How to prepare for a mathematics exam

Here is a guide I prepared for students in Victoria, Australia to help prepare for their final mathematics exams at the end of their schooling. Many of you reading this post will obviously be outside Victoria (or even Australia) but the key ideas are broadly applicable. Completing past exams is the best form of exam … Read more

How to do your mathematics homework

Some things to consider about overall study habits Mathematics is a skill that requires ongoing practice Just because you have “already covered” a particular type of question doesn’t mean you will still remember it in a couple of weeks. Retaining what you have learnt requires regular practice. Block off some time every day (or every … Read more

What to do at school to make tutoring more effective

If you get into the habit of doing these 5 things in class at school, you will get much better value out of your tutoring outside class. Hopefully you already do most of these, let’s make sure, though! 1. Write the date in your exercise book at the start of each lesson Why do this? … Read more

How to get the most out of tutoring

1. Bring your mathematics textbook and workbook from school. It is a lot harder to identify where you need help if you do not have your books with you. However, if you do forget your books, all is not lost because I always come prepared with my own books. We can achieve more if you … Read more