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Small Groups and Outstanding Teachers

From our dedicated classroom space in the heart of Barnes, Torchlight offers a range of group teaching and training opportunities for students, parents and tutors.

As a tuition business founded and run by teachers and tutors, we love nothing more than being able to offer our years of expertise to our clients first hand. We are passionate about creating our own resources to reflect the very best of what is possible for group and one on one tuition.

Everything we provide is based on local demand so if you or your children need anything we don't yet provide, just ask!

As with everything Torchlight strives to provide, our group services are focussed and personalised. Group courses means 4 to 6 students, whilst our Mock Exams are tailored for a student's individual school choices and are all written in-house rather than cobbled together from 3rd party sources.


From our dedicated classroom space in the heart of Barnes, Torchlight offers a range of group teaching and training opportunities for students, parents and tutors.

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As a tuition business founded and run by teachers and tutors, we love nothing more than being able to offer our years of expertise to our clients first hand. We are passionate about creating our own resources to reflect the very best of what is possible for group and one on one tuition.

Everything we provide is based on local demand so if you or your children need anything we don't yet provide, just ask!

As with everything Torchlight strives to provide, our group services are focussed and personalised. Group courses means 4 to 6 students, whilst our Mock Exams are tailored for a student's individual school choices and are all written in-house rather than cobbled together from 3rd party sources.


Mock Exams

Our Mocks are designed to give students the best practice under exam conditions for their entrance exams. The exams are made in-house to reflect the standard and requirements of the schools in our area and will assess each of the topics and skills covered at 7+, 8+ and 11+.

Sitting an exam in full test conditions, among a group of new faces and in an unfamiliar setting can be one of the more challenging aspects of any entrance exam. Therefore it can be hugely beneficial to have the experience of sitting a test in this way before the real thing to help avoid any nerves getting in the way of showing what a student is capable of.

Following the exams, you’ll be given extensive personalised feedback and papers marked in detail which will provide you with a full understanding of how well prepared the student is and more importantly what they can do in the final term to ensure they reach their peak for January. The feedback you receive will include in depth analysis of answers and how they could be improved, practise exercises to improve key skills including suggestions for work with your child’s tutor, self study and things to do at home, materials we recommend for targeting specific areas and much more!

Calendar

Month Date Type Level Title
May Every Tuesday - 4:30pm to 6:30pm Art All ages Fine Art Drawing Club
June Every Tuesday - 4:30pm to 6:30pm Art All ages Fine Art Drawing Club
June Thursday 14th - 6:30 to 7:30pm 11+ Talk for Parents Free Talk : Demystifying the 11+ by Toby Steedman
June Saturday 23rd June 2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm 11+ / 10+ / 7+ Mock Exam Autumn Mock Exam Series #1
June Saturday 30th June 2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm 11+ / 10+ / 7+ Mock Exam Autumn Mock Exam Series #2
July Every Tuesday - 4:30pm to 6:30pm Art All ages Fine Art Drawing Club
July Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th Maths / English 11+ Summer Booster 11+ 3 Day Course (afternoons)
July Saturdsay 14th All Subjects All Levels BARNES SUMMER FAIR - Book Launch and Games at our stand!
July Tuesday 17th - 6:30 to 8pm 11+ Talk for Parents Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning: How to Teach - £24
July Thursday 19th - 6:30 to 8pm 11+ Talk for Parents Resources and Home Learning Seminar - £24
July Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th Maths / English 11+ Summer Booster 11+ 3 Day Course (afternoons)
August Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th Maths GCSE to A-Level 3 Day Segue Course to refresh and prepare for the Maths A-Level (afternoons)

Mock Exams

Our Mocks are designed to give students the best practice under exam conditions for their entrance exams. The exams are made in-house to reflect the standard and requirements of the schools in our area and will assess each of the topics and skills covered at 7+, 8+ and 11+.

Sitting an exam in full test conditions, among a group of new faces and in an unfamiliar setting can be one of the more challenging aspects of any entrance exam. Therefore it can be hugely beneficial to have the experience of sitting a test in this way before the real thing to help avoid any nerves getting in the way of showing what a student is capable of.

Following the exams, you’ll be given extensive personalised feedback and papers marked in detail which will provide you with a full understanding of how well prepared the student is and more importantly what they can do in the final term to ensure they reach their peak for January. The feedback you receive will include in depth analysis of answers and how they could be improved, practise exercises to improve key skills including suggestions for work with your child’s tutor, self study and things to do at home, materials we recommend for targeting specific areas and much more!

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11+

Our next set of Mock Exams will be scheduled for the second half of the Summer Term 2018.
Check back here in the Easter holidays or sign up to our newsletter to get the dates.

7+ / 8+

Our next set of Mock Exams will be scheduled for the second half of the Summer Term 2018.
Check back here in the Easter holidays or sign up to our newsletter to get the dates.

10+ / 12+ / 13+

We also make and mark papers for the 10+, 12+ and 13+ and these tests are usually taken alongside the 11+ students on the dates stated above. Please contact us to enquire as we are able to create papers according to specific school requirements. Be aware that for bespoke papers an extra fee may be charged.

11+

Our next set of Mock Exams will be scheduled for the second half of the Summer Term 2018.
Check back here in the Easter holidays or sign up to our newsletter to get the dates.

7+ / 8+

Our next set of Mock Exams will be scheduled for the second half of the Summer Term 2018.
Check back here in the Easter holidays or sign up to our newsletter to get the dates.

10+ / 12+ / 13+

We also make and mark papers for the 10+, 12+ and 13+ and these tests are usually taken alongside the 11+ students on the dates stated above. Please contact us to enquire as we are able to create papers according to specific school requirements. Be aware that for bespoke papers an extra fee may be charged.


Group Courses

Although our main focus will always be one on one tuition, teaching in small groups can be incredibly beneficial in a range of different circumstances. We ensure that all of our group courses are as focussed and personal as possible by exerting tight control over our teachers and materials and by limiting the size of the groups to 6 at an absolute maximum.

10 Week Autumn 11+ MASTERCLASS

Booking Now, starts week beginning 11th September 2017

GCSE

GCSE to A-LEVEL Bridge Class - Three day course working on A-level skills ahead of the Autumn term of Year 12 : 28th - 30th August 2018. Call or email for further details.


Group Courses

Although our main focus will always be one on one tuition, teaching in small groups can be incredibly beneficial in a range of different circumstances. We ensure that all of our group courses are as focussed and personal as possible by exerting tight control over our teachers and materials and by limiting the size of the groups to 6 at an absolute maximum.

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10 Week Autumn 11+ MASTERCLASS

Booking Now, starts week beginning 10th September 2018

GCSE

GCSE to A-LEVEL Bridge Class - Three day course working on A-level skills ahead of the Autumn term of Year 12 : 28th - 30th August 2018. Call or email for further details.


Seminars

In addition to our teaching we have a regular programme of talks and seminars. These are focussed on supporting parents, teachers and tutors. Using our wealth of in-house experience and by inviting an exciting range of professional speakers from every point of the educational spectrum, Torchlight aims to provide another layer of support and inspiration. Seminars and talks are primarily aimed at adults and you can look forward to free snacks and refreshments as well as leaving with ideas, resources and peace of mind.

Scheduled Events
  • Free Talk: 'Demystifying the 11+' - Thursday 14th June 2018
  • Teaching and Revision of Verbal/Non Verbal Reasoning - Thursday 17th July 2018
  • Free Talk: 'Demystifying the 11+' - Thursday 20th September 2018
Upcoming Events
  • How to Help with Homework
  • Dealing with Exam Stress

Seminars

In addition to our teaching we have a regular programme of talks and seminars. These are focussed on supporting parents, teachers and tutors. Using our wealth of in-house experience and by inviting an exciting range of professional speakers from every point of the educational spectrum, Torchlight aims to provide another layer of support and inspiration. Seminars and talks are primarily aimed at adults and you can look forward to free snacks and refreshments as well as leaving with ideas, resources and peace of mind.

Scheduled Events

Upcoming events

  • Talk: Tackling Exam Stress by Toby Steedman
Reviews and Feedback:

Read about what other parents and students are saying about our Mocks and Group Courses.


  • Mock Exam

    "Doing the mock was absolutely invaluable for her and has given us all a vital insight into the gaps in her current preparation."

    MRS AV (11+)

  • Mock Exam

    "From the realistic exam environment to the style of the papers, everything was set up to give great practice ahead of the exam. We thought [she] was doing better than the test revealed: it has given us an excellent focus for the upcoming months. Thank you."

    MR AB (11+)

  • Mock Exam

    "The volume and standard of feedback was superb, much more than we could have hoped for. At every stage you provided pointers and useful comments both for [the student] and for [the tutor] to follow. Would I do it again? We just signed up for next month!"

    MRS AK (10+)

  • Mock Exam

    "Really useful to get some perspective on how he's doing that isn't just from the school. Love the detailed comments and model answers provided, I finally feel I can understand where he's going wrong and what these papers are looking for. Brilliant, exactly what I'd expect from Torchlight."

    MRS JO (7+)

  • Mock Exam

    "The exams were great. [The student] was really nervous beforehand but she now tells us she'd like to do it again and she's sure she can improve. The price is worth it for that alone."


    MRS ZA (11+)

  • Mock Exam

    "Local, convenient, professional and thorough. Thanks again, we'll be recommending you to everybody."


    MRS GG (7+) 


"These tests are exactly what we've been looking for and the way you've managed to dovetail them with what her existing tutor is doing: fantastic."


  • Group Courses

    "Thanks for your thoughtful provision of excellent tutors who matched my daughter’s needs beautifully. It has been a great support to me that you were on the job straight away, with ideas for the right tutor within 24 hours. Remarkable! Two excellent teachers and both charming to have visit at home. Thank you."


    MRS S (GCSE)

  • Group Courses

    "Torchlight Tuition's unique, personal approach sets them above the rest.  Their keen grasp of a student's individual needs, complimented by an exclusive range of tutors was an inspiration to our son. I can highly recommend them."


    MRS SC (GCSE/A2)

  • Group Courses

    "I highly recommend Toby and Torchlight Tuition. Toby provided excellent, sympathetic and focused tutorial assistance to our daughter helping her revise and prepare mentally to sit GCSE exams at a time when she really needed support. We shall always be grateful to Toby for his professionalism in helping her achieve her potential."


    MR RM (GCSE)

  • Group Courses

    "Torchlight are quite simply wonderful. Their care and concern about the children that they teach informs everything they do. The service offered by Torchlight is brilliant both for the children and for their parents. They walked us through every stage of the common entrance process with advice that was considered, thought-through and based on a real feel for our son and what was in his best interests. I cannot rate them highly enough."


    Mr KS (11+)

  • Group Courses

    "We were very pleased that our daughter was offered places at four schools, including our top pick, and moved up a set in maths at her current school. Meanwhile our son developed a real interest in and enjoyment of maths. I’d happily recommend Torchlight to anyone."


    Mrs GP (11+)

  • Group Courses

    "The tutor has really helped our daughter to cope with the pressure of the 11+ by having a patient, flexible yet firm approach. She got accepted in her 1st choice, which felt like a long shot away when we started the tuition in September. I would absolutely recommend Torchlight Tuition to anyone who is looking for great personalised tuition service, focussed on bringing the best out of your child and building his/her confidence."

    Mrs LO (11+)

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Reviews and Feedback:

Read about what other parents and students are saying about our Mocks and Group Courses.

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  • Mock Exam

    "Doing the mock was absolutely invaluable for her and has given us all a vital insight into the gaps in her current preparation."

    MRS AV (11+)

  • Mock Exam

    "From the realistic exam environment to the style of the papers, everything was set up to give great practice ahead of the exam. We thought [she] was doing better than the test revealed: it has given us an excellent focus for the upcoming months. Thank you."

    MR AB (11+)

  • Mock Exam

    "The volume and standard of feedback was superb, much more than we could have hoped for. At every stage you provided pointers and useful comments both for [the student] and for [the tutor] to follow. Would I do it again? We just signed up for next month!"

    MRS AK (10+)

  • Mock Exam

    "Really useful to get some perspective on how he's doing that isn't just from the school. Love the detailed comments and model answers provided, I finally feel I can understand where he's going wrong and what these papers are looking for. Brilliant, exactly what I'd expect from Torchlight."

    MRS JO (7+)

  • Mock Exam

    "The exams were great. [The student] was really nervous beforehand but she now tells us she'd like to do it again and she's sure she can improve. The price is worth it for that alone."


    MRS ZA (11+)

  • Mock Exam

    "Local, convenient, professional and thorough. Thanks again, we'll be recommending you to everybody."


    MRS GG (7+) 

  • Group Courses

    "Thanks for your thoughtful provision of excellent tutors who matched my daughter’s needs beautifully. It has been a great support to me that you were on the job straight away, with ideas for the right tutor within 24 hours. Remarkable! Two excellent teachers and both charming to have visit at home. Thank you."


    MRS S (GCSE)

  • Group Courses

    "Torchlight Tuition's unique, personal approach sets them above the rest.  Their keen grasp of a student's individual needs, complimented by an exclusive range of tutors was an inspiration to our son. I can highly recommend them."


    MRS SC (GCSE/A2)

  • Group Courses

    "I highly recommend Toby and Torchlight Tuition. Toby provided excellent, sympathetic and focused tutorial assistance to our daughter helping her revise and prepare mentally to sit GCSE exams at a time when she really needed support. We shall always be grateful to Toby for his professionalism in helping her achieve her potential."


    MR RM (GCSE)

  • Group Courses

    "Torchlight are quite simply wonderful. Their care and concern about the children that they teach informs everything they do. The service offered by Torchlight is brilliant both for the children and for their parents. They walked us through every stage of the common entrance process with advice that was considered, thought-through and based on a real feel for our son and what was in his best interests. I cannot rate them highly enough."


    Mr KS (11+)

  • Group Courses

    "We were very pleased that our daughter was offered places at four schools, including our top pick, and moved up a set in maths at her current school. Meanwhile our son developed a real interest in and enjoyment of maths. I’d happily recommend Torchlight to anyone."


    Mrs GP (11+)

  • Group Courses

    "The tutor has really helped our daughter to cope with the pressure of the 11+ by having a patient, flexible yet firm approach. She got accepted in her 1st choice, which felt like a long shot away when we started the tuition in September. I would absolutely recommend Torchlight Tuition to anyone who is looking for great personalised tuition service, focussed on bringing the best out of your child and building his/her confidence."

    Mrs LO (11+)

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