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 Post subject: "The Tutors" Papers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:22 am 
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My DS has now moved on to the tutors papers, finishing the 50 Q papers on IPS and did the first one yesterday. How close are these to the GL papers ?
I found IPS tricky in parts and DS averaged 80% on them. He just scored 79/80 on the tutors !

I was shocked !


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 Post subject: Re: "The Tutors" Papers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:36 am 
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The Tutors are of a medium difficulty. Take a look at the following thread.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4782

Patricia


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 Post subject: Re: "The Tutors" Papers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:39 am 
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Thanks Patricia

Basically I made him do it in 2 parts...1st 40 in 25mins then the 2nd half in 25mins..

Shall I continue like that for the next couple ?


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 Post subject: Re: "The Tutors" Papers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:46 am 
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Personally I get my children to complete in one sitting.

They have already sat several of my own "mini" tests followed by IPS 50 question tests, it is therefore a natural progression to the 80 question tests.

May I ask why you are completing so much extra work when your child already attends a tution centre? You seem to be doing OK by yourself...

Patricia


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 Post subject: Re: "The Tutors" Papers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:51 am 
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Patricia

So many people ask me the same thing....but there's nothing better than doing one on one with them, going through mistakes, further examples etc.. is there ??

People say i'm mad !

I just find that in these big classes, they're just another number for their business. They don't individualise children. In SD's classes I have only ever seen her once teach the class.

I just want to to do the best I can from my personal view point and just crosss check eveything.

I'd like to think I'm making progress with him....before he takes 2 steps back again..lol


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 Post subject: Re: "The Tutors" Papers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:00 am 
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Then perhaps you should give up the group tuition and go down th DIY route.

You are obviously doing a good job! There are plenty of people on this forum willing to help.

Patricia


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 Post subject: Re: "The Tutors" Papers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:58 pm 
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Patricia is right - ditch the group tuition. It's not money well spent.
Your DIY alongside guidance from this website and its various contributors will be perfectly adequate.


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 Post subject: Re: "The Tutors" Papers
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:04 am 
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I'm home tutoring too and it sometimes gets a bit frustrating fitting all else in but DD is really keen so that somewhat makes it manageable :-) . We are late starters and only at stage 3 of Patricia's very helpful guidance. I am also letting DS attempt all 50 questions and she is doing including type Z on her own all within 30 minutes. Only problems we are encountering are vocabulary based (Type Q,R, S). Does anyone have any tips/ideas for books I can get to improve DD's vocabulary?


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 Post subject: Re: "The Tutors" Papers
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:08 am 
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Manny0311 wrote:

I just find that in these big classes, they're just another number for their business. They don't individualise children. In SD's classes I have only ever seen her once teach the class.


Hi Manny0311, Thanks for this tip as I was on the verge of signing DD up at SD's in the summer for a few weeks.


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 Post subject: Re: "The Tutors" Papers
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:17 am 
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lulu1408 wrote:
Manny0311 wrote:

I just find that in these big classes, they're just another number for their business. They don't individualise children. In SD's classes I have only ever seen her once teach the class.


Hi Manny0311, Thanks for this tip as I was on the verge of signing DD up at SD's in the summer for a few weeks.


Hi Lulu1408 - don't get me wrong, they're probably very good but I just feel you can't beat that extra one on one with them. Maybe a refresher over the summer isn't a bad idea !


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