Building ISEB Common Pre-Test Maths students confidence

ISEB Common Pre-Test Maths Tutor

A ISEB Common Pre-Test Maths tutor helps prepare students for this crucial first stage of the 13 Plus Common Entrance examination process.

A tutor familiarises your child with the multiple-choice format of these age-standardised exams. An ISEB Common Pre-Test Maths tutor also ensures that they feel confident in all areas of Key Stage 2 mathematics. This includes data handling, shape, basic algebra and more.

Tailored ISEB Common Pre-Test Maths tuition provides students with the confidence and skills they need for their school of choice.

As such, ISEB Common Pre-Test Maths tuition focusses on the differing test styles of schools as much as developing numeracy skills.

ISEB Common Pre-Test Tuition

The Pre-Test examinations take place in Year 6, or Year 7. The exams test Maths, English, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning. There may also be an entrance interview. In addition, the exam is often computer-based.

The test is conducted online and is adaptive. Pre-testing was introduced by the top selective schools in the UK to determine the students ready to sit the 13 Plus Common Entrance examination.


Most of our tutors are based in London and tutor students on an hourly basis, travelling from one family home to another.

The minimum lesson length is an hour and the tutor may request travel expenses depending where you live and where they are travelling from.

Popular lesson slots are after school, between 4.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m., and at the weekends. If a child is out of school, the lessons can take place during the day.

Out of London

We can arrange a tutor to travel to your home if you live outside of London.

In order to make this viable for the tutor, the minimum lesson time is 2 hours (but you can book 3 or more hours).

If you live further afield, a day of tuition where 4 hours are broken up by lunch is a very popular option. This arrangement often happens at the weekends and during half-terms and holidays.

We ask that you cover the cost of the tutor’s travel time as well as their travel costs.


If you live abroad, or are embarking on a period of extended travel, you may request a residential tutor to support your children.

This can be for a period of anything from a few weeks to a year – or even longer.

The residential tutor normally works Monday to Friday. Tuition is either worked around school hours or arranged according to the family’s schedule if the child is not attending school.

The curriculum can either mirror what the child would be doing at school or be tailor-made to the student (whether following a traditional curriculum, or allowing greater freedom in what is taught such as project-based learning).


If your location means it is tricky for you to meet a tutor face-to-face, we can arrange tuition online.

Tutors on our books are teaching students all over the world: from France and Italy, to the US and Russia. We are experts at handling lesson arrangements over different time zones.

We are satisfied that even if students can’t meet tutors in person, they can still benefit from the knowledge and energy tutors bring to their online lessons.

Online tuition is conducted via Skype with a selection of other screen and material-sharing software. This ensures that lessons are fully interactive and that students gain the maximum from the sessions.

ISEB Common Pre-Test Maths Tutors


Pia Carter

Common Entrance Tutor

7 Plus & 8 Plus & senior school entry at 11 Plus & 13 Plus Common Entrance.


Mitchell Byrne

13 Plus Pre-Test Tutor

Covering all areas of Pre-Test tuition, including interview preparation.


Gavin Fiddler

13 Plus Pre-Test Tutor

Providing tuition across all subjects of the Pre-Test and interview technique.

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