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It’s 11+ interview week!

Jovana, Jan. 14, 2019

With the 11+ entrance examinations nearly done, this week, a number of independent schools are starting their interviewing process for 11+ entrance. We would like to wish the best of luck to all candidates who are attending interviews in the upcoming days!

The interview is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the school you are applying for, as well as help the school get to know you – their potential new student!

Stay confident and friendly, and most importantly, enjoy the experience!

All our best wishes,

The Trefoil Team

Education Office

GOOD LUCK IN THE 11+ EXAMS!

Jovana, Jan. 10, 2019

Best of luck to all our 11+ students sitting the entrance examinations to North London Collegiate School today!

We know you have worked hard preparing for your examinations! Now is the time to stay focused and remember the lessons learnt during your revision and practice.

All our best wishes,

The Trefoil Team

Education

New Economics Group Lessons for Year 13 students begin today

Jovana, Jan. 9, 2019

We are very excited to announce that, following a number of enquiries from students and parents, we are starting new Economics group lessons for Year 13 students. The Economics group lessons will be run by our Economics tutor Christoph, a professional Economics teacher with three years of experience teaching at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School. Christoph holds a BSc(Econ) in Economics and an MSc in Economic History from the LSE and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Prior to teaching, Christoph has spent a number of years working across different disciplines in higher education projects, teaching and learning initiatives and advocacy.

If you are interested in joining our Economics group lessons, do get in touch by phone on 0203 565 0539 or via email at office@trefoiltutors.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

Education Office

Student Testimonial: Pupil, Y11

Jovana, Jan. 5, 2019

'With the accelerated group lessons, we move through the topics quicker than we would in school. This also helps a lot when we start the topics in school and I already know how to do it, so I find it easier. Vivek explains everything really well!'

Education Office

Testimonial: Trefoil Tutors

Jovana, Dec. 22, 2018

We’ve had a great experience with Trefoil Tutors for our sons. They’ve built up a good understanding of mathematical concepts and as a result I believe they’ve improved a great deal in school, but most importantly they’ve been happy going to lessons and have comfortably managed school work and assignments set by Trefoil Tutors, so it’s been a win-win for them in every respect.

Education Office

MOCK EXAMINATIONS HAVE STARTED!

Jovana, Dec. 18, 2018

Today we held the next set of English and Mathematics 11+ mock examinations this year for students preparing to sit independent school entrance examinations in January. Thank you to all those who attended - we hope you found the practice useful!

If you are interested in attending one of our upcoming three mock examinations this week or in the new year, please email us at office@trefoiltutors.co.uk or call 0203 565 0539 to book your place.

More information about the mocks can be found on our website:

Education Office

PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAGUE TABLES

Jovana, Dec. 16, 2018

The Department of Education has posted its annual figures comparing primary schools across the country. The data offers information on each school's progress scores for reading, writing and mathematics. The article below also includes an interactive tool allowing you to compare schools in your area and look at the metrics for each school individually.

To read the article, please follow the link:

Education Office

Parent Testimonial: One to one lessons

Jovana, Dec. 15, 2018

My son has known Mr G since the age of 11, he was his former maths teacher at HABS. He is now a year ahead of his age [at school], and we used Mr G's lessons to help him bridge that gap, but he enjoyed the lessons so much that he's continued working with him. The lessons have given him a great deal of confidence and he’s got the belief he can achieve the top grade in maths. I asked my son what is different about the way Mr G teaches maths to the way maths is taught at school; he said Mr G has a fun way of teaching complex topics.

Education Office

EDUCATIONAL Q&A VIDEO 21: Christmas holiday recommendations of books that have been turned into films

Jovana, Dec. 14, 2018

With most students starting their Christmas break next week, now is a great time to catch up on some reading. To help students choose their holiday read, our lead English tutor Milda has recommended a variety of books suitable for students of different ages. Bearing in mind that the Christmas break is a time to be shared with family, all the recommended books are ones that have also been turned into films - which means that the whole family can enjoy them this Christmas!

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Tutors attend Professional Development Seminar on Child Protection

Jovana, Dec. 12, 2018

On the 8th of December, we hosted our second Professional Development Seminar as part of our Professional Development Programme for tutors. In the seminar, our senior tutor, Vivek Gathani, discussed our Code of Conduct with the tutors and analysed potential situations that may arise when working with children.

At Trefoil Tutors, tutor development and child protection are two cornerstones of the professionalism that we bring to tutoring and we were delighted that so many of our team were able to join us!

Education Office

New 11+ Resources On Our Website

Jovana, Dec. 11, 2018

We are delighted to inform you that have recently uploaded a broad selection of 11+ resources, including past papers, to the Resources section of our website. We have labelled some of these as "holiday work" which our current students may find useful for their practice in the weeks leading up to the 11+ examinations this January.

You can find the resources here:

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EDUCATIONAL Q&A VIDEO 20: Analysis of grammar school entrance results

Jovana, Dec. 7, 2018

With our Year 6 students having received their grammar school 11+ entrance results, we carried out some analysis and made comparisons between these and the results students achieved in the mock independent school papers (completed at Trefoil). Our senior tutor Vivek Gathani shares his conclusions and comments on comparing the students' results across both papers as well as providing some useful tips for the Year 5 students preparing for their examinations in 2019.

To watch the video, please visit our Facebook page:

Our next video will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday, the 14th of December – do follow us in order to receive notifications about when each new video is released. If you would like to submit a question for the upcoming video, please do share it with us on our social media:

Education

IGCSE Mathematics Mock Examinations

Jovana, Dec. 6, 2018

We are currently registering students for the final places in our IGCSE Mathematics mock examinations tailored specifically to students sitting their exam early, in January 2019. Modelled on new specification IGCSE papers, the mock examinations are written by Vivek Gathani, our lead Mathematics tutor who is a qualified teacher with four years of experience teaching at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School and will take place during the Christmas holidays at our premises in Elstree (5 Theobald Court, Theobald Street, WD6 4RN).

Places are limited and booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

To book your place, please email us at office@trefoiltutors.co.uk or call 0203 565 0539.

The students will have the opportunity to sit a different Mathematics mock paper each day.

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University League Tables 2019

Jovana, Dec. 5, 2018

As many sixth form students finalise their UCAS applications, we would like to share with you the University League Tables 2019 published by The Guardian. Ranking top universities by individual subjects, geographical areas and their overall score, we hope this Guide will provide useful insights and help students choose the right next step in their academic career.

To read the article, please follow the link below:

Education Resources Office

MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH 11+ MOCK EXAMINATIONS

Jovana, Dec. 4, 2018

We are currently registering students for the final places in our English and Mathematics mock examinations which will take place during the Christmas holidays at our premises in Elstree (5 Theobald Court, Theobald Street, WD6 4RN). Places are limited and booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

To book your place, please email us at office@trefoiltutors.co.uk or call 0203 565 0539.

We would like to remind you that the 11+ mock examinations are open to all Year 6 students sitting independent exams, so students who have not previously attended our lessons are welcome to attend.

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Education Office

Priority registration for Set 3 now open

Jovana, Dec. 3, 2018

We would like to remind parents of our current students that priority registration for Set 3 of lessons is now open and that your place in the lessons is reserved until the 16th of December - please do make sure to book your child's place before this date! Any places that are not booked after this date will be offered to students on the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis.

Education Office

Advice for applying to secondary schools

Jovana, Nov. 26, 2018

As many parents consider secondary school choices for their children, you may find it useful to read some advice published by the Good Schools Guide on the factors to consider when applying to secondary schools. To read the article, please follow the link below:

Education

IGCSE MOCK EXAMINATIONS

Jovana, Nov. 23, 2018

Following enquiries from a number of parents, we are delighted to inform you that during the Christmas holidays, we will be running Mathematics mock examinations for pupils who are preparing to sit their IGCSE Mathematics examinations in January 2019.

The mock examinations are modelled on new specification IGCSE papers. The Mathematics mock examination papers are written by Vivek Gathani, our lead Mathematics tutor who is a qualified teacher with four years of experience teaching at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School.

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