Advice needed: entrance exam tutoring

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LucyTheOrpingtonTutor Mon 05-Sep-16 17:20:26


I'm hoping to get some of your opinions...

I am a qualified primary school teacher with an additional 8 years of private tutoring experience. The demand for 11+/entrance exam tutoring increases each year and at the moment I'm at full capacity with a waiting list.

My idea for next year is to run group sessions during school holidays, with a maximum of 20 children (but aiming for a cap of 15) with lessons planned, taught and assessed by myself with the support of a qualified TA (we are also both first aid trained and will obtain an up to date CRB/DBS certificate before starting). The sessions will hopefully run in a hall local to Orpington and the idea will be for children to sign up to 1, 2 or 3 weeks (Monday to Friday, 9-12) where we will explore and develop the skills and approaches needed to tackle the entrance exams in Year 6. All resources will be provided, full feedback will be given at the end of each day and small but regular assessments will give you and your child a clear idea of how they are doing. Each week will cost £175 (which works out at £35 a day, my current 1:1 rate is £35 an hour) but discounts are available to those booking on to more than one week.

What I'd love is your feedback on how this sounds; would it be something you're interested in? How does the price sound (I appreciate cheaper is always better but I've also considered how this compares to day camps which don't offer tutoring). Any feedback really is appreciated, I want to know if it's worth exploring or just sticking to doing my normal 1:1 sessions. As a thank you I'd like to give you a reduced price of £150 a week (plus a further 10% off of further weeks booked). If you send me an email with your name and any information you'd like to give on your child's situation, I will keep hold of it and give you further information and the link to the website when it's launched after Christmas.

Thanks in advance!

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