Maths help from B28 Maths Tutor

Explore the tabs below to find out what Maths help I can offer you.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered here then please use the Contact form to get in touch and ask.

1-to-1 tuition services
Individual support with 1-to-1 tuition

Individually-tailored support

I have a very limited number of 1-to-1 slots where I offer individual Maths help with regular, hour-long, weekly lessons for students from Year 9 up to A-level. Older students doing GCSE resits, Functional Maths or other Level 1/2 qualifications are also welcome.

Maybe you’re concerned about having missed out on important content while the schools were closed. Or maybe you’ve been given calculated A-level or GCSE grades that you’re unhappy with and want to sit the exams in the autumn. If so then get in touch and we can discuss how I can support you or your child.

You might also like to follow me at www.facebook.com/B28MathsTutor for useful links and updates on availability (though I can’t guarantee that Facebook will actually deign to show you them)!

My rates for academic year 2020/21 are as follows:

  • Individual tuition up to GCSE level (or other Level 1/2 qualification, e.g. Functional Maths or the QTS Skills Tests): £34 per hour
  • Individual tuition up to A-level (or other Level 3 qualification): £40 per hour

If you don’t feel you need quite this level of support, or your budget won’t stretch to it, then you might like to consider one of my membership programmes instead.

The majority of my lessons normally take place between 4.10 and 8.10pm Monday to Thursday, with slots also available during school hours. I am happy to offer lessons either during term time only or in holiday periods too.

All tuition is currently online. I normally offer face-to-face tuition at my home in Hall Green (B28), Birmingham, a few minutes’ walk from Robin Hood Island, but at present social distancing requirements make that impractical.

Summary of terms & conditions

Lesson fees for 1-to-1 tuition are due monthly in advance by bank transfer or standing order. Payments by cash or cheque may incur a surcharge. For 1-to-1 sessions I require 48 hours’ notice of cancellation (to give me the chance to offer the slot to someone else), otherwise the lesson is chargeable in full. Frequent cancellations may result in your slot being offered to someone else. Of course, if I have to a cancel a lesson then I will either reschedule to a mutually convenient time or not charge for the cancelled lesson.

For full terms and conditions see here.

NEW Free membership

Registering for free membership of this site will give you access to a number of useful downloads (some pictured here) to help you with your Maths, including:

  • Mental Maths tricks
  • Resource handouts for GCSE and A-level
  • Posters of formulae you need to know
  • Calculator instructions (Casio Classwiz fx-991EX and fx-9750 GII)
  • Skills checklists and cheat sheets for A-level
  • … and more!

And in addition, you’ll get special discount codes for paid memberships as well as priority access to any new services offered.

NEW Membership Programmes for GCSE (and potentially A-level)

New for academic year 2020/21, I’m offering membership programmes offering Maths help for students working at various levels.

Membership is on a weekly basis. The main element is a weekly, hour-long, live workshop tutorial where group members can have their questions answered. If there’s enough time, I’ll cover some work on common misconceptions, commonly-requested topics, and/or problem solving. The GCSE group tutorials will usually take place on a Sunday evening but I may vary the time occasionally. In any case, sessions will be recorded so you don’t need to worry about missing the odd one.

“Half-way house”

It’s a sort of half-way house between going it alone and having weekly 1-to-1 tuition. The live tutorials will be backed up by a private Facebook group where members can post questions and support each other. Explaining to someone else how to answer a question is great practice for making sure you’ve included all the necessary content in your exam answers!

If you’re not on Facebook then you’ll still have the opportunity to submit questions by commenting on a private blog post that I’ll post on this site.

I’m aiming for a maximum of 15 members in each workshop group, but the Facebook group is open to anyone who feels they would benefit from it, and your membership there won’t expire when your course subscription ends.

As programme members, you will also get first refusal on any 1-to-1 sessions I may have available due to cancellations by regular tutees.

Initially there will be a group for GCSE Foundation (target grades 4-5) and one for GCSE Higher (target grades 6-9). These are suitable for students in Years 10 and 11 and older students doing resits. The live tutorials for both groups will be on Sunday evenings. A membership subscription at GCSE level costs just £11 per week, and you can cancel or change groups (subject to capacity) at any time.

I may offer similar groups for A-level (separate for each year group), for which the weekly subscription will cost £13. If you’re interested then please register your interest on the form below.

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Maths help with Mental Maths tricks - register for a free membership account to download in PowerPoint or PDF form
Resources handout for GCSE (there's also a similar one for A-level) - register for a free membership to download
A-level formulae to learn - register for a free membership to download the poster
A-level Maths skills checklist - register for a free membership to download

Preparing for A-level Maths

This online course provides Maths help for anyone who’s about to start the A-level Maths course and wants to make sure they’re up to speed on the required prior knowledge from GCSE. As anyone who’s done it will tell you, the A-level course is pretty intense right from the beginning… and since it’s probably five months since you’ve done any Maths to speak of, you’ve probably forgotten quite a bit. You’ll find things a lot easier if you make sure you have a firm grounding in the relevant GCSE content before you start.

Or maybe you’ve already started the A-level course and are stuggling to keep up because there are gaps in your GCSE knowledge – either forgotten through lack of practice or simply never covered in the first place.

This course will help you to plug those gaps.

It’s relevant to all exam boards following the English specifications.

And there’s a NO-QUIBBLE MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE within 14 days of sign-up if you are not satisfied with the content.

Why do it this way?

Of course, you could spend hours trawling the Internet to identify free resources that cover the relevant areas… or you could save that time by enrolling on this course, which covers everything you need and none of the stuff you don’t. There’s almost 10 hours of specially-recorded video with lots of practice opportunities built in, and none of the drawbacks of live webinars; you can dip in whenever you like, go at your own pace, and pause and repeat where needed.

A subscription costs just £60, gives you access to the whole course straight away, and lasts until the end of Year 12 so you can revisit the content any time you like until then.

You’ll also be invited to join my private Facebook group for additional Maths help from other students as well as from me. Membership of this group doesn’t expire.

Here are a free topic list and some sample videos that you can watch to get an idea of the content:

Resource bank

Here you can find a selection of resources that I use in my teaching.