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11+ Skills Course

A 2 day online course to empower your child with the confidence and knowledge they need to succeed.

Course Summary

๐Ÿ˜ฎ Is your child sitting the 11+ exam this coming Autumn?
๐Ÿค”Are you worried that a year of lockdown and disrupted schooling has held them back and bashed their confidence?

๐Ÿ˜‡ Do you want to give them a head start before they return to the classroom in September?

โœ… Yes? This course is for YOUR CHILD!

โœ” For children who are going in to Year 6 in September 2021.

โœ” This two day, online course is packed with all the key, advanced topics and skills your child needs to feel confident and secure in their upcoming 11+ exams. It is a revision based course so it is expected that your child will have covered the topics prior to attending the course.

โœ” Taught by Marion and Cleo, both very experienced, kind and positive teachers (scroll down for more info), each lesson is designed to cover these topics in detail, with full, clear explanations and examples of practical application to 11+ questions.  Lessons are interactive and will involve pupil participation.

โœ” At the end of the course, your child will feel more confident, more secure in their knowledge and be in the best possible position to start the new term and take on their 11+ exams with positivity and gusto!

โœ” Course limited to 10 children only. Register now to avoid disappointment and secure your early bird discount of ยฃ40. 

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Marion MacDonald

Marion began her teaching career over 20 years ago and has taught children from as young as 4 years old, right up to those sitting their 13+ Common Entrance exams to some of the country's well-known public schools. More latterly, Marion was Head of a large prep school in South West London, where all the Year 6 children took the 11+ to some of the most competitive schools in the area. 

Over the years, Marion has developed a passion for teaching Maths and particularly enjoys working with children who find Maths a bit tricky, or just think they are a bit rubbish at it!  Teaching with gentle positivity (and a good dose of humour) Marion encourages children to "have a go" and to believe in themselves. She firmly believes that a positive mindset and confidence are the backbones of success. 

Now the founder of The Homework Helpline and a full time online tutor, Marion has extensive experience in preparing children for both Independent and Grammar School entry tests. She ensures children are well equipped to tackle even the trickiest Maths problems and they have the confidence in themselves to thrive and succeed to the very best of their abilities.

When not teaching children and dreaming up ways to help and support parents through The Homework Helpline, Marion loves being outside in the countryside with her mad spaniel, Martha, spending time with family and friends and traveling all over the world with her globe trotting man. Oh, and she also runs a small business creating beautiful flowers for weddings.


As a teacher for 15+ years, Cleo strives to grow the confidence of every child she teaches, as well as to inspire them to be the best they can possibly be. She has been fortunate enough to teach children from all over the world with a focus on the British National and International Curriculums, as well as prepare many for their next school entry whether at 11+, 13+ or 16+.

With an innate love for languages, Cleo has found her passion in teaching English, although enjoys teaching several other subjects as well. Her multi-pronged and tailored approach has enabled hundreds of children to reach their potential. The current global pandemic has launched Cleo into being a world-wide tutor for those with gaps to those who don't feel challenged and everyone in between. 

After growing up in Kenya, and spending a number of years traveling and living in other countries, Cleo recently moved with her family to a quaint town in the Eastern Algarve of Portugal. She lives with her husband, a chef extraordinaire and horticulturist, her bubbly seven year old son Gabriel and her adorable Labernese puppy Coco. When she's not teaching children, Cleo can be found painting, eating a sneaky pasteis de nata, making jewelery, or on the beach.

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