It is only a week before the students all return to school for the new academic year. Most of the regular tuition sessions are booked. I normally receive lots of enquiries just after school term starts and in October, so if you are thinking about maths tuition for your son or daughter, then NOW is the time to book if you want to be sure of securing a place for them. I have a very limited number of regular one-to-one sessions available. In addition to this I can offer places on my Year 7 Saturday Maths Class to students just starting Year 7.
Please see my calendar www.dissmathstutor.co.uk/calendar to check availability or call me on 01379 650984 to discuss your requirements.
Last week's 'Get Ready for High School' course was a success. We managed to cover the areas we had planned to and REALLY enjoyed the algebra component. Interestingly, on Monday,our brains were a little slower than before the holidays, but after a couple of sessions they had moved into top gear and we were tackling much more complex problems. Great work!
With such a warm afternoon, we decided to have our class outside today. Starting with a refresher of some of the Year 6 maths objectives, we soon moved on to solving problems with fractions. Once our brains had got back in to working mode (after a few weeks without thinking too much about maths) we made good progress and are now looking forward to more maths tomorrow. We are going to be VERY ready for High School!
Working out the best time to start tuition for your child, is very much an individual choice, and it really depends on why you are looking for a tutor.
If you feel your child is getting behind at school, and you think they need extra support, then early intervention can help them to catch up or keep up. In cases such as this, the earlier you start the better. Of course, if you feel that they no longer need tuition, then you can always stop. I frequently tell clients that the purpose of tuition is to get their children off tuition!
Some clients have a particular goal in mind. In many cases it is to help their children prepare for Key Stage 2 SATs. If this is your requirement then I would recommend starting tuition in Year 5 (especially if the student isn't strong in maths). This enables us to focus on the areas your son or daughter needs to work on early, so that by Year 6 we can really get to grips with the Year 6 curriculum objectives.
Of course, if SATs success is the reason you are looking for a tutor and the student is already in Year 6 then the earlier they start tuition the better, but certainly from January of the year they are due to take the tests in order for it to have a real impact.
There are still places available on the Get Ready for High School Maths course - aimed at students who have just left Y6 and are about to enter Y7.
Topics covered in this course have been carefully chosen after consultation with Key Stage 3 teachers from East Anglia and the rest of the U.K.
Changing schools is an exciting time, but children can become anxious about how to cope with the transition. This course is equally suitable for students who may have struggled with Year 6 maths or found the Y6 SATs particularly tough and those who feel that they need to be prepared for the new challenges ahead of them.
Those of you who have been with me for some time will already know that I have been required to start a completely new website after accidentally deleting the old one! This site is the result - much of it is very similar to the old one but the main change is, of course, the new domain name. I have been meaning to change to a co.uk name for some time and now, here we are at www.dissmathstutor.co.uk
Those of you who are new, then a warm welcome to you. I am looking forward to working with your child(ren) and helping them to succeed in maths.
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