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Every week your child is given homework to supplement their learning in the classroom. Homework is an essential part of the learning process and enables children to practise the techniques we teach them in class. It is not meant to be a chore but rather a reinforcement of the day’s learning and an aid to increased self-confidence. Homework enables pupils to apply their learning from the lessons – over the years, we have noticed that the children who are most conscientious about doing their homework are the ones who improve the most.
We run mock tests during the summer so that the children get used to exam conditions and the time constraints for completing papers. All tests are marked and assessed and we go through any corrections to ensure the children understand where errors occurred and learn from their mistakes.
Examberry produces its own high quality coursework which is not photocopied or reproduced from other companies. We can therefore provide students with the latest and most stimulating course work and advise parents on which supplementary work to purchase.
Year 4 sessions last 2 hours and are based on Maths and English although Verbal and Non verbal are also introduced and practised. The aim is to ensure that children have a strong grasp of the basics of the 11+ syllabus. During this year we work on understanding and accuracy rather than speed or test strategies. Classes are friendly and engaging and children are encouraged to express their ideas and develop the ability to work independently.
Each 11+ session lasts 2 hours and 45 minutes based on Literacy and Numeracy which also includes the important verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills. The sessions are divided by an informal extension work, this aims to broaden the children’s general knowledge and vocabulary as well as their thinking skills using puzzles and quizzes. We also concentrate on revision and exam techniques, time management and memory skills, which are invaluable for success in these highly competitive exams.
Examberry tutors are extremely experienced with a proven track record of success. They are all educated to graduate or post-graduate level. Some tutors have taught at grammar schools. All our tutors (as well as other Examberry staff) are DBS checked.
Competition for Grammar School admission is fierce and the overwhelming majority of children who sit these exams have been extensively tutored. The key to success lies not just in being tutored but in the quality of that tuition. At Examberry we pride ourselves on having carefully analysed the exams and on having developed a successful formula for getting the best out of our students.
At Examberry we provide excellent tuition and give regular feedback and advice to parents about their child’s progress. We will evaluate your child’s weaknesses and work on them and provide your child with encouragement along the way. We want to ensure that your child is achieving in a happy environment which enables them to be successful in reaching their goals. We firmly believe that good tuition and practice does make a difference and those children who receive good tuition really do improve, giving them a clear advantage over those who do not.
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