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In this blog post, Meredith explains the different types of reading comprehension questions you can expect in the ‘comprehension’ part of an entrance exam, with examples and tips for answering each. This is a must-read if your child will be sitting the 7 Plus or 8 Plus entrance exam.
Meredith April, 2021
In this blog, Laura sets out five ways to help your child prepare for the 7 Plus or 8 Plus school entrance exam and interview. Using these five activities as part of a long-term strategy will build your child's confidence in speaking, reading and writing and ensure their skills and personality shines through on the day.
Laura March, 2021
In this blog, Alanya shares her top tips for supporting your child to overcome the blank page. A careful balance of structured support whilst encouraging independent thinking is key to solving writer's block in young learners!
Alanya January, 2021
In this blog, Emily (a qualified teacher and professional tutor) offers advice to parents of children with dyslexia. Identifying dyslexia as early as possible will put the right support structures in place and ensure a child can thrive.
Emily October, 2020
In this blog, Emily offers some suggested reading matter for those students embarking on their 11+ journey. There are many more to come so keep an eye on the blog for any reluctant readers out there!
Emily October, 2020
Josephine is an experienced English teacher and school entrance tutor. Here, she provides 6 clear steps that will allow pupils to breakdown the complex language of the 19th Century novel, which will stand 13 Plus scholarship candidates in good stead.
Josephine May, 2020
The 7 Plus composition and comprehension papers will test vocab and grammar. In this blog, Hannah suggests some fun and engaging activities that will help to develop your child's vocab and get them ready to sit the school entrance exam.
Hannah April, 2020
For all the new home-classrooms that have sprung up following school closures, Claudia shares her favourite online and interactive English resources for ages 5-11.
Claudia April, 2020
In this blog, Sophie, a qualified English Teacher and Owl Tutor, has compiled a list of websites which offer resources for 11 Plus preparation. Focusing on the 11+ English and Reasoning papers, these free resources are great practice for any budding school entrance exam candidates.
Here you can find a list of free and low-cost resources to help students develop their English skills at home. This list has been put together by Sophie, a qualified English teacher and Owl Tutor.
Sophie March, 2020