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The greatest accolades we can give are 1) our son always looked forward to the late afternoon Sunday sessions, 2) he passed the 11 plus with a score that later awarded him a place at Reading School, and 3) we will be booking tuition with Kari for our next son.  Kari has a rounded wealth of experience gained as a pupil of Reading School, as a teacher, and most recently as a parent of a Reading School boy.  Our son came out of every session having been challenged, learnt new things both academically and attitudinally, which when coupled with his own intelligence and determination, helped realised his true potential.  We would have no hesitation highly recommending Kari as a tutor.

Krish and Nicky.


Embarking upon tuition for the 11 plus was a daunting experience. I commenced this process in 2014 for my son.  I initially engaged the services of a large provider that dealt with high volume students.  I later discovered Extra Ambition who conducted a detailed initial diagnostic of my son's abilities. Extra Ambition offered a personalised approach with small classroom sizes. My son scored within the top 5% of his cohort at Reading Boys and easily secured a place.  I would not hesitate to recommend him and his unique, personalised approach.


Dear Kari,

Terry and I would like to thank you for all you have taught James. Your training has been invaluable. You are a Great Teacher! All the Best.


Terry and Jacqui. 


Thank you for your teaching. It has helped me become faster, quicker and better at Maths, English , NVR and VR.

I liked coming to your classes because I like the way you teach and it was fun to go there make friends, learn, have fun and have a good time talking with you.

Thank you!


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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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