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Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by ClassroomSolutions, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. ClassroomSolutions

    ClassroomSolutions New commenter

    Hi everyone,

    Any 11+ tutors here? I would appreciate advice about a couple of things so that I can more effectively tutor my students who will be sitting the 11+ exams for the Bluecoat School in Liverpool.

    1) How best to improve a pupil's issues when it comes to sitting exams? Is it simply a matter of giving lots of practice questions and teaching 'shortcuts'?

    2) How do you go about structuring your sessions for 11+ students? Ideally, I'll dedicate sometime to giving them verbal/non verbal reasoning instruction/practice followed by focusing on areas of weakness in English/maths. The latter tends to take up the bulk of the session.

    Any advice about tutoring 11+ students would be greatly appreciated as I want to be the best tutor I possibly can become.

    Many thanks! :)
  2. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I've always wanted to know upon which eleven herbs & spices Colonel Saunders' success rests.

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  3. ClassroomSolutions

    ClassroomSolutions New commenter

    Thanks, Vince. Very helpful. :D
  4. charlotte.johnson06

    charlotte.johnson06 New commenter

    I tend to carry out the Bond 11+ placement tests with the students first so I know which areas to focus on.

    I feel that, if a student gets high marks in verbal/non-verbal reasoning, there is no point spending additional time in teaching them about it. It will only work for them to carry out a refresher closer to the exam.
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  5. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter


    It's all in the oregano...

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