QTS literacy tuition | Academic Owl Tuition

The Qualified Teacher Status test is a basic English test that any person who wishes to become a teacher. Regardless if you are studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level, the test has to be passed before starting to get qualified.

QTS literacy test includes:

The test itself has five sections and the passing mark is 63%. The test lasts for 45 minutes and the sections are:

1. Spelling

The spelling part includes ten phrases. On each phrase there is a word in audio format and a blank space that needs to be filled.

2. Punctuation

A paragraph is given to you and you will have to find and correct the punctuation mistakes.

3. Multiple choice

The section contains passages where you have to choose the correct expression

4. Multiple choice

The section contains passages where you have to choose the correct time and form of the verbs.

5. Comprehension

In this section of the QTS literacy test you will have some paragraphs to read and some questions to answer .

First, we would advice you to practice some tests on line, if you pass all of then, then you might not even need a tutor.  f you have failed several test then it is better to take a few lesson and then book the test.

How does the QTS literacy tuition work:

Our motto is “No man gets left behind” We will do our best to find a way  to tutor you even if we don’t have an available tutor in your area. We usually book 2h lessons because it is more efficient for both you and the tutor, especially if long distance traveling is involved . Our tutor are experienced and confident with the literacy test, because they have already passed it, so don’t hesitate and fill in the form on your right sidebar and we will get in contact with you as soon as possible.

Solving Simultaneous equations | Academic Owl Tuition

2X + 5Y =2 (-3)
3X + 8Y = 4 (2)

In order to reduce the x term we need to make it have the same coefficient as the other equation, so we multiply the first one by -3 and the next one by 2

-3 x 2X -3 x 5Y= -3 x 2 => -6X – 15Y = -6
2 x 3X + 2 x 8Y = 2 x 4 => 6X + 16Y = 8
0 + Y = 2 => Y=2
After finding Y we can replace it in any of the two equations to find out X:
2X + 5 x 2 = 2 => 2X + 10 = 2
2X= -8 => X= -8/2= > X= -4

Substitution method:

Substitution method is applied when the terms are too big to be reduced. First one of the terms needs to be arranged as a dependent of the other term: X+Y=-2 => X=-2-Y 2X – 3X = 11

2(-Y-2)- 3Y= 11
-2Y- 4 -3Y=11
-5Y- 4= 11
-5Y= 15
Y=-3

Now to find out X replace it in one of the equations:
X-3= -2
X= -2+3
X=1

How to book a tutor?

There are only a few steps you need to follow to book a private tutor:

Make contact. The first step is to have a chat. E-mail or call via the contact details provided. We need to determine the type of student, his current stage and knowledge.  This allows us to find the type of help the student may need.

Find a Suitable Tutor. We can establish together whether we have someone who may be suitable for your child.  

Join Us. Once you’ve decided to have an initial lesson, we will send you a full profile of the tutor and arrange the lessons.

Review and Progress. We will regularly be in touch to inform you about your child’s progress, and to ensure you are happy with the service you are receiving.

And remember that we do not charge you for the tutor’s introduction.

Why choose us?

We will give you some good reasons why you should choose our maths, science and English tutors:

Creativity. We use the most innovative tutoring methods but we also combine then with the old fashioned ones, in order to obtain the best results possible in the shortest period of time.

Flexibility. We are able to adapt to your scheduled and budget. We are willing to travel and teach in the comfort of your own house. Our aim is to boos your child’s confidence and knowledge.

Measured results. We monitor and quantify the student’s progress every 4-5 tutoring sessions.

Uncompromising commitment. When you choose Academic Owl Tuition, you don’t just choose a “regular tutor”, you choose someone who will not accept mediocrity or stop at C-level. You choose a team of dedicated and passionate experts who will help your child reach his maximum potential.

About our tuition and tutors

Academic Owl Tuition has been designed to serve the London customer base with a quality maths, science and English tuition. The company has been established by a team of experienced tutors to provide private tuition from Primary up to GCSE level.

Our team have identified the weaknesses in the British educational system  and we are trying to improve it. We have embarked upon the challenges to fill these voids by providing consistent quality, service and reliability at a fair price.

Equally we are dedicated to learn from your demands and provide you the best support we could offer. We invite you to join our vision and become part of our team, by requesting our services or being one of our tutors.

Equations with brackets | Academic Owl Tuition

5x+3(x-6)=7x+13        After expanding the brackets the equation becomes

5x + 3x -18 = 7x +13  the numbers containing x need to be moved on one side of the “=” sign and the resto of the numbers moved on the other side.

8x-7x= 13+18

x=31

Equation with brackets – Example 2 

4(x+5)-3(x-3)=2(x+5)

4x+20+3x+9=2x+30     After expanding the brackets, the equation becomes

4x-3x-2x=30-29   the numbers containing x need to be moved on one side of the “=” sign and the resto of the numbers moved on the other side of the “=” sign

-x=1 multiply by (-) to change the signs

x=-1

Equation with brackets – Example 3

5(x+2)+4(x+2)=3(x+8)+12

5x+10+4x+8=3x+24+12 After expanding the brackets the equation becomes

9x+18=3x+36 the numbers containing x need to be moved on one side of the “=” sign and the resto of the numbers moved on the other side of the “=” sign

9x-3x=36+18

6x=18

x=3

GCSE in Maths | Academic Owl Tuition

With our GCSE tutors you are in good hands. They are willing to travel to your house and teach your child  until he reaches the desired level. They are all educated to degree level, confident and experienced with the GCSE exams.

Starting the GCSE maths tuition 

On the first session booked , the tutor is going to asses the student and estimate his level  and  his learning style. After that, on the next step, the tutor will be able to start fill in the gaps and practice on the areas where the student is not confident or confused.

There are five main examination boards offering GCSE exams in the UK:

  • Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
  • Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR)
  • Edexcel
  • Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC)
  • Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (CCEA)

We believe that all examination boards have a similar level of complexity.

GCSE maths tuition progress

Our tutors only use past papers after filling in the gaps of the student. Before that, the tuition will be designed for particular maths lessons explained in detail and with a vast amount of practice exercises and homework.

The parent will be presented with a report (written or verbal) by the tutor regarding the student’s progress

GCSE Maths past papers:

Here are some past papers for you to check your knowledge:

GCSE maths past papers Edexcel  

GCSE maths past papers AQA 

GCSE masth past papers OCR 

Subjects and levels

Primary level tuition

Our youngest student is 6  years old and he is very dedicated in learning maths and  preparing for his exam in June. For primary level we have a high demand and vast experience in tuition for 11 plus exams preparation and  SATs:

  • Maths tuition
  • Biology tuition

Secondary level tuition

For secondary level we are constantly  preparing students for:

Maths tuition:                 

  • Numeracy tuition
  • Algebra tuition
  • Statistics tutoring
  • Geometry
  • Applied mathematics
  • GCSE (AQA, Edexcel, OCR)- Fundation and Higher tuition
  • IGCSE tuition

Science Tuition

  • Biology tuition
  • Human Biology tuition
  • Science – Combined science tuition
  • Environmental Management

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QTS numeracy practice tests | Academic Owl Tuition

QTS practice test- Menthal Maths 

QTS practice -Proportions questions:

  1. In a year group of 55 pupils 22 have school dinners. What proportion of the year group does not have school dinners? Give you answer as a fraction.
  2. In a year group of 42 pupils 6 have school dinners. What proportion of the year group have school dinners? Give you answer as a decimal.
  3. In a year group of 125 pupils 25 have school dinners. What proportion of the year group has school dinners? Give you answer as a percentage.
  4. In a year group of 400 pupils 150 have school dinners. What proportion of the year group does not have school dinners? Give you answer as a fraction.
  5. In a year group of 70 pupils 56 have school dinners. What proportion of the year group does not have school dinners? Give you answer as a fraction.
  6. In a year group of 80 pupils 20 have school dinners. What proportion of the year group does not have school dinners? Give you answer as a decimal.
  1. A teacher attends a consortium meeting. The journey is 6.8 miles each way. Travel expenses may be claimed at 50p per mile.
  2. A teacher attends a consortium meeting. The journey is 5.5 miles each way. Travel expenses may be claimed at 40p per mile.
  3. A teacher attends a consortium meeting. The journey is 6.5 miles each way. Travel expenses may be claimed at 80p per mile.
  4. A teacher attends a consortium meeting. The journey is 12.5 miles each way. Travel expenses may be claimed at 40p per mile.
  5. A teacher attends a consortium meeting. The journey is 15.2 miles each way. Travel expenses may be claimed at 50p per mile.
  1. A six form group raises £ 12.6for charity. The money will be equally divided between 3 charities.  How much money will each charity receive from the group?
  2. A six form group raises £ 120.50 for charity. The money will be equally divided between 5 charities.  How much money will each charity receive from the group?
  3. A six form group raises £ 11.9 for charity. The money will be equally divided between 7 charities.  How much money will each charity receive from the group?
  4. A six form group raises £ 12.1 for charity. The money will be equally divided between 11 charities.  How much money will each charity receive from the group?
  5. A six form group raises £ 92.50 for charity. The money will be equally divided between 5 charities.  How much money will each charity receive from the group?
  6. A six form group raises £ 122.50 for charity. The money will be equally divided between 5 charities.  How much money will each charity receive from the group?
  7. What is 326 divided by 0.2
  8. What is 632 divided by 0.1
  9. What is 130 divided by 0.5
  10. What is 640 divided by 0.4
  11. What is 603 divided by 0.3

The morning session in a school began at 8:30. There were three lessons of 40 minutes each  and one break of 35 minutes. At what time did the morning session end?

The morning session in a school began at 9:30. There were three lessons of 45 minutes each  and one break of 25 minutes. At what time did the morning session end?

The morning session in a school began at 7:35. There were three lessons of 50 minutes each  and one break of 10 minutes. At what time did the morning session end?

The morning session in a school began at 8:40. There were three lessons of 50 minutes each  and one break of 25 minutes. At what time did the morning session end?

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