Tutoring the very young

Yesterday a parent asked me to tutor for a very competitive London prep school’s 7+ entry. Fair enough

 

Do what I suggested – and what I do with my 3 year-old – which is to read books with her that I loved at that age. After exhausting my own memories, I’ve ransacked the lists of prizewinning books from past decades

I’m inclined to think there’s a broader spread of vocabulary in these older stories. And they’re written without any fear that this and that word or phrase or idea is too difficult to understand. They’ll get it eventually.

THE LITTLE ISLAND

THE GIANT JAM SANDWICH

TREEHORN

 

Non-native speakers are often worried they will pass on their accents, and any mispronunciations, to their children.

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Tutor for 18 years. Author for 3. The bees' knees.