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The Final Countdown: Ten Top Tips for Entrance Exam Success

  As the leading entrance exam tutors in Urmston and Stretford (if not the universe!), we at Better Tuition love nothing more than sharing our expertise with parents, so here is plenty.  There are less than two weeks before entrance … Continue reading

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Grammar School Entrance Exams

Everything you need to know about grammar school entrance exams in Trafford Facts and Figures Trafford is home to seven state-run grammar schools: Urmston Grammar, Stretford Grammar, Sale Grammar, Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, St … Continue reading

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Entrance Exams: Useful Links

Non Verbal Reasoning Links Verbal Reasoning Links English Links Maths Links Entrance Exams for Trafford’s Grammar Schools in 2014 Entrance exams for Trafford’s grammar schools will take place in autumn 2014. It goes without saying that your child should already be working hard … Continue reading

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Last Minute SATs Practice

http://bettertuition.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/better-tuition-sats-grammar-spelling-and-punctuation.pdf Spelling and Grammar We like the mnemonics activities here http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/home_flash.shtml The spelling activities on this game are excellent http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/spelling_grammar/spelling/play.shtml An abundance of grammar related links can be found here http://tinyurl.com/3kwb3v5. Practise http://tinyurl.com/53bq9ractise homophones here http://tinyurl.com/3g5zo9e. ^ back to top Creative Writing Most of … Continue reading

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19th December: a Very Special Guest

Santa loves our Better Tuition advent calendar so much that he has asked whether he can create an activity! We certainly cannot say no to Santa, so here is Santa’s very own a fun Verbal Reasoning challenge for all those year five students who are … Continue reading

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The Simultaneous Oral Spelling Method in Ten Easy Steps at Home

The Simultaneous Oral Spelling method can be highly effective in improving spelling scores.  This technique combines audio (hearing), visual (seeing) and kinaesthetic (touch/ doing) methods, helping children remember how to spell the words they practise.  It’s a very easy method … Continue reading

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Simple strategies to make spelling homework easy

Does your child struggle with spelling homework or sail through the weekly test without ever needing to learn the words?  Our simple strategies will make your life easier and ensure your child is working to their full potential. Why spelling lists … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar: 5th December – Santa’s Verbal Reasoning Challenge

Santa loves our Better Tuition advent calendar so much he has created a fun Verbal Reasoning challenge for all those year five students who are busily preparing for Trafford’s Entrance Exams. Each Christmas Eve, Santa’s elves must prepare the reindeer for the night to come.  Santa is very particular about the order … Continue reading

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Dates for your diary

We have a couple of dates for your diaries coming up: on Saturday 28 Jan 2012, we are running an Introductory Booster Workshop for Year 5 students preparing for Trafford’s entrance exams.  It’s time to get your Year 5 child off … Continue reading

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The Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions to make about your child’s education

As we vacuum away the last of the mince pie crumbs and recycle our now forlorn Christmas trees, it’s time to take control of 2012.  Many of us like to make New Year’s resolutions.  Here are our top five suggestions … Continue reading

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