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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:38 pm 
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I hope you don't mind me being new to the forum and asking for help but I would really appreciate some advice.

We are considering my daughter applying for a very competitive local school. Her tutor assessed her over the summer and was glowing in his praise and school have also been very positive. However, the tutor isn't working out - since my daughter has been seeing him this term she has lost all confidence in her abilities.

I feel there is little point in us continuing with this tutor and we probably won't find another one at this stage. Dare we try home tutoring?!

Can anyone offer any advice as to where we can find hints and tips on VR and Non VR - tips on how to tackle certain types of questions, how to speed up etc. Also the school she would be applying to advise looking at Letts papers - are there any other makes of papers which are similar to Letts?

Thank you so much for any help and advice


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:42 pm 
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There is a lot of info and tips on VR on the Bucks forum - they only test VR there.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:52 pm 
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Hi funnyfreckle

Can you tell us which area/school you are applying for?

Patricia


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:55 pm 
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Hi,
where r u applying for?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:00 pm 
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Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. It is Kendrick in Reading.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:41 pm 
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We switched Tutors less than a month ago and it is making so much difference .I think six months is a very long time in a ten year old's life.It took me just over a week to get my DD to ''master'' algebra.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:13 pm 
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We parted ways DS tutor with 4 months to go. We should have done it sooner. Tutor had no structure or programme of learning in areas that DS was weak.

Had to DIY till i found an alternative tutor.

In my view, if tutor is not adding value or DC confidence is starting to wane, then clearly its time to run.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:26 pm 
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Thank you so much for those of you who have offered support and wise words - it has really helped. I bit the bullet and phoned the tutor yesterday to say it wasn't working. Felt a bit scary as we have nothing in place at the moment - just need to work out what to do next!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:13 pm 
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DIY with info from on here? We are also going for Kendrick and that is what we are doing


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