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How can I help my child with their homework?
It’s difficult. You want to support your child with their homework, but you don’t want to do it for them. So, how much help should you give them and what’s the best way to go about it? The first thing … Continue reading
Posted in English, Maths
Tagged difficulties, English, help, homework, maths, private tutor, support
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How can I help my child with their maths homework?
As a private maths tutor, I often get asked by parents, “How can I support my child with their maths homework without doing it for them?” In the shortterm, the best thing you can do, is to read through it … Continue reading
Numeracy in a School for the Deaf
From the time I spent observing and teaching in a school for the Deaf, I found that maths lessons were the ones most like lessons in a mainstream school. The main difference is the fact that because class sizes are … Continue reading
Posted in Broad curriculum, BSL / Deaf Awareness, Culture, English, Languages, Maths
Tagged BSL, children, deaf, Deaf Awareness Week, delay, kinaesthetic, language acquisition, maths, numeracy, school for deaf, snappy maths, visual
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Algebra? It’s Just a Box!
Algebra is a scary word. I know because it scared me when I was younger. I hated maths at school. I didn’t understand it, I didn’t want to understand it and I have no idea how I managed to get … Continue reading
Maths with spaghetti
Originally posted on Rosalind Martin – Online Maths Tutor:
Introduction – Where did the spaghetti idea come from? I’m a sucker for quirky Mathematical instruments and a couple of weeks ago, I got out my weird protractors. Most of my…
A Day in the Life of a Selfemployed Teacher
Recently I signed up to a blogging challenge and one of the suggestions was to write a blog post about a typical day. That sounds all well and good…..except that I don’t have a typical working day! Often I have … Continue reading
Posted in Dyslexia/Dyscalculia, English, Languages, Maths, Miscellaneous, Poetry for KS3
Tagged 11+, blogging challenge, English, french, languages, maths, mfl, nursery, primary, proofreading, Selfemployed, teacher, tour guiding, university, work from home
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What Will I Do Next?
The last few weeks have been languagefilled. Over the summer holidays I taught, alongside a colleague, on a subject knowledge enhancement course at Newman University. The aim was to take people from longforgotten GCSE French up to AS/A’ level standard … Continue reading
Posted in Dyslexia/Dyscalculia, English, Languages, Maths
Tagged 11+, BSL, Deaf school, dyslexia, English, french, GCSE tuition, maths, mfl, Spanish, teach, tutor
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