“Don’t tutor”

The message coming from grammar schools and independent school heads at the moment is don’t tutor for the 11+ but clearly if you don’t tutor, you stand little chance of success.

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Tutor view: Matt Harmer

Top tips for 11+ success


Speak with your child’s teachers and tell them you plan to tutor for the 11+. Ask what your child’s preferred style of learning is and areas of weakness. Teaching methods may well have changed since you were at school, so check how things are being taught and teach them in the same way. Make a list of national curriculum subjects.  Not all subjects may have been covered by school, when your child sits the 11+, so be prepared to fill in the gaps.

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