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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:00 am 
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Hi

I have a year 4 child and have started to consider 11+ options (we're in the Chelmsford area). From talking to other parents, it seems that the January before the exam seems the most popular time to start tutoring. That said, I also get the impression that many tutors are booked even earlier. Any advice please as to when to start a tutor and where and when it is best to have the tutoring. Have read the advice here but still confused as to how to find a good tutor and what I should be looking for!

Thx

PS Do tutors generally give an opinion as to whether or not the child is likely to be successful? :roll :?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:02 am 
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It would help if I could spell tutor!!!! :lol:


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Hi, I would advise that you start in the January before the exam. Prior to this you need to encourage reading, listening to story CDs, playing word games such as Boggle and Scrabble. Big brain and similar games on the DS or WII.

Regarding a tutor, recommendation is always best. Talk to the tutor, are they selective about the children that they take on, what is their passrate (although this is subjective as some take on children that are unlikely to pass). Do you and your child like the tutor? What will homework requirements be like? How long is each session, is it individual or group teaching?

With respect to a likely outcome in the exam, a few sessions are normally required to evaluate speed/system of learning, commitment, etc.

Hope this helps

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:37 pm 
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Thanks for that, will certainly take up the advice re word games and will contact several tutors with my growing list of questions!


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