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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:49 am 
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Hello everyone,

I am new to the 11 plus and finding it all a bit daunting, this forum has been a great help though and hope it can now help me in my query.

Due to health and work commitments, I am having to rely on a tutor and since moving here we have tried a few, one spent most of her time running between several classrooms full of children and the latest one didn’t know that the exam format had changed.

We moved to bucks last year and don’t really have a wide circle of friends to fall back on to give recommendations. After being let down by a few tutors, I am at the point of banging my head against a brick wall! I don’t mind paying as long as my daughter gets the benefit, not looking for a cattle farm of children marking each others papers.

So if there is anyone out there who has genuine recommendations, I will gladly follow up all leads. Any assistance no matter how small will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance

Stressed mom.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:26 am 
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It's particularly difficult this year since none of the Bucks tutors have tutored for this style of 11 plus before. Good luck. It might help if you can say whereabouts in Bucks you are.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:18 pm 
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Thanks - I have a gut feeling that I will be needing the luck.

I guess you are spot on in terms of difficulty this year, just adds to the frustration as having done the research - I know what im looking for, just can’t seem to find it.

If it helps I am based just outside High Wycombe but am flexible to travel anywhere within the bucks county border, I don’t mind the travelling as long as the tutor ticks all the boxes.

Many thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:40 am 
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This site has received many enquiries at our office since Bucks changes were announced for courses, one to one tuition and mock exams that cater for the CEM 11 plus test - most parents report that they have had difficulty in getting any information about the CEM exam from the tutors in Bucks ( probably because the vast majority of Bucks tutors would only have needed to teach the GL style Verbal Reasoning for many years). Some parents are naturally panicking because apart from the added factor of the unknown exam, there are additional subjects to study and also with the exam being bought forward there is less time to prepare this year.

We are therefore now offering intensive courses in Easter (Maths and Verbal Reasoning) which will include CEM 11 plus question styles. Further courses will also run in the summer holidays for Non Verbal Reasoning.
Details can be found here http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/servic ... CEM-11plus


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:26 pm 
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For years what parents have needed is a coach, someone who knows all the techniques and the best way to manage time.

Now, what they might need is a teacher. Someone skilled in pedagogy.

So, check!

And how will you know if they're doing their job? They should showing RAP at school - Rapid and Sustained Progress.

Without knowing that they're being tutored their teachers should notice the difference.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:12 am 
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Hello again,

A sincere thank you to all those that did reply I am very grateful.

I would be very interested to hear from anyone using a midlands tutor who is setting up a new class in the Buckinghamshire area, existing bucks parents who are currently using this tutor will know who I am referring to. If any bucks parents are willing to share their experiences of using this tutor, can you please get back to me as I will be extremely grateful.

Thanks again.

New2bucks


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:37 pm 
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Just want to pass on my thanks to all those that responded with ideas and advice, as well as a very special thank you to two parents (AY,MK) who went out of their way, not sure you realise exactly how valuable your support was.

Balancing chemotherapy and 11 plus is not easy, but I suppose like every parent I just want the best start for my daughter. The only reason I have mentioned the above treatment is to explain the reason for any unanswered messages, last thing I would want is for parents to think that I was being rude and hypocritical if they did not get a reply.

Signing off for now and promise to be back very soon, (this site is becoming addictive – lol)

Thanks again to the members of this forum and keep up the good work. If only there was an award out there for ‘Best 11+ resource on the web’!

New2bucks
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:25 pm 
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Wishing you and your family the very best, new2bucks.


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