For qualified teachers thinking about leaving the classroom, career options can feel limited. But, leaving the classroom doesn't mean you have to quit teaching altogether. In this blog, we set out the pros and cons of becoming a full-time, professional tutor. We believe this can offer a rewarding, flexible and lucrative option that allows qualified teachers to use their hard-earned skills and knowledge.
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
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 September, 2019
In this blog, Hannah sets out five activities which can help your child to prepare for their 7 Plus or 8 Plus school entrance interview. Using these five activities as part of a long-term strategy will build your child's confidence in speaking and ensure their personality shines through on the day.
In addition to structure and content, the writing composition section of the 7 plus exam is designed to test a candidate's use of interesting vocabulary in their writing. This blog - written by Meredith, a professional school entrance tutor - explains how ‘wow’ words can enhance a piece of writing and sets out five ways to generate them.
Meredith September, 2019