Finding a maths tutor with Elite Tutors Sussex is an excellent option for parents who wish to ground their child’s knowledge, ensuring they have the highest possible opportunities for success.
Even at primary level, a thorough understanding of maths is vital! If your child is struggling in their earlier education, it is strongly advisable to seek professional support straight away to ensure they don’t head into secondary school already on the back foot.
Here we’ll explore why maths tutors are in such high demand – and why this fundamental topic is often one of the core reasons parents seek private tuition.
The Benefits of Appointing a Primary Maths Tutor
Let’s start by looking at the big maths challenge – and why children often find themselves lost in classroom lessons. Unfortunately, the technicality of maths subjects can often feel overwhelming, even for capable students who have the aptitude to perform well once they overcome that initial crisis of confidence.
It’s common for adults to dismiss the complexities of mental arithmetic or algebra as something ‘I was never good at’ – but positivity is essential.
The messaging we send to children heavily influences their appetite for learning, knowledge and progress. It’s so crucial because maths is in everything we do. Confidence in numeracy equips students to succeed at school and seek further educational opportunities.
It’s often a case of reframing the theory to help children see how this knowledge applies to real-life issues. Choosing a maths tutor at the primary level ensures that the massive leap between Year 6 and Year 7 is a lot less daunting.
Elite Tutors Sussex works alongside schools to secure the best possible outcomes for the children we work with. That cohesive learning approach streamlines primary tuition by:
- Communicating with teachers to understand their targets for the learner and ways a tutor can best focus their tuition to help reach those goals.
- Collaborating with teachers to identify forthcoming topics. This facilitates pre-teaching, helping students feel confident before they step into the classroom and are presented with a new knowledge area.
With individual support, a child who finds maths a tricky subject is far better prepared to tackle whole new levels of study at secondary school with enthusiasm.
Maths Tutors – What to Look for?
As parents, we recognise it can be difficult to identify the correct criteria against which to select an accomplished maths tutor – and Elite Tutors is always here to assist and advise.
We’d recommend these factors as key:
- Private tutoring experience: a skilful, experienced tutor who is adept at one to one style tuition.
- Accreditations: tutors who are professionally qualified and equipped to teach maths at the appropriate level for your child. A qualified secondary maths tutor will have good experience of GCSE’s and A-levels which would be beneficial for a student undertaking this course of study.
- Communication styles: every child learns differently, so you require a tutor who can flex and adapt their teaching style to aid your child’s comprehension.
- A tutor who develops excellent rapport and makes learning relevant, interesting and personalised will motivate and engage even the most unconfident student.
You can learn more about ways to assess the suitability of a private tutor through our previous article: Top Ten Tips for Finding the Right Tutor for Your Child Online. Elite Tutors Sussex is delighted to offer a tailored tuition matching service, ensuring we recommend tutors who are ideally suited to the needs of your child and your requirements from their maths learning.
Questions to Explore With Your Maths Tutor
Successful maths tuition is dependent on having a proficient, high-quality tutor and an open dialogue to ensure you are working collaboratively to reach the same goals.
Your child’s learning experiences are crucial, and so there are many ways to discuss together the objectives of the tuition to ensure your expectations align:
- How long will each tutoring session be?
The duration may need to change depending on your child’s age and whether they are more comfortable having plenty of time to discuss and explore or in smaller chunks.
- How will you assess my child’s needs?
Every child is unique, and so our professional tutors will need to evaluate your child’s learning stage and their challenges to ensure their lesson plans slot in perfectly alongside their classroom learning.
- How can I measure my child’s progress?
Your investment into your child’s knowledge is hugely valuable, and it’s helpful that you know how assessments will be carried out or ways to identify progress. That may be in terms of confidence and a keenness to learn, as well as in academic success!
- How can I support my child with their tutoring?
We know that all parents want their child to succeed, and so working in partnership with your private tutor and supporting your child’s learning efforts is a great way to reinforce their studies and celebrate the wins along the way. These are only some of the many questions you might wish to ask.
Our article: How Can I Help My Child With Maths provides further support for assisting your child with their maths education.
We always encourage every parent to raise any queries you may have with the Elite Tutors Sussex team or directly with your tutor, so you remain in firm control of the process at each stage.
Finding A Professional Brighton Maths Tutor
As we’ve seen, self-esteem makes a phenomenal difference in how children feel about their maths education. Missing a lesson, falling behind a step, or not really ‘getting’ a concept can cause no end of anxiety.
While we’ve covered some of the main reasons maths is a topic many children need support with, it’s also worth considering more profound challenges, such as Dyscalculia. Dyscalculia is a specific learning difference in its own right which needs careful and expert attention as students conceptual understanding of the number system and retention for numerical facts needs support.
If there is an underlying reason a child is finding maths problematic, a professional maths tutor can identify this. Elite Tutors Sussex matches parents with exceptional qualified specialist tutors to provide bespoke support with this maths issue – which, although only impacting a minimal number of pupils, can go unidentified.
Bridging the Maths Learning Gap
We often hear from families whose child is frustrated with the maths curriculum.
The broader educational community regularly highlights that students in regions such as Asia are so much further advanced with numbers. So, is that indicative of a deficiency in the British educational system? On the contrary, there is a crucial contributing factor. After school tuition is highly prevalent in nations such as Singapore, Hong Kong and China. That general enhanced knowledge indicates the power of one to one support and how compelling the impact is on a child’s abilities.
In many cases, maths tuition is a way to bolster the knowledge a child already has but may not understand how to apply. Confidence is a major factor here! Maths tutors can work with your child across a broad range of remits. From focusing on particular areas they find confusing, clarifying points they’ve not grasped at school, to reinforcing their familiarity to ensure they can apply their knowledge with complete understanding.
While mathematics may always be a challenging topic, an expert maths tutor can make a world of difference in clearing the confusion and paving the pathway for success.
If you are considering a Brighton and Hove maths tutor, then contact us at Elite Tutors Sussex. We are friendly, approachable and will help your child achieve what they are capable of. Our lessons are tailored to suit, personalised to engage and will ensure that your child’s maths confidence is restored in the quickest time.