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 Post subject: Good maths tutors
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:25 pm 

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I have recently fallen into tutoring maths for the 11+, and have run into some difficulties... I'm both severely overqualified and severely underqualified :oops:, the majority of my teaching experience has been to maths undergrads, with some gcse and a-level stuff more recently.

I'm worried I'm not very good at it. At every other level, I can take cues from students as to if I am doing a good job... but for the 11+ stuff, it really seems like it is the parents that are calling the shots.

Essentially I'm finding it difficult to strike a balance between the exam preparation which parents (and my boss) seem to be pushing for, but both me and the kids find quite dull, and discussing more interesting/stretching ideas. If I'm asked to spend another lesson just supervising and marking from that ****** bond book I'm going to tear my hair out.

Soo... Parents, what do you look for in a 'good tutor'? Good tutors, care to share any trade secrets for a beginner?

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