Karen O'Rourke

Grammar school preparatory tuition & GCSE English tutor

Based in
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Birmingham UK and via SKYPE
Karen O'Rourke | Grammar school preparatory tuition & GCSE English tutor

Rates: £15 group tuition £30 for individual tuition

Make an enquiry Phone: 0121 554 1220

Grammar and independent school preparatory tuition:

Updated November, 2014

I am a female tutor with over twenty-eight years’ teaching experience in the U.K. and overseas, and established in Birmingham since 1996.

You can find a full and clear explanation of the services that I offer on my website at www.drkaren.info.

I don’t run a tuition centre; nor do I employ any staff. I provide a conscientious, professional tuition service for children aged 6 to 16 in my own home, in the following subjects and examinations, out of school hours:

• 11+ (Secondary selection tuition) English, mathematics, verbal and non-verbal reasoning for grammar school entrance (no-fee schools)

• 11+ English, mathematics and reasoning for independent schools’ entrance (fee-paying schools)

• Common entrance examinations (for entry into public schools) at age 11 and 13

Nearly all the teaching I undertake is for individual (‘one-to-one’) students, but I also offer highly structured courses of tuition to small groups of five students (or fewer) for grammar school examination preparation for the highly-competitive foundation grammar schools in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
How successful is the tuition?

• Between 1997 and 2014, all but one of my 11+ students who attended a four- or five-term preparatory course with me has gained a place at a foundation grammar school.

What is the secret of my students' success?

• I undertake an initial assessment and before offering tuition for your child,

• I propose, and parents agree, a personal written scheme of work.

• I teach all tutorials personally, and set a relevant and realistic programme of homework each week.

• I monitor progress each week and provide parents with regular, direct feedback and advice to address problem areas.

Who benefits from my type of tuition?

• The tuition service that I offer is best-suited to children of families who are well-organised and motivated.

Important - Please note that students who attend individual (but not small group) tuition with me must be accompanied by a parent or legal carer.

Website: www.drkaren.info

Telephone: Dr Karen O'Rourke for an informal discussion without obligation on (0121) 554 1220.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered


Please request terms and conditions by contacting me through my website at www.drkaren.info

Make an enquiry Phone: 0121 554 1220

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