Give your son or daughter a year-long private mathematics education without paying full-time independent school fees
Why focus on Maths?
Mathematics is at the heart of advances in science, engineering and technology, as well as being an indispensable problem-solving and decision-making tool in many other areas of life. A good grounding in this subject is of great importance if we are to be equipped to deal with the demands of a financially-focused modern world, where our daily lives involve continuous interaction with mathematics - whether it be understanding digital technology, determining the best mobile phone tariff to sign-up for, or calculating the overall discount due on a new pair of shoes in the January Sales!
Benefits of group lessons...
Parents are increasingly interested in private group lessons with small class sizes as a year-round supplement to their son or daughter's regular education. There are a variety of reasons why group lessons are becoming sought after...
The child may receive insufficient individual attention at school due to large class sizes
There may be specific learning difficulties that can be better addressed within a smaller-sized group
The student is not being sufficiently challenged or stimulated at school
The opportunity to cover the full mathematics curriculum a second time around, in parallel to meeting it at school - thereby fully understanding and embedding the subject
Participation in a group environment encourages learning from each other - questions asked by each pupil are shared amongst the class
Financial reasons - sharing the cost of tuition amongst a group means that private lessons are now accessible to all
How does it all work?
Running across the year...
Classes held at a Church hall in Uxbridge on weekday afternoons (4pm to 5pm, or 5pm to 6pm) and Saturday mornings (for an hour between the hours of 10am and 2pm)
Pupils timetabled for a one hour lesson per week across the whole school year
Lessons follow the school term dates with breaks for half terms, and the Christmas, Easter and Summer holiday periods
Between six and eight pupils attend each session, allowing each pupil's needs to be attended to
Students taught within the same school year group
Lessons follow a school's scheme of work across the academic year. Covering the national curriculum in these sessions as well as in the child's schools lessons should help provide full clarity and understanding in the subject
For pupils in years 7 to 9: Find out your son or daughter's mathematics 'set' at school and their 'attainment level' from their class teacher (primary) or maths teacher (secondary) at the end of the previous year. If possible, please provide their last school examination result and guidance on their strengths and weaknesses in maths.
For pupils in years 10 - 11: Find out your son or daughter's mathematics 'set' at school, their predicted GCSE grade, which 'tier' of examination they are been entered for ('higher' or 'foundation') and the school's chosen examination board. If possible, please provide their last school examination result and guidance on their strengths and weaknesses in maths.
For pupils in years 12 - 13: Formal group lessons are only currently planned for pupils studying up to GCSE mathematics. However, one-to-one lessons are available for A'S' and A' Level, and there may be the possibility of sharing a one-to-one lesson amongst two pupils. Please use the 'contact me' page to advise which mathematics units your son or daughter is currently undertaking; from 'Core', 'Mechanics', 'Statistics', 'Decision' and 'Further'.
I will put the classes together based on ability and age/school year - allowing pupils with similar knowledge and skills to study together.
Lesson timetable issued
Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can offer any further advice or assistance. I look forward to welcoming you to 'Gary Johnston Learning' and the beginning of the development of your child's enhanced education.
Gary Johnston BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, PGCert (Secondary Mathematics)