Maths Tutoring Makes Sense

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on February 21st, 2013. Posted in Private Tuition News

The Importance of  Maths Tutoring

Let’s face it, maths is the basis of almost every complex knowledge. Our progress as students, scientists and logically-thinking people lays it’s basis on our mathematical knowledge. This is why it is very important that we get introduced to maths properly at an early age by a capable maths tutor. As we grow and develop we encounter maths everywhere in our everyday life, whether it be business, economy, statistics or even art. Creating a good layout in general is virtually impossible without thorough calculation of dimensions. So, with this thought in mind a maths tutors have great responsibility to explain the significance of mathematics and equip their students to use maths and gain from it.

Logical Maths Problems

Maths is used to develop logical thinking and cognitive skills. All those sudoku type games are not simply time wasters, as maths can be fun, too.

Wigan Tutors, before coming to the point, will always explain the background of a new mathematical term; tell a story or explain how given term is corroborated by other, simpler terms. This way, students will actually understand the role of a given principle, see the bigger picture. Because of pressures in education sometimes school teachers often rush through a problematic  and forget how much (or little, actually) the students really know and understand. Private maths tutors will take time, and return to the basics every once in a while (as the Latin proverb goes “repetition is the mother of science”), because only when that basic knowledge is consolidated, it is possible to learn and understand something even a bit advanced. Maths tutor should encourage students to develop their knowledge on their own as well, not to run away from seemingly complex problems, because every problem can be solved, when broken to small, logical pieces.

To find out more about the range of Wigan Maths Tutoring courses available for all age groups including adults at our learning centre please contact us on 07928 082748 today.

 

Wigan Maths Tutors Getting Parents Involved

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on February 2nd, 2013. Posted in Private Tuition News

At I Teach-UK maths tutors get parents to also be involved in the development of their child’s private tutoring. The secure Parent Zone login area is proving a real hit as more parents are logging in to see how their child is progressing with their maths tutoring. With the valuable feedback given on a weekly basis by the maths tutor it enables the parent to be in tune with what additional support they can give outside of the normal private tutoring sessions.

Learning Maths Made Easy

Learning maths is often one of  the most difficult subjects for a student whether it be  primary, secondary or higher education. But good maths skills does not stop when we leave school as it is also one of the most valuable skills that we use regularly in our daily lives. Whether it is ranging from budgeting for the family expenses to applying the appropriate maths in whatever profession we are involved in. In other words, it is one of the most important subjects to learn to succeed in life, yet maths is also one of the most difficult subject to learn. I Teach UK can make learning maths easy and fun meaning that learning maths does not become a chore but instead an enjoyable experience. I Teach UK can help adults and children alike to learn valuable life skills to help with their day to day lives. So you never need to worry about understanding APR, VAT or even mortgage interest rates as our fully qualified teachers will make learning maths easy for you.

Parents Supporting Maths Tutors

Obtaining the support of a Wigan maths tutor could be just the tonic needed to address  the problem of your child’s difficulties in comprehending their School maths lessons. However paying private tuition fees for a maths tutor does not necessarily mean your child will be able to bring home high grades in maths. Apart from hiring a qualified maths tutor and leaving your child’s learning to them, parents still have the responsibility to be on top of their child’s development. Recent studies have shown that parent’s involvement contributes to a better understanding of a child’s education. This does not necessarily mean that mums or dads should be an expert in maths to assist their child, but teaching just the basic knowledge in maths such as addition, division, multiplication and subtraction can contribute the to the child’s mathematical ability and thus giving them more confidence to face more challenging lessons that will be handled by the maths tutor. As a parent, it would be best to personally get involved in teaching maths to your kids even on just the basics. With this regular practice, paying a tuition fee for a maths tutor will certainly have its rewards not just for you but for your child but for the parents also.

Educational Technologies For Private Tuition

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on January 13th, 2013. Posted in Private Tuition News

Will the use of computers in private tuition classrooms change how we educate children? Can educational technology lead to improved student achievement? Studies show computer based instruction can personalise tutoring and give instant feedback to students, even clearing up the right answer. The computer is infinitely tolerant and liberal, thus motivating students to continue with their private tuition. It has been observed that students usually learn more in less time when they get computer based instruction. Students like their private tuition more and build up more positive attitudes toward computers when their private tutoring classes take in computer based instruction.

Audio Learning Based Private Tuition

Students who prefer to hear what is being taught can remember verbal instructions without recording them. For these types of students, technologies such as a stereo are very beneficial. Stereos can be used in language classes to help the student recite phrases and such, in order to better understand. The ability to use a stereo in language classes allows students to hear the proper pronunciation of words and phrases.

Visual Learning With I Teach UK

Private tutoring technology is great for visual learners because it allows for the students to see what is going on. Sometimes words are not enough for a student to fully understand a concept, and technology can get over this barrier. Multimedia such as a television or an interactive smart board is very helpful to visual learners. The students see what is going on, and their attention is held because they are more interested. Interactive smartboards are great for the visual learners because the tutor can write what they are saying down, and the students can see the words instead of simply having to listen. Interactive smart boards are better than a chalk board because they allow students all around the room to see what is being written, and the words can be made larger so the students don’t have to strain their eyes. Power point presentations are also really valuable to visual learners because they display the information in an animated way, which can captivate the students. Computers allow the students to see what is being typed at the very moment. With products such as Microsoft Word, the student can see the spelling and grammatical errors they have made when typing. They can see what they did wrong immediately, and so they can fix the problem.

Kinesthetic Learning Based Private Tutoring

Technology is probably most valuable to kinesthetic learners because kinesthetic learners learn best through using their hands, actually doing what is being taught. Computers are excellent mediums for kinesthetic learners because the only way to learn using a computer is through contact. Computers allow for the student to physically open programs, type and see what is done. For instance, when a paper is finished, the student can print out a copy and have a project that they have completed. Using computers in the classroom makes the student do the work instead of observe what the teacher is doing.

I Teach UK private tutoring has invested in creating a Wigan study centre which allows all learning styles to benefit from extra tuition whether it be Wigan maths tutoring to help with exam preparation to science tuition Wigan to grasp a better understanding of the subject matter. I Teach UK have a fully equipped classroom which allows the the students to learn in a comfortable environment with no expense spared on technology. Why not contact us today and come to visit our Wigan study centre to see how we can help you or your child achieve full potential.

Maths Tuition For The Real World

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on January 11th, 2013. Posted in Private Tuition News

At I Teach UK we know that Maths has a bad reputation when it comes to all of the subjects of learning within Wigan Schools. Ask most students what their least favourite subject is and mostly likely the majority of them will tell you that maths is one they dread the most. Admittedly, maths just like learning a foreign language can be very difficult. It has its own vocabulary in the form of signs and symbols that many people find disconcerting.

Maths In The Real World

The philosophy at I Teach UK is to follow the concept that having a good maths tutor in school or by having extra maths tuition after school with a private maths tutor over the course of your education can demystify this “foreign language” and put it into a context of everyday life. As a simplistic example, looking at the maths “sentence” 2+2=4 might look strange to someone who has never seen this “language” before. But with the proper maths tuition, such as placing two apples and two oranges next to one another on a table and showing a visual representation of the problem, students can acquire a more firm grasp of maths in the real world.

I Teach UK Wigan Maths Tutors

When tutoring a new student it is always important for Wigan maths tutors to stretch his or her imagination and bring maths off the pages of the textbook and into the real world with examples of how students can use it and apply it in their lives.  It is especially important in instilling basic examples of how maths is essential in their lives, like learning to balance their pocket money and managing their paper round or Saturday job wages.

I Teach UK maths tutors take all of these elements into account and can make learning maths less of a chore for the student. Why not visit the private tuition courses Wigan page on the website to find out more about the courses held at the Wigan Study Centre or ask a question by sending our fully qualified teachers a message on the contact us page. If you are looking for tutors in other subjects we also run courses for Science, English and Computing. Contact us today for more information.

I Teach UK New Years Resolutions

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on January 1st, 2013. Posted in Private Tuition News

Whats your new years resolution? Lose weight? Stop smoking? Eat healthy? Join a gym? These are all good for your health, but most cost a lot of money. Therefore the best new years resolution that you could have for yourself or your children is to develop good study habits, which in turn lead to better qualifications, a better paid job which will allow you to enjoy your life and be healthier. This can be achieved by joining a Maths, English or Science courses Wigan with I Teach UK.

I Teach UK

I Teach UK is owned and run by a qualified and experienced teacher, who can adapt courses to suit the students learning style. I Teach UK Wigan offers a range of private tutoring courses at our study centre in Wigan away from all the distractions of family and home. Alternatively, I Teach UK Wigan offers home tutoring in the comfort of your own surroundings. As a further alternative, we also offer small group classes and drop in sessions. I Teach UK Science, English and Maths courses Wigan cater for old and young alike. Although the majority of our students at I Teach UK are studying towards GCSE exams in Maths, English and Science these courses have also been adapted to offer maths in the real world, reading and writing development as well as computer courses for adults who either want to learn more, or want to improve their job prospects in the New Year.

Science, English & Maths Courses

So, what are you going to do in 2013? Waste your money on gym membership, when you could achieve similar results just by walking the dog. Or instead, join a Maths, English or Science course it I Teach UK and improve your life long chances by improving your education. The choice is yours to make a difference this year and change your life for the better with a positive impact.

Rudolph Helps Wigan Science Tutoring

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on December 26th, 2012. Posted in Private Tuition News

At I Teach UK we not only offer Wigan Science tutoring to help to prepare your child for science exams, we also try to enthuse your child and help them to engage with Science in everyday life. We do this by using relevant everyday events to assist in the teaching of scientific principles.

Christmas Science Classes Wigan

At this time of year, all thoughts are of Christmas. This can be used to help students understand scientific principles. For example using Rudolph the red nosed reindeer to explore biology.

Scientists from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and the University of Rochester in New York have discovered that in a reindeers nose, there are 25% more blood capillaries which carry red oxygen rich blood.

In colder climates and also when they are higher up in the atmosphere pulling Santa’s sleigh, the increase in blood flow in the nose will help keep the nose’s surface warm

Their results showed reindeer noses do turn a rosy red; after a treadmill test, the reindeer’s nose showed up as red (warm) in a thermographic image. In addition, they found gland-like structures in the nasal mucous membrane of reindeer and humans; the structures were surrounded by capillaries, and the researchers suspect, at least in humans, they secrete mucus.This gives some credibility to the age old stories of a reindeer with a glowing red nose guiding Santa’s sleigh on a foggy night.

Stories like this help to engage students and they can lead to a discussion of the circulatory system, which in turn leads to a deeper understanding of a topic that is covered by many exam boards.

Science Tutors Wigan

At I Teach UK, we use a diverse range of teaching methods to engage and enthuse students about the topics they are studying. This has a dramatic impact on grades due to the student wanting to learn more.  Contact us today to see how our Wigan science tutoring classes by professional science tutors can help students achieve full potential in upcoming exams.

Learning Styles For Private Tutoring

Written by I Teach UK Private Tutors on December 13th, 2012. Posted in Private Tuition News

Is one to one private tutoring suitable for all?

When grades in school start to fluctuate or when pushing to achieve the higher grades, many parents turn to a private tutor from a company such as I Teach UK. But is this the best solution? Students learn in many different ways, most of which are difficult to recreate in a one to one situation, even with the best private tutor.

The Seven Learning Styles

  • Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
  • Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
  • Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
  • Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
  • Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
  • Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
  • Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.

Your learning styles have more influence than you may realise. Your preferred styles guide the way you learn. They also change the way you internally represent experiences, the way you recall information, and even the words you choose. Research shows us that each learning style uses different parts of the brain. By involving more of the brain during learning, we remember more of what we learn.

I Teach UK

At I Teach UK, we try to address the learning needs of all our students. We do this by offering small group tutoring sessions alongside the more traditional private tutoring. This caters for the social learners. We also make regular use of an interactive Smartboard at our tutoring centre in Wigan to cater for the auditory and visual learners, and offer drop in sessions for the solitary learners.

As shown by research, involving more of the brain during learning, leads to students remembering more of what we learn. By offering a range of courses, we believe that I Teach UK private tutoring courses in Wigan is perfectly suited to helping your child achieve their full potential.