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Avoiding Stress At Exam Time

Exam time is fast approaching and every student ultimately reaches the day when they realise...
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Those Pesky Little Negative Signs...

That pesky little negative sign. So small yet so significant. So easily misplaced or forgotten...
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'Essential Maths' Book Recommendation

Essential Maths by David Rayner and Michael White (Elmwood Press) In over thirty years of...
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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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  • The Cambridge STEP Exmaination

    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...
  • Advice on preparing for the BMAT exam

    Anna Rayner A-level Maths Tutor (Exeter) Picture The following is some advice, in relation to the BMAT exam, on how to help your son or daughter keep their head above water. This is relevant given that year 13, even without the extra hurdles of applying to study medicine, is already an extremely pressurised academic year. The two hour BMAT...
  • Use of Differential Equations in Medicine Editor's Pick

    T Puri A-level Maths Tutor (Uxbridge) Picture Positron emission tomography (PET) is an imaging technique used to image physiology of the cancer cells with the help of a radionuclide (i.e. tracer). The tumour cells are known to consume very high levels of glucose. Therefore, a marker of glucose uptake within the cells is the most commonly...

 

  • Keep working at it and go all the way...

    Dr. Wasim Akber A-level Maths (Further) Tutor (Harrow) Picture Students generally find Further Mathematics at A-levels quite challenging. The key to success in such a subject is to work hard and never give up - let's say you were to study a topic, do not stop until you have acquired a full understanding of the topic.  I sat my Edexcel A-level Further...
  • Where Is Maths Used In The Real World?

    Alan Alan A-level Maths Tutor (Guildford) Picture Everything in the world involves mathematics in one way or another. In sports, we use shapes for tennis courts, circles for the baskets in basketball, angles for ski slopes! Maths is used in weight lifting, track and field, football, motor sport, ice skating, skiing, swimming and all the...
  • Can we do university maths without doing A-level

    T Puri University Maths Tutor (Uxbridge) Picture DifficultConcept = EasyConcept1 * (EasyConcept2)^2 I never forget this one university student I taught a while ago. He was a mature student, very enthusiastic and determined to score high marks in his calculus exams. I generally find such students very sensible and responsible. During our first...