The following papers have been written by our 8 Plus tutors, all of whom are qualified teachers with experience of preparing students for entrance exams. They are free for anyone to use for non-commercial use.
The papers are designed to reflect the various examination styles used and expected levels at 8+.
Following her graduation from Cambridge University where Ria specialised in English Literature with Education, she went on to teach in a variety of primary schools, mostly independent preparatory schools. She also became Head of Year at a number of these schools and took part in a Teacher's International Professional Development exchange visit where she was given the opportunity to teach in China
"This is our first experience of hiring a tutor. To give some context to fellow parents, we are an overseas family relocating to London from an International School setting. The process can be incredibly daunting and stressful - especially since the London school scene is oversubscribed and highly competitive.
I selected Holly based on her stellar credentials and lovely, warm manner during a preliminary phone interview. Thereafter, I immediately knew that she was the right fit for both my daughter and me.
She quickly identified the gaps in my daughter’s understanding of Maths, communicated them to me and set the expectations for the 8+ exam. My daughter went from thinking that she was struggling with Maths to looking forward to seeing Holly every week. Holly taught Maths in a warm, non-dogmatic and meaningful way.
I loved eavesdropping on their lessons and fully understood the methods that Holly used. Holly took the trepidation out of getting the answer wrong and showed such patience, sincerity and warmth towards my daughter. My daughter went on to pass all 3 of her 8+ exams, 2 of which were highly academic and prestigious Central London prep schools.
I cannot commend Holly highly enough! Holly also tutors in English, and reasoning papers. A bonus and true all-rounder!"