11+ Exam Preparation for Grammar + independent schools

Are you?

  • Searching for the best 1-to-1 eleven plus exam tutors?
  • Looking to support your child in preparation for an 11+ exam?
  • Fed up with trying to understand the difference between GL assessment and CEM assessment?
  • Tired of the “I don’t knows”?
  • Struggling with how to help keep the momentum going without adding too much pressure?

Some of the independent Schools our Students have Received Offers From

northampton girls
st ascots
winchester crest

Some of the grammar Schools our Students have Received Offers From

sir william borlase
Henrietta barnett
queen elizabeth school
colfes school
kendrick school
british international school of gambia

Our 11+ exam preparation courses get results

Preparing your child for an entrance exam, specifically the 11+ exam or the ISEB exam, can feel like a daunting experience. Do they need tuition? Do they need coaching? Do I need to buy resources and practice books? Are they taking the GL 11+ assessment or the CEM 11+ assessment or the Kent Test? There are a lot of details that can be overwhelming.

This why Bettering Youth tutors offer a specific programme that supports parents and children along the path to success.

Bettering Youth adapts our successful eleven plus course to ensure your child thrives.

We offer tuition that covers: Maths, English, Non Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning.

Our eleven plus tutoring sessions take place as 1-to-1 tuition.

Our ability to provide your child uninterrupted support means you are getting more value for your money and your child has an increased chance to pass the exam.


Our experience means whichever secondary transfer exam your child is supposed to write, we can walk you through the process with confidence.

Did you know...

the average tuition centre costs over 3,000.00 per year and often has over 20 students in the class.


Our tuition is always delivered one to one as we honour each child as an individual learner.

Find out more about our pricing structure by booking a free, no-obligation conversation here

Bettering Youth's Eleven Plus Course Outline

We understand that everyone learns differently. This is why our learning programmes are always created with your child in mind. During our initial meeting our tutors will assess your child's learning needs and establish their learning style. No more one size fits all!


6-week blocks

Exam-style questions

Assessments every 5th week to assess progress --> formal feedback and parent report

Exam coaching throughout

Mindfulness and performance anxiety support

Other Benefits of working with Bettering Youth Tutors

young boy concentrating

Improve focus and productivity

Young girl relaxing

Increase self-worth and confidence

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Develop communication skills

Young boy sleeps peacefully

Create a sense of calm

young boy feeling overwhelmed

Reduce anxiety, and worries

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Build resilience and a growth mindset

Our 11+ exam preparation courses

Our sessions are geared to support children in a successful and stress free exam season, but the skills we teach will serve them well beyond the classroom.

Pre Year 4 Exam Prep with Bettering Youth

Our Pre-Year 4 Prep makes learning fun and engaging so your child can build the strong foundation needed for success in exams.

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Bettering Youth tickBrain breaks to improve focus

Bettering Youth tickCore maths and english

Bettering Youth tickEncourage a growth mindset

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Year 4 Exam Prep

Our Year 4 Prep ensures deep understanding of core principles that will be required for exam success.

Bettering Youth tickOne to one tuition

Bettering Youth tickExposure to exam style questions

Bettering Youth tickLearning how to study

Bettering Youth tickTime management techniques

Bettering Youth tickExploring new concepts with confidence

Bettering Youth's Year 5 exam preparation course

Our Year 5 Prep continues to build academic prowess by exposing children to all forms of exam style questions.

Bettering Youth tickOne to one tuition

Bettering Youth tickHigh-level Maths and English

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Boosting Vocabulary

Bettering Youth tickWorking under time pressure

Bettering Youth tickBuilding self-correcting skills

Bettering Youth tickExam-style questions

Bettering Youth tickMock exams with feedback

Bettering Youth supports students year 6 and beyond

Our Year 6+ supports students beyond the 11+ in developing skills in preparation for GCSEs, A-Levels and beyond.

Bettering Youth tickOne to one tuition

Bettering Youth tickStudy skills are established

Bettering Youth tickGrowth mindset is strong

Bettering Youth tickStudent-led learning encourages resilience

Bettering Youth tickEssay writing skills


V did really enjoy the poem (The Raven). When I asked her about it she started reciting it to me! She said that it’s mysterious and really dramatic and is now her favourite poem. Was a very good choice!

I’m so glad that Z opened up and spoke to you! You very quickly leaped over the first hurdle! As you’ve probably guessed, he is quite negative and not very expressive. When he came out of his session with you and said it was “ok” that was massive! “Ok” to him is the same as “fantastic” to another child!

She is loving Comprehension Club – especially this term’s focus on Poetry. Thank you so much! She has sent her poems to her Nanny to read as she also writes poetry!

She came out of the session this evening and showed me what she had done. She said she really liked algebra so that’s a pretty good result I think!

Hi Sarahlynn, I would like to say that we are very happy that E got a scholarship and Northampton High School and would like to say a big thank you for teaching and encouraging her on obtaining her goal. She is very happy! Thank you so much.

Hi Sarahlynn, just to update you, * has been invited to interviews at Winchester and Charterhouse and we’ve just found out today that Eton have invited him too! We are over the moon. Thanks again for all of your help and support.

We are really pleased with how much the boys are enjoying the time with you. Thank you for your kindness and knowledge in helping them! It’s really wonderful to see how they are enjoying and being more confident with maths and also themselves!

Thank you for creating the Comprehension Club. My daughter really loves seeing all of her ‘club friends’ every week and I can hear her confidence really building as she explores these comprehension questions with you. It’s been a real weight off.

Just wanted to let you know that * has really been enjoying his recent English lessons with you. We haven’t been experiencing any of the usual difficulties with him which is a really good sign. He has a more positive attitude towards his learning which is great to see! Thank you so much for the wonderful ways you find to keep both of the boys motivated.

We just wanted to share that S has been awarded “most improved in English” award this year and we could not be more pleased! His work with you has boosted his confidence and dare I say, he enjoys English now!


We are experienced 11+ exam tuition providers for both the GL assessment and the CEM assessment. We pride ourselves on our ability to make learning fun, individualised and highly effective.

Experienced Classroom teachers

All of our tutors are experienced classroom teachers who are passionate about supporting children’s academic progress in a way that suits their learning needs.

1st Class Degrees

All of our tutors are educated at university level to ensure that your child is supported by an expert in their field. Our head tutor, Sarahlynn graduated from Laurentian University, one of Canada's top undergraduate universities, with a Distinction in English and a Minor in Biology!

Clean DBS

Every Bettering Youth tutor has a clean DBS check, which is renewed every year for your peace of mind.

Emotional Health Certified

At Bettering Youth, we are firm believers that only happy children can learn. Therefore, all of our tutors are passionate about and are trained in emotional wellbeing.

Course Content

We understand that each county and school approaches the Secondary Transfer Exam process differently. Our 11+ and entrance exam preparation sessions are tailored to your local area to ensure your child is prepared effectively.

Verbal Reasoning

Our verbal reasoning exam preparation sessions will increase your child's vocabulary and increase their confidence in number and letter codes. Your child will get access to our online programme that uses exam based questions.

Non Verbal and Spatial Reasoning

Our non-verbal exam preparation sessions will teach your child's ability to identify important information and manipulate details efficiently. We will utilise our online programme that uses exam based questions to improve retention, manipulation and mental visualisation techniques.


Our English 11+ exam preparation sessions will develop your child's spelling, punctuation and grammar. We will also focus on effective reading comprehension skills and practice answering multiple point questions. Our programme also focuses on creative writing.


Our Math 11+ exam preparation sessions will develop your child's numeracy, problem solving and mental arithmetic. We will also focus on critical thinking skills and how to answer questions efficiently.

How we make it 'easy peasy lemon squeezy'

Whether you're a parent, care giver, scouts or girl guides group or a school, we'll guide you through the three easy steps to creating a personalised programme that will suit your needs!


It all begins with a quick five-minute questionnaire. We know you're busy, so we promise this won't take long!


We will set up a Zoom meeting so we can discuss your goals for working together and so we can show you our different learning platforms.


Bettering Youth tutors and coaches will create a bespoke plan that will ensure you get the results you're after!


Everything that we do at Bettering Youth is backed by evidence, which is why we wanted to share with
you the research for which we have based our highly successful programmes on.

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