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St George’s School for Girls

Girls are welcomed to a taster day to see if the school suits them. Following this, all girls sit assessment papers in Maths, Reasoning and Language papers for Year 8 (S2) entry. These are set by the school itself.

Maths

Maths is an essential life skill. Senior Schools look at Maths results as a key indicator of a student's potential academically. Let's grasp the ... (Show me more)

Maths is an essential life skill. Senior Schools look at Maths results as a key indicator of a student's potential academically. Let's grasp the nettle and get those number skills warmed up ready to take on any assessment in our path!

11+: Maths papers will generally home in on ‘the big four’ (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), and include questions on fractions, percentages, shape, area, graphs, money, measurement and time. The purpose of the examination is to identify those with mathematical potential, who can think logically; maths puzzles and logic problems are useful but Prep School Tutor specialists can provide more focused, effective methods of preparation for 11 plus.

13+: Maths can give some children the fear but, step-by-step, our tutors make the most problematic of problems manageable. Once confident that the foundation concepts are in place, tutors guide their students on to through the more challenging Common Entrance topics. This encourages them to self-assess and to become increasingly adept at applying their mathematical knowledge when both interpreting and solving word problems, which is the dominating question style for Common Entrance Mathematics. We encourage students to reason and form logical conclusions about unfamiliar mathematical concepts as they make the leap up from 11+ to success at Common Entrance and beyond.

11+
13+
GCSE
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Cassandra

Subjects
English, Maths, Science , Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning

Qualifications
Teacher Training, BA Hons Education

Experience
Eton College Tuition Programme, English International School of Padua, St John’s C of E Primary, extensive private tuition

Cassandra is an experienced 11+ teacher and private tutor, specialising in entrance exam preparation. She has a first class degree in education and a wealth of experience in International schools. Cassandra is currently working on a private tuition programme with Eton College, teaching students in China and has prepared children for entrance to reputable private schools such as Christ College Brecon. She has a background in teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language and she has also taught Maths to an extended level.

Cassandra is an enthusiastic and dynamic tutor. She finds private tuition especially rewarding, as she is adept at establishing a positive working relationship with pupils. Cassandra believes that pupil motivation is key; she tailors each lesson to her pupil’s ability and interests to ensure that it is relevant and enjoyable, resulting in accelerated learning.

Angela C

Subjects
English, Maths, Science , Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
Christ Church Cathedral School, Hendon Prep, Milton Keynes Prep

Angela is an expert in pre-test preparation to the major public schools. She has an excellent knowledge of the entrance exam requirements for British public schools, including Eton, Westminster, Harrow, Merchant Taylor's and Magdalen. She has been Head of Science at prep schools in Oxford and London and worked to prepare children in Maths and Science, through 13+ Common Entrance, 13+ Scholarship and also to success with GCSE particularly in the Sciences. Angela tailors each lesson to a student's needs and individual learning style. She could not work harder in terms of preparation and dedication and will go to the nth degree to accommodate her students. She is a happy, caring and dynamic teacher who thrives on helping children to reach their goals.

Michaela

Subjects
English, Maths, Science , Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning

Qualifications
Teacher Training, BA Hons English and Special Needs

Experience
St Mary's RC Primary School, Extensive private tuition

Michaela has an impressive degree of experience with 11+ preparation, both through teaching in school and tutoring privately. She has a BA Honours degree in English Literature and Special Needs and is adept at tailoring her lessons to suit the individual. After completing her teacher training, Michaela became a Specialist Maths teacher and even worked with the Department of Education to develop resources for their new Maths curriculum. Michaela has also led the Science department through to Year 6 so can cover all Entrance exam subjects expertly. Michaela has a calm teaching style, with lots of enthusiasm to ensure that the children she supports feel confident to achieve their full potential.

Tamsyn

Subjects
Maths, Non-verbal Reasoning

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
King's College Junior School

Tamsyn is a highly qualified specialist Mathematics teacher who, after 12 years teaching and tutoring experience, is still fresh and enthusiastic in her role. Having taught for 6 years at King's College Junior School, Wimbledon Tamsyn is adept at guiding individuals through 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance and 13+ Scholarship for entry into highly academic schools. Tamsyn also teaches GCSE and iGCSE Mathematics. She works keenly with pupils who struggle with their confidence and ability in Mathematics and effectively builds enthusiasm and confidence in them.

Tamsyn tailors each tutoring session to the specific aims and ability of the pupil, taking great care to ensure her lessons are relevant and productive. She is a naturally dynamic and positive tutor and her enthusiasm for Mathematics is contagious even for the most resistant! Her aim is to help all her students reach their academic goals, but also to help them enjoy the process of getting there and really understand and appreciate the wonderful world of Mathematics!

Kelly

Subjects
English, Maths, History, Geography, Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
St. Aubyn's School, extensive private tuition

Kelly is a qualified teacher who has been tutoring for over 10 years. She has worked in a number of British independent and international schools across the 3 Key Stages, both in the UK and overseas. She enjoys preparing her students for Common Entrance exams at 11 and 13 plus and specialises in English, Maths and Science. Her approach ensures that tutees are confident with the exam materials and the best way to approach each paper. Kelly has experience tutoring up to GCSE in History, English and Geography and is familiar with the different exam boards. She has taught English as a foreign language and has worked with adult learners in business and informal contexts. She has also mentored students with additional learning needs and often worked with students to develop study skills and time management skills. She has a passion for teaching and aims to make sessions fun, personal and engaging for every student.

Ben

Subjects
Maths, Science

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training, Oxford University

Experience
Haselmere Prep School, The Royal Junior School, Amesbury Prep

Ben is a whizz at Maths for pre-tests, 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance. He has a great deal of experience with Science as well, excelling at Scholarship level. Ben understands the high expectations of public schools and how to steer his students towards success. He is a highly motivated tutor who has a strong belief that all children can succeed if the correct approach to their style of learning can be found. His Psychology degree from Oxford University and his broad teaching experience has given him insight into respecting the individuality of every child and of adapting his teaching to each child’s personality and ability.

Ben has been Head of Science in two popular UK Prep schools and has a thorough knowledge of the curriculum for the 11+ and 13 + Common Entrance exams. He has taught and tutored both Science and Maths, helping children to win places and scholarships to prestigious schools such as St. Catherine’s (Bramley), St. Paul’s Girls’ School, Winchester and Charterhouse.

By engaging children in their own learning and by making tuition as enjoyable as possible, Ben believes that he can help them to grow in confidence and to reach their potential. His style of tutoring allows them to focus on exams without anxiety, helping them to understand questions and avoid errors. Most importantly, it can build up children’s belief in their own ability to succeed.

John

Subjects
Maths, Science

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training, Cambridge University

Experience
Great Conard School, extensive private tuition

11+
13+
GCSE
A1
A2

After studying Physics at university, John decided that teaching Science was the way forward. He was awarded his PGCE from Cambridge University and taught Science to Years 6-8 in Suffolk. Following this, John taught all three Sciences as well as Maths in a number of different schools. Students ranged from Year 1 all the way to A level. More recently, he has focused on tutoring individuals, guiding students of all ages with their Science and Maths, but with a particular focus on 11+ and Grammar School entry exams. He works with purpose to improve the skills of his charges so that they succeed with entrance to their first choice school. John has a fun, encouraging manner and instils in his tutees a great sense of confidence going forward.

Nina

Subjects
English, Maths, Science , Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training, CELTA, MBA

Experience
Extensive private tuition

11+
13+
GCSE
A1
A2

Nina is an enthusiastic educator! She loves imparting knowledge to students and really wants to get them interested in the subjects they are learning. Nina’s areas of expertise are in Science and Mathematics where she teaches through Common Entrance and GCSE / iGCSE, through to A-Level. She is also somewhat pro at 11+ preparation. Nina has great experience and detailed knowledge of the requirements for pre-tests, 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance and Scholarship exams to the top British public schools. She has taught from Key Stage 2 through to A-level both in schools and as a private tutor.

After completing degrees in Science and Business Studies, Nina worked for many years in Investment Banking and Consulting. She then lived abroad in parts of Europe and South America, where she worked as a teacher. Her interest in teaching and learning then encouraged her to obtain teaching qualifications. Nina has experience of teaching Science, Mathematics, Literacy and English and is patient and sympathetic to the needs of her students. Having lived abroad with children herself, Nina understands the challenges faced by students in different education systems aiming towards entrance to British Schools.

Anne

Subjects
Maths, Non-verbal Reasoning

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
St. Mary's School, Calne, St Mary's School, Cambridge, extensive private tuition

Anne has a wonderful way of making Maths learning colourful and fun, rather than frightening and onerous. She taught Maths and IT for over 20 years in independent boarding schools, teaching from KS3 to A level and Further Maths as well as holding posts of Head of IT and Maths. A highly qualified mathematician, she has worked with tutees preparing for entrance examinations, including Common Entrance 11+ and 13+ to independent schools as well as with those for whom Maths is a struggle and who need that extra input to fulfil their potential. An understanding of mathematical principles as well as fostering an enjoyment of mathematics is key to her style of tutoring.

Angela G

Subjects
English, Maths, Religious Studies, Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
Guildford High School

Angela has a warm and friendly demeanour. She is a highly experienced tutor, who has taught both across the 7-13 and 13-18 age ranges in the independent school sector. She has tutored towards 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance exams and similar assessments for many years. Both teaching in school and tutoring privately, she has had great success in helping students gain places at the independent schools of their choice. Angela enjoys working on a one-to-one basis and believes that this really helps boost the confidence of the child so they can show their full potential.

Non-verbal Reasoning

Non-verbal reasoning looks easy at the start; the examples are usually straight forward enough. Scratch beneath the surface though and these asses... (Show me more)

Non-verbal reasoning looks easy at the start; the examples are usually straight forward enough. Scratch beneath the surface though and these assessments can prove pretty tough. Schools look at the scores as an indicator of academic potential so it is worth practising before the assessment day. Don't believe anyone who says that it is not possible to prepare!

11+: Non-verbal reasoning (NVR) both for pre-tests and 11 plus is a more visual assessment with questions based around shapes, patterns, symmetry and sequences. Some children find this light relief after the challenges of more wordy papers but others find these papers less clear. Either way, practice with the types of question remains key to success. Prep School Tutor can provide practice materials and help children understand where patterns lie.

13+: As for verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning (NVR) is not used for 13+ Common Entrance but can be a component for candidates sitting a school’s own equivalent papers for 13+ entry. Tasks are on visual assessment with questions based around shapes, patterns, symmetry and sequences. Some children breeze through but others find these papers less than obvious. Practice can make all the difference.

11+
13+
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Louise

Subjects
English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
Handcross Park Prep School, Hurstpierpoint College Prep School, extensive private tuition

Louise is a dynamic and highly motivating tutor with an addictive enthusiasm for her subject. Having been Head of English at a leading South-East prep school, she has extensive knowledge of both the Common Entrance and Common Academic Scholarship syllabi, as well as many of the individual entrance exams for the top public schools. With 10 years of teaching experience, she is fully aware of what is needed for students to be successful in SATS, 11+, 13+ and CAS exams, and will work alongside your child to help achieve their goals.

Louise has a proven track record as an excellent English teacher throughout Key Stage 2 & Key Stage 3 and takes into account both the pastoral and academic needs of her tutees, genuinely caring about them as individuals. Her tutees are treated with respect and care which gives them the confidence to achieve well academically; Louise fully believes that confidence in one's ability is often the key to success.

Cassandra

Subjects
English, Maths, Science , Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning

Qualifications
Teacher Training, BA Hons Education

Experience
Eton College Tuition Programme, English International School of Padua, St John’s C of E Primary, extensive private tuition

Cassandra is an experienced 11+ teacher and private tutor, specialising in entrance exam preparation. She has a first class degree in education and a wealth of experience in International schools. Cassandra is currently working on a private tuition programme with Eton College, teaching students in China and has prepared children for entrance to reputable private schools such as Christ College Brecon. She has a background in teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language and she has also taught Maths to an extended level.

Cassandra is an enthusiastic and dynamic tutor. She finds private tuition especially rewarding, as she is adept at establishing a positive working relationship with pupils. Cassandra believes that pupil motivation is key; she tailors each lesson to her pupil’s ability and interests to ensure that it is relevant and enjoyable, resulting in accelerated learning.

Angela C

Subjects
English, Maths, Science , Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
Christ Church Cathedral School, Hendon Prep, Milton Keynes Prep

Angela is an expert in pre-test preparation to the major public schools. She has an excellent knowledge of the entrance exam requirements for British public schools, including Eton, Westminster, Harrow, Merchant Taylor's and Magdalen. She has been Head of Science at prep schools in Oxford and London and worked to prepare children in Maths and Science, through 13+ Common Entrance, 13+ Scholarship and also to success with GCSE particularly in the Sciences. Angela tailors each lesson to a student's needs and individual learning style. She could not work harder in terms of preparation and dedication and will go to the nth degree to accommodate her students. She is a happy, caring and dynamic teacher who thrives on helping children to reach their goals.

Michaela

Subjects
English, Maths, Science , Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning

Qualifications
Teacher Training, BA Hons English and Special Needs

Experience
St Mary's RC Primary School, Extensive private tuition

Michaela has an impressive degree of experience with 11+ preparation, both through teaching in school and tutoring privately. She has a BA Honours degree in English Literature and Special Needs and is adept at tailoring her lessons to suit the individual. After completing her teacher training, Michaela became a Specialist Maths teacher and even worked with the Department of Education to develop resources for their new Maths curriculum. Michaela has also led the Science department through to Year 6 so can cover all Entrance exam subjects expertly. Michaela has a calm teaching style, with lots of enthusiasm to ensure that the children she supports feel confident to achieve their full potential.

Tamsyn

Subjects
Maths, Non-verbal Reasoning

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
King's College Junior School

Tamsyn is a highly qualified specialist Mathematics teacher who, after 12 years teaching and tutoring experience, is still fresh and enthusiastic in her role. Having taught for 6 years at King's College Junior School, Wimbledon Tamsyn is adept at guiding individuals through 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance and 13+ Scholarship for entry into highly academic schools. Tamsyn also teaches GCSE and iGCSE Mathematics. She works keenly with pupils who struggle with their confidence and ability in Mathematics and effectively builds enthusiasm and confidence in them.

Tamsyn tailors each tutoring session to the specific aims and ability of the pupil, taking great care to ensure her lessons are relevant and productive. She is a naturally dynamic and positive tutor and her enthusiasm for Mathematics is contagious even for the most resistant! Her aim is to help all her students reach their academic goals, but also to help them enjoy the process of getting there and really understand and appreciate the wonderful world of Mathematics!

Kelly

Subjects
English, Maths, History, Geography, Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
St. Aubyn's School, extensive private tuition

Kelly is a qualified teacher who has been tutoring for over 10 years. She has worked in a number of British independent and international schools across the 3 Key Stages, both in the UK and overseas. She enjoys preparing her students for Common Entrance exams at 11 and 13 plus and specialises in English, Maths and Science. Her approach ensures that tutees are confident with the exam materials and the best way to approach each paper. Kelly has experience tutoring up to GCSE in History, English and Geography and is familiar with the different exam boards. She has taught English as a foreign language and has worked with adult learners in business and informal contexts. She has also mentored students with additional learning needs and often worked with students to develop study skills and time management skills. She has a passion for teaching and aims to make sessions fun, personal and engaging for every student.

Nina

Subjects
English, Maths, Science , Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training, CELTA, MBA

Experience
Extensive private tuition

11+
13+
GCSE
A1
A2

Nina is an enthusiastic educator! She loves imparting knowledge to students and really wants to get them interested in the subjects they are learning. Nina’s areas of expertise are in Science and Mathematics where she teaches through Common Entrance and GCSE / iGCSE, through to A-Level. She is also somewhat pro at 11+ preparation. Nina has great experience and detailed knowledge of the requirements for pre-tests, 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance and Scholarship exams to the top British public schools. She has taught from Key Stage 2 through to A-level both in schools and as a private tutor.

After completing degrees in Science and Business Studies, Nina worked for many years in Investment Banking and Consulting. She then lived abroad in parts of Europe and South America, where she worked as a teacher. Her interest in teaching and learning then encouraged her to obtain teaching qualifications. Nina has experience of teaching Science, Mathematics, Literacy and English and is patient and sympathetic to the needs of her students. Having lived abroad with children herself, Nina understands the challenges faced by students in different education systems aiming towards entrance to British Schools.

Diana

Subjects
English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
Cert.Ed, MA in Education, Ofsted inspector

Experience
Cayman Prep School and High School

11+
13+
GCSE
iGCSE
A-Level

Diana is a dedicated teacher who is passionate about achieving excellence in education. She has considerable experience in her field, having worked in education for 25 years, recently gaining her Masters degree in Education from the University of Leeds. Diana taught at a British Prep school in the Cayman Islands, assisting the students with their 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance exams, as well as tutoring them to improve their grades in GCSE and A level. She believes in building the student’s confidence to allow them to become more inquisitive and knowledgeable about their learning. She has considerable experience with students who have dyslexia and ADHD.

Mia

Subjects
English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique

Qualifications
CELTA teacher training

Experience
Extensive private tuition

Mia is an expert tutor having taught in the UK and abroad, including Monaco, Dubai, Russia, and Hong Kong. She specialises in English for Common Entrance, English Language and English Literature, TEFL, Sociology, and Psychology. Mia also advises students on UK Schools and University entrance, as well as interview technique, pronunciation and accent neutralisation.

Mia has recently returned from Hong Kong where she was a full-time leader of two Common Entrance courses, preparing students with the skills and techniques needed to succeed in 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance examinations. She holds a Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching (CELTA - Distinction) as well as a BSc in Social Policy, Criminal Justice and Psychology from the London School of Economics. She also achieved a Distinction in MA Screen Acting, Writing, and Directing from the University of the Arts London.

Anne

Subjects
Maths, Non-verbal Reasoning

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
St. Mary's School, Calne, St Mary's School, Cambridge, extensive private tuition

Anne has a wonderful way of making Maths learning colourful and fun, rather than frightening and onerous. She taught Maths and IT for over 20 years in independent boarding schools, teaching from KS3 to A level and Further Maths as well as holding posts of Head of IT and Maths. A highly qualified mathematician, she has worked with tutees preparing for entrance examinations, including Common Entrance 11+ and 13+ to independent schools as well as with those for whom Maths is a struggle and who need that extra input to fulfil their potential. An understanding of mathematical principles as well as fostering an enjoyment of mathematics is key to her style of tutoring.

Angela G

Subjects
English, Maths, Religious Studies, Verbal Reasoning, Non-verbal Reasoning

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
Guildford High School

Angela has a warm and friendly demeanour. She is a highly experienced tutor, who has taught both across the 7-13 and 13-18 age ranges in the independent school sector. She has tutored towards 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance exams and similar assessments for many years. Both teaching in school and tutoring privately, she has had great success in helping students gain places at the independent schools of their choice. Angela enjoys working on a one-to-one basis and believes that this really helps boost the confidence of the child so they can show their full potential.

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