Keeping up with mathematics in the age of COVID-19

Struggling with homework

We are all struggling to adjust to the weird world into which COVID-19 has plunged us. I have spent quite a bit of time during lockdown working with students, helping them to keep on top of their mathematics during a time which has given us a lot of uncertainty and, for many children, heightened levels of anxiety, which in many cases, is currently not being fully addressed.

I offer Mathematics tuition, usually, but not always one-to-one. I am open to working with small groups of students at the same time, on the assumption that the students are all working on the same topics.

Having someone to talk to about their mathematics can be a useful supplement to student's work in school. Many are intimidated when it comes to asking questions in a large group such as a full class, and these students can go through their school lives with questions that are never answered.

This in turn can lead to lack of understanding and ultimately to the protestation that I hear all too often: "I can't do maths!" or "I hate maths!" which, like so many things in life, often amounts to the same thing.

Tuition can help, particularly with students who lack confidence, to allow them to ask the questions which will lead to fuller understanding in a safe and non-threatening situation.

It is important, when considering whether to employ a tutor, to ascertain whether the student wants to learn. If this is not the case no amount of extra tuition is going to make the difference. There is no substitute for determination, as with any endeavour and without the determination to succeed, no amount of tuition will help.

The aim here is to give students at all levels, the confidence they require to advance their understanding of the subject on a one-to-one basis where questions can be asked in a non-threatening environment.

If I can be of service to you, please send me an email using the contact page.