Throughout my children’s primary school years I lived overseas, yet I managed to secure places for them at 8+ and 11+ at London’s two most sought-after super-selective schools.
I was then immediately swamped with enquiries about how I’d done it!
Truth is, as a full-time working mum of three, I simply had no choice but to make my kids self-reliant in their preparation.
So I started curating and planning their resources and study timetable late at night, often falling asleep under piles of marking and more planning. I created a structure that allowed them to get on with the learning part and I did the rest such as marking and then adjusting the resources to plug any gaps and weaknesses.
Preparing them was not easy, but I learned a lot! I also got lots of encouragement from other working mum’s who asked me to share my 11+ system, hence Exam Insider was born!
I then had the opportunity to meet some excellent teachers who were equally passionate about de-stressing 11+ and especially encouraging children to take more ownership of their studies.
At Exam Insider, we wholeheartedly believe that when you encourage children to be accountable for their actions, you teach them to appreciate the value of their hard work. This is a life long skill that will serve them well and create success in every aspect of their life, not just 11+.