Maths Tuition Makes Sense

More reasons to get a private tutor

It has been announced by George Osborne that children could be forced to study Maths at school until they turn 18.

George Osborne is conducting an investigation into whether the UK would benefit from pupils studying maths for longer, amid reports that a quarter of adults leave school with the mathematical abilities of a 10-year-old.

So is it really necessary to study Maths until the age of 18? Some experts argue that due to the poor Mathematical ability of the nation getting a firm grasp of the subject is essential. Steven Britton from private tuition bureau Top Grade Tutoring believes that industry is suffering as a result of a poor Mathematical ability. "Pardon the pun but the stats add up, we simply aren't good enough at Maths compared to other nations and as a result we have people who aren't adequately equipped or the work place."

Steven Britton who offers maths tuition in Worcester believes that the UK is heading for a Mathematical crisis. "Countries such as India and China are far more advanced in Mathematics than the UK is at present".

A recent study showed that experts have warned that a “tsunami” of changes involved in the changes to the new, tougher GCSEs will create a “very challenging” scenario for colleges, which could lead to thousands of learners being disadvantaged.
The announcement by Ofqual last week that college students would benefit from two final chances to resit legacy GCSEs in English and maths after this summer was welcomed across the sector.

Colleges have hit back warning that they face a “really testing” period. Alarmingly last year there was a record number of college students retaking their GCSE Maths last year. Last year, some colleges were forced to cancel lessons and book external venues in order to free up sufficient space for students to sit their exams. And the Association of Colleges (AoC) has warned that the pressure will be even greater this year, due to a larger cohort and all students being required to retake GCSEs for the first time.

All of this additional pressure on students has resulted in extra demand for Maths tutors. Tutors are often so in demand that they are overloaded to the point where they are working 7 days a week just to help students get up to par.