January 2022

Month

I wouldn’t be a tutor if it weren’t for the exquisitely difficult scholarship exams, set by the best teachers, at the oldest schools, for the brightest 13 year-olds. First of all because I scraped into Winchester College via its Election exams, many years ago. But also because everything else is boring by comparison. The French...
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This is my absolute favourite Maths question of all time. It’s hard, it’s simple, and it shows you something that all the best Maths scholarship questions do, which is this: Knowing how to use the tools is one thing, but knowing which tool to apply to the problem at hand is something quite different. Ready?...
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√11⅑   This is my absolute favourite Maths question of all time. It’s hard, it’s simple, and it shows you something that all the best Maths scholarship questions do, which is this:   Knowing how to use the tools is one thing, but knowing which tool to apply to the problem at hand is something...
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