A Plan of Action to Succeed in Maths Exams

To achieve your best and get the highest GCSE grade you possibly can, you need a plan of action. Maths tuition can give you the extra boost you need.

Mr. Richard Coles
04 December

A Plan of Action
To achieve your best and get the highest GCSE grade you possibly can, you need a plan of action. Maths tuition can give you the extra boost you need. Together we can boost your learning and get you exam ready. With private lessons you will have all the benefits of one-to-one tuition that ensures you are equipped with the essentials for exam success.
The relevance of Maths
Why learn Maths? Relevance, context and real-life importance.
If I had a penny for every time a student asked, “Why do we need to learn this”. It is a common complaint and can reveal obstacles to progress that some students face. The way I try to overcome barriers for students is to make clear connections between their study and real-life scenarios. To show the applications and usefulness of the particular topics. Maths qualifications are highly prized assets for good reason and there is an increasing focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). There are thousands of jobs that require specific Maths-based skills. Studying Maths can train the brain in problem solving, systematic working and reasoning. And, with a suitable approach and mindset, it can be enjoyable! (go back up)
A lot to learn
Some students find the amount they need to learn overwhelming. The GCSE Mathematics curriculum has always been packed full. In 2015, it was changed along with the grading structure to a Grade 1-9 system. And the content expanded so there is now an expectation on students to learn even more. The Foundation tier now includes topics that were previously in the Higher tier. And many subjects have been introduced to the Higher tier that were formerly in A’ Level. Additionally, there are now three 90-minute exams at the end of the GCSE course. Managing this workload and bringing it all together to peak for exams is a tough task. Private tuition from TeesTutors can go a long way to helping you not just cope, but to excel. (go back up)
The pace of lessons
Some students need to work at a different pace and fall behind. The majority of schools set Maths classes by ability. Even within this set up however there are students that may struggle to keep up with the rest due to a variety of factors. Some prefer different learning styles that are not part of daily classroom routines. Others may have Special Educational Needs that limit their ability to access the lessons. It may be that a student is skilled in problem solving, say, but struggles with basic calculations. Whatever the reasons, private lessons from TeesTutors can address them. I have a great deal of experience working with students with a range of special needs. (go back up)
I have successfully taught and prepared students for GCSE Maths for many years so am familiar with the main exam boards and the new Grade 1-9 syllabus. Preparing for GCSE Maths can seem a daunting task and gearing up for exam day requires planning and effort. I know what it takes for students to achieve. In my experience there are three factors to being successful – subject knowledge, exam technique and revision habits.
Subject knowledge
Students need to gain strong subject knowledge. I teach for good technique in all topics and aim to make clear the connections and overlaps between topics. This makes for accelerated learning and better understanding.

Mr. Richard Coles


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