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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

July 3, 2018

11 Plus Intensive Summer Revision Course this August – for Year 4 and 5 Children

With the 11 + exams for grammar and private schools just weeks away, keeping up the hard work is key for your child’s success. As usual, Geek School Tutoring will be the 11 Plus Intensive Revision Course for children this coming August. Read More

June 19, 2018

Help! Do I need a tutor for the 11 Plus?

The short answer is it depends. Every child is so different, that there are some factors you need to consider, and I’ll outline them below. Read More

June 18, 2018

Grammar Schools: Will Your Child Get In?

Will your child get into a grammar school? This is a question that comes up a lot when parents get in touch with Geek School Tutoring. If you’re reading this and want to know a bit about the thinking behind grammar school preparation and the tutor or not tutor debate, Geek School Tutoring’s managing director, Joycellyn Akuffo speaks on this very topic. Read More

May 2, 2018

Year 6 Reading List – for SATs and 11 Plus Prep…and beyond!

At Geek School Tutoring, we are often asked to recommend books that are popular with children and have a good literary content. In year 6, children have often read all the classics in preparedness for the 11 Plus or SATs tests. So, this reading list is mainly to ensure they keep up their reading, and to also give them exposure to more genres, in readiness for secondary school.

The list is order of the authors, not in pririty order, so please choose. Read More