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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:48 am 

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Hi, looking for a recommendation for a tutor for a child who will be starting Y5 in September in Altrincham area. Someone can come to our home for 1 to 1 basis is preferred but will also consider Group working in a tuition centre. Prefer paper based learning and not computer based.

Anyone has tried Explore Learning or KIP for 11 + prep? Any feedback please.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:10 am 

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No personal experience of those group based learning companies you have mentioned, but warned off one of them by school staff.

I think the best bet is a word of mouth recommendation from parents of children in the year above / a couple of years older who have been through the process and used a tutor. Unfortunately, such is demand locally for good tutors, they're often booked up years in advance.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:56 am 

Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:01 pm
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Location: Herts
Not in your area but we have a large Explore Learning in our local Sainsburies and I make a point of walking past it every time I am in there.

Without fail all the students are sitting at a computer with head phones on.

I have never seen any evidence of anything actually being taught at all by humans.

To be fair there may be classrooms as the back that I cannot see but I don't think so.

I think English Comprehension and Composition has to be explained and cannot be learned sitting at a computer screen. DG

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:39 pm 

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i'll pm you

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