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Tutor or Mentor?
By Frederick Sugarman-Warner, Director of The Tutors' Association
29 Nov

Tutoring or mentoring, what's the difference and should there be one? Frederick Sugarman-Warner, Director of The Tutor's Association gives his take, fresh from a lively discussion at this year's inaugural National Tutoring Conference.

Understanding spatial reasoning
By Natalie at Galore Park
17 Nov
If you can read a map without having to turn it around or you can give directions by visualising a route, you have good spatial abilities. These are the skills that are being tested in non-verbal reasoning pre-tests and 11+ exams.

Spatial intelligence is divided into two parts:
1) the ability to picture shapes or images in your mind
2) the ability to mentally move it (or them) around

Understanding and practising cloze procedure - part two
By Emma at Galore Park
07 Nov
Cloze procedure tests are becoming an increasingly common part of 11+ verbal reasoning tests but what are they, what skills do they test and how can children prepare for them?

In the second of a two part blog, we'll be working through more examples of cloze procedure your child might encounter in the 11+, including questions which test the ability to spot synonyms and antonyms, match the meaning of words and order the sentence.

Understanding and practising cloze procedure
By Emma at Galore Park
01 Nov
Cloze procedure tests are becoming an increasingly common part of 11+ verbal reasoning tests but what are they, what skills do they test and how can children prepare for them?

In the first of a two part blog, we'll be introducing you to cloze procedure and working through the most common type of question in cloze procedure tests, where the child is challenged to identify the missing word in a sentence.