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Lessons learnt from my own schooling

Thinking back to my time as a student at school – studying for my “O” and “A” levels – I think...
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Mental Arithmetic: A Natural Talent?

Mental Arithmetic – A Natural Talent or Can We All Learn To Be Good At It? Often my husband...
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Some thoughts on taking GCSE Maths exams

I think that GCSE exams are probably the hardest set of exams (not the hardest exams...
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A teacher’s view of the value of private tuition

Working towards a prosperous future In 1987 I qualified as a teacher and started my career in an...

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  • Revising for GCSE Maths 9-1

    Max Santos GCSE Maths Tutor (Guildford) Picture The format of GCSE Maths has recently changed to a grading system of 1 to 9 (as opposed to A*-E). Grades 8 and 9 are equivalent to the current A* grade, whilst grade 7 is equivalent to an A. The usual pass mark of a C has now become a grade 4 or 5. Whilst the grading system has changed, the...
  • Maths On A Graph

    Mil GCSE Maths Tutor (South East London) Picture The GCSE Maths curriculum introduces the student into the wonderful world of linear and quadratic equations. At secondary school we are fully immersed in maths, whether we know it or not. We haven't yet left the classroom. Our minds have been solving maths problems for years. New concepts...
  • Tough changes hit Maths Curriculum Sep 2016

    Kamal Patel GCSE Maths Tutor (Harrow) Picture Yes, you read that right! Let me explain. My new scheme of work requires me to teach Factorising Quadratic expressions to year 7 and year 8 students! Are you joking? Well, No. I am not. Until a few months ago I never used to teach these topics to anyone below year 9! So if you are saying your...

 

  • Growth Mindset in Maths

    T Hedger GCSE Maths Tutor (Bromley) Picture There are many factors that attribute to how well a student succeeds in their academic career; whilst some may be genetic and beyond control, learning and retention can be greatly enhanced by students adopting a growth mindset. This theory focuses on a positive attitude to learning and its...
  • Understanding Maths with Ease

    Ariyo GCSE Maths Tutor (Kirkcaldy) Picture For many people mathematics is one of the most challenging subject. It requires persistence and determination to really take on the maths challenge. Students need to realise that when you fail a question it does not really mean you don't know maths. What it basically means is that you have...
  • Growth Mindset in Maths

    Trish Dooley GCSE Maths Tutor (South East London) Picture One of the key aspects of successful coaching is enabling your client to have a sense of self belief, to overcome their saboteurs, the negative 'I should, must, ought' thoughts and to evoke a transformation, change in themselves. This is related so keenly with the way in which children learn and...