Dear Parent / Carer,
Personal Maths Tuition for your child
RE: St. John Fisher Catholic College and Complete Mathematics
We are delighted to share with you the details of an exciting new offering for pupils from Complete Mathematics. Please find below the details of the offer for parents and pupils of St . John Fisher.
Every child has the potential to be successful in mathematics
When a child can think mathematically — problem solve, embrace challenge, connect ideas — it will permanently improve their life chances. Every child deserves the best support to help them become more mathematical. St. John Fisher is committed to improving the mathematical ability of our pupils, above and beyond the good grades that they already get. It will also enable you as parents/carers to support at home should you want too.
25% of UK children have a private tutor
Private tuition is seen as the gold standard, but it’s out of reach for many families, costing a bare minimum of around £15 / hour, but for a subject expert is more often £35 – £70 / hour. Surveys tell us that many UK families can only afford complementary education if it costs no more than £1 per week.
Tutoring can be very powerful when:
- Delivered by qualified teachers
- Informed by current attainment
- Aligned with school curriculum
- Updates classroom teachers on progress
- Forming an evidence-based learning sequence
Tutoring could be even more powerful if:
- Children could be assessed and taught simultaneously
- Combined with effective and consistent communication with classroom teachers
- It could be accessed for more than one hour a week!
And that is why we would like to introduce you to
offers bespoke online tuition at a fraction of the price
Available 24/7, but delivered virtually by expert maths teachers and mapped against the most comprehensive maths curriculum in the world, each child follows a unique course based on their individual strengths, and the areas of maths they find more challenging.
What’s more, TUTOR constantly learns from children’s work and uncovers underlying knowledge they have not yet secured which will hold them back, and can then deliver hyper-targeted tuition on that point of maths.
They can choose when they work, and for how long, offering them flexibility and autonomy over their own learning. They are rewarded for both progress and effort — we want them to feel motivated to keep going — but they don’t move on until they are comfortable.
Quiz results then inform the next topic they learn, and reveal what gaps they may have. When schools and families are given the space and tools to work together, the child benefits most — so we will be able to access your child’s progress too, and use the insights TUTOR provides in our maths classes. We think this could be a very powerful way of making sure your child’s lessons are personalised, and would like as many of our students to benefit as possible.
TUTOR can take your child all the way from early number to University level study, should they choose to keep going — because we really do believe that with the right support every child has the potential to be successful in maths.
will be released in full in September, ready for pupils to start their journey as soon as they return to school. But the team at Complete Mathematics don’t want pupils to miss out on the opportunity to access the learning materials they already have ready to go, which is why they have created a unique Summer School to bridge the gap between now and September.
Summer School will allow pupils to sign up to any number of structured online courses, delivered by the same experienced teachers as the TUTOR programme. Each course contains around 6 weeks of material, but just as with TUTOR, pupils can work through them at their own pace and in their own time. Quizzes at the end of each unit will mean pupils can return to school already knowing which areas of maths they need help with.
The Complete Mathematics team is offering Summer School for free, to all pupils because after the challenges schools have faced over the last 15 months, they believe it’s the right thing to do.
St John Fisher has teamed up with Complete Mathematics to ensure as many parents as possible have access to TUTOR once it is launched fully in September. We will be using some of our existing funding for targeted pupils — this agreement means we have been able to secure an enormous discount for parents of pupils not already included. Instead of the advertised price of £3.33 per week, you will be able to access TUTOR in full for just 75p per week. In the meantime, you are still able to access Summer School for free.
The materials will go live from the beginning of the summer holidays .If anyone wishes to use the free resources over the summer follow the link below. Further details for September will follow in due course.
St John Fisher Mathematics Faculty