How should one cope with A maths in Secondary School?
A maths can seem like a daunting prospect to many school students but it doesn’t have to be this way. Even if your child is not struggling with maths, having a maths tuition can improve confidence and results significantly. Math Academy is a successful tuition centre which offers your child expert tutoring and guidance so that they can make the most out of their secondary school years. a maths tuition is offered on a weekly basis to students and is lead by one of our superb teachers who will be patient and kind and will encourage children to aim higher.
A maths tuition includes weekly homework being set so that children can test out their abilities outside of the classroom. This homework is marked and then discussed with the child in their sessions and we have found this a successful formula as it makes children reflect on mistakes and be comforted and encouraged by the things they did get right; it is by no means focused what they got wrong.
The a maths tuition is given in small groups to optimise performance. A group of 6 is the maximum number which we work with. We don’t like the idea of larger classes as we feel this doesn’t allow children to participate as much and get the most out of each session.
At Math Academy, we have special copyrighted notes for our a maths tuition students. These notes include excellent summaries of key concepts and problems. These have really benefited students as they are clear and concise, making them accessible to all.
What’s more, we analyse the UCLES marker’s reports so that we know exactly what the O Level exam board are looking for in terms of key concepts. This helps us to offer a maths tuition which is tailored to the individual’s needs by correcting errors and comparing them to what the exam board was looking for. This way, students can also understand what they need to do to improve their maths.
Something which is a very important element of our a maths tuition for weaker students is learning to recognise key words and concepts. If a child does not understand what the question is asking them, how are they expected to give the correct answer? This is where many children go wrong without realising; therefore, by tackling this issue head on in our a maths tuition classes, students learn to identify and interpret what is required of them.
We always expose children to a large variety of question types in order that they are well prepared for unseen questions in additional mathematics exams. This also inspires confidence in children and helps them perform better.