Why is maths taught differently today?

If you look at your child’s maths homework or pop into their classroom, you may notice that the way maths is taught today looks nothing like it did when you were at school. This can be unsettling for many parents because they don’t understand the new methods and don’t feel confident helping their child.  They …

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Four Common Misconceptions

Throughout November I will be going live on my Facebook page to quickly explain some of the most common misconceptions, or stumbling blocks, that the children I work with often display, and provide advice on overcoming them. I’ll take a look at each of them further in this blog. The Maths Blocks: Firstly, a couple …

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What Can I Do To Help My Child With Their Learning?

This was a common question at parent’s evening when I was teaching, and something I’m asked regularly by the parents I work with now as a tutor. My suggestions are below.  Other than the first one which is the most important thing you can do to help your child with their learning, the rest are …

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