11 and 13+ Common Entrance/Entrance Assessments
The 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance examinations are used to assess pupils for entry to independent schools. Students sit the 11+ exam when they are in Year 6 and the 13+ exam when they are in Year 8. I have tutored many pupils for both exams who have gone on to attend London schools including Westminster, City of London School and Godolphin and Latimer.
Pupils currently studying for GCSE or iGCSE will be studying a wide range of texts which can often seem overwhelming, particularly if a student is not predisposed to a love of literature! I can provide fun and stimulating classes designed to get the student fully engaged with set texts and unseen prose and poetry.
7 and 8+ Common Entrance/Entrance Assessments
This is such a young age for children to be taking exams and there is a thin line between working a pupil hard and putting unhealthy pressure on them that could shake their confidence. I think it is vital to keep learning fun for children at this stage whilst at the same time instilling in them the confidence to work sufficiently on their own in an exam situation.
At this age, pupils will usually be assessed through comprehension, spellings, grammar, reading and writing.
Key Stage 1 Phonics, Reading and Writing
The classes I provide for children at this age will be really varied and fun in order to maintain the child’s attention and ensure good progress is made.
English as a Second Language
Many of the children I teach speak English as a second language. As a result, sometimes a child needs some extra language support alongside general curriculum support in both speaking and writing. I have seen some of my Russian and Italian pupils rise to top of their class in English writing and comprehension.
I am available to teach children who are unable to attend school, as an alternative to school teaching. This might include pupils who have recently moved to the UK, who are in the middle of a school change or those who are unable to attend school due to illness.
I provide general tuition in Language and Literature at all levels.