Get ready for the 11+ Knowledge, technique and practice

How effective are 11+ tutors?


What difference does the one-to-one attention of an experienced 11+ tutor make?

How much can a tutor affect the outcome of your child’s 11+ results? Is the usual school and homework rigorous enough to prepare for the varying demands of London’s most selective schools?

For the 11+, your child needs to understand the English and Maths syllabus, practise Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, take several mock test papers to master exam technique and prepare for their interview. This takes time, and efforts need to be sustained over time. The process test not only knowledge, but also ability to work under pressure and adapt to new situations.

What can I do to help my child prepare for the 11+?

The intense level of work needed to prepare for the 11+ can be daunting for families. Whilst parents can do much of this preparation work at home, it adds considerable pressure on home life and your relationship with your child. This is where we can help. 

We have 40 years’ experience helping children with their 11+ exams. Our institutional knowledge will support you however schools decide to assess for 2022 entrance. For example, we have deep knowledge of ISEB digital exams which helped our families, when many schools changed their entrance exams to this format at the last minute.

A Mentor tutor can give insight into the landscape of your child’s knowledge gaps, and work with them over time to address these in engaging, lively sessions.

11+ tuition from Mentor

This year, Mentor tutees passed the 11+ for JAGS, Alleyn’s, Dulwich, Emanuel, Whitgift, KCS, Latymer and more. Our specialist team of 11+ tutors have up to the minute 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 have personal experience of the demands of the latest 11+ exams, which now emphasise lateral thinking and problem-solving skills.

Every one of our 250+ tutors has teaching experience, is reference-checked and holds an up to date Enhanced DBS Certificate. Wherever possible, we will do our best to match your child with a tutor who has taught at the school they are applying to.

Under the current government guidelines, tutors are legally permitted to teach in-person sessions at your home and so we are currently offering both online and face to face tuition with our experienced 11+ tutors


We also offer Academic Assessments, test papers, interview practice and 11+ workshops, giving your child the skills, knowledge and self-confidence they need to shine on their assessment day.

Contact us on 020 8883 2519 for expert advice about 11+ tuition and your next steps. 

“Holistic in their approach, as well as ethical say parents and tutors. So 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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