Ian Mayhew
Ian Mayhew


For a first lesson with a new pupil, it's very helpful if the pupil's well-prepared. The following are all very useful:


  • For GCSE or A-Level students, knowing their exam board (e.g. Edexcel, AQA, OCR, WJEC). This is important as the course content varies slightly from one exam board to another.
  • For GCSE students, knowing whether they'll take the Foundation or the Higher paper. The course content is very different from one to the other.
  • School maths book.
  • Copies of any recent practise exam papers / class tests.
  • If they use a maths revision website at school (e.g. Mymaths, Hegartymaths, Mathswatch etc) knowing their login details.




In addition, it is also very useful if a pupil is able to list a few topics (maybe 3 initially) that they would particularly like to work on.



I recommend that pupils always have with them:

  • a pen
  • a pencil
  • a ruler
  • a calculator
  • a protractor
  • a compass


I'll always supply workbooks, resources and paper for the lessons. In addition, it's very helpful if you have a password for the home Wifi - I bring a laptop to all lessons and it's very useful if we can access the Internet.


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