About Thames Valley 11 Plus Courses
We are passionate and determined about ensuring that all children achieve their potential. We are experts at assessing the progress that children need to make in order to pass the exam. Our range of courses are very carefully structured so that we identify children’s strengths and build on these further. We will carefully assess where your child’s difficulties lie and provide a wide range of teaching approaches so that weaknesses are turned into strengths. We will provide just the right materials so that progress is not only maintained but also enhanced. Your child will thrive with us.
We are specialists in Non-Verbal Reasoning
What is Non-Verbal Reasoning?
Non-verbal reasoning involves answering problem solving questions that appear in diagrammatic or pictorial form. Non-verbal reasoning tests allow potential to be measured as complex problems can be solved without relying upon or being limited by language skills. As these types of questions don’t require reading they can give a valuable insight into the abilities of those who have difficulty with reading and thinking verbally. Before we attempt to teach children how to solve non-verbal reasoning questions we ensure that all the preliminary foundation steps are in place and firmly embedded so that children can analyse and solve complex problems. We are determined in our commitment to ensure that children reach their full potential. Homework is set every week and marked by our tutors. Children are challenged about their corrections. We provide detailed explanations and further practise so that the concept is fully understood. We are authors of various non-verbal reasoning practice papers. Download our free non-verbal reasoning paper. Every question is fully explained. This is the standard you can expect from our non-verbal reasoning courses.
Verbal Reasoning – High Expectations at Thames Valley 11 Plus Tutors
What is Verbal Reasoning?
Verbal reasoning is understanding and reasoning using concepts framed in words. It aims at evaluating the ability to think constructively, rather than at simple fluency or vocabulary recognition. There are 21 main types of questions that tend to appear in the exams which can be classified into 3 main groups which are: • Vocabulary Questions • Arithmetic Questions • Codes Questions Most children are able to get to grips with these question types, however the true challenge lies in being able to perform accurately under tight time conditions. Of the three different groups of questions it’s the vocabulary questions that present the biggest challenge. Your child needs to have a very thorough grasp of a wide range of vocabulary. Knowledge of homophones and homonyms is essential. At Thames Valley 11 Plus Tutors we have a systematic and structured approach to teaching vocabulary. Vocabulary is taught in a fun and engaging fashion, our children develop an intrigue for language which is always taught in context so that understanding is enhanced and maintained. In order to answer the arithmetic questions your child needs to be apply the skills of rapid recall. Your child will learn to answer 40 quick fire questions in one minute. This standard will ensure that your child is able to apply the skills to solving the arithmetic questions. Of three different types of verbal reasoning questions, the codequestions are the easiest. Children need to answer accurately and quickly. We have a range of techniques in place so that children master the codes questions so that our time is spent developing vocabulary.