Frank I is passionate about science and has been a science GCSE and A-Level tutor for over five years now. He loves helping students develop the enthusiasm and confidence which leads to great exam results and supports them for years to come. Frank also volunteers with the Tutorfair Foundation and is a fantastic blog writer. See his latest post on photosynthesis here.
Super-tutor and Tutorfair founder Mark Maclaine shares his tips gleaned from 15 years as a maths tutor helping students to crack the dreaded algebra. This is part one of two blog posts so keep an eye out for the next one. Please add any questions or suggestions to the comments section.
Mark Maclaine explains how to understand BIDMAS to make answering those Key Stage 3 and GCSE Maths questions a lot easier.
Listening is something we all do as part of everyday life, right? It’s part of how we communicate. But the truth is that most of us don’t listen properly. We often hear what we want to hear. Listening is an essential skill for any tutor, teacher or parent: it helps you develop a relationship with your child or student and encourages them to open up to you. Whenever I’ve asked students about this, many say that their favourite adults are those that actually listen to them. So here are my top tips to listen effectively: