Year: 2022

All about verbal reasoning

Find out why verbal reasoning is so important and how to ace this subject.

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What is non-verbal reasoning?

Find out what non-verbal reasoning is and why it is so crucial.

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How to improve maths for 11+

Maths for 11+ Maths can be quite tricky for some children and the 11+ creates new challenges. The syllabus includes: Number – Number system, the calculator, rounding numbers, factors, type of numbers Addition , subtraction, multiplication, and division Fractions Decimals Measurement Percentages Squares and square roots

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How to improve English

How to improve your child’s English ahead of the 11+? Find out more about how we can help your child in English! What are the 11 plus English topics and how can you improve in them? Before you crack on with your studies it’s important to

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I should have read!

Why does my tutor go on and on about reading ? There are so many other things I can do rather than read, am I right?  There’s Netflix, Youtube, my game console and my new iphone; there is so much I can do on it. .

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I can’t wait to go back! I don’t want to go back!

I can’t wait to go back! I don’t want to go back!  In one of my tutoring sessions, I asked my student if he is looking forward to going back to school.  His response, “ I never thought I would ever get tired of playing video

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Quality NOT Quantity

Quality not quantity While in lockdown, I began to learn how to use video software for the SmartStepZ Independent Online courses. It was a daunting task; I was in new territory and feeling very overwhelmed.  Along with learning how to create and edit videos, I also had to

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A working example of a question with an online tutor

A working example of a question with an online tutor Our unique online tutoring service offers in-depth explanations on the answers to questions, unlike many other providers. This enables your child to really understand how they got to their correct or incorrect answer. Take a look

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How do you think you fair with a non-verbal reasoning question?

How do you think you fair with a non-verbal reasoning question? Please slide for the answer What is non-verbal reasoning? Non-verbal reasoning is generally not taught to children at school, as it’s not academically based. Papers within the 11+ are specifically designed for non-verbal reasoning which

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Can you solve the puzzle?

Can you solve the puzzle? What’s verbal reasoning? This type of question involves the students ability to understand, reason and solve problems involving written information.  Sometimes the language is tricky, so the student needs to take a slow thoughtful approach, breaking the information down into smaller

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