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English and Maths Tuition Available at Our Tuition Centre in Erith, Kent.
Nowadays, there is so much pressure on children to achieve great SATs, GCSE, and A-level results, and this can have a detrimental effect on your child. At Thinkbig Tuition, we aim to equip your child with the knowledge they need to achieve great results, as well as ensuring that they feel confident for the exam. Our Maths and English tutors work continuously to develop your child’s skills, and we have a variety of teaching methods to engross your child in the tuition too. Based in Erith, London, our proficient teachers are always on-hand to answer any questions.
Our mathematics teaching is lively, engaging and involves a carefully planned blend of approaches that direct children’s learning. Children are challenged to think. The tutor provides children with good support but requires independence as and when appropriate.
The English tuition program for Primary is built around the three interrelated strands of Speaking and listening, Reading and writing. Our program balance and integrate all three strands. Together the strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. Learning in English builds on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years, and teachers will revisit and strengthen these as needed.
At Thinkbig Tuition Centre, we aim to ask questions, explore children’s ideas and encourage children to make discoveries for themselves in every area. Our classrooms are stimulating which makes the environment a great learning place.
The Mathematics, English and Science programmes of study are fully aligned with National Curriculum.
Our tuition services are available to children aged between 5 and 11, and each learning session is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long. To find out more information about the National Curriculum, please check the QCA website.
Our Primary Programmes include:
• Reception and Year 1
• Year 2 and Year 3
• Year 4 and Year 5
• Year 2 SATs
• Year 6 SATs
11 Plus Tuition and Preparation
When tutoring your child for their 11 Plus exam, it is imperative that they practise previous exam papers, and at our centre we prepare your child for the exam through using this technique. For Bexley, you child sits the CEM tests, which consist of the following papers:
Non-Verbal Reasoning Paper
English and Verbal Reasoning Paper
11 Plus Intensive Programme at Thinkbig
Thinkbig Tuition Centre 11 Plus Intensive Programme helps children to improve their current skills in the subjects and prepare them through practising exam questions for grammar school entrance exam success. At Thinkbig Tuition Centre, we believe intensive courses can play an important role in child’s success. By improving child’s existing skills and providing practice in time management, comprehension, Verbal and Non verbal practices, Arithmetic and Logical thinking. The intensive programme enhance the understanding in core subject areas.
We have designed 4 hours study programme in August until first week of September focusing on 11 plus Examination. Programme consist of 2 hours revision and 2 hours past paper practice. Two mock examinations in this course provide vital information for the parents regarding their child's progress. We also encourage parents to have their child sit for additional mock exams depending on the requirements of the child.
Our 11 Plus Programmes
• 11 Plus from Year 3
• 11 Plus from Year 4
• 11 Plus from Year 5
• Intensive 11 Plus
• Private Schools' Exam
• Past Papers Class
• Mock Exams
• 11 Plus Resources
Year 3 11 plus class
This programme is designed to prepare children for the demand of 11 Plus entrance exam by improving their core skills in Maths and English. During the programme, children are introduced to verbal and non verbal reasoning laying a foundation for the 11 plus requirements. This programme aim to develop child’s confidence in the national curriculum as they are preparing for their first academic breakthrough.
Year 4 11 plus class
This programme is entirely focuses on Maths, English Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning in preparation for the 11 Plus entrance exam. In line with the Maths and English National Curriculum requirements, this programme not only lays a solid foundation for 11 Plus exam but further improves child’s general Maths and English. Children who joined this programme have improved at least two levels at school. In preparation for 11 Plus exam all the additional practice materials will be recommended as per each child’s ability. All course materials will be paid for at the beginning of the course.
Year 5 11 plus (1 Year Programme)
Year 5 11 Plus Programme is an extension of the Year 4 Programme however children are welcome to join at Year 5. The programme focuses on Bexley, Kent and Medway 11 Plus entrance exams. Parents have the opportunity to discuss their expectations with the Thinkbig team so that they are well informed of the options available for them. All the additional practice materials will be recommended and paid for by the parents as per each child’s ability. This programme further consists of a mock exam series followed by a progress report for no additional cost.
Medway – English Paper
For Medway, your child sits a creative writing exam in English that is focused on one of the following types of literature:
The time allowed for this exam is 50 minutes.
Medway – Maths Paper
In the Maths paper your child must show an understanding of the following topics:
Area and Perimeter
The time allowed for this exam is 50 minutes.
Medway – Verbal Reasoning
This exam is a multiple-choice paper, and it is marked by the computer, whereas the creative writing paper is hand marked. Please note, the scores for this exam are standardised per age, so the youngest child is not at a disadvantage in this exam.
There are 6 grammar schools in Medway, and one bilateral school known as, The Howard School. The entry requirements for each school varies. Some schools use distance from the school as a primary criterion, and others use the score achieved in the 11 Plus papers as the over-subscription criterion. Therefore, it is vital that you scrutinise the admission policies for each school before deciding on your preferred choice, and ranking them for the Common Application Form.
Where do Children Sit the 11 Plus Paper?
Each child sits their 11 Plus paper at their own primary school in Medway. For children who are located outside of the Medway area, and those who attend a Medway primary school must sit the 11 Plus at an independent centre, when their school has chosen not to enter their pupils for the test.
For more information about 11 Plus exams and admissions information for September 2020 entry, please visit the Eleven Plus website.
Grammar Schools - Kent
In the UK, Kent has the most grammar schools. In this area, there is 35 selective grammar schools and 4 partially selective schools. The Dover Grammar schools and The Folkestone School have their own tests (the Dover test and Shepway test). At these schools, each child is entered for tests in Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning, and tests in Maths and English that are based on the KS2 National Curriculum.
Children sit the 11 Plus test at their primary school in Kent. However, for children that are situated outside of Kent, and those attending Kent primary schools that applied to sit the test, must sit it at an independent centre. For more information about Kent 11 Plus exams, please visit the Eleven Plus website and Kent County Council website.
In this solution, our teachers provide tuition for all secondary year levels including students aged between 11-16 years old. Our tutors identify your child’s areas for development, and we put measures in place to enhance your child’s skills as well as helping with homework. The subjects we provide tuition in are as follows:
When your child requires extra tuition to ensure they reach their full potential in exams, look no further than our company to help. Our tutors scrutinise exam board assessment standards, to identify what your child needs to do in the exam to achieve a great grade. The exam boards our tutors use are:
Keeping Your Child Engaged
To ensure that your child fully participates in their tuition lessons, our tutors use various teaching strategies including computer aided software, and revising past exam questions. Pinpointing your child’s areas of development is imperative when preparing them for their exams, and our tutors work on your child’s areas of weakness. Our aim is to change your child’s weaknesses into strengths, so that they enter their exam feeling confident, and have belief in their ability.
We cover the following subject areas in our tuition sessions:
Key Stage 3 Revision
Key Stage 4/GCSE Revision
Our Work Flow
After each lesson, a piece of homework is provided for your child. For continuity and comprehension, it is recommended that your child completes a section of homework each evening.
Regular attendance is crucial in your child’s education, and when your child cannot attend one of their lessons, it is appreciated when you notify us beforehand.
Holidays and Missed Lessons
If your child cannot attend a lesson, we rearrange the lesson to ensure that your child does not miss any invaluable learning time.
This can only be claimed if we are notified in advance that a lesson will be missed.
As a condition of your enrolment, we expect all missed lessons to be ‘made up’ within three weeks Missed made-up lessons can’t be made up again.
Reporting and Communication
Your child’s progression is closely monitored by us. After each lesson, our tutors assess your child’s comprehension of what they have learnt, and plan the next lesson accordingly. Our tutors conduct a brief consultation with you at the end of each lesson to discuss areas of commendation or concern. Please note, the briefing cannot exceed 3 minutes. However, if you require more time, please do not hesitate to book an appointment with the centre director. Our tutors are always happy to assist, especially when your child is struggling with their homework.