Do also ask friends, family and parents of Year 7 children, who have already successfully taken the 11-plus exams, because word of mouth recommendation is often the best starting point. If you can’t find a local tutor with whom you’d like to work to then you might want to consider online 11-plus tuition, unlimited by location you can focus on finding the best tutor for your children.
Reputable tutorial companies will always interview prospective tutors face to face and monitor tutors’ professional success. Tutoring companies also should ensure that all tutors have a DBS check. It’s worth looking out for companies who are members of The Tutors’ Association (TTA).
Do ask independent tutors for their DBS checks and references – this can act as a type of vetting but in many ways it is this ‘rating’ aspect which sets companies apart from independent tutors.