My mission for this site

This page is an educational platform aimed at anyone who wishes to support a child through the 11+. What makes this special is that I’m aiming my content at you, the person helping the child, and I want to give you the confidence and information you need to do that. 

Why is it Free?

Grammar school entry was intended to be based on merit not money (private tuition is expensive - up to £80 per hour). This site is for everyone, regardless of your finances.

What can you learn here?

Everything I know about how to prepare a child for the 11+. I’ll go through books, page-by-page, showing how I use them, with all the tips and tricks I’ve picked up. Nothing held back. We’ll cover maths, English, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and exam techniques.

About me

My name is Paul Fricker, I have a degree and PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education). I taught 11+ pupils for over a decade, and while it was super rewarding, I’ve now decided to step back from face-to-face tutoring. I’m very aware that there are a lot of people out there who want help - so I am delighted to be sharing my insights with my subscribers, and welcome you to join.

Paid Subscription: if You Can Afford it

The content here is free, but if you enjoy it and find it useful, please consider subscribing at £5 per month. You payment helps to keep this site free for everyone, and tells me there’s a demand for more content.

Paid Subscription: if You Can’t Afford it

If you can’t afford £5 a month, please don’t feel any obligation to pay.

I Can’t Teach My Own Child

You are not alone. Some children don’t want to be taught by a parent. Maybe there is someone else you can call upon? A grandparent or other relative perhaps. They don’t need to know anything about the 11+, they can watch these videos and learn. Then they can sit with the child and help them through the book.

That’s it — simple!

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11+ tutor who has decided to share everything they know right here.