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The Harrodian School

There are 20 -30 places available to The Harrodian School at 11+ (Year 7). Children applying for 11+ will sit 11+ exams in Maths, English and Reasoning. The 11+ exams taken are the school's own and not ISEB 11+ Common Entrance exams. There will also be an interview. Detail will be sent to all those registered.

13+ entry is determined by performance in the 13+ Common Entrance Exams in Year 8 (age 12-13). Applicants are interviewed and may sit the school’s own assessment papers.

French

Why are there so many apostrophes and what’s all this accent business? Singing and dancing in French is fun but suddenly needing to write can be a... (Show me more)

Why are there so many apostrophes and what’s all this accent business? Singing and dancing in French is fun but suddenly needing to write can be a shock to the system. As vocab steps up and verbs creep in, Prep School Tutor will ensure that, in the run up to 13 plus Common Entrance exams, learning is manageable and conjugations are no longer daunting, but rather just another piece of a growing jigsaw of language to play with. Prep School Tutor soon guides tutees to build impressive sentence structures, going beyond the realms of survival language towards a far more flexible and far reaching form of communication.

Lost? Don’t be! If you have missed out and feel behind your peers, we have a Fast Track programme to suit you. A great many children start French in Year 7 with no previous knowledge but still manage to shine by the time the 13 plus Common Entrance comes along. Also, for those who have studied French but perhaps not been overly engaged, this is the moment to make absolutely sure that the foundation is in place and the groundwork is complete.

13+
GCSE
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Penny W

Subjects
French

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training, Cambridge University, Junior MBA

Experience
The Dragon, King's College Junior School, Dulwich Prep London

Penny W, the Founder of Prep School Tutor, has a sparkling background! She also has a great sense of fun and a contagious enthusiasm for her subject. Penny trained at Dulwich College and Dulwich Prep London in an extended course including a Masters in French as a Foreign Language at the Sorbonne, Paris. She kick-started her career at the Dragon School, Oxford, feeder to all major UK public schools. After 5 years at the Dragon as a specialist French teacher, Penny went on to be Head of Modern Languages at King's College Junior School.

In preparing children for 13 plus Common Entrance and Scholarship exams, Penny exudes energy and passion every step of the way. She tailors her style to suit a full range of ability, promoting an effective learning environment for each individual. Penny does everything possible to maximize potential in her tutees.

Sarah

Subjects
English, French, Verbal Reasoning

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training, MA Education (Special Needs)

Experience
Windsor Park Middle School, Chase Academy Prep School

Sarah currently works as Head of English at a large middle school in Staffordshire where she prepares children for 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance and pre-test exams to a range of schools, as well as preparing children for SATs tests. Sarah has amassed a wealth of teaching experience and has taught in a range of state and private schools over the past 9 years and has been judged to be a consistently ‘Outstanding’ teacher by Ofsted.

Sarah is currently studying for a Masters in Special Needs with a particular focus on literacy difficulties; she has a range of experience of working with children with additional needs and tailors all lessons to each child’s individual requirements.

Sarah has an undergraduate degree in French and Russian and a teaching qualification with French specialism; she has taught French to A-level and has helped to prepare students for Common Entrance. She has a real passion for teaching and helping all children to succeed; her enthusiasm and personalised approach to learning ensure that children not only enjoy their lessons, but feel confident and motivated to achieve their best.

Chloë

Subjects
French, Spanish

Qualifications
Teacher Training, BA Hons languages

Experience
Thornlow Prep School, Cranbourne, Sherborne International College, extensive private tuition

13+
GCSE
iGCSE
A1
A2

Chloë prides herself in being able to build confidence linguistically, not least for the nail-biting speaking components of 13+ Common Entrance exams, GCSE and beyond. She has been teaching French and Spanish from beginner level through to A Level for 12 years and has extensive experience in preparing students for formal examinations, including 13+ Common Entrance exams, GCSE, iGCSE, and A Level. She has been Head of French and Spanish in large secondary schools, has managed the language programme at Thornlow Prep and, as another string to her bow, Chloë is also an examiner for the Edexcel and AQA examination boards.

Chloë’s approach is friendly and calm; she sets personalised targets geared towards the results desired but never loses sight of enjoyment in learning.

Penny S

Subjects
French, Spanish

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
Bexley Grammar School, Extensive private tuition

13+
GCSE
iGCSE
A1
A2

Penny S is an energetic and engaging linguist. She specialises in French and Spanish with her predominantly secondary teaching career spanning both the private and state sectors. Recently, Penny has concentrated her language teaching on the prep school years, tailoring her methods to suit different abilities whilst keeping expectations high. She tutors a range of age - from 5 to 55! - and is fully versed in the requirements for 13+, GCSE and beyond! Penny is a warm, friendly person with purpose in her step in all that she does. She is an exciting find for Prep School Tutor and a superb addition to the language team.

Noura

Subjects
French, Spanish

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
St Paul's School, Lycée Française Charles de Gaulle

11+
13+
GCSE
A1
A2

Noura is passionate about teaching languages. She is a French national who has lived and worked in the UK for over 14 years teaching both French and Spanish. Noura has led a department and worked in some of the leading London independant schools, including St Paul’s boys School and the Lycée Française Charles De Gaulle. She prepared students for IGCSE/GCSE and A level as well as tutoring for Common Entrance Examinations with an excellent success rate.

Noura makes it her priority to deliver high quality lessons with a variety of engaging and challenging resources which respond to a range of learning needs and abilities.

Nouara

Subjects
French, Religious Studies

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training, Oxford University

Experience
The Dragon, Abercorn Prep, Cokethorpe School

Nouara is a brilliantly qualified French and Spanish teacher with a PGCE from Oxford and a CAPES from France (impossibly difficult!). She has heaps of experience both in the classroom and with tutoring French and Spanish one to one. During her time at the Dragon School and at Abercorn Prep School, Nouara has guided both boys and girls to success with 13+ Common Entrance preparation and Scholarship Entrance exams to a diverse range of major British public schools. These include Eton College, Winchester College, Radley College and Harrow, Wycombe Abbey, Downe House and Marlborough College amongst many others. Being secondary trained and having taught at Cokethorpe School for a number of years, Nouara’s expertise also lends itself to tutoring French and Spanish GCSE, iGCSE, AS and A Level exams. As a private tutor, she is warm and personable, determined to guide and encourage every one of her tutees towards their very best.

Latin

Latin, Greek, both even? Fostering an interest in the Greeks and Romans is one thing but navigating through the 13 plus syllabus of grammar, syntax... (Show me more)

Latin, Greek, both even? Fostering an interest in the Greeks and Romans is one thing but navigating through the 13 plus syllabus of grammar, syntax and vocabulary can be a headache without some support and guidance. There are three possible levels for Classics at Common Entrance, as well as a more specialised scholarship level. Children who have studied for longer and feel more confident are stretched whilst those with less depth of learning are assessed separately. Our tutors ensure that children reach their level of potential. If there are gaps in knowledge for whatever reason, our specialists can fast track children who wish to take the higher tier papers. Tutors are also experienced in preparing children for Scholarship exams and school specific Classics awards.

13+
GCSE
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Maria

Subjects
Latin, Spanish

Qualifications
MA Education, BA Hons Degree Classics, teacher training

Experience
Cambridge International School, Cambridge Centre for 6th Form, Instituto Cervantes, extensive private tutoring

13+
GCSE
A-Level

Energetic and inspiring, María teaches Latin and Spanish in preparation for 13+ Common Entrance Examinations, GCSE and A-level. She can fast track anyone feeling on the back foot, particularly in Latin, and ensure any gaps are filled. Maria is fully versed in the Common Entrance requirements and has had great success with 13+ Scholarship preparation to major public schools. Maria has an infectious enthusiasm for her subject and is naturally encouraging in her style. She does her utmost to ensure success for her students with a combination of a vibrant learning, focus and a great sense of humour.

María is teacher trained and has BA Hons degree in Classics. Having found that her own love for the Classical World had a dramatic impact on her literacy and general language awareness, she is keen to stimulate lasting pupil curiosity and interest in the Classics, increase word-power for her students and give them the basis for future language learning.

As well as Latin and Greek, María specialises in teaching Spanish, through to A-level and even beyond! She is determined to enable her students to communicate and express their ideas and thoughts in the target language, developing their communicative competence to equip them to handle any situation in the future both in an exam environment and as social agents.

Sophie

Subjects
Latin, Interview Technique

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training, Oxford University

Experience
Farleigh School, Sherborne Prep School, Canford, Alleyn's

Sophie attended Roedean School and Durham University and completed her PGCE at Oxford University. She has 15 years’ teaching experience in public schools and preparatory schools; she has taught English and Drama to GCSE and A-Level and Latin to Common Entrance and Scholarship entry to the leading English public schools.

Sophie has worked as Head of Learning Support, Head of Learning and Director of Studies at two well-known preparatory schools in the South-west of England. She is skilled in preparing even the most anxious for interview and has an intimate knowledge of Common Entrance examinations in most subjects, and wide understanding of those elements of courses that some pupils find difficult. Sophie has prepared scholarship candidates for Eton, Winchester, Marlborough, Cheltenham Ladies’ College and many other public schools.

Sophie’s aim as a tutor is to prepare her pupils so well that they approach examinations fearlessly and as an opportunity to demonstrate what they know. She has a proven track record of obtaining excellent results for pupils. She does this by breaking down the curriculum into manageable sections, smoothing out any problem areas and reminding pupils frequently of the progress that they have made to boost their confidence.

Rachel

Subjects
Latin

Qualifications
PGCE teacher training

Experience
Dulwich Prep London, The Hall, Virgo Fidelis Prep, Rosemead Prep, Ravenscourt Park

Dedicated and enthusiastic, Rachel has 15 years’ teaching experience. She set up the Classics Departments from scratch in two schools and, most recently, worked for seven years at The Hall, a leading prep school in London, preparing children for Latin Common Entrance and Scholarship exams, as well as Greek and History Common Entrance. Rachel believes that children can be fostered with a love of the Classics, through immersion in the exciting world of Greek and Roman Myths and Legends, and through an appreciation of ancient languages which give such an insight into our own English language
Having gained a BA Honours degree in Classics from Durham University, she went on to do a PGCE in Primary Years Teaching and started her career focussing on preparing children for 11+ Maths and English Entrance Exams, both within schools and as a private tutor.

Rachel is sensitive to the varying needs of her pupils, above all, the need for them to feel confident in their abilities; she meets this need by creating a relaxed and encouraging environment, whilst maintaining the focus essential in preparing for forthcoming exams.

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