JK Expert tips
Research finds peer tutoring ineffective and possibly detrimental…..
Two new studies on peer tutoring conclude that the technique – which involves students helping each other to learn – makes no impact on reading or maths scores. The results from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) contrast with previous research identifying peer tutoring as one of the most effective ways to improve learning. The EEF Read More >
Do you really know how difficult 11+ maths is?
From the maths perspective, what are selective schools looking for? Vic Lennard, our 11+ specialist maths advisor and tutor explains……. Unquestionably, these schools are looking for a natural aptitude, borne out by their attempts to make exams ‘tutor-proof’ by using problem-based questions. Many schools create papers using the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) based Read More >
How should I help my child to learn?
We’ve all been taught to sit in a classroom and passively acquire teachings from a teacher. However very few of us ever actively learn to be learners. How often do you hear of a student who can self-motivate, organise themselves, schedule their days and approach their studies with an understanding of how their individual brain Read More >
How to prepare your child for the 11+ Exams
One of the most frequent questions that parents ask us at Jaderberg Krais is how best can they prepare their children for the 11+ exams? Practice is one of the most effective ways to prepare for exams, so taking past papers will help get used to the format of the questions, and practising timing will Read More >
Michael Gove meets Lorrae and Katie to talk education On 31st March, we were delighted to be invited to a private meeting with Michael Gove, mixing education with politics; Lorrae pictured next to Michael and Katie taking the photo! It was a pleasure for us to meet him and get to grips with educational issues. Read More >
11 + Maths Problems
solving summer holiday workshops…. With CEM and others trying to make 11+ exams “tutor-proof”, more questions are going to need a problem-solving mindset. We have found this to be a relatively weak area for many students who are sitting their entrance exams in September and January, so we are offering a special workshop to address Read More >
Should I be thinking about a scholarship for my child?
Most scholarships are offered solely on outstanding academic performance of the child – those that come top in their exams or display a particular talent. No additional examinations are set for these academic awards and it is not necessary to apply for them as they will be offered by the school automatically if they feel Read More >
Congratulations to all of our 11+ students!!!
Our students and tutors have consistently worked hard and the results have been excellent. What has made our results so successful? Preparing for the 11+ is an extremely specialised task for the resilient and not the faint hearted. Children need to be prepared to work really hard, give up lots of their free time, take Read More >
Happy at school
How do you know if your child would pass the state selective secondary 11 + exams and then be happy at school? This question is critical when considering the state selective secondary school options for your child. Are all children suitable for state selective secondary schools? Definitely not. It’s an incredibly challenging exam and journey Read More >
To provide an insight into dyscalculia and what it entails, we commissioned a short film‘….Sorry, Wrong Number’ with Professor Butterworth and Alex Gabbay. Dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties. Children with dyscalculia find calculating using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) difficult. Approximately three to six percent of the population are affected. These children Read More >