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How to contact me;
please read carefully    before you do.

                                                         Amherst Avenue

                                                                    Handsworth Wood


                                                                       (3 miles north of Birmingham Centre)


Please read the information below before you make contact with me.


There is a <contact form> at the foot of this page.  Please  use either this contact form or the contact form on the relevant page of this website by selecting from the menu above.

Please be aware that in running a high-quality service limited to just six students or fewer in each group, I do not have as many places available as large tuition centres, which have unlimited-sized classes.  Accordingly, most places are taken by families who have planned ahead.

Some parents believe wrongly that they can by-pass my recruitment process by contacting me directly by 'phone or visiting me at my home, without an invitation or appointment.  Please respect my family life and don't call or visit my home without an appointment.   

1. 11+ tuition:

I no longer offer 11+ preparation for GRAMMAR SCHOOLS.

I offer 11+ preparation for premier-league INDEPENDENT  SCHOOLS for families whose children attend STATE AND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS.


2.  In spite of my requests, I have been receiving several calls and messages every day from parents of children in the year groups for which I am not recruiting. Nearly every call has been requesting that I make an exception for the caller's family's particular circumstances. I have had to disappoint every single person.  For this reason, please do not call or send messages asking me to provide tuition for students covered in point 1 above, or to ask me to recommend other tutors, as I will not do so for safeguarding reasons.

I regret that I am unable to offer general advice about the 11+ grammar schools.


3.  This is a family home, as well as my place of work; I employ no staff. At certain times of the year I receive up to 30 calls a day.  Please do not telephone or call in person at my home unless you have an appointment.  Kindly use the <CONTACT ME> form on the relevant page of this website.

4.  I am always well-disposed to considerate families who understand the reasons for my needing to limit contact to families for whom I have actual vacancies to offer.  Your patience will be rewarded if you contact me through the relevant pages of this website.  Thank you.


Contact Me

Dr Karen O'Rourke Tuition

Amherst Avenue - Handsworth Wood - Birmingham

B20 2LH

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