Glynis Whitaker 11+ Tuition

I aim to be sympathetic and encouraging and to help develop confidence in my students by building on success. 


Weekdays after school.  I’m also prepared to work during the school day if the child is not at school for any reason e.g. inset days or in school holidays.  Saturday lessons by arrangement.


I have been a qualified teacher for 39 years and have 25 years experience of working with individual pupils on a one-to-one basis.  I have a wide experience of working for the local authority as a class teacher as well as a home tutor with children and young people unable to attend school for a variety of reasons, including exclusion, school phobia and those suffering from medical conditions.  I have taught children with a variety of special educational needs including dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD and other behavioural and emotional difficulties.  I have been a private tutor since January 2009 and have successfully tutored children for the Gloucestershire 11+.  I’m pleased that I currently have 100% pass rate for the CEM exam.

Students taking the 11+ exam need above average or well above average ability and I’ll help you decide whether to proceed with 11+ preparation based on SATs levels provided by your child`s school.  CAT scores (usually sat early in Y5) are also a good indicator of a child`s potential to pass the 11+ exam.  

I’ll advise if I think a child wouldn’t be happy or would struggle in Grammar School and recommend that parents cease 11+ tuition.

I advise that 11+ tuition begins no later than start of Y5.  Many begin preparation 1-2 years before the test to provide time to cover the extensive content, learn time management and to have time to practise full tests.

I am very understanding of the stress and anxiety of parents and will do my best to be supportive where I can.  I am also willing to liaise with a child’s school, if appropriate.

I have taught all age groups from 4 years old up to KS4 as well as having had some involvement in adult education.  I also have an interest in Early Years and pre-school education.

I am the Safeguarding Co-ordinator for my church and have a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure Certificate.  I am able to provide good references from all parents of current and past pupils.


£40 for a lesson of one and a half hours.  20% discount for a paired lesson.

I offer tuition in all the necessary Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non Verbal Reasoning techniques in preparation for the 11+ examination.

I work from my own home in Hucclecote, situated approx 3 miles from Gloucester City Centre.  Each 11+ tuition session is recommended to be one and a half hours duration as this allows for the most effective use of tuition time and for more work to be covered in each session.  This is more beneficial for the students and helps speed progress.  In order to consolidate the teaching and learning achieved in each session, the student needs to complete weekly homework to practise the techniques and help develop speed and accuracy.

In addition to teaching the necessary techniques in Verbal, Non Verbal and Numerical Reasoning to Y5 students, I also provide tuition in Maths & Literacy for Y4 children in preparation for the new style CEM 11+ exam.

  • : Glynis Whitaker
  • : 07806778648
  • :

    CEM 11+ Preparation - to include Maths & Numerical Reasoning, English & Verbal Reasoning and Non Verbal Reasoning.

  • : Gloucester
  • : Gloucestershire

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