11+ English Tuition

I'm Coriden. I specialise in preparing children for 11+, Pre-Test and 13+ English entrance exams.

 

I help children by teaching them the English skills they need to pass their exams – and beyond. 

I teach exclusively online using simple and effective traditional methods with the latest technology.

Start HereMy Services

Classic Books for 9-11 Year Olds

Broaden your child’s literary horizons with our list of Classic Books for 9-11 Year Olds. To receive your free copy,  just click below.

Classic Books for 9-11 Year Olds

My Services

One to One Sessions

For 11+, pre-test and 13+ English exams,  I offer one-to-one lessons online to children who would enjoy a more individual approach. One-to-one tuition is brilliant for children who may lack confidence or who prefer a more focused way of learning.

NEW! One-to-Two and One-to-Three sessions for friends who are missing each other and would like to learn together!

 

Please click below for further details.

Online Group Tuition

These groups are for children who are currently in Year 6 and will be taking competitive entrance exams in January 2021 for grammar and independent schools.

There will be a maximum of 5 children in each class. Each session lasts 90 minutes and takes place on Zoom. For details of times and prices please click below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11+ English Assessment

English and Verbal Reasoning assessments to children who may be sitting 11+ entrance exams to independent or grammar schools and also for homeschooling purposes. The purpose of the assessment is to give you a detailed insight into your child’s strengths and weaknesses in literacy.

Suitable for children from Year 4 upwards.

 

 

What People Are Saying

I am delighted to inform you that B has been offered a place at North London Collegiate School. I would like to thank you once again for your high standard of English coaching which put her in this position today. I am so glad and proud.

Thank you.

Tharma

I just wanted to let you know about school offers. J has received offers from all the schools he applied to, with scholarships from Merchant Taylor’s and City of London Boys.
Thank you for helping J in achieving this.
Anna

C did really well and got offers from all schools, i.e. MTS, Hampton, Latymer, City of London Boys, John Lyon and St Benedict’s, with academic scholarships from City, JL and St B’s!

Thank you for your excellent teaching.

Isabelle

Just wanted to let you know A made it through to St Paul’s.

I want to say a huge thank you for getting him through this over the past few months – I don’t think it would have been possible without you!

Mrs D

Thank you for the really great job that T told me you did. She said you were absolutely wonderful and told me each day what you had studied, the exam technique you taught her, which was very helpful. Such basic and simple tools are often overlooked by teachers or missed in school by the pupil, so doing this one to one was very worthwhile.
Beth

Coriden has the ability to engage with children all abilities in a warm and nurturing way. My son has formed a lovely bond with her and has said that she is the best teacher he has ever had. He looks forward to his sessions with her and has now been offered a place at an independent school.
She is a wonderful tutor and we are very fortunate that we found her at the right time.
Emma

Blog

Suggested books to read for the 11+

Suggested books to read for the 11+

The 11+ exam will test your child's understanding of vocabulary, spelling and grammar, as well as their comprehension and reasoning skills. Children who have a wide variety of books to read will not only have more appreciation for creative writing and story generally,...

read more
How to encourage children to write creatively

How to encourage children to write creatively

As a parent it’s natural that you’ll want to encourage your children in their educational and creative pursuits. Creative writing not only helps your child understand more about story structure and plot, it also helps them understand the importance of grammar and...

read more
English tutoring – how much will my child need?

English tutoring – how much will my child need?

If you’re looking to help your child with English, hiring an English tutor can be a wise move. Whether your child is generally struggling with their English lessons, or are looking for help to pass their 11+, pre-test or 13+ entrance exams so they can go to their...

read more
What are the differences between CEM and GL 11+ exams?

What are the differences between CEM and GL 11+ exams?

The 11+ examination tests and measures the ability and attainment of students in Year 6. If you want to help prepare your child for their 11+ exam, it’s important you understand who the two examining boards are and the crucial differences between them both. Here’s...

read more
How to read with your child in Year 5 and Year 6 (Upper KS2)

How to read with your child in Year 5 and Year 6 (Upper KS2)

When you read with your child it should be a positive and enjoyable experience for you both. It’s a great way to spend time with your children and establish a closer bond with them and you can use the time to encourage them to see books as a valuable learning tool. Of...

read more
How to navigate the Christmas holidays and the 11+ exam

How to navigate the Christmas holidays and the 11+ exam

It’s very easy to let the 11+ exams loom over the Christmas holidays like the Day of Doom.  Here’s what I suggest to my students at this time of year after they break up. Have a rest. Please, please, please put the practice papers away until after Christmas. Everyone...

read more

Enter your details to get your Classic Book List for 9-11 year olds!

Success! Please check your inbox right now!

Enter your details to get your Classic Book List for 9-11 year olds!

Enter your details below to receive your free Classic Books List!

Success! Please check your inbox right now!