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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
The 7 Plus composition and comprehension papers will test vocab and grammar. In this blog, Cecilia 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.
Owl Tutors 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, Lulu shares some tips on dealing with boredom in Year 1 children, positive steps to support them and how having a tutor can help turn boredom into learning opportunities.
Owl Tutors February, 2020
Our lead 7 Plus tutor Judith sets out the pros and cons of online tuition for 5 and 6 year olds. While there can be the odd technical glitch, students are getting increasingly tech savvy and online tuition widens access to top tutors, wherever you are.
When preparing students for the 9 Plus school entrance exams, you may find that there aren't a great number of resources out there (especially compared with the 7 or 8 Plus). This blog suggests a few resources which can be used by students as a starting point for 9 Plus preparation.
Mike January, 2020
A love of reading is a key factor in becoming a successful reader. The more your child enjoys reading, the more motivated they will be to read frequently, and so the more advanced their reading skills will become. In this blog, Rosie sets out 10 tips to help children to see reading as a pleasure, rather than a chore.
Rosie January, 2020