OFFERING YOUR CHILD A UNIQUE 11+ ADVANTAGE
All of our tutors use an online programme that constantly adapts, using each individual’s answers to deliver questions at an optimal level. The data our algorithm generates is used by our tutors to support your child with online feedback. The result is fast, sustainable improvements in 11+ and pre-test reasoning scores and a unique competitive advantage in securing a place at your target school. By putting intelligent tech in the hands of expert teachers, all via an online platform, we are able to offer access to Britain’s finest 11+ reasoning tutors at a fraction of their typical cost.
How it works
Sign up and we will designate one of our teachers, all former Department or Deputy Heads at well known preparatory schools, to work with your child. This tutor will email you to understand your objectives. They will then set your child online verbal and non-verbal reasoning practices that mimic those in the 11+ and pre-tests. Once they’ve completed a practice both you and they will instantly see the results and be able to review any incorrect answers.
The data from our algorithm, ‘Goldilocks’ (which will have been ‘intelligently’ selecting your child’s questions throughout their practice to make sure they are not too hot and not too cold), will then be used by their Moxams tutor to determine precisely which topics your child needs to focus on. Your child’s tutor will use that information to send them feedback and activities that will help improve their understanding and scores.
The learning that comes from that can then be put to work by your child. They will receive a new practice from their teacher, targeting specific areas, and Goldilocks will ensure it contains questions that continue to be at exactly the right level to keep them improving. Your child’s teacher will keep setting them new practice questions, reviewing their answers and offering advice until their scores improve to the level that they’ll need for your target school(s).
Underlying Thinking Processes
Drawing on years of experience in preparing children for the Year 6 selective school entrance exams we understand that whichever exam you sit, all have one thing in common – they are testing a candidate’s underlying cognitive skills. Can candidates: Make connections and analogies, identify patterns, see cause and effect, classify and sequence?
Our thousands of practice questions have been designed so that whether you are sitting for the CAT4, ISEB, London Consortium, CEM, UKiset or grammar school exams you will be developing the underlying thinking skills needed to better answer whichever questions are asked.
Every year students waste countless hours doing ‘worthless’ practice where the questions are too easy. The result? Boredom and valuable revision time thrown away in the comfort zone, not improving. Perhaps worse is time spent on questions that are way too hard. The result? Panic and shattered confidence.
We have developed “Goldilocks” an algorithm that optimises practice. Goldilocks keeps you in the learning zone, constantly adapting to your answers and adjusting to offer questions that are neither too hot nor too cold but perfect for each user’s individual learning.
Our teachers are all experts in preparing pupils for senior school reasoning exams. They are either former Department, Deputy or Year 6 Heads at prep schools with enviable reputations for successfully preparing children for a wide range of senior schools. Each teacher has a huge depth of knowledge of the different question types asked by the different schools and examining boards as well as solutions that improve performance in each area of reasoning. They can provide additional one to one tutoring either via skype or at home on request as well as offer guidance on suitable target schools.
Jen spent twelve years teaching English at Pembridge Hall, one of London’s most prestigious and successful independent preparatory schools for girls. For four years she was Head of Year Six, guiding girls and their parents through the daunting 11+ process. Her extensive knowledge of the senior school selection system and how to prepare students for their exams has left her in high demand as a tutor amongst the children of, not least, heads of state. Each of her pupils in the 2018/19 exam season were awarded places at their first choice schools including St Paul’s and Westminster.
Sarah has spent over twenty years working in preparatory schools, initially at King’s Canterbury Junior School and latterly at Norland Place School, Holland Park. She was Head of Maths at both schools and as a Year 6 form teacher she specialised in successfully preparing pupils for entry and scholarships to a wide range of independent and grammar schools. She prides herself on the personal attention she offers children which in turn allows her to understand how best to engage students with their learning. This results in them making outstanding progress.
Charlotte was recently both Deputy Head, Academic and Pastoral at Sinclair House School, Fulham. She has successfully prepared countless children for the 11+ and scholarship exams at all of the top London senior schools and is an expert in designing 11+ curriculum with an explicit focus on developing metacognition and underlying thinking processes.
Julia has recently retired as Deputy Head, Academic of Old Buckenham Hall, Suffolk (Tatler's 2018 Prep School of the Year runner up) where she specialised in preparing children for the top senior schools. She continues to be a SENDco having held roles as Head of Saint Felix Prep, Southwold and Head of Pre-Prep at Belmont School, Surrey.