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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:47 pm 
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Hi, I'm new to this and am finding everything really daunting! Would really appreciate some PM's regarding tutors for QE boys and some other selective independent schools in London such as Habs, Highgate. Around the Finchley and Mill Hill area please. Really need some personal recommendations as we have had so many terrible ones! Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:01 pm 
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probably the best way to find a good tutor is to ask parents in your son's school for recommendations - either his year group or the older groups


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:19 pm 
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Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately I've tried this but it seems to be a bit of a closed shop atmosphere. He is in a tiny school where lots of the families know each other ( except me!) and they tend to help out who they know. Thanks anyway!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:27 pm 
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Rollerskaterabbit wrote:
Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately I've tried this but it seems to be a bit of a closed shop atmosphere. He is in a tiny school where lots of the families know each other ( except me!) and they tend to help out who they know. Thanks anyway!


We are not in your area and never having had the slightest desire to find a tutor even in our own I can be of no help there, I'm afraid, but I would just like to say a: how sad and b: having already had this response, I would be very wary indeed if one of them did now 'recommend' someone. Do you know anyone with a child already at any of your target schools - with whom you would not therefore be in competition :twisted: - whom you could approach for advice?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:31 pm 
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This is not a good time for parents to want their tutor to spread themselves more thinly. State selective exams start in seven weeks time and then students will go straight into preparing for the indys in January. Do you have a Y5 ds? If you are Y4 a good time to ask again will be in March when current Y5 parents have had their results and no longer have need of a tutor. DG


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