DBS cleared, with a BSc honours degree, PGCE and Advanced Diploma in Education, I'm a very highly qualified teacher and experienced 11 Plus Tutor (not a 'DIYer'), who has taught eleven plus techniques in schools, in groups and 1:1 over the past 20 years with great success.
I understand the 11+ process from a parent's point of view, having also successfully tutored both of my wonderful daughters who gained places at Pates and HSFG where they blossomed. I ensure parents are kept up to date with 11plus progress feedback at the end of each lesson.
I have taught 11 Plus skills in several prep schools and have 25 years' experience in teaching and tutoring. Much of this experience has been in 11+ tuition: VR, NVR, Maths and English. 11+ preparation is a specialism of mine. I motivate students to achieve their 11 Plus potential through a structured approach, high expectations, rigour and fun!.
Very many of my 11 Plus students have passed to Cheltenham and Gloucester grammar schools in the past 7 years, including Pates, HSFG, STR, The Crypt and Ribston. All have made great progress in their studies and have grown in confidence. I have received many excellent testimonials from 11 Plus students and their parents.
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I teach 11 plus students after school and at weekends from our family home in Cheltenham where I share two tutorial rooms with my wife who is a French tutor.
A careful blend of rigour and fun to motivate 11 plus students within a structured programme is my recipe for success. Emphasis is on 11 plus progress rather than pressure. Tutoring your own children 11plus can sometimes be demanding - I help to take the stress out of the process as much as possible with pupils approaching the 11+ tests with confidence.
I usually recommend 11plus tuition for an hour a week after school or at the weekend and tutor from our family home near GCHQ in Cheltenham with easy access from Gloucester, Tewkesbury and surrounding areas. Parents can 'drop and shop' or enjoy a quiet coffee at the local Asda supermarket. There's also a park just around the corner if you have younger children, or a dog to walk. I always offer parents 11 plus progress feedback at the end of a session:)
'Andrew has provided an excellent tutoring service for our son S. We have noticed a marked improvement in not only S's academic ability, but also in his confidence and motivation throughout his year studying with C&G Tutoring.'
''We have been very pleased by our daughter’s progress under Andrew’s tutelage.
The school judged our daughter’s Maths and Non-VR skills were not quite up to the standard for Grammar School Admission, but she really wanted to give it a go, so we engaged Andrew to help her.
Andrew worked on her weaknesses, tracked her progress and imparted valuable advice on exam technique. She enjoyed the sessions and the improvement in her work and understanding was clear to see. And most significantly for us, her confidence soared.
This October, she achieved an excellent result, meeting the standard for three of the four schools we shared results with, including the High School for Girls. Thank you, Andrew, for helping to give her so many choices.
'T has a wonderful year with Andrew. As well as giving him invaluable experience with the grammar school type tests, it has also been very useful with T's day-to-day work at school, and even if if he doesn't get a place, the experience will have been well worth it.'
'Our son enjoyed his tutoring time with Andrew. He particularly enjoyed the competitive games Andrew has devised to make the learning fun. Our son found Andrew's teaching and explanations easy to understand, he had lots of good tips.'
More testimonials on my main tutoring website.