I’m a specialist GCSE Maths and science Tutor.
I’m a parent. Can I tutor my child for GCSE Maths?
I think you might have to call in the experts for this one but then, there are lots home educators out there so there is nothing to say you couldn’t do it yourself.
When should I get a tutor and who should I employ?
If you are thinking about getting a tutor for GCSE Maths then make sure not to leave it to the last minute. It can be difficult to make a significant difference to a student’s grade in the exam, if tutoring is carried out over a short period of time. I am saying that, it’s not impossible. Generally, I would suggest at least 6 months but 1 year is ideal. It’s important to remember that your son/daughter has been preparing for this exam over several years. Sometimes, it might be necessary for me to start from scratch.
What do I need to find out?
The examination board – Edexcel or AQA, the type of examination – Linear (a big exam at the end of year 11) or Modular (several exams throughout Year 10 and Year 11) and what grade your son/daughter would like to acheive
How can my son/daughter get the most out of the classes?
It’s important that they understand that I can’t sit the exam for them. It’s going to take hard work. This means homework, not reams and reams of it. Just enough to practice what we’ve worked on in class. We’re talking an hour a week, maybe a bit more in the build up to the exam.
Where can I find practice papers?
You can find linear past papers at Edexcel. Modular ones are harder to find – I hope to update a link soonish.
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