How tutoring with Ronald works

I mostly tutor secondary school students studying the British mathematics curriculum. That’s usually for UK and International A-Level exams, in all exam boards (Edexcel, AQA, OCR A, OCR MEI). And standardised tests for University applications – the Oxford MAT and American SAT, for example. Of course, I can help you with anything else you need in maths.

I recommend that we start with a one-hour session to discuss your goals for tuition and see if we work well together. We will also make progress towards those goals in the first hour, as we start working together. (I charge my normal price for this, since it’ll be worth it!)

My sessions are very student-led, so we work on whatever is useful to you in the moment. It often makes sense for us to keep up with classwork so that you can get the maximum benefit from your regular classes in school. We also look to overcome any barriers you face in your learning journey – especially useful for neurodiverse students. We keep a focus on what’s required for the final exams, looking at potential test questions, and working on preparing efficiently for exams.

It makes sense to book weekly sessions at a regular time – that way I can guarantee to keep the time available to you. Many students decide they want more or less sessions than this, and this can change as your studies progress – that’s fine too 😄

I work via the video meeting software Zoom. So, you will need to download and install Zoom (for free), if you don’t already have it. I will provide a link to our meeting with the confirmation of the first booking.

I personally use the app “GoodNotes” with an Apple Pencil and iPad to make handwritten notes and diagrams for you, and we’ll work through examples together. If you can write clearly on the screen too, that’s useful, but not necessary. I’ll share my notes on the screen with you, while we discuss them, so you can see exactly how best to make progress.

It’s helpful if you bring to the sessions:

  • something to write with,
  • something to write on,
  • the calculator you normally use during tests,
  • any work you want to look at together (photos of your own written work is super-useful!).

If you’d like to book a session, please get in touch: ronald@mathswithronald.com

Good luck with your studies!
Ronald