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"It has been a pleasure to work with Fleet Tutors on a number of their one-to-one government tutoring programmes. Fleet have been highly organised & friendly, with excellent tutoring & support." Tutor: Stuart Gallacher - Coventry, Warwickshire
“He is extremely happy with tutor and says that contacting Fleet Tutors is the best decision he has made. Patricia is absolutely instrumental and has built W's confidence up so much.” Tutor: Patricia Carter - Farnham, Surrey
“Sue has been excellent. She and G built up a great relationship. G learnt a lot and enjoyed doing so. I would have no reservations recommending Sue. Professional and friendly at all times.” Tutor: Susan Halten Fleet - Hampshire
“Very helpful, with a gentle facilitating style. Exactly what was required - thanks!”
Tutor: Maurice Tigwell - Church Crookham, Hampshire
“Jennifer had a calm, confident, inspiring approach and developed an excellent rapport with my daughter who was, initially, extremely unwilling to receive tuition. Thank you.”
Tutor: Jennifer Nicholson - Sandhurst, Berkshire
“Teaching skills fantastic, my son was engaged and never complained about having to do study. Joel was always punctual, flexible and unobtrusive in the house. I would highly recommend him. Many thanks!”
Tutor: Joel Parsons - South West London
“We thought Carolina was great and will probably have her in again in the future for subsequent children as they need extra help later on. Many thanks again for excellent organisation.”
Tutor: Carolina Sawney - Bloomsbury, London
“My daughter's tuition with Helen has finished and we just await the exam results! Regardless of how they turn out, Helen was an absolutely great tutor - really committed, flexible, and good with the student.
Tutor: Helen James - Brighton
“Clara was wonderful and the student really enjoyed her tutoring with her. The student has now finished her GCSE course and taken all the exams so this tuition has now ended.
Tutor: Caroline Taylor - Farnborough, Hampshire
“Emily did a terrific job working with the student and I would highly recommend her to any of your other clients. Thank you.”
Tutor: Emily Redman - Teddington, London
“We should have approached Fleet tutors earlier! The sessions were helpful and the student has increased confidence for the exam having had Andrew.”
Tutor: Andrew John Withers - Chessington, Surrey
“Can I also add that Velu has been great, he was keen from the start – is always very punctual, his communication is excellent and he is proving a caring, thoughtful and very effective tutor.”
Tutor: Velu Yogendran - Hampton, Middlesex
“We were really impressed with Greg and I know that the student both liked him and respected him. He was excellent.”
Tutor: Gregory Eze - Staines, Middlesex
Private Tutors Special Offer

Independent sector: Independent school tutors and common entrance tuition

Fleet Tutors provides school entrance exam tuition at 7/8+, 11+, 13+ and 16+ for school entrance exams throughout the UK. We offer specialist Common Entrance tuition at 11+ and 13+ based on the ISEB syllabus and also for the 7/8+ and 11+ for independent day schools. We offer tutors who specialise in school entrance exam tuition and who are experienced in helping pupils gain admission to selective schools.

Below is a brief outline of the independent or "private schools" sector in the UK:

Age 4: 'Pre-prep' starts in the independent sector.
In the state sector children start primary/infant school.
The first year of school is called reception and most children start at this age.
Age 5: Education is now compulsory for everyone in the UK; year 1.
Age 7-8: 'Prep' schools starts in the independent sector.
Girls prep schools traditionally finish at age 11 and boys at age 13.
Co-ed schools vary, finishing either at age 11 or 13.
N.B. A few independent prep schools which finish at 13 open up a new class for highly intelligent 10/11 year olds from state schools in order to coach them for the Common Entrance exams at age 13.
Age 11: State secondary schools, grammar schools and independent girls' schools start in year 7. Girls and boys can move from the state system to the independent at age 11 but most need extra coaching for the 11+ exams.
Age 13: Move to most independent secondary schools for boys and co-ed schools. Girls' boarding schools which start at 11+ usually have a second intake at 13+.
Age 16: After GCSE's boys and girls can also move from state schools to independent schools' sixth forms.

The Scottish system:

Age 5: Primary school starts after nursery for the state system.
Age 8: Entry for 'Prep' schools.
Age 11: State senior school starts.
It is possible for children to transfer straight from junior school to secondary school without taking the Common Entrance exams.
Age 13: Entry for private senior schools.
Age 16: Standard Grades (or Lowers) are taken.
Age 17: Highers are taken in sixth year and are qualifiers for University entrance.

Common Entrance is the main examination taken when students transfer to senior schools at the ages of 11+ and 13+. The Independent Schools Examination Board (ISEB) offers the exams used by most independent schools at 13+. Some independent schools (e.g. the London day schools) set their own version of the 11+ and do not use the ISEB Common Entrance exam. Many students require extra help and coaching towards these examinations so school entrance exam tuition is often the answer. Our independent school tutors tailor their tuition to suit the students' specific needs.

What qualifications do our school entrance exam tutors have?

Fleet Tutors believes that school entrance tuition can only be successful if our independent school tutors have the relevant qualifications and experience. All of our school entrance exam tutors must hold a degree in the subject they tutor at 2.1 or above or a teaching qualification recognised by the General Teaching Council. At this level, all of our entrance exam tutors hold a degree or teaching qualification specialising in one or two individual subjects. Our tutors also have established track records of success in helping pupils gain admission to highly selective schools.

What experience do our school entrance exam tutors have?

All of Fleet Tutors' independent school tutors are required to have relevant teaching or common entrance tuition experience. Many of our independent school tutors are qualified teachers; others are experienced tutors with high class degrees. All must have up to date knowledge of the curriculum and the Common Entrance exams.

How do you know your children will be safe with our school entrance exam tutors?

All of our private tutors hold Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau Disclosures (CRBs), or Enhanced Disclosure Scotland's which we check very closely. The CRB are an executive agency of the Home Office which vets applications for people who want to work with children and vulnerable people. We interview and obtain 2 references for every private tutor; one work reference and one character reference. Many of the work referees have worked with the tutor in a teaching environment so they can provide us with a valuable insight in to the way the tutor works with children. The character referee can also help us determine whether a tutor is suitable to work with children due to their characteristics. All of our tutors are screened very closely by our Tutor Support team.

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