Many of the students I see suffer from a lack of confidence in maths. For others this lack of confidence is more extreme and manifests itself in the form of anxiety. There are many ways of helping to overcome this. The image below has some good advice for parents.
It is always a good idea to do a little maths every day. It helps keeps those skills nicely honed and reminds you of the areas you still need to work on. I encourage all of my Key Stage 3 and above students to use Corbett Maths' 5-a-day for homework. There are tasks for every day of the year and there are worked answers, too. Once you feel very comfortable with a particular level, then please start to attempt the next one. Of course, we can go over 'tricky' topics in our 1-2-1 sessions. You can find 5-a-day at corbettmaths.com/5-a-day/gcse/
I have been really pleased to establish myself as an online tutor, as well as offering face-to-face tuition. The beauty of online tuition is that the tutor and the student can be anywhere in the country, or even the world, yet tuition can still take place. This term I have started working with a very special young man from Wiltshire, who has responded amazingly well to the online format, fully interacting with all aspects of his lesson.
The new term here at Diss Maths Tutor started on Monday 4th September. Those who have been having tuition during the summer holidays have done exceptionally well, and it has been good to see those who have been having a bit of a break. I hope you have all had a fabulous summer!
I hope that everyone I know who is waiting for their 'A' level results, gets the grades they are hoping for (and maybe better)!
Whatever your results are, you may be wondering what you should do next. This article is very helpful, so might be worth a read...
With the announcement of GCSE results due on 24th August, all students will be hoping that the results will bring them good news! For those who miss their required grade there will be an opportunity to retake these exams in November. The dates for maths GCSE retakes are as follows (for all exam boards).
It has taken a while, but I have finally managed to sit down and re-organise my term-time timetable to accommodate as many people's requests as possible. Unfortunately, I have not managed to fit everyone in on their preferred time, so I am starting the year with a waiting list for certain sessions.
I do, however, still have some availability for weekly lessons starting in September, so if you are keen to book I would recommend that you do so before 24th August (GCSE results day) as I suspect there will be a number of enquiries from those who have not achieved their desired grade this time around.
You can see my current availability for September on my calendar page
An increasing number of parents are asking me to set homework for their children. I am happy to give homework but ask that parents use Dropbox to access the work I have set. If you don't already have Dropbox you can download it for free using this link (and you will receive 16MB exta storage, too). https://db.tt/zH2iLdAe
We've been having some wonderful weather just lately - the school summer holidays must be around the corner.
Did you know that many students lose their progress during the long summer holidays? This is known as the 'summer slide'. It can be prevented, and one way of doing so is to have some tuition during the long break.
I have a limited number of spaces available for summer tuition this year. Please see the calendar below and, if you would like to book some sessions, then please do get in touch.