Preparing students for all elements of the English exam

13+ Common Entrance English Tutor

A 13+ Common Entrance English tutor will prepare pupils for all aspects of the challenging English entrance exam.

A tutor will ensure the students’ interpretive skills are sophisticated and can be expressed with equal complexity in writing, and that students’ grasp of literary devices and grammar is solid and applicable.

13+ Common Entrance English tuition will give your child the skills to study multi-cultural factual writing and literature necessary not only to succeed in examinations but also to extend their creative expression and practical communication skills.

Tuition will thus provide a solid base from which to study many other subjects.

13+ Common Entrance Tuition

The 13+ Common Entrance exams are sat by students to gain entry to a public school in Year 9.

There are usually three examination periods per year: November, January and June.

Students sit papers in the compulsory subjects of Maths, English and Science but can also choose to sit papers on a wide range of topics from German, French, Spanish, Classical Greek, Latin, History, Geography and Religious Studies.

London

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.

Abroad

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).

Online

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.

13+ Common Entrance English Tutors

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