11 plus specialists and small group tuition from Year 1 up to GCSE
Founded in 1988 by Anita Clemens, Rochester Tuition Centre has helped to secure over 3000 grammar school places. Personal recommendations account for over 90% of the centre's intake.
The centre specialises on 11 plus preparation for both Medway and Kent examinations, offering regular lessons, informal assessments and school holiday classes. Revision courses and formal mock assessments are available to registered and external students. These classes will be suitable for all children in top groups at school and for many of those in second or middle groups. Some parents believe their children have been misplaced in lower groups and we are always prepared to give our opinion and to see if we can help.
Although specialising in 11 plus preparation, we understand that 11 plus is not necessarily the best way forward for all children and many do join us just for general confidence building and skills. Our teaching method is by explanatory interaction not by rote. Arithmetical methods are thoroughly instilled for understanding so that problems become easy to solve. Children discover that “to learn” means “to find out” and “to try”. It does not matter if at first they do not succeed - errors and mistakes are a necessary part of the learning process. By encouraging curiosity pupils become interested in learning for themselves - something which is exciting and interesting rather than a “chore”.