Tutoring gets children into Oxford and Cambridge

Xaverian College in Rusholme, Manchester has hit the headlines because 12 pupils have been offered places to study at Oxford and Cambridge. At the moment about eight per cent of pupils in Britain attend private schools. That small percentage makes up about half of those who get places at Oxford and Cambridge.

Peter Birch, Assistant Principal, made it his mission to help his inner city pupils compete with children from private schools by introducing special private tuition lessons. This Manchester college concentrated on building confidence, problem-solving and interview techniques in their private tuition lessons.  The interview for Oxford and Cambridge can be particularly tough for unprepared students (you can read about Christopher Howarth’s experience here).

Here at 121 Home Tutors we work with high school, college and sixth form students in the same way – giving them the tangible skills they need (higher grades) and less tangible skills (confidence) to get a place at top universities. It’s not always subject specifics that we tackle in tutoring, it’s often about finding untapped potential and helping a child realise what they are capable of.

If you or your child would like to talk to someone about private tuition in Manchester (or a surrounding area such as Heaton Moor, Altrincham, or Didsbury) to help with university entrance then contact us today.

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