Good reading comprehension is a MUST have skill for your child's academic success
If your child is preparing for the 11 plus, SATs or Common Entrance test for a private secondary school place, this course is for you.
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Why your child needs to improve their reading comprehension skills.
Lacking vital literacy skills holds a person back at every stage of their life. As a child they won't be able to succeed at school, as a young adult they will be locked out of the job market, and as a parent they won't be able to support their own child's learning.*
*National Litracy Trust
Your child needs good reading comprehension to succeed in the 11 plus exams and beyond!
Whether your child is sitting the 11 Plus, SATs or Common Entrance test, a comprehension task is often the first and most prominent part of the exam paper. It's where your child is required to read a given text and answer questions based on their understanding.
That's not the end of it though - after the text come the questions. Even if children feel confident with the extract, many don't understand the questions correctly. As a result, they still ultimately fail to achieve their potential.
And if you thought good reading comprehension was necessary just for English, think again. We've seen recent maths papers are full of word problems. So, it takes a thorough understanding of the problem before you get anywhere near the numbers. Your child could be a maths wiz, but if they fail to understand the words correctly, they'll fail the test unnecessarily. And needless to say, this is the case for every subject in school.
Developing good reading comprehension isn't as easy as learning formulas and equations; it's not 'black and white' like maths or the sciences. English, like all languages, is full of 'grey' areas. There are so many things to consider - new vocabulary, idioms, grammar, punctuation, understanding the plot, inferencing from your own ideas, the subject matter is unfamiliar, and much more - mastering reading comprehension can be a long and slow process. Your child will not develop good reading comprehension after one book or one lesson.
Unfortunately, most parents don't have the time to sit with their children, or they lack the necessary techniques to teach it themselves. Also, let's not forget, most children don't work well with their parents.
We can help!
Our live online comprehension classes have been designed with the students in mind. We know learning doesn't happen after one session or after one book - it takes lots of guided practice.
Reading Comprehension Class
Our Live and interactive reading comprehension classes can help your child develop their English skills. They'll learn and practice the necessary tools to sit the 11 Plus and other tests. They'll gain confidence amonst their peers and excel in their school work.
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After you sign up, we'll confirm the class times and login details. All you need to do is ensure your child turns up and takes part.
In a typical class
Reading the text
We read the text highlighting unknown words. We encourage discussions to help students to find the meaning of words from context and clues within the text. Students are asked to put new words in sentences of their own to help retention.
We stop and notice litarary features - similes, metaphors and more - encouraging children to use these techniques themselves.
Varied genre of material
Students study a variety of different genres exposing them to all styles of literature. We use extracts from fiction, non-fiction, classical and modern texts.
We practice with exam style questions with full explanations. A typical paper will include retrival, summmary and inferencing questions.
Children continue to learn and practice every lesson until it all becomes second nature.
50% off until 31st of July
per 45 minute session* (paid monthly)
50% off until 31st of July. Join NOW!
Which year group is this course for?
This course is designed for year 5 students preparing for the 11 plus. It will also help year 6 students taking private school entrance exams.
My child is in year 4, can they join?
Our sessions can be of benefit to year 4 students. Altough, at first, it might be a little challenging; we've seen students keep up with the tasks. If it becomes too challenging, you can always leave the course until they are ready.
Can I cancel anytime? Is there a minimum contract?
There is no contract. If you don't want to continue, just let us know and we'll stop the payments.
Is the tuition suitable for my exam board?
Good reading comprehension is transferrable in all exam boards and subjects. However, we encourage you to familiarise your child with the relevant test format.