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Maths is Everywhere

I think Mathematics and I have been always good "friends". From the first time I came across the...
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Do you really mean what you're saying?

A good friend of mine has just described me as a pedant. Well in some ways maybe I am. When it...
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Live it!

I recommend the BBC website for additional learning materials. Their range of worksheets,...
Adult Literacy/ Numeracy

The time is now: the joy of adult literacy

"I wish I'd done this years ago." "Ten years ago I thought about getting help, but I was too...

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  • The time is now: the joy of adult literacy

    Miss Diane Adult Literacy/ Numeracy Tutor (North London) Picture "I wish I'd done this years ago." "Ten years ago I thought about getting help, but I was too embarrassed." These are typical comments from adults who've started having lessons in reading, writing and handwriting. They tell me that they've been ashamed for years and used up all their energy...
  • Maths is Everywhere

    Miss Aneta Adult Literacy/ Numeracy Tutor (North West London) Picture I think Mathematics and I have been always good "friends". From the first time I came across the subject at school, it was "love at first sight" with the numbers and digits, and everyting else that these can lead you to. There are many ways that the study of Maths can be incorporated into...
  • Prince Harry's dark secret

    Andy Collins Adult Literacy/ Numeracy Tutor (Durham) Picture On World Aids Day in December 2014 Prince Harry admitted something he had kept secret for years. It was this: he dislikes speaking in public. He evidently feels he is not good at it and gets 'incredibly nervous' . Now this caused some amazement in the media at the time. How could a Prince of the...

 

  • Do you really mean what you're saying?

    Andy Collins Adult Literacy/ Numeracy Tutor (Durham) Picture A good friend of mine has just described me as a pedant. Well in some ways maybe I am. When it comes to the use of words, though, I am not that strict: it just pains me when people who are clearly unaware of the real meaning of a word use it in completely the wrong context. A misuse which really...
  • How you to learn to spell effectively

    Adult Literacy/ Numeracy Tutor (Cambridge) Picture “My child can learn his spellings for the test and he then forgets them” This is quite normal. Memory is not fixed at the moment of learning.  Repetition is the fixative.  Memories are initially fragile.  Memories strengthen with time and become persistent. To move information from your...
  • Live it!

    Michelle Poole 4 IT Adult Literacy/ Numeracy Tutor (Wakefield) Picture I recommend the BBC website for additional learning materials. Their range of worksheets, games and fact sheets are invaluable to a student and delivered in such a way as to benefit all levels.