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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

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

January 20, 2017

10-Minute Maths Genius Course

  • Is your child struggling to hit those high scores in their 11-Plus preparation?
  • Does your child get a mix of high and low scores, making it difficult to gauge the level he or she is working at?
  • Does your child do well, but you still think they could do with a bit more revision?

At Geek School Tutoring, we see a a whole mix of abilities and the underlying criteria for success for children of all levels is one factor: practice. The more, the better; the more, the better the scores for the grammar school tests and the independent schools.

So, we’ve created a FREE programme to help children reach their full potential: The 10-Minute Maths Genius course.

It’s completely free – there really is no catch. All you have to do is sign up for the FREE emails and everyday, a 10-minute maths worksheet will be delivered straight into your inbox for you to print. We’ve even included the answers so you can really see how your child is doing, without the hassle of having to work out the answers yourself.

It’s too good to miss out – join today!

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January 5, 2017

Free Printable: 100 Ways to Say ‘Said’

  • Does your child seem to use the same words when they write stories?

  • Do you count numerous instances of ‘said’ in your child’s story writing?

  • Are you struggling to make new suggestions of dialogue words that your child can use because they find it difficult to understand the words at all?

Geek School has just released a new printable: 100 Ways to Say ‘Said’ and it is perfect for children who are preparing for the 11-Plus exams. These exams require children to show some maturity in their writing and demonstrate that they have a flair for the English language. If your child writes about a character who happily ‘said’ something to another character, it really doesn’t have the same impact as using dialogue word like ‘croaked’. The latter makes it clear that the character is laughing, and it may even put a smile on the reader’s face. The two words have a completely different impact.

How to use the printable

Your child doesn’t have to learn all 100 – it really isn’t that necessary. However, having exposure to so many different dialogue words means your child can choose their favourites and have a wide variety to choose from when writing.

Download our new 100 Ways to Say ‘Said’ printable today and stick it on the fridge, on you child’s wall…anywhere they can see the words so they can start using more glorious words.

February 8, 2014

How to convert fraction to percentages to decimals

Never be confused again. Here’s a simple way to remember how to convert decimals to fraction and  then to percentages and vice versa. Read More