Go to navigation
It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:10 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:21 pm
Posts: 235
Re NVR practise papers. Recently DD's not finishing the tests in time and is guessing the last 7 or 8 questions in a hurry and losing marks which have really dropped recently and she's started to hate NVR :cry: . The tutor says we need to do practise papers at home now to boost her ability to work within the time-frame and suggested doing them every other day.

I was wondering how many practise papers your DC's doing in a week? And how do you organise it, do you alternate NVR and VR? Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:30 pm
Posts: 126
Hi Doblinski,

I would recommend a lot of practice, practice and practice. Always correct the mistakes she makes immediately after the test. She will benefit from this as she will be able to make the corrections herself or with a little bit of help. You need to establish why she is making the mistakes, is it a technique issue or time management that is making her panic? I would recommend the AE tuition books 1 &2, as they are very good in technique. What schools are you trying for?


stressedparent

_________________
stressedparent


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:21 pm
Posts: 235
Thanks stressedparent (know where you're coming from)
DD going for Tiffin Girls only. Tutor thinks it's only a timing issue that we must not give up as she was one of the strong ones in the group, and that practise will put it right. I think as soon as her grades dropped and she wasn't doing so well her confidence just ebbed away. Now she thinks she's bad at NVR despite getting 90% + for all early tests. Last week she burst into tears saying she's now always behind in the group. Her scores are in 70's / 80's now perptuating the downward trend - and it's affecting her VR scores which have always been excellent :(

NVR brilliance pill anyone? ... No?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:30 pm
Posts: 126
Hi Doblinski,

It is about 15 weeks to the Tiffin test, so do not panic. I will try and work on the confidence issue first and timings will come with practice, I recommend this type of approach when doing NVR, easy, medium, very hard and easy again. So I will approach the NVR papers in the following manner, AFN easiest, NFER papers b, c, and d, Bond papers and then leave NFER paper A to last. Then start with easy papers near the exam again AFN, nfer papers b, c and d. This hopefully will help her build her confidence. Her confidence will be high when she is attempting the hard papers and when she sits the real test in Jan. I hope you find this helpful.

stressedparent

_________________
stressedparent


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:21 pm
Posts: 235
That's great advice, we're having an unscheduled break from the tutoring (she needs a rest I think tutor not DC) which has been a good thing, and will give me time to put your good advice to practise thanks very much again - you're a brick :D


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


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