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About EA

Extra Ambition is a specialist 11+ tuition centre. EA prides itself on providing a quality driven service - achieving the very best outcomes for all of its learners.

Extra ambition offers small group tuition by fully qualified teachers, trained in first aid and CRB checked. They bring a wealth of relevant classroom experience to the teaching of the 11+ syllabus. 

Extra ambiton was founded in 2013 by Kari Sidhu, a qualified math's lecturer and former Reading School pupil. (1984 - 91)


Having successfully tutored many children for 11+ and GCSE exams, while working as a maths lecturer, he decided it was time to devote his whole attention to private tutoring, not only to prepare his son for the 11+ exam, but also to cater for the growing number of requests for tuition from parents. The business has grown rapidly - mostly by word of mouth - and, after a short period of time, Extra Ambition has established itself as a leading, quality provider of 11+ tuition services in Reading.

Extra Ambition is committed to the success of all of its learners and provides monthly progress reports, regular detailed feedback on assessments and homework. EA does not believe in teaching by rote either - it provides quality, experiential learning, using the best resources available. All the classrooms are equipped with state of the art equipment and provide the perfect environment for learning to flourish.

EA has helped many children to fulfil their ambitions of exam success and has helped many others to a grammar school or private school place. Although EA can't guarantee success - it can guarantee the very best in terms of teaching; effectively organised to maximise the chances of your child's success! 

After all, your child's success is Extra Ambition's success!

The perfect solution for 11+tuition in Reading.

Kari Sidhu - BA (Hons), PGCE.

EA Founder.


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Kari Sidhu BA (Hons) PGCE

Kari has many years of teaching experience, across the primary, secondary and FE sector. 

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"I just want to say a huge thank you for helping my son pass his 11+ for Reading School. He has loved coming to your lessons each Sunday and the hard work has all been so worth it. We are over the moon!"

Mrs R Sharma. 


About Extra Ambition

Extra Ambition Tutoring delivers the very best preparation for the 11+ exam. The programme has been developed from experience gained over many years.





The scholarship programme, first launched in 2014, provides the opportunity for all parents to gain access to the very best 11+ tutoring.



Angry mum's rant, about the 11 + test, has completely divided parents. 

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Classroom Approach

Extra Ambition believes in small group, 11 + tutoring. Classes are never more than 12 students - which allows for a much more personalised teaching approach - tailored to the needs of each student. 



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