 11:00 – 13:00  Session 3 – 17:30 – 19:30

Havering College (W Block) RM11 2LL (Map): Saturdays: 14:30 – 16:30

Colchester Institute CO3 3LL: Thursdays 17:30 – 19:30

South East Essex College (Luker Road Campus) SS1 1ND: Tuesdays: 17:30 – 19:30

Isaac Newton Academy Ilford IG1 1FY: Wednesdays: 18:00 – 20:00

Subject areas covered include:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Creative Writing
  • Exam Strategy
  • Regular testing and Half-Termly progress reports
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James Goldsmith

Academic Director

James graduated from The University of Sussex in 1996 and completed his P.G.C.E teaching qualification in 1997. Since then, James has worked as both a teacher, examiner and in management across a broad spectrum of the State and Independent Education sectors. He is committed to constantly upgrading his teaching skills and raising standards.

Louise Webb B.A(Hons) Cambridge P.G.C.E

Since graduating from Jesus College, Cambridge University with a degree in English, Louise went onto train as a teacher. She has achieved great results, whilst working in the state schools over the years. She is our resident expert in English and creative writing.

This group class is designed to fully prepare your child for the 11+ examination and combines learning across all key subject areas with an additional focus on exam strategy. Each one or two-hour session is lead by 2-3 tutors with a maximum class size of 10. A full resource pack is included enabling your child to do further practice at home.

Three sessions run each week aimed at Year 3 – Year 5 students.

Important Information

Students will require the following items for each session:

  • Clear pencil case
  • 3 sharp pencils
  • 2 rulers
  • 2 rubbers
  • 2 sharpeners
  • 1 x A4 Ring binder file with 6 x dividers
  • 1 x A4 lined pad
  • 1 x A4 square pad
  • Drink and snack
  • 2 x Highlighter pens
  • Post It notes
  • Egg Timer
  • Dictionary

The benefits of small group tuition

For parents seeking tuition for their child, the question as to whether small group tuition or one-to-one tuition derives the most beneficial results can seem a difficult one. This situation often isn’t helped by there being conflicting online opinions, advice and resources on the topic. To this end, let us take a closer look at small group tuition as it compares to the one-to-one format and establish exactly what each method of tutorship offers.

Defining small group tuition

Group tuition is defined as a tutor leading a class of a set number of students (generally this is between two to six when defined as small group tuition); when compared to the typical school classroom the interactions and attention that can be given to each student are far more in-depth. Generally group tuition will be held in a tuition centre.

The benefits of small group tuition versus one-to-one tuition

– Typically classes are more affordable than one-to-one tuition

For an idea of the difference in pricing, please do feel free to contact the Eleven Plus team.

– Reputable tuition centres provide engaging materials and create lesson plans that achieve continual progression

What’s more the resources that can be found in tuition centres, and centres specifically chosen to hold such classes, can include more equipment than a tutor could otherwise carry with them to a one-to-one tuition session.

– Children meet new people, make new friends and improve their social skills

Meeting other children and making new friends is, in itself, great for social skills and confidence. It can also help a child in looking forward to their learning more so than if they were to learn alone.

– Productive competition can be nurtured

Competition is an excellent form of motivation for children when it is structured to be positive, healthy and friendly. An adept tutor will be skilled at creating a learning atmosphere within which children benefit from this.

– The small size of the class means that students can be given individual attention and help

When tuition groups are formed from only a handful of students, tutors are able to provide one-to-one support, interaction and help; whilst doing so other children can also be provided with the time that they may need to process newly learnt information.

– Children are able to share their knowledge, whilst also learning from their peers

There may be few as effective a learning method than learning from others, and peers can serve as rich source of information – as well as their being able to share helpful learning and revision tips and tricks.

– The small group environment can be more vibrant than when compared to learning at home, on a one-to-one basis.

Children can flourish within a well-led group learning environment and can thrive off of an environment where learning is enjoyed.

Private versus small group tuition: Which is right for your child?

In short, there’s no right or wrong answer as to which form of tuition is most beneficial. If you’re at all uncertain as to which may be best suited to your child and their learning goals, then please do contact the Eleven Plus team and we’ll be able to discuss their circumstances and provide personalised advice.

Our Small Group Tuition Courses: Ready to talk about the potential?

Eleven Plus tutors are proud to announce the launch of our small group tuition courses – beginning in September 2016. Similarly to our one-to-one tuition each of these classes will be led by qualified teachers who each have a talent for delivering learning in ways that captivate and inspire.