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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

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

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

March 22, 2018

Year 4 Reading List for the 11 Plus Preparation

Reading is a crucial part of preparing any child for the 11 Plus exams. You may think that Year 4 is too early to prep, but children who excel in English from an earlier age can find it a lot easier later on. Additionally an ability to read and understand questions across not only English, but maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning goes a long way!
Also, with reading comes increased comprehension, an expansion of vocabulary and the space to be able to digest complicated texts that show up on papers in the 11 Plus exams. It’s therefore never too early to start preparing.
If you’re looking for a guide on the type of books to encourage your child to read in Year 4, here is a short list. If you can squeeze in one book per month, that’s a good start. If you can squeeze more in, all the better.

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