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01803 501411
Eleven plus (11+) tuition and mock exams by Kate Marke, a full time 11+ tutor and experienced primary school teacher.
Children who receive tuition for nine months or more improve their scores at 11+ by up to 40% so the earlier you start the better.
Many children start tuition in Year 4 to get a head start and we strongly recommend that tuition is started no later than the beginning of Year 5

TorbayTutors 11+ Tutoring for children in Year 5 in 2016/17
We offer small friendly classes, weekly homework, an excellent success rate, regular feedback, confidence building techniques and much much more.
TorbayTutors' courses have been designed after an extensive review of the available information including: information on the exams released by the local grammar schools and by CEM (Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University); other published 11+ works; and feedback from children who have taken the exams. We have tailored our courses to the demands of the Torbay 11+ exams and we keep them under constant review.

Each child attends a one hour tutoring session once a week at a set time and place. The cost of these sessions is £20. Sessions are held during term time, in safe, secure environments in Torquay, Paignton, and Totnes and Newton Abbot. You choose a day and time to suit your timetable.
Children are tutored in small groups allowing their confidence to grow in a friendly environment and for them to be given personal attention where required. Tuition includes:
New CEM Tests
including consolidating mathematical skills and applying them to 11+ style questions.
  • tables up to 12x12
  • efficient written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • fractions
  • decimals
  • percentages
  • number patterns and relationships
  • multiplying by 10 and 100
  • rounding numbers and estimating the result of a calculation
  • ratio and proportion
  • negative numbers
  • co-ordinates
  • 2D and 3D shapes and their properties
  • angles and bearings
  • symmetry and transformations
  • area and perimeter
  • measurement -metric and imperial, time, reading scales
  • reading tables and charts
  • analysing data-mean, mode median and range
  • probability
including building up word power, comprehension and writing.
  • developing vocabulary
  • grammar: understanding and identifying verbs, nouns adjectives etc.
  • punctuation: understanding and accurate use
  • literary devices: simile, metaphor, alliteration etc. identifying and using
  • different types of comprehension questions: closed, analytical, inferential and main idea
  • effective writing: structure, style, content, use of complex sentences
  • different types of writing: stories, newspaper reports etc.
including studying Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Reasoning 
  • word meaning, building vocabulary: synonyms and antonyms
  • practising known question types with time management
  • comprehension and logic
  • systematic coverage and practice of Non-Verbal Reasoning question types with time management
  • practising maths problems in the CEM- style format with time management

Homework is given at the end of each session so that children can practise what they have learnt. It is vital that parents ensure that this work is completed.  Some work will be timed to get children used to time management. Parents will receive regular feedback on their child's progress. You may stop tuition at any time. 
Many children start tuition in Year 4 and we strongly recommend that tuition is started no later than the beginning of Year 5. However, if places are still available, we do accept children later in Year 5 as clearly some tuition is better than none. We must stress that the later the start the less we can do in the time available.

We are running the following classes in the academic year 2016/17:

Year 4 (2016 11+)
Year 5 (2015 11+)
4.00 - 5.00 pm
5.00 - 6.00 pm
4.00 - 5.00 pm
5.00 - 6.00 pm
Newton Abbot
6.00 - 7.00 pm
4.00 - 5.00 pm 
5.00 - 6.00 pm 
4.00 - 5.00 pm
5.00 - 6.00 pm
4.00 - 5.00 pm 

To reserve a place for the new academic year starting in September please Book Online
or contact Kate by phone 01803 501411
 or e-mail.

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Torbay Tutors Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales (registered number 07937107). Registered office address: Alderbourne, Greenway Road, Torquay TQ1 4NJ.