Hello. I’m Douglas Bray, founder of 11plusify. My friends and students call me Doug, or Duggie, so please feel free to do the same. I should probably tell you a bit about myself first but, more importantly, I should tell you about 11plusify and why I was compelled (if not obliged) to develop it for you and your family.

“I qualified as a teacher in Swansea and got my first teaching post in Essex in 1970. Over the years, however, I became increasingly alarmed at what I saw as a major flaw in our country’s education system.”

I could see that the desperate pursuit of 11-plus success had narrowed the national curriculum and promoted a coaching culture. Furthermore, I felt it was a system that favoured the wealthy to the exclusion of the majority who couldn’t compete financially.

 
 

I saw first hand just how competitive the 11-plus had become, which made for an extremely stressful experience that affected parents and children alike. Parents were investing heavily in tutoring for their children… in revision books… on past exam papers… and on private tutors… all with the sole aim of passing the 11-plus so that their child could get into grammar school (or any school of their choice, for that matter). Sadly, however, a high proportion failed. And that just didn’t seem right or fair.

To me, that’s not education. That’s not why I got into the profession. So I resolved to do something about it. I looked into the idea of creating a system that levelled the playing field.

 

As a maths teacher, I could see that the system meant there was never enough practice of mathematical concepts in text books, the very opposite of what is needed. My teaching had and has always been structured around practice. Practice leads to confidence which leads to understanding which, in turn, leads to speed, precision and accuracy.

So, this was my start point.

I set about creating a scheme that would equip children between the ages of 7 and 11 to perform at the very best of their ability through an attitude of a positive work ethic and a desire to improve their learning skills. I devised hardcopy workbooks in Mathematics, Verbal Reasoning and English.

But I knew that the workbooks on their own were not the complete answer. All evidence and my own experience points to one major fact—children need support. And of all support, it is parental support along with their encouragement and involvement that is so crucial to a child’s success.

For this reason, I developed the scheme that meant parents could be involved in the whole process alongside their children.

I’m pleased to say that there has been a huge amount of success for families who have used my workbooks. However, the success has been limited by the fact that the workbooks are hardback which means, up until now, they’ve only been accessible in the areas where I teach. Also, being in hardback, they’ve been relatively expensive, firstly, to produce and, secondly, to buy. For all its qualities, the scheme’s lack of accessibility and cost were two frustrating problems. Not a level playing field.

Until now…

To resolve this issue, I’ve teamed up with a team of digital specialists who have helped me to develop an online version of the 11plusify Home Tuition Programme, which can be downloaded and printed at home . It now means that virtually anyone, anywhere, at any time can have access to the programme… and at a fraction of the cost.

“I truly believe that the 11plusify Home Tuition Programme will make a hugely positive impact on the lives of families where the 11-plus features as a major milestone in a child’s progress into their teenage years and adulthood.”

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After our launch term, the Introductory Course subscription will be £37/month, but if you can see this message, then it’s still available… for free.

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