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Trefoil Tutors Newsletter – March 2018

We are delighted to share with you our March Newsletter.

Inside, you will find information about the destination schools of our 11+ students, your feedback about the quality of our services and registration for the next set of lessons. The newsletter also includes a message about a part-time Secretary/PA job opportunity at Trefoil – please do get in touch for more details!

Happy reading!


Trefoil puzzle #169: A frog and a well

Freddie is a very clumsy frog.
Freddie falls to the bottom of a well which is 30m deep.
Every day, Freddie works really hard to climb up the well and climbs 3m.
Every night, Freddie slips down 1m.
How many days would it take Freddie to escape from the well?

Once you’ve solved the puzzle, send us your answer on Facebook – we look forward to hearing from you!


In memory of Stephen Hawking

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

To commemorate Professor Stephen Hawking, we thought we’d share one of our favourite videos of a man who has inspired so many.

You can find the video here.


The destination schools of our 11+ students

We are delighted to announce the results of our 11+ students this year!

16 out of 20 of the students who attended our 11+ programme were offered a place at their first choice school.

3 out of these 16 students were offered academic scholarships.

We are very proud of all our students and we’d like to wish them the best in their chosen schools! We are delighted all their hard work paid off.

The destinations of our 11+ students are:

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School (5)
City of London Girls’ School (2)
Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls (2)
St. Albans Girls’ School (2)
Emmanuel College (1)
Merchant Taylors’ School (1)
Mill Hill School (1)
Queen Elizabeth’s Boys’ School (1)
Queens School (1)
St Albans Boys’ School (1)
St Paul’s School (1)
St. Helen’s School (1)
Watford Grammar School for Boys (1)


Borrow a book from our library

We know many of our students are keen readers, always on the lookout for their next page-turner. We are therefore glad to remind you that students are welcome to borrow books from the small library we have at our Elstree office!

If you are looking for a book, but need help choosing the right one, please do ask your tutor for some help picking an age-appropriate book that matches your interests!


Trefoil featured in The Good Schools Guide

We are delighted to be featured in The Good Schools Guide’s list of Tutoring Agencies as one of their recommended tutors. Kate from The Good Schools Guide visited our office, and after an interview with Vivek and Milda, as well as a number of our tutors and parents, published a very positive review of Trefoil Tutors on their website.

You can find the review on their website (log-in required to access the full text):


TREFOIL PUZZLE #168: Ants and a triangle

Three ants are sitting at the three vertices of an equilateral triangle. Each ant randomly picks a direction and starts to move along the edge of the triangle. Assuming that all the ants move at the same speed, what is the probability that none of the ants collide?

Once you’ve solved the puzzle, send us your answer on Facebook – we look forward to hearing from you!


English and Mathematics GCSE mock examinations

For our Y11 students, the approaching Easter holidays are the start of the final leg of exam revision. To support our students in their preparations, during the Easter break, we are running Mathematics and English GCSE mock examinations.

The examination papers are written by our lead Mathematics and English tutors and are tailored to the 9-1 style examinations. We highly recommend these to our Y11 students as a useful way of testing your ability to work under exam conditions and plan your time when approaching a paper, as well as identifying topics to revise.

Click the post for more details about the mock examinations.