Often young people can internalise the difficulties they have with Maths. Challenging problems that don't result in immediate success can engender a toxic mentality, undermining confidence and leading to anxiety. However, with persistence and the right guidance seemingly insurmountable problems can be broken down, teaching students a valuable life lesson.
We believe in nurturing a Growth Mindset in our sessions, praising students for perseverance and concentration. Where students can be frequently be paralysed by errors, we help them to understand that their mistakes are vital in the learning process.
Having achieved an A/A* in Maths A Level, all of our tutors are able to provide an exceptional standard of academic tuition. Yet we endeavour to go beyond the academic scope by approaching our sessions in a more holistic manner.
We believe that the student-tutor relationship is just as important as the curriculum taught. We aim to create a comfortable environment, enabling students to ask questions of their tutor as they might a friend. This allows our tutors to double as mentors, using their own experience to advise on a range of issues, from classroom troubles to A Level choices and university applications.
We also incorporate practical life skills into our curriculum, providing students with organisational tools and time management techniques to help them with the stresses of schooling.
One of our partners is the Maths Resilience programme at the University of Warwick, who have helped us to create a valuable teaching curriculum for young people. By developing cognitive reasoning, our sessions encourage students to approach complex problems logically, a vital skill in both Maths and life beyond.
We implement techniques outlined in DEAL (Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening) created by the Samaritans. The aim is to improve the emotional intelligence of young students, allowing them to cope with setbacks more effectively. This is an invaluable skill that sets apart the best students from the rest.
Finding it tough in school? Working hard for an exam? Whatever your individual needs, your tutor will customise their approach to best serve you.