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Yes, online tutors may need to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, depending on the nature of their work and the age range of their students. If an online tutor works with children or vulnerable adults, they must have a DBS check before they start working with their clients. This is to ensure that they do not pose a risk to the people they are working with.

Yes, it is possible to pass the 11+ exam without tuition. However, it is recommended to prepare for the exam thoroughly, either through self-study or with the help of school resources. Some ways to prepare include practicing past papers, studying the exam format and subjects tested, and focusing on areas where improvement is needed.

Online tutoring can be worth it for many students. Advantages of online tutoring include:

  1. Flexibility: Online tutoring allows students to have access to a tutor at any time and from anywhere.
  2. Convenience: Online tutoring eliminates the need for commuting and reduces the time spent on travel.
  3. Personalised attention: Online tutors can focus more on individual students and their specific learning needs.
  4. A wider range of tutors: With online tutoring, students can have access to a larger pool of tutors with different skills and expertise.
  5. Cost-effective: Online tutoring is often more affordable than in-person tutoring.

However, online tutoring may not be suitable for everyone, and it is essential to assess your needs and preferences to determine if it is worth it for you.