Just like to introduce myself. I'm DIY tutoring our eldest son for the test this November, i.e. just under 5 weeks away! (Been doing it for nearly 10 months now). I have been looking on this forum for a few weeks, and only just found the courage to make my maiden post (please go easy on me!
For our son, his ideal preference is KECH. (After all the open days/ evenings - my poor feet!
As far as preparation goes...
We started on the Bond books, and then focussed on the following for each of the subjects:
Maths: Decimals, Fractions, Percentages, Tables, Graphs, Geometry, Algebra etc etc
English: Building his vocabulary, (using the CD from this forum), general reading, comprehension tests
VR: Old style question types- although I understand these are only really useful for Handsworth Grammar (I thought it woul be good 'general' practice to improve thinking etc)
NVR: Bond and more Bond. Also used the Letts 11+ tests as practice.
I have seen Cloze Tests mentioned on here- is there a link with some examples that someone could kindly send me?
Also in terms of the NVR we have only used the Bond stuff, should there be any other types we should be tackling?
Finally is there anything blaringly obvious that we have missed?
I hope this isn't too long for a firs post, and thankyou for your time reading this