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I am currently offering tuition – online only – over Zoom.

One thing I discover often is that students might be making life harder for themselves by using the wrong tools.

Think about what is in your pencil case. It is ironic when students whose parents
will pay for tuition, saved a couple of quid on buying a cheaper, much less user-friendly, calculatorClasswizzes

The best calculator is the Casio Classwizfx-991EX – this is particularly useful for A level maths, but is also very good for GCSE. A cheaper alternative is the Casio Classwiz fx-83GT X. This is an excellent choice for GCSE maths, but does not have the additional features that are useful for A level or Computer Science.

To nurture a love of maths, it’s good to read a few books on the more fun parts of the subject that get sidestepped in the goal-oriented narrow world of exams.
Finding suitable online help is also helpful, when homework is hard, or the teacher’s explanation didn’t quite gel. This is a good way to teach the lesson of self-motivation.

The best websites for independent study that I recommend are www.drfrostmaths.com and www.corbettmaths.com

For problem solving challenges to push the brightest of mathematicians, I recommend Simon Singh’s Parallels website: www.parallel.org.uk or the UKMT Maths Challenges