For some, the very word mathematics sends shudders down the spine, for others it’s a fun subject that is at the heart of everything. Algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry – let’s face it, its fascinating stuff and it is generally accepted that it is an important subject both in education and in life. We need it daily, in every transaction and in a wide variety of careers: accounting, catering, chemistry, commissioning, engineering, physics, and IT.
One-to-one tutoring has many advantages especially if a student is having difficulties with a subject and a maths tutor can be vital for help at examination time. Our tutors cover all levels and are able to teach children through the whole process or can assist with refresher sessions for all ages. It all depends on the level where the obstacles are to the understanding of maths and our tutors will find the best way that suits you or your child.
This bespoke way of teaching will help with the common hurdles that people have with mathematics like training your memory to remember formulae. The tutor will also help with the jargon – there are so many terms and areas of maths to remember, but once you are familiarised, you will never forget them!
Mathematics is a subject full of concepts and some blue-sky thinking but at the end of the day, it is logical so your reasoning skills will be honed to understand the most perplexing of problems. The tutor will then train you to visualise and explain your solutions. Once comfortable with your tutoring arrangement the objectives will be the understanding of the school national curriculum, working on any weaknesses in your learning, understanding the importance of mathematics, building on your existing knowledge and preparing for exams.
A private tutor will make things clear for you and at the initial meeting, the tutor is likely to discuss what your problems are – this part of the planning stage and they will decide where best you start from. This might involve maths games to help you relax. Also, familiarising you with the day-to-day use of maths is helpful – adding, subtracting, counting, multiplying, dividing, using fractions, graphs, decimals and reasoning are used daily in our lives so utilising these scenarios will help the visualisation of mathematical problems and challenges.
A good grade in maths is a requirement for entry into most college courses and universities. Having maths skills on your CV make you instantly attractive to employers and it is needed for many jobs with institutions such as the NHS or armed services. But it is more than this. Being good at resolving mathematical problems undoubtedly improves self-esteem and it shows that you have the capability to study, to use reason and to achieve.