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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:30 pm 
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Hi

I'm looking for a one-to-one tutor for my son who specialises in 11 plus tutoring (Birmingham - [Great Barr]).

We specifically need assistance with English (comprehension, writing etc.)

My son will be sitting the Birmingham exams in November 2011 (King Edward, Queen Mary and BV)

Requirements (tuition):

Must have extensive grammar tutoring experience - no pun intended (apologies)
Preferably experience (previous students/tutoring) with King Edward, QM, BV

My son attends a tuition centre (twice, weekly - 4hrs in total in additional to home study) and is progressing well, however we have noticed a weakness with English in general (based around comprehension).

Looking forward to your responses.

Happy to respond to PM's.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:04 pm 
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Hi Optimist2011,

Did you get any joy in private tutor? I am looking specifically for English tutor for same test ? We are for Nov 2012 exam.

cheers


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:28 pm 
Why don't you ask the tuition centre to concentrate on the weaknesses?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:17 am 
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twc wrote:
Hi Optimist2011,

Did you get any joy in private tutor? I am looking specifically for English tutor for same test ? We are for Nov 2012 exam.

cheers


Hi

I decided to take the DIY route and provide the support from home in areas which required improvement.

It's been a challenge trying to concentrate over the holidays :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:22 am 
can be a rewarding period for both if handled delicately and with great sensitivity, wish I had known this when I also took a similar route... :lol:


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no_ball wrote:
Why don't you ask the tuition centre to concentrate on the weaknesses?


Hi no_ball

The tuition centre will struggle to provide one-on-one support (due to the volume of pupils attending), I will be going down the DIY route next time for DS, this will save time and effort and allow me to focus directly on weaknesses.

I now work directly with my child in the evenings to address any weaknesses and build up confidence for November.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:39 am 
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no_ball wrote:
can be a rewarding period for both if handled delicately and with great sensitivity, wish I had known this when I also took a similar route... :lol:


Completely agree, without making generic statements (apologies) - tuition centre's run businesses which ultimately make money :)

It's been a great experience for first DS, albeit an eye opener


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:21 am 
there is a conveyor belt tuition centre in the hands wood area of brum, last year there were numerous failures I had heard of...and kids had been going for years!! If parents can DIY, then do.


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