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I spent a year working towards my 11+ and with the help of my tutor, I gained in confidence. I am now working hard to achieve in the Grammar School to continue into my future career. When I have a problem, I still contact my tutor for further help and I am now working with 1 of the maths tutors from tutoronetoone.
We got notification today to say that our eldest has been accepted into Torquay Boy’s Grammar School. Thanks Janet for all your help. I am super pleased and yes we will definitely be in touch for our next child, who is now in year 5, to make some bookings to do some mock 11+ tests please.
Janet home tutored two of our daughters and the results speak for themselves as one is now in her last year at Churston Grammar School and the other is in her first year at Torquay Girls’ Grammar School. Janet not only has excellent subject skills, she understands the 11 plus requirements and is passionate about helping children reach their full potential. We cannot recommend Janet highly enough.
I have recently taken my 11+ and have the SATS and Torbay Civic Award on the horizon. Janet has helped me through all of the obstacles so far and I am looking forward to her helping me again.
Thank you so much Janet, for working so hard with my daughter in helping her pass the eleven plus and gain a place at Grammar School. She said she really enjoyed working on Verbal Reasoning, English and mathematics as well. You really helped build her confidence and encouraged her to achieve her goal.
Thank you so much Janet, for working so hard with our daughter Megan who has now passed her 11plus and working towards her GCSE level. She is now helping our son Ben working towards his 11plus. I’m so proud to have Janet, she has been wonderful and we consider her part of the family.
Janet has been tutoring our daughter since September. During this time we have seen our daughter grow into a confident and capable student who is able to go into the 11+ exams complete with the correct tuition. Janet provides an excellent service where we are able to iron out any problems that our daughter has quickly, as the one to one service is so beneficial. Whether English or Maths, we know our daughter is in the best possible hands. We will have no hesitation in asking Janet to tutor our second daughter in September.
A parent has recently written and said that we are very proud to say that you were our daughter’s tutor. Terri Kate, their daughter has written about her preparation for the 11+ and beyond. What follows is entirely in her own words.
My name is Terri-Kate. In September 2012, I took my 11+; I was ten years and two weeks exactly as my birthday is 31st August so I am always the youngest child in my school year. I passed and so now attend Torquay Girls’ Grammar School. In year 5 my parents and I had a visit to the grammar school to discover if I would like to study for the 11+, I realised that I would have to be committed to my extra tuition lessons, meaning learning new subjects, i.e. verbal reasoning and extra homework.
My hobbies are singing, dancing and theatre productions. I felt I would probably have to cut back on these activities throughout this extra study year. But I didn’t, I actually starred as Gretel in the ‘TOADS’ musical production in The Sound Of Music, I had a brilliant time; it was not so much as cutting back, but managing my time; which now I also have to do in senior school. Be sensible, always do your homework first when you get home; get it done the night you receive it, then if an activity or a party comes along, you will be able to go, confidently knowing you can enjoy yourself and that your teacher will also be happy with your completed offering in the morning.
She then continues to share her preparation and first term at Torquay Girls’ Grammar School by writing:-
My first term at Torquay Girls’ Grammar School brought many mixed emotions. In the last term of year 6 we were sent a letter from a Torquay Girls’ Grammar School Year 7 student, who we know as our buddy. My buddy was not someone that I knew, but that I know now really quite well. We exchanged letters and she was able to answer my questions and reassured some of my worries. On my first day she walked me into school. My first day was a little nerving as you feel like a reception child. All through the summer holidays I was excited about receiving my timetable, but when you do receive it, it’s exhausting to follow. Suddenly you have a dozen or more teachers and classrooms to deal with. The school is also much bigger in area than your primary school so you have to walk a great deal, sometimes getting wet when your lesson is in a different building, but the older pupils will always help you find your way. You do get a lot more homework than in primary school and you get some most nights. Through the first term we did a year 7 concert for our parents and we were encouraged to be part of the school Christmas production of Ebenezer. It was a lot of rehearsals, but great fun. I was also in the choir that went to sing carols at Paignton Hospital to the patients and then we also had the Christmas entertainment production. Although Torquay Girls’ Grammar School is portrayed as an academic school, which it is, it also allows you to enjoy the arts.
We recently received this update from Terri-Kate on how life has changed since year 7.
Hello Everyone, I would like to update you on my life as a student of TGGS.
I am now in Yr 9 and very happy. In this school year we are mixed up more intensely with the other 3 classes of yr 9. I’ve enjoyed this very much. New friends and faces to meet and connect too. Also new challenges, as we are put into different levels for Maths , Languages and most other subjects. I love to learn, my parents call me a sponge, I continually love to absorb any educational information given to me. Every year there is a school production, you take part only if you want to; I do !! In year 7, I was part of the chorus; in year 8, I performed a solo song, and here in year 9 I was chosen as the leading lady. A Fabulous experience; I got to know and associate with all the school years involved. From the little year 7’s to the grown up year 11’s by the end of the show everyone (including the teachers) called me Olivia, my character name and the actual name of the whole show!! So fear not TGGS is an excellent educational place to excel but they do allow you to relax and shine in other areas of life too.
Out of school I also continue to enjoy my hobbies. Homework is always done first, then I partake in dance, piano playing (and exams) and my absolute favourite, classical singing. I enjoy the ABRSM exams and also singing festivals (competitions). This year I have travelled to St.Austell, Saltash, Exeter and Bristol to compete and brought home 15 First place trophies. Truly satisfying!!! So my advice to you is to work hard but take time to have fun also; sometimes my brain feels “frazzled” (my word) but i do like to chill as well !!
Best Wishes Terri-Kate Lee