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October 23, 2018

7 Ways to Help Your Child Write More Stories

Writing a story is something that every child will be asked to do in school – and this will continue well into their secondary school life.

So, helping your child cultivate the skills needed to write compelling stories will go a long way! Here are seven tips: Read More

October 5, 2018

Why Don’t Mums Talk About the 11 Plus?

Since its inception in the 1940s, the 11 Plus has created competition amongst children. This is understandable – it is they who write the exams and they who face selection for grammar schools. But who would have thought that mums (and some dads, too!) Take this competition to such extreme lengths.

It’s one of those hidden secrets at the school gates that only emerge once all the registrations and exams are well and truly over. Mums just don’t talk about the 11 Plus as much as they should when their child is in Year 5. It can be a real shock to the system (I’ve been there!) when school mum friends suddenly play the silent game when the conversation of secondary school choices come up – especially when your children are the same gender. Read More

October 4, 2018

Free 11 Plus Creative Writing Course for Year 4, 5 and 6 Children

Creative writing is a core component of so many 11 Plus exams. Even if your child isn’t sitting these competitive exams, an ability to write a letter, a descriptive piece of writing or other forms is crucial for school life and the real world. This is why I have created an effective creative writing course for children who are preparing for the 11 Plus exams. Read More

July 30, 2018

11 Plus Tuition now available within Brockwell Park in Herne Hill (Norwood)

Are you looking for 11 Plus tuition in Herne Hill (Norwood)? Due to continued success, Geek School Tutoring will be opening a new centre in Herne Hill (Norwood) from 1st September 2018! Our latest venue is based inside the renowned Brockwell Park itself, which means that you can enjoy the scenic views, get a coffee from the Brockwell Park Café, or go for a run while your child is in tuition. Once tuition is finished, they can let off some steam afterwards, too! Read More

July 20, 2018

The 11 Plus Application Deadlines: Don’t Miss Out!

If I had a pound for every parent who got in touch with Geek School Tutoring about the 11 Plus when the deadlines had passed, I’d have enough to sip on my favourite beverage (toffee latté to be precise!) for at least a a fortnight out of the year.

There is literally next to no excuse you can give when you haven’t registered your child on time. So it’s crucial to do your research – preferably in Year 4, so your child doesn’t miss out. Read More