Posts Tagged ‘maths’

Is your child sitting SATs?

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Sitting exams is an inevitable fact of school life. The two key tests at Primary level are the Year 2 and Year 6 SATs. As a parent, it’s natural to worry about how your child might do. However, it’s important not to be over-anxious about them. Primary school can be a tough environment for our children anyway. […]

New National Curriculum Changes September 2014

Monday, September 8th, 2014

All change at the start of the new school year in Manchester and Cheshire. From Key Stage 1 through to KS3, there are new programmes of study as well as testing arrangements across all the core subjects. That means changes in English, Maths, Science – as well as IT/Computing, Languages and other subjects. Billed as […]

Numeracy skills add up to good job prospects

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

When was the last time you had to do a bit of mental arithmetic at work? Tot up your hours for a timesheet?  Understand a graph or chart for a presentation?  Last week the BBC reported that 17 million working age people in England have only primary school level maths skills and there are fears […]

Private tutoring can make maths fun!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

When you think of Maths and private tuition then fun probably isn’t what springs to mind. But at 121 Home Tutors one of our most requested subjects for private tutoring across Manchester and Cheshire is Maths. Basic numeracy underpins everything we do – from our weekly shop to paying bills but children often find it […]

Top Exam Tips Part 1: GCSE Maths Help

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Are your kids ready for their GCSE exams? Or are they finding some subjects, like Maths, a bit challenging? Although we’re in the run-up to Christmas, now’s the time to be getting their heads around subjects they are struggling with.

What to look for in a maths tutor

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Formal education A good maths tutor will need to have a good understanding and knowledge of the material that s/he is tutoring and so it’s important that they have a strong formal background in mathematics. When teaching young children, of primary school age, a tutor with at least a GCSE grade C in maths would […]

What to look for in a private tutor

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The Daily Telegraph Independent Schools supplement (19th Sept 2009) had a few handy hints on tracking down and hiring a private tutor. They include: Using a trusted website like 121hometutors, where you can get a specialised, matched tutor recommendation and read what other parents say about the tutors. Focusing on one or two subjects at […]