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Is your child worried about an upcoming interview at 11 or 13 Plus? Finnian, one of our most experienced school entrance tutors, gives a valuable set of tips and hints for both parents and students in how to succeed at this tricky point in the process.
Finnian November, 2019
In this blog, Claire gives you some guidance on how best to manage your child's 11+ preparation in the final month leading up to their entrance exams.
Claire November, 2019
In this blog, Hannah shares her top lessons learned from the 2018/2019 round of 7 Plus and 8 Plus exams. If you are entering your child for the 7+ or 8+ in the next couple of months, these helpful tips and observations from a full-time, professional tutor will give you a flavour of the kinds of things to expect from these assessments.
As both a teacher and a tutor, Hannah has worked with many children who present as reluctant writers or who appear to not have many ideas to begin a story. "Talking Pictures" is a simple yet highly effective 4 step strategy to get your child’s creative juices flowing and to kick-start the story writing process.
Hannah October, 2019
In this blog, professional tutor Sobia outlines the benefits of having an all-round tutor who can teach all subjects tested at 11+ and 13+ level.
Sobia October, 2019
This year, St Paul’s School are changing things up for the 7 and 8 Plus entrance exams, and the English paper will now include a dictation rather than a creative writing task (composition). It is worth considering that other schools may follow suit, and in this blog, Meredith sets out how best to prepare for this exam format.
Meredith October, 2019
The Common Entrance exam has been used since 1904 to select pupils for entry to private schools. The i Newspaper took a look at sample questions written by Owl Tutors to see just how hard the exams can be.
Lawrence October, 2019
In this blog Sobia discusses the daunting process of interviewing for a school place, and outlines possible questions asked as well as tips and techniques for success.
Sobia October, 2019
In this blog, Claire (a professional tutor) discusses the benefits of having specialist subject tutors for 11+ English and Maths.
Claire September, 2019
Children are naturally curious and inquisitive creatures who love to learn. However, the high expectations set by schools and the pressures created by exams can often lead children to see their learning as a chore. This post gives some tips and advice on how to foster a child’s natural enthusiasm for learning and keep exam preparation fun.
Rosie September, 2019