The University of Birmingham
Information about Aiden
Please not that the above prices are for group tutoring, for individual tutoring please contact me.
I have designed a unique and successful 11 Plus programme which has produced a pass rate of 95%. I specialise in literacy and working with Gifted and Talented pupils.
I am a teacher with over 15 years of teaching and tutoring experience. I have been involved in teaching children from Birmingham, Solihull, Shirley, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire, Leicester, Shropshire, Stafford and Coventry.
In addition to my teaching I provide a small group high-quality tuition service for pupils aged 6-18. I specialise in the 11 Plus exam with key attention to the requirements for exam preparation for all the Grammar school and independent schools within the Birmingham and the West Midlands region. This includes the entrance tests administered by the Centre for Evaluation and Management of the University of Durham (CEM).
Ethos and Weekend Tutoring
I do not cherry pick top students to achieve a high pass rate and my selection involves a first come first served basis. I believe that every child deserves a chance at the opportunity to flourish in selective education. I have accepted students who have been dismissed by others through some form of assessment who have gone on to achieve grammar school places and even scholarships from the most competitive schools in the West Midlands.
I feel through hard work from both parents and child you can achieve your goals. I am very honest with my feedback and like i mentioned to many parents my tuition will hold them in good stead for their secondary education.
My approach is small groups to allows the pupils to interact with like minded peers and learn from each other.
Key Focus Teaching
Having a wealth of teaching experience to draw upon. I like to focus on number of key elements of teaching which includes stretching pupils, developing problem solving skills and getting the pupils to use higher order thinking skills. I do not subscribe to training students just to pass test, my approach is to equip student with the skills, knowledge, good study practice to enable them to pass any exam and skills they can take with them beyond school and to further education.
My tutoring commitment
I feel tutoring should yield noticeable results. So after a few months you should see an improvement in your child sets at school and hear some positive feedback from their school teacher. In addition you should see an improvement in your childs study preparation and much more focus on task and assignment and being more confident.
Availability: Sessions are held on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoon.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I am a Qualified Teacher with 15 years teaching experience. I have comprehensive knowledge of the 11 Plus exam. Over the years, I have developed a tried and tested methodology of rotational study that systematically builds up each subject layer by layer. I have developed a successful 2 year programme which has consistently produced students who have achieved scores of 240 and above. I also specialize in teaching Gifted and Talented pupils. This involves stretching pupils and developing their problem solving skills.
Experience & Aims :
15 years of 11 Plus tutoring
Literacy and Gifted & Talented Teacher
Pupils to develop a solid understanding of the examination paper
Pupils to develop high order thinking and problem solving skills
Avoid common pitfalls & work on past tricky questions
Developing examination technique
Tutored pupils for the difficult Nationwide Maths Challenge Competition
All of the above is very important for the 11 Plus exams.
Whether you are looking for tuition to get ahead, catch up, or to prepare for examinations.
Please feel free to contact me.
Feedback For Aiden (2)
Great tutor - would highly recommend
I only had the one lesson to start with but that was enough to refresh my memory and it enabled me to pass my army technical selection test. I found aiden to be friendly n proffessional. The lesson was clear and precise and everything explained so that i understood. The environment was also welcoming . I would recommend this tutor.