Tuition Information 2021-2022

Perfect preparation for BRGS 11+ Entrance Exams – combining learning and FUN!

Tuition for students starting Year 5 in September 2021 has now started and there are just a few spaces left.  Click here to reserve a place for your child.  There’s nothing to pay at this stage. 

Tuition Details

Our garden classroom

My tuition sessions are for current year 5 children only, and tuition takes place in small groups. Group sessions allow children to work both collaboratively and individually (depending on the material) and my students enjoy the camaraderie of small group sessions, with many past students making friends within their groups that they carry forward into high school.

My students’ pass rate for the BRGS entrance exam has been consistently around 90% for the last seven years, which is excellent considering students of all abilities are welcome to study with me.  I’m very proud of my students’ successes but more importantly it’s really rewarding to see children enjoying learning and growing in confidence.  I focus on building children’s knowledge and problem-solving skills to equip them for not just for the test, but for year 6 and beyond.

We meet for an hour weekly.  Lessons are hybrid, comprising online and in-person tuition.  The first meeting of each month is held at my office, and the remaining sessions of the month are online using Zoom and other programs. Lessons run throughout the year until the grammar school entrance exam, which is usually held in September of Year 6 (we don’t meet at half term or Christmas/Easter but we do meet throughout the summer holidays).  In that time, students study all the required aspects of English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-verbal Reasoning.

Knowing how dull online learning can be if not done properly, I aim to make all learning enjoyable and memorable.  When we are working online I use lots of interactive material such as online quizzes and games so that students are engaged throughout the session.  I’m a Certified Educator in both Formative and Quizizz learning platforms and use paid accounts for the sites I use to make full use of their features. I also use resources from a variety of 11+ providers such as CEM (Durham University), Bond, CGP, LEAP, NFER Nelson, and First Past the Post as well as material I’ve designed and developed myself.  This variety ensures your child will be more than ready to tackle 11+ style questions in whichever format and style they are presented in the test.  My students have also found the skills developed over the year invaluable for year 6 and SATs work.

Technical information for online learning: I recommend a laptop/PC, headset and mic for online tuition, and a good internet connection, preferably wired (ethernet cable plugged directly into the router) or working very close to the router if using Wifi.  Online tuition via a tablet is feasible, provided the screen isn’t too small and your child has earphones and a mic to cut out background noise.   We use Google Classroom (which requires a Google account), Formative and a variety of fun online quiz sites such as Quizizz, Quizlet, Kahoot and Blooket, to get the most out of online learning.

Tuition fees are paid monthly in advance by direct debit before the 1st lesson of each month. Fees include all materials, online quizzes and activities, any workbooks and other materials used used for homework, tests and marking.  If your child is unable to attend a scheduled session (due to holidays, illness or a prior engagement), I will try to accommodate them in an alternative session.  Fees are not refunded for missed sessions, but I’ll always ensure your child has access to any relevant missed material and they’ll always be able to access the homework for missed sessions, too. You don’t pay for sessions that I cancel, or for weeks that we don’t meet (Christmas, Easter and half-term holidays). We do meet throughout the summer holidays, but if you have holidays booked during that time (up to two weeks) there’s no fee to pay for those weeks.

For term dates see below.

Please contact me by emailing [email protected] if you’d like more information.

Booking online is the easiest way to see real-time availability for dates and times.  

HOW TO SIGN UP:

  • First click on ‘SEE TIMES’ below for your chosen session. 
  • Then look for the small rectangular white box showing the time of the session, and click on it to book. 
  • There’s no fee to pay when booking and there is no need to re-book a session each week, just the first one you’d like your child to attend. 
  • Leave your details and your child’s place will be reserved on that day and time for the duration of tuition.  

See Online Booking Page

multiple choice answer sheet for the 11+

2021-22 TUITION DATES –  WEDNESDAY GROUPS 

Tuition dates in red will take place in my office, and dates in black will be online but may be subject to change.

September tuition: 15, 22, 29 September (3 weeks)

October tuition: 6, 13, 20 October (3 weeks)

Half term – October 27th 

November tuition: 3, 10, 17, 24 November (4 weeks)

December tuition: 1, 8, 15  December (3 weeks)

Christmas – 22nd and 29th December

January tuition: 5, 12, 19, 26  January (4 weeks)

February tuition: 2, 9, 23  February (3 weeks)

Half term – February 16th

March tuition: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March (5 weeks)

Easter holidays – 6th and 13th April

April tuition: 20, 27 April (2 weeks)

May tuition: 4, 11, 18, 25 May (4 weeks)

Half term – June 1st

June tuition: 8, 15, 22, 29 June (4 weeks)

July tuition: 6, 13, 20, 27 July (4 weeks)

August tuition:  3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August (5 weeks)

September tuition: to be confirmed

Tuition dates in red will take place in my office, and dates in black will be online but may be subject to change.

2021-22 TUITION DATES – THURSDAY GROUPS

Tuition dates in red will take place in my office, and dates in black will be online but may be subject to change.

September tuition: 16, 23, 30 September (3 weeks)

October tuition: 7, 14, 21 October (3 weeks)

Half term – October 27th

November tuition: 4, 11, 18, 25 November (4 weeks)

December tuition: 2, 9, 16  December (3 weeks)

Christmas – 23rd and 30th December

January tuition: 6, 13, 20, 27  January (4 weeks)

February tuition: 3, 10, 24  February (3 weeks)

Half term – February 17th

March tuition: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March (5 weeks)

Easter holidays – 7th and 14th April

April tuition: 21, 28 April (2 weeks)

May tuition: 5, 12, 19, 26 May (4 weeks)

Half term – June 2nd

June tuition: 9, 16, 23, 30 June (4 weeks)

July tuition: 7, 14, 21, 28 July (4 weeks)

August tuition:  4, 11, 18, 25 August (4 weeks)

September tuition: 1 September and other dates to be confirmed

Tuition dates in red will take place in my office, and dates in black will be online but may be subject to change.

Tuition Location

Online/Rising Bridge Rd, Haslingden, BB4 5BL.