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 […]

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What is the 11 Plus Exam?

For those who are approaching the 11 plus exam for the first time it can feel as though there is a rather confusing landscape of advice and information that surrounds the exams; this isn’t just applicable to the student either, with many parents finding conflicting information and guidance as to how to approach the exams […]

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The Different Types of Learner and The 11 Plus Exam

On the run up to the 11 Plus exams parents understandably want their child to be as prepared as is possible; however, one area which is frequently overlooked is that of learning styles. This however should actually serve as something that completely underpins every revision session and each practice test that you child sits. If […]

Improving your Child’s Memory – The 11 Plus Exam

If your child is quickly approaching the taking of the 11 Plus exam then one fundamental skill that you are likely working on is their memory. Whilst many may believe that information retention is a skill that we either have a natural propensity towards or otherwise, in actual fact an effective memory is something that […]

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11 Plus Comprehension Tips

11 Plus Comprehension Tips 11+ Comprehension Exercises Comprehension exercises for the 11+ English exams vary considerably both in terms of difficulty as well as content. In addition to this your child may have little to no experience of facing such questions within a strict time limit. This all means that comprehension exercises can sometimes be […]

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Thinking Skills and The 11 Plus

At Eleven Plus Tutors Essex we are firm believers in the power of developing robust thinking skills; in fact, thinking skills lie at the very heart of our tutorship. We do not just train children to regurgitate facts and memorise answers to past papers, but look at developing higher order thinking skills in children.  We […]