Our tutors are dedicated school entrance specialists with track records of success getting children into top London schools.


We don’t believe the 7+ exam should be a daunting prospect for young people. Our expert tutors will help your child to develop the skills they need in a relaxed, enjoyable way.

The 7 plus is the entrance exam used by preparatory and other independent primary schools ahead of year 3 entrance. As competition for senior school places has intensified, more families are applying for 7+ entry into schools because this can mean an easier transition into senior school.

At Mentor, we have almost 40 years of experience in helping children to achieve places at London’s top independent schools. Our approach inspires confidence and encourages children to discover a natural love of learning.

We recommend starting with an Academic Assessment. Your child will take Maths, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning papers that mirror the 7 plus exam. Afterwards, you receive a detailed report providing insights on your child’s current and potential levels of attainment. We also arrange a follow-up call with an experienced teacher to discuss the results.

From there, we create a plan with you to build on your child’s strengths and address any gaps. We work closely with you to understand your child’s needs so we can find the best 7+ tutor to suit you. Your tutor will help you deal with any challenges during the 7+ admissions process.

Our 7 Plus Tutors

Our specialist team of 7 plus tutors have invaluable insight into the admissions process at various independent schools. Many are senior teachers and heads of department from some of London’s leading schools. They are all qualified primary school teachers with an awareness of the needs of younger children when preparing for their 7+ exam.

The engaging tuition sessions are designed to instil a sense of self-confidence in your child. Our tutors equip children with the knowledge and level of focus needed to prepare them for the 7+. Our tutors use a variety of fun methods to develop your child’s core literacy and numeracy skills required for each specific school’s entrance exams and interview.

All our tutors come with a great deal of experience in school entrance, are reference checked and have up-to-date DBS certificates. Wherever possible, we will match you with a tutor who has taught at the school that your child is applying to.

Find out more about some of our 5-star tutors.

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7 Plus Practice Papers

Get ahead of the game with our bespoke range of 7+ exam practice papers, created in line with the requirements of independent schools. Written by experienced educational authors and developed with feedback from schools, teachers and children, our test papers cover three levels – Starter, Intermediate and Difficult.

Our test papers are available to purchase in pdf format from our website. Get yours today.


“It was proving impossible for our daughter to focus on extra work at home with us and we were recommended to contact Mentor. They were very understanding and matched us with Nicky. The lessons were stimulating, fun and relaxed. Our once-reluctant daughter actually started to look forward to them. The extra support with Maths and English has helped her immeasurably and she has significantly grown in confidence. Fortunately, she gained a place.” 

— Parent of a Mentor 7 plus tutee

Contact us for expert advice about 7+ tuition, Academic Assessments and the next steps for your child.

“If you’re the kind of parent that believes confidence building is a key part of a child’s journey to academic success, and you’re attracted to highly principled companies, then you’ll be right at home with Mentor Education”


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