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Needed a Maths Tutor

Tanya Avatar
6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
My Son had a D in his GCSE's for maths. He is devastated.
Maths Tutor in Newport South Wales needed.
Tanya Avatar
6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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Don't get a tutor... is anyone in your family good at maths... bbc revisewise is good... help him yourself by doing online stuff together... if stuck on any probs ask on here... quite a few mathematicians on here. If having a teacher did not help.. a tutor may not either.. .. It's not that hard... and if you struggled with maths in your teens.. you might find it easier now,.. try it.. GL
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[quote=jonb2412]Don't get a tutor... is anyone in your family good at maths... bbc revisewise is good... help him yourself by doing online stuff together... if stuck on any probs ask on here... quite a few mathematicians on here. If having a teacher did not help.. a tutor may not either.. .. It's not that hard... and if you struggled with maths in your teens.. you might find it easier now,.. try it.. GL[/quote
Oh thank you so much, I wil remember that.
Not heard of bbc revisewise will check it out now. !
#3
Yeah I got to say, if he was doing A Level standard maybe worth a tutor, but for GCSE there is enough I feel out there to support you, even mymaths is a good site if his school has a subscription. If there are certain questions that he is struggling with then I dont mind helping via PM etc.
#4
yikes, poor lad...get a tutor. as a parent u cant dedicate the time sometimes as u get distracted with other stuff. if u got a tutor and a set time to go there u are more inclined to do so. also tutors are clued up on exam papers and ways to answer.

i used bbc revise for my sons year 2 SATs and it was really lame. dunno if its better the older u get, but i dont think u will get top marks with it. get a tutor....don't regret not doing it.
#5
I got a U for my first GCSE maths exam in year 10 :|

That was through lack of effort though. If he continues to practice exercise from the revision books and uses BBC Bitesize he should be fine. I did all of those things and went on to get an A :)
#6
CFC_Mark
I got a U for my first GCSE maths exam in year 10 :|That was through lack of effort though. If he continues to practice exercise from the revision books and uses BBC Bitesize he should be fine. I did all of those things and went on to get an A :)

That's what I meant bitesize
#7
get a tutor.....seriously guys.....whats up with u people...the kid is struggling BIG TIME, u need to spend the money. its all getting the books or saying u will do it, but getting a tutor means u will get ur son taught the correct way!!
#8
I think it depends on whether he really is struggling so a tutor would help or if he thinks he didnt do enough work and just needs to do more revision.
Good luck, either way with more work he will get there.
#9
Goofeys Girl
I think it depends on whether he really is struggling so a tutor would help or if he thinks he didnt do enough work and just needs to do more revision.
Good luck, either way with more work he will get there.


well mummy, what is it...he didnt revise or he just doesnt get it. thing is i know loadsa parents who send their kids to a tutor so its a big thing where my kids are (actually its a private school till yr 6 then we have 11 plus, so loadsa parents are doing both tutors and private education so the kids pass and get into grammar schools) so thats why im so pro tutors. plus i had one for 11plus and again for Chemistry A level. well for the latter i went to the private college one hour a week.
#10
The thing with maths is practise, practise and then more ....... at GCSE level.
What is the coursework situation re a re-sit?
Does he actually want to do it all again?
What will he gain if he does?
Do the 6th form say that he must have maths?
There's lots of good revision books and on-line sites.

He's not totally devoid of knowledge if he got a D, so I personally, wouldn't bother with a tutor. To my mind, it's not like Chemistry, MB, where a tutor/college can actually explain things that you cannot quite get - it's applying the rote stuff to yet another example until you can get it right all the time.
#11
well chesso u know more about these things, ur area of expertise :) just that i would feel like i'd wana throw everything at my kid to help him. maybe could ask if he wanted one alongside extra practice?
#13
Yep defo get a tutor... i got an A for maths due to having a tutor and the fact that i found it easy cos of the way the tutor taught me.
#14
magicbeans
well chesso u know more about these things, ur area of expertise :) just that i would feel like i'd wana throw everything at my kid to help him. maybe could ask if he wanted one alongside extra practice?
I know what you mean and with getting into grammars and doing SATS and so on, it is very beneficial to have a tutor who knows what they are on about and I know it's really a pressure situation over in the SE.

TBH, I don't know of any maths teachers who don't do lunchtime and after school etc for ages before the exams so it's a bit of a tricky one this. he must have thought he was going to do well if he's devastated so perhaps a tutor will restore a bit of confidence and put him straight on a few things.

There might be a family friend or neighbour who is good at maths or a tutor BUT because everyone does maths their own way that could be confusing.
#16
last year I got my son who was only 10 a maths tutor. I knew the questions/answers but found it very difficult to explain to my son who was struggling with his maths. After a year of this lovely tutor coming to our house, my son has improved a great deal now with his maths. She was brilliant the way she taught him -she done it in such a fun way - whereas I would be thinking Oooh why dont you understand this! and be tearing my hair out!!

When it comes to your kids - act on your instincts and if you feel your son could benefit from having some extra tuition - then go for it.
#17
bossyboots
last year I got my son who was only 10 a maths tutor. I knew the questions/answers but found it very difficult to explain to my son who was struggling with his maths. After a year of this lovely tutor coming to our house, my son has improved a great deal now with his maths. She was brilliant the way she taught him -she done it in such a fun way - whereas I would be thinking Oooh why dont you understand this! and be tearing my hair out!!

When it comes to your kids - act on your instincts and if you feel your son could benefit from having some extra tuition - then go for it.
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haha yeah i was going a bit mad trying to teach him the SATs!
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Thankyou everyone for the time and effort you took responding. x

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