Tutor profile: Callie M.
Subject: Basic Math
KS2 Math Reasoning style problems for SATs or 11+ tests: 1. An airplane is flying from London to New York. The distance between these cities is 5400km. On the journey, the pilot announces, "We are 40% of the way through the flight." How far has the airplane traveled?
1. Answer: 2,160 km This is a two-step problem. The first step is to work out 10% of 5400 km. Then multiply this by 4 to solve 40%.
Subject: English as a Second Language
I love using different conversation starters with adults to start a discussion! 1. What is one thing in your home that you couldn't live without? Why? 2. If you could live anywhere in the world for one year, where would you live and why? 3. If you could meet a musician, alive or dead, who would it be?
If we have been practicing new language, I will make sure you have this for your answers! For example using auxiliary verbs 'could, would, should'... 1. I couldn't live without... I would miss... You would never find me without...
KS2 SATs/ 11+ style comprehension style questions. 1. Mary popped her head back into the cave and sat down to think. In your opinion, what was she trying to understand? Give a reason for your answer. (2 marks) 2. When Mary figured out the obvious answer to her puzzle, she immediately set off back into the cave. Why did she set off back into the cave? Explain your reasoning. (2 marks) 3. Read paragraph 5. Why had the light dwindled to the size of a peanut? (1 mark)
1. She is trying to think of a way out/how she got there. I think this because she has already looked to the left, to the right and up and down and cannot see any way in or out at the mouth of the cave. 2. She set off back into the cave to find the way out. If there was no way in/out through the mouth of the cave, then she realised that she must have got there through the back of the cave. 3. She had moved away from it into the back of the cave, and so it looks smaller.
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