Groups vs 1:1 Sessions

Making the decision of how best to help and support your child is always a tricky one, they often surprise us with their reactions and responses to things we thought weren’t for them. This week’s post is to give you pros and cons to online group tuition and online 1:1 tuition to help you makeContinue reading “Groups vs 1:1 Sessions”

The Maths Nemesis: Reasoning

Travis Kalanick tells us ‘Every problem has a solution. You just have to be creative enough to find it.’ This is true of maths, reasoning is increasingly part of maths exams, yet students find it increasingly more difficult to overcome. Why? As I discussed last week, maths language is a barrier for many. They knowContinue reading “The Maths Nemesis: Reasoning”

Let’s Talk About Maths: The importance of maths language

Maths has a language all of its own, sometimes it feels more overwhelming than the process of the maths itself. Let’s explore maths language, how we use it, why we use it and most importantly how you can boost your child’s knowledge of it. Galileo once said that ‘Maths is the language the universe wasContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Maths: The importance of maths language”

Active, Dynamic, Creative-The World of Online Learning

When I first started teaching online, I was convinced my lessons would be stale and boring. How could I bring all the hands-on activities into an environment where I am sometimes hundreds of miles away from my students? This troubled me for a long time, it even delayed me making the leap into tuition! IContinue reading “Active, Dynamic, Creative-The World of Online Learning”

Resources: Genius vs Cheating

Have you ever spent time searching for the perfect resource to help your child with their learning, only for them to say ‘I can’t use that, it’s cheating?’ I have, more times than I care to remember, often after creating the perfect resource just for them! It is frustrating, why do they think like that?Continue reading “Resources: Genius vs Cheating”

Explore Maths: Explore Resources

What is a resource? We talk about resources all the time, how useful they are and how they impact upon learning, but we don’t actually talk about what they are! Are they books? Are they worksheets? Are they games? Are they blocks? Truth is, resources are whatever you and most importantly your child needs themContinue reading “Explore Maths: Explore Resources”

Maths isn’t all about numbers!

Why is maths so confusing? I have been asked this question so many times in the past month I thought I would blog about it. Maths itself isn’t what confuses us. The processes and methods that we are taught can be confusing, maybe because the method is new, relies on other knowledge being in placeContinue reading “Maths isn’t all about numbers!”