What I have developed a knee-jerk affinity for is mistakes and failures . . . I learn more from them than I learn from success.
Ray Dalio founder of Bridgewater Associates
- (Warm up with basic maths)
- (Prepped bit — solutions to problems, advice on study/exams)
- Tutee’s bit — the bulk of the session where you can ask questions on the parts of your course that you are struggling with
- I try to break down the very mathy bits into more manageable pieces which you can digest more easily
- Summary — what we did in the session
- Reminder to revise/Supplementary work (twice monthly exercise for you to complete in your own time — solution to a problem, reflection on processes involved).
- I do not offer “homework” unless requested to do so. However you should understand that the key to doing well in a maths exam is practice. You therefore need to become a diligent student by completing any homework set by your teacher.
- There is a surchage for setting and marking homework.
- (bespoke notes developed with you to help you understand the maths you struggle with)
At various points of the school year sessions may also include:
- help with revision and exam preparation
- regular revision of basic maths eg
- place value
- adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing — written and mental
- methods of calculation and estimation
- encouraging you to develop your number skills
- looking at making more of your scientific calculator
- use of symmetry
- ask me 2 questions
- explain it to me
- produce a similar problem and solve it