Home and Online 13+ Tuition in Walsall

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A selection of Walsall 13+ Tutors

Andrea V

Mr Andrea V

13+ Teacher

Walsall


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE Secondary Physics with Maths, Brunel University (2018). MSc (First) Physics (2015), BSc Physics (2010) both at La Sapienza, Rome.
Rajni J

Mrs Rajni J

Private 13+ Tutor

Walsall


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE (2013) Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Level-5 (2011).
Sara C

Ms Sara C

Private 13+ Tuition

Walsall


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE (Distinction) Secondary Science, University of Manchester (1991). BSc Applied Biological Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University (1987). BTh (Hons) Applied Theology (2001). MTh Practical Theology (2007).
Vicky R

Miss Vicky R

13+ Tutor Near Me

Walsall


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGDE, Strathclyde University (2007); CELTA (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), Randolph School of English, Edinburgh (2002); BSc (Hons) Chemistry, St Andrews University, (1996); MA in French & Italian, Edinburgh University (1991).
Charlotte H

Miss Charlotte H

13+ Tuition Near Me

Walsall


Subjects taught:
Qualifications:
PGCE University of Bristol (2016); BA (Hons) First Class English, University of Exeter (2015); TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) University of Exeter (2015).

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What is the 13+ or Common Entrance Exam?

The 13+ or Common Entrance Exam is taken by pupils as part of the admissions process for Year 9 entry into academically selective Independent Schools at age 13. Common Entrance consists of examinations in Mathematics (three papers: a mental mathematics paper, plus written non-calculator and calculator), English (two papers), Geography, History, Religious Studies, Latin, Classical Greek, plus either a specialist Physics, Chemistry and Biology or a Combined Science. There can also be a choice of four languages: Spanish, French, German or Mandarin, assessed via listening, spoken and written papers. The only compulsory elements of the Common Entrance Exam are Maths, English and a Science, with each schools offering their own combination and subject requirements.

The Common Entrance Pre-Test

An increasing number of the most competitive Independent Schools have introduced a process of pre-testing, in response to increased demand for their places. It helps a school short-list the increasing number of applications that they receive, providing them with a earlier indicator of whether a child would be suitable for their school at age 10 or 11, as opposed to age 12 or 13. Pre-testing now often forms the first stage of the admissions process and normally takes place in Year 6 or 7. Children who perform well at this stage are usually offered a place, conditional to them passing Common Entrance in Year 8.

The Common Entrance Exam

There are three times each year that Common Entrance Exams take place: January, June (the most common month) or November. Candidates usually sit the Common Entrance Exam papers at their own Prep Schools and these are often marked by the preferred Senior School, who mark them immediately and will, if necessary, arrange with the Prep School to forward the papers to a second-choice school should the performance fall below the level of the first-choice school. Many schools also use the Common Entrance Exam results as the basis for awarding academic scholarships, but often may also carry out their own interviews, tests, or further examinations. Artistic, musical or sporting achievements are not examined by Common Entrance, but may be taken into account by reports or other means.

Tuition with a qualified 13+ teacher at your home in Walsall costs from £50.00 ph. Online tuition with a qualified 13+ teacher costs from £44.00 ph. Create your own small tuition group and 13+ tuition costs from £17.50 ph.

Because we only ever work with qualified and experienced 13+ teachers in Walsall, you will always get a highly experienced teacher who is safe, reliable and up to speed with the current curriculum and exam requirements. There is no excellent learning without excellent teaching, and our 13+ teachers are expected to teach in a way that inspires and motivates. We have over 20,000 talented teachers providing tuition, chosen for their broad range of experience, professionalism, academic specialisms, passion, and dedication to their students. We only ever offer qualified teachers as tutors, as we believe professional teachers provide the highest quality of tuition.

Location
Home Tuition: Involves a 13+ tutor coming to your home in Walsall to provide one-on-one instruction. This offers convenience as you don't need to travel. Online Tuition: This can take place anywhere with an internet connection. Small Group Tuition: Typically with between 2 to 4 children, and often occurs in a physical location such as your home, though it can also be online.

Individual Attention
Home Tuition: Offers the highest level of individual attention, as the 13+ tutor focuses solely on one student. Online Tuition: Still allows for one-to-one attention, but it may be slightly less personal than home tuition due to potential distractions. Small Group Tuition: Offers less individual attention as the 13+ tutor must divide their time and attention among multiple students.

Cost
Home Tuition: This tends to be more expensive because it involves one-on-one teaching, and the 13+ tutor is required to travel to your home, in Walsall. Online Tuition: Often more affordable than home tuition as your 13+ tutor does not need to travel but may still cost more than small group tuition. Small Group Tuition: Generally, this is the most cost-effective option, as the costs are shared among several families.

Flexibility
Home Tuition: Offers flexibility in terms of scheduling and curriculum, as your 13+ tutor will only be working with your child. Online Tuition: Provides flexibility in terms of location and may offer a wider selection of 13+ tutors. Small Group Tuition: Lessons will be more difficult to schedule as lesson times will have to fit in with other families.

Interaction
Home Tuition: Offers in-person interaction, which can be beneficial for students who learn better through face-to-face communication. Online Tuition: Provides interaction through video conferencing tools and chat, which can be engaging but may not suit everyone's learning style. Small Group Tuition: Allows for peer interaction, which can benefit collaborative learning and discussions.

The choice between home, online, or small group 13+ tuition in Walsall depends on your preferences, budget, and the student's specific educational needs. Each option has advantages and disadvantages, so it's essential to consider these factors when deciding.

How are Walsall schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Walsall (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Walsall primary school performance:

The Walsall area has 50 primary schools (one of the top being New Invention Junior School with 33% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Teaching is of a high standard across the school. As a result, current pupils of all abilities and backgrounds make strong progress, particularly in reading, writing and mathematics.”

The Walsall local authority has an average of 61% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 8% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Walsall secondary school performance:

The Walsall area has 27 secondary schools (one of the top being Queen Mary's Grammar School with 98% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“The overall effectiveness of the school is outstanding. In the short time since his appointment, the headteacher's drive and vision are having a significant impact on the life of the school. Standards, which are already very high, are continuing to rise as more students achieve the very highest grades. Although most students arrive at the school already having achieved very high levels of attainment by the end of Key Stage 2, they go on to make outstanding progress throughout their time in school so that by the time they leave, standards are exceptionally high.”

The Walsall local authority has an average of 36% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 94% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Walsall Ofsted ratings:

68% of Walsall schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 13 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website

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