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Ten Steps to Exam Success

I am in the unusual, if not unique, position of having failed the first year of my degree course...
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Get the most out of maths revision

Get the most out of your revision for maths exams Don't just work your way through piles of past...
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Where is Number 7?

Where is number 7? No, this is not the beginning of a spy novel, but a question philosophers...
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Progressing from GCSE Maths – what next?

UPDATED JANUARY 2017 You’re in Year 11 and your GCSE Maths is all going swimmingly – a few...

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  • 'Deadly Disease' Challenge With Maths Editor's Pick

    Fin Biscoe-Taylor A-level Maths Tutor (Stoke-on-Trent) Picture ‘You hear about a deadly disease which has no symptoms but is absolutely fatal. Only 1 in 10,000 people have this terrible disease but you decide that to be on the safe side you should see your Doctor and take the test anyway. Your Doctor explains that the test is 99% accurate and that you...
  • The Cambridge STEP Examination

    Anna Rayner A-level Maths Tutor (Exeter) Picture The Cambridge STEP Examination This article considers the challenges of STEP and offers advice on preparation. Introduction STEP stands for Sixth Term Examination Paper. It is an entrance requirement for maths degrees at Cambridge and Warwick. Other universities which include STEP in their...
  • Module Choices For A Level Maths

    Lana Downing A-level Maths Tutor (Reading) Picture A lot of GCSE students often ask me, "what are the differences between the different applied mathematical modules at A Level?", so I thought I would write a useful breakdown of each one to help with your choices! (Note - this is based on edexcel, but will most likely apply across the...


  • What Can Tutoring Offer? Editor's Pick

    Clare Reger A-level Maths Tutor (Stockport) Picture As someone reading articles on The Tutor Pages you are probably already sold on the idea of getting a tutor. But for those of you out there who are unsure, here is a quick summary of what a tutor can offer you or your child. I want to start by saying that I don’t mean to criticise the amazing...
  • One Of My Favourite Formulas

    Pieter Jan De Smet, PhD A-level Maths Tutor (South East London) Picture The formula I want to talk about is a formula that can be used to calculate sums. It works as follows.Suppose you want to calculate the sum: f(1) + f(2) + ... + f(n)First you somehow find a function 'F(n)' such that for all 'n':F(n+1) - F(n) = f(n)Then you use this to rewrite the sum as:f(1) +...
  • Being A Successful Student

    O Bello A-level Maths Tutor (Uxbridge) Picture The classroom is a very good place for students to build up their foundation and knowledge in a number of areas that will serve them later on as they are assessed in examinations and as they apply some of these skills learnt later in their day to day life. It is very easy to underestimate the...