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How to Revise: an effective approach

When I first started tutoring maths as a PhD researcher many years ago, I made some interesting...
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Why Do Bright Pupils Have Difficulty with Maths?

How is it that many bright, hardworking and ambitious students struggle so with maths? After...
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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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Mindset Adjustment For Developing Confidence

"I'm not good at maths. I just don't have that kind of brain. Some people are wired that way. I...

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  • Practice Makes Perfect With Maths

    Mr Shaun Miles GCSE Maths Tutor (South West London) Picture The old cliche "practice makes perfect", I believe, is truly the key to achieving high marks in Mathematics. Particularly when we think about the way in which exams test students in schools and colleges. Rote learning is a memorisation technique based on repetition that is often used by...
  • How To Factorise Simple Quadratic Expressions

    Tril More GCSE Maths Tutor (Birmingham) Picture Quadratic expressions follow the pattern, Ax2 + Bx + C. We shall be looking at simple quadratic expressions, namely where A = 1, which will follow the pattern, x2 + Bx + C. When this expression is factorised, the result will be the product of two brackets. x2 + Bx + C = ( x ) ( x )...
  • It's OK to get Tutoring

    Tim the Tutor GCSE Maths Tutor (Redhill) Picture One of my students I was tutoring at a local study centre recently told me that she thought she was stupid, and she was embarrassed that she was getting tutoring, so she’d told her friend that she meets outside afterwards that she had a job at the centre. I told her quite simply that students...


  • Poor Maths Teaching In Schools

    Bill Bailey GCSE Maths Tutor (Bath) Picture Everybody hates maths. Everybody says "Maths is difficult", "I don't understand it" and a multitude of other negative approaches to the subject. I maintain that maths is not a difficult subject per se. It depends largely on how you are taught, and developing the self confidence to tackle a...
  • Teaching Maths In A Fun-Filled Way

    Patrick Oseloka Ezepue GCSE Maths Tutor (Sheffield) Picture Teaching maths in a fun way should consist of the following: Learning Covenants: Effective teaching, including summer schools, intensive revision classes in mid-terms, and weekend group coaching; Use of humour and accelerated learning principles to teach Maths and other science-based...
  • The New GCSE Maths Syllabus Editor's Pick

    Krysia GCSE Maths Tutor (West London) Picture If you have children who did GCSEs last year you will be aware that there is a new exam with a new grading structure (1 – 9) where 9 is the highest grade. That is not the only difference, however. Obvious changes include the fact that there are three exam papers instead of two. Less obvious...