Our Transfer Test Tuition includes:

Professional tuition in the SEAG Transfer Tests

  • An assessment of your child’s needs

  • Exam technique

  • Past Paper practice

At On Target Tuition,  we provide bespoke SEAG Transfer Test tuition, tailored to the needs of your child.  Each child is assessed and a programme of work designed, specifically aimed at filling in the gaps in their knowledge with regards to the test curriculum.  Your child will cover all required topics. If they are struggling to grasp any area we will repeat and re-teach until their understanding is solid.  This method, combined with the use of past paper extracts ensures your child is fully prepared for the test. This is especially important in the SEAG GL tests as your child needs to get used to both the multiple choice format and recording free form answers on a separate sheet of paper.

We would recommend that you seek our help in your child’s P6 year. However if during their P5 year you feel there are a few gaps that need addressed then please get in touch.  Our tutors like to build a relationship with your child to build their confidence and to make sure that we have time to cover the SEAG Transfer Test curriculum.

Who will be tutoring your child for the SEAG Transfer Test?

Our Centre Director, Martin, leads a team of experienced Transfer Test tutors who have an in-depth knowledge of the topics and how to get the best out of your child in the run up to the test.  They are all fully qualified teachers and have been tutoring children for this exam for many years. 

Martin has been teaching for 23 years and has experience teaching upper primary with ten years of experience tutoring children sitting the  transfer tests since their introduction in 2009. He has recently gone through the experience with his own two daughters so knows the stresses and strains felt by parents and children going through the process. This experience and knowledge makes On Target Tuition an ideal choice when it comes to helping you and your child through this often stressful test.

Our Transfer Test lessons

The first step in the process of enrolling your child for GL tuition with On Target Tuition is an assessment. From this we can pinpoint any areas of weakness and tailor a programme of study designed to bring your child up to the level required for the test.  Other tutors may offer all ability group tuition. What makes us different is that you child receives tuition targeted, specifically at their needs.  Your child will benefit from our excellent teaching experience and will receive the right amount of teaching time. This is balanced with an environment which fosters the independence needed to succeed in this test. This way of tutoring works brilliantly for the students that come to us.  They are in a calm, comfortable environment, surrounded by other learners who are focused on their own work.  

Lessons are 80 minutes long, which allows us to work on both English and Maths as well as past paper extracts.  Homework is offered to reinforce learning.  Your teacher will also provide feedback at the end of each lesson and talk you through any areas your child should practice at home.

Our tuition involves extensive past paper practise in the SEAG Style, multiple choice and free form answer format, which is vital to improve exam technique.

Buy our SEAG Style Transfer Test 2023 specification Practice Papers here.


'We would wholeheartedly recommend On Target Tuition to any parent wishing to prepare their child for the Transfer Test. It has taken the pain out of what can be a stressful process. Our eldest daughter attended each week from spring 2018 to June, coming back for the summer sessions to keep things fresh, before starting back to P7 in September. It was just what we all needed! Martin has such a calm and patient approach, targeting the areas she was struggling with and explaining in simple language strategies that our daughter could employ. Come November our daughter approached the exams with confidence and when she opened the envelopes at the end of January we were all delighted. She achieved 108 in the AQE and an A in the GL with 251 (an A starts at 234!) Thank you!!'

The Johnstons

The Johnstons

January 2019

"I just wanted to thank you for all you did for my son, Ciarán. He had a great result in both transfer tests, and that was due in large part to the work you did with him. Ciarán benefited in many ways. First of all, The tutoring centre gave him a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of home to really concentrate on his work. Secondly, we we able to target the skills that Ciarán needed work each week on and focus on them. Thirdly, Ciarán had had more than half his schooling in the US, and needed explanation to help understand the cultural differences in the transfer test. Finally, Ciarán's grew in confidence each week, and the work he did with you was reflected in the scores he received in his practice tests he took in school each week. In the end, Ciarán got an "A" in the GL test, and 116 in the AQE test, both scores that gave him the freedom to choose the school he wanted. You've helped make one little boy very happy - Thanks again!"




'Just a line to let you know that Mollie got an A in the GL assessment. She is absolutely delighted as are we. All being well she will be going to Dominican College, Fortwilliam. Mary and I would like to thank you once again for all the work you put in with Mollie. We appreciated the calm and relaxed manner in which you worked with her. I think it is a testament to you that never once did she baulk at getting up so early on a Saturday morning to go to your classes. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody else seeking tuition.'

Jim McAlister

Jim McAlister


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