Go to navigation
It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:04 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:03 pm
Posts: 1
Can anyone help me please? My daughter has been studying with a tutor for the
Last couple of months now. I also spend as much time as I can going through work set by the tutor and old test papers. Our local school use the GL assessment papers. I thought I was quite knowledgeable in the area of verbal reasoning, but having read some of the posts on this site, I realise I am not. I do not know all the types of questions that my daughter may face. Is there anyway I can get a copy of the types of questions there are, with an explanation of how to answer them. I Understand most of the questions, but there are some that i do not have a clue how they get the answers. Just an example is inverted mirrors. I think it is very important for me to understand how to answer each type so that I can explain to her. Also someone posted about hinkas ( I think this was the spelling).
Can anyone tell what this is? Many thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:39 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:07 pm
Posts: 2660
Dear Wurzllle

Welcome to the forum.

As a tutor myself I would not expect a parent to teach my children methods and techniques, thats what you are paying the tutor for. I set work based on what I have taught, the parents only get involved with vocabularly homework.

If your tutor has taught each question type correctly there should be no need for you to explain them to your child, you may even confuse your daughter especially if the tutor has taught a particular type of question in a different way.

I understand parents wish to know how to approach questions but again your tutor should be able to help you.

Take a look at the following link for a Method and Technique book covering the 21 types used by GL Assessment.

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/shop/9 ... upils.html

HIKNOS are 6 types of questions that Set 1 bought from GL Assessment do not cover. The above book explains which types are HIKNOS

Which area/school are you applying for?

Good Luck

Patricia


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:21 pm
Posts: 67
Hello Patricia,
as you mentioned about the IPS method and technique, it made me wonder that am i doing the right thing
I use the susans books 1to 4
so should i carry on using this and later add up with IPS
do they both have same types or different.
I am preparing my dd for Kendrick 2012
many thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:07 pm
Posts: 2660
It will depend on the test used by the school.

If its GL Assessment Multiple Choice then the Daughtrey method and technique books are largley irrelevant, too many types [35 plus] and different techniques for multiple choice [Daughtrey only shows standard form]

Patricia


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:21 pm
Posts: 67
Thanks for the reply.
as kendrick uses standard format so daughtry series would be appropriate.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 27, 2011 9:50 am
Posts: 21
In kendrick are there word links in the test papers i.e. write one word that will go with all the four words, as it is a standard format it is difficult to guess a word.
thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:18 pm
Posts: 238
Location: Gloucestershire
When it comes to GL Assessment about half of S Daughtrey is relevant, half isn't, and that's with standard format.
It's my biggest bugbear :evil: - all those tutors out there (in Glos. anyway) 'teaching' with S D's seven books and doing nothing else.
Parents are so worried about using a tutor (any tutor) that they don't carry out basic checks. Are the right types being studied, what's the quality of teaching like, what about success/pass rates, experience and qualifications? Madness. Anyone would think the tutor one employs wasn't an important decision.
There are an increasing number of charlatans jumping on the 'VR tutoring is easy money' bandwagon, taking full advantage of parents' anxieties. 'BUYER' BEWARE.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016