Helen asked me the other evening during her son’s lesson “Should Tyler be putting in time every night reviewing what he has already learnt?”. My answer to that was “not necessarily”.
Most of the students I’ve tutored were making simple mistakes in the way they were doing Maths. These mistakes were stopping them from fully understanding how to do the Maths that they were getting stuck on.
One of the best techniques when you’re doing VCE Maths Methods exams (the actual end of year exams) is to look for the questions that you can do first of all.
Then make sure you get those done before attempting the harder ones that require more thinking power.
Most students who struggle with Maths don’t have good basic Maths skills. It’s more than likely that your child is struggling for the same reason – not having good basic Maths skills.
Having tutored and taught many students in Maths one of my biggest frustrations has been trying to help struggling students come to grips with the Maths they were studying. This is what would happen…
Finding the right tutor for your child is important. There are a many tutoring programs and private tutors out there. If I was looking for a Maths tutor for my child, I would want a Maths tutor who:
One way your child can improve their number skills is to practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing numbers until they’re good at them.
If you really want to get an A in Maths, then it’s possible. You’ll need to do a few things to make it happen. And you’ll have to do homework on your own at home.
This is one of the most important things you need to do.
If your child is still using their fingers to add and subtract numbers in Maths then here’s a simple game that can help them improve their number skills the very first time they play it.
Do you seem to understand the set work before the test and then not do well in the test itself?
Are you putting in a lot of time studying but still not doing as well as you’d like to? Do you worry about failing the night before the Maths test?