Group Tuition

With Miss Lawrence Maths, consistency is key. Your child will commit to at least one term’s worth of lessons, to ensure progress and the continuity of learning. This is vital, especially after the teaching and learning missed due to the global pandemic.

The duration of each group lesson is 1-hour. Lessons are booked on a termly basis (U.K. academic term - approximately 13-weeks). The option for a pro-rata booking for group lessons not starting at the beginning of an academic term is available.

We welcome you forming your own group of students from the same year group.

100% of Miss Lawrence Maths STUDENTS said they preferred working with peers compared to working alone; 43% said in pairs and 57% said in groups...

 

survey of 8 students, august 2020

Lesson Breakdown

Years 4-5

To consolidate mathematics knowledge, catch-up on mathematics learning missed due to the coronavirus pandemic and to be prepared for the new academic year.

YEar 6

To consolidate mathematics knowledge, catch-up on mathematics learning missed due to the coronavirus pandemic and to prepare for SATs examinations.

YEar 7

To consolidate mathematics knowledge, catch-up on mathematics learning missed due to the coronavirus pandemic and to be prepared for the new academic year whilst adapting to the secondary curriculum.

Years 8-9

To consolidate mathematics knowledge, catch-up on mathematics learning missed due to the coronavirus pandemic, prepare for the new academic year and prepare for the learning of the GCSE curriculum.

YEar 10-11

To consolidate mathematics knowledge, catch-up on mathematics learning missed due to the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for GCSE examinations.

BenEfits of GROUP tuition

  • Groups have more information than a single individual. Groups have a greater well of resources to tap and more information available because of the variety of backgrounds and experiences (Oxford University Study, 2016)

  • People remember group discussions better. Group learning fosters learning and comprehension. Students working in small groups have a tendency to learn more of what is taught and retain it longer than when the same material is presented in other instructional formats (Barkley, Cross & Major, 2005; Davis, 2015)

  • Decisions that students help make yield greater satisfaction. Research suggests that students who are engaged in group problem solving are more committed to the solution and are better satisfied with their participation in the group than those who were not involved (Cambridge University, 2017)

  • Students gain a better understanding of themselves. Group work allows people to gain a more accurate picture of how others see them. The feedback that they receive may help them better evaluate their interpersonal behaviour (Swift Tutors) and

  • Teamwork is highly valued by employers. Well developed interpersonal skills were listed by employers among the top 10 skills sought after in university graduates (Graduate Outlook Survey, 2016).

Please note: In these group lessons of 4 students, each student will receive individual support from the tutor.

All online lessons will incorporate a mixture of the following 4 key elements; however, some year groups may rely more on particular elements compared to others (e.g. Year 11 lessons will naturally consist of more ‘exam techniques and efficiency’ content):

  • Weaknesses and gaps in knowledge

  • Mathematics mastery

  • Exam techniques and efficiency (excluding entrance examinations)

  • The National Curriculum – covering the standards children should reach in each mathematics strand (Number, Algebra, Geometry and Measures, Ratio and Proportion and Probability and Statistics)

All online lessons will also include:

  • Work marked in the lesson for instant feedback

  • Feedback at the end of each lesson via email 

  • Plenary reflection to gain understanding of how your child feels about their individual learning

  • A differentiated approach to learning by ensuring that all students’ levels are taken into consideration and catered for adequately

  • Peer support (partner and group work) within a fun and conducive learning environment

  • Receiving the resources used in the lesson

  • Receiving the pdf version of the online whiteboard used in the lesson

  • Receiving the video recording of the lesson (for safeguarding reasons and for your child to reconsolidate the knowledge learned, if they wish to)

  • An individual termly assessment to reflect on learning, progress made and next steps

  • An individual termly report that mirrors a termly school report

  • A 10-minute phone consultation to discuss your goals for your child and any concerns that you may have

MATHS MAY NOT TEACH US HOW TO ADD LOVE OR SUBTRACT HATE, BUT IT GIVES US HOPE THAT THERE IS A SOLUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM.

 

– UNKNOWN

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Interested? Of course you are!

So, how does the registration process work?

  • Please click the 'Enquire' button below and fill out the contact form, stating your child's name and year group, their current level in mathematics and your goals for your child

  • If there is availability and we can meet the needs of your child after an initial discussion, you will receive a registration email with instructions

  • A link generated by Zoom will be emailed to you once everything, including payment is finalised. This recurring link will be used for the whole term.

  • The registration email will include important registration forms for you to complete and assessments for your child to complete (Years 3-6: arithmetic, reasoning, times-tables and division and Years 7-11: higher/foundation non-calculator and calculator papers, times-tables and division). All of these documents will need to be scanned and sent to us via email at least a week prior to your child's first lesson

  • You will be sent a document detailing the termly scheme of work for your child in order for you to be aware of what topics will be taught each week.

Please note:

  • If you and your child are new to the Zoom software, a tutorial will be sent to you to for your child to familiarise themselves with the online lesson format

  • The assessments are crucial in informing Miss Lawrence Maths about your child's mathematical attainment and also assist in placing your child in the appropriate group.

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