How To Help Your Children Study

  Good study habits don’t come naturally to everybody, and some children need more structure and guidance than others to study effectively. While it can be challenging to help a child struggling with learning, it is beneficial both for the teacher and the student. Many proactive steps can be taken to assist your children in […]

The Rise of Home Schooling

  Are we seeing more children homeschooled? As part of a Freedom of Information request, the Guardian has found that ‘numbers [of homeschooled children] are rising’. ‘Nobody knows’ the exact number since parents whose children are homeschooled from the beginning of their education are, in fact, under no obligation to tell anybody! But apparently, 85% […]

Top tips for preparing your child for interview at an independent school

Top tips for preparing your child for an interview at an independent school For the parents of a child about to be interviewed at an independent school, the countdown to the day can be pretty nerve-racking.  However, with the right tips, tricks and industry insider’s know-how, both you and your child can look forward to […]

A New Way of Teaching Maths

Groundbreaking research makes waves throughout the mathematics world Mathematics is a notoriously despised subject for most students, ranging from primary school age until the time of sweet 16s, where the majority say goodbye to the subject. However, it now seems that there may well be newly discovered scientific reasons behind such a fervent disliking for […]

Insights and Signs of a Gifted Child- How do you know that you have one?

We all love our children, and we can be incredibly proud of all that they achieve. However, beyond this, it can be difficult to truly decipher whether your child is genuinely gifted, particularly as you’re undoubtedly biased as to their abilities and skillsets. And whilst schools can officially identify such children through means including screening […]

The National Curriculum: A Parent’s Guide to upcoming changes

        Any mention to changes within the National Curricular and parents are rightly concerned, particularly those parents who may have already experienced the National Curriculum, first hand through the eldest of their children. However, such concerns tend to swirl around one central point: a lack of understanding and information. To this end, […]

The CEM 11 Plus Exam: A guide to exam content and preparation

          The CEM 11 Plus Exam: A guide to exam content and preparation The CEM 11 plus Exam may at first appear as a daunting set of dates within the exam schedule, after all it is these exams which cover a plethora of skills, subjects and question formats. What’s more however […]

The 11+ Exam and Verbal Reasoning

11 + Exam: Verbal Reasoning 11+ exam revision, preparation and testing involve a plethora of practice papers, with verbal reasoning making for an almost universally employed paper. This may, in no small part, be due to verbal reasoning testing a child’s potential, as well as their current abilities. The Structure of the Verbal Reasoning Paper […]

The Difference in Learning by Gender and One to One

Educators have long been aware of the difference in learning styles, especially when dealing with one to one tuition. Our children are our most precious commodities. Ensuring that they have a road to their future paved with all the tools for success they need is always of the utmost importance. Focusing on their education is […]

Growth Mindset – 11 Plus Tutors Cultivating positive growth

How it is that old saying goes? ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again’. Have you used it? How often did you hear it as a child? Would you believe that behind such a statement lies an interesting perspective, they’re not just a string of words, in fact the effect those words […]