We are a small but effective team that provide after school online tutoring, specialising in GCSE, A-Level Maths Tuition, IB Diploma Programme and Foundation Mathematics.
Two A-Level Maths Divisions
Academy division – Due to higher demand, we run our Edexcel, OCR and AQA courses as an online academy where we follow a strict calendar schedule that has specifically been created to mirror each respective course curriculum.
Bespoke division – Separate to our online academy, we offer IB Diploma and Foundation Mathematics as a more bespoke tutoring service. These lessons are structured similar to the academy, but the order in which we teach certain topics are determined by the students.
Air Maths Tuition
In past years, we have found a real passion and expertise teaching A-level, IB and Foundation Mathematics online in small groups (of about 6-8) predominantly in the UK. We have developed what we feel is the right formula for success and feedback from both students and parents have been exceptional. More recently, technology has enabled us to expand our global reach and we’ve now started to help more students in UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Air Maths Tuition Mission & Motivation
Our mission is to help students globally to achieve excellence in Mathematics and education by constantly adapting our teaching methods and tools to increase engagement and interaction.
With the new linear courses introduced in 2017 by Edexcel, OCR, and AQA, it’s probably fair to say that many students have found it harder to adapt to these changes. More students are asking for help with major topics such as integration, projectiles, hypothesis testing, vectors etc. But the problem isn’t just that these topics have ‘got harder’, rather it’s the fact that skills acquired in the linear programme can be called upon at any given period in the exam. For example, how were you supposed to know that you were meant to use a geometric series in a Statistics paper??!!
Gaining a holistic understanding has probably been the biggest challenge for students. As a result, we’ve seen a drastic decline in student performance, with the number of A’s and A*s in June 2019 Maths exams falling to a 12 year low. Students need what I like to call a ‘cross-sectional knowledge’ to do well in these exams.
With change comes opportunity!
We view the changes in the course structure as more of an opportunity to gain a competitive edge over other students. Our primary focus at Air Maths Tuition is to train our students in a unique way that will give them the correct exposure they need and help them gain a more holistic understanding of this new beast.
Online A-level Maths Tuition – What’s your Style?
Very unique in our opinion. We teach with the ‘topic of the day’ in one hand and the course specification in the other. This means that we’re always working in line with each respective examining body, focusing on specifics of what examiners are looking for.
Exposure is an integral part of our teaching principles and we spend a lot of time on examples, helping students to recognise and answer different types of questions. We also constantly draw parallels between different topics which helps to gain a more holistic understanding.
At Air Maths Tuition, we believe that technology will be the next major advance in education. Not only has it allowed us to teach over several locations, but it also contributes to student engagement and learning impact. This article by Edtech is an honest review of how tech is changing the educational landscape.
To that extent, we do all our operations online. Right from teaching to providing and marking homework. Online tutoring provides an excellent gateway for the deeper levels of support that students really need and pay for.
A-Level Maths offerings from Air Maths Tuition
We are ultra student-focused and have our very own Learning Management System called ‘Student dashboards’. They are very user-friendly and give our students unlimited access to a wide range of online and offline resources including:
- Live tutorials
- Recorded videos of previous lessons
- Homework with feedback from the tutor
- Weekly lesson reviews
- Course calendars
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These can all be accessed via PC or tablet or phone. We offer these services all at extremely affordable rates!
We keep parents and students happy by providing:
- 24/7 online support
- Structured lessons
- Online safeguarding
- Secure and tested signal systems
- Full transparency
- Attendance and even engagement reports!
Online A-level Tuition
Our lessons are like normal school lessons, but online. We meet each school day for an hour, on a leading web-based conferencing platform called Zoom. It’s very reliable, user-friendly and more and more tutors are using it to teach students online mathematics. Students are welcome to attend these tutorials as much as possible, but we recommend 2-3 hours per week. You need to bring your normal stationary, including a calculator, stylus, headset and need a reliable internet connection.
A-level Maths Tuition – What happens during the lesson
During the lesson, our students are part of a highly focused and interactive environment, where we encourage students to ask the tutor questions and collaborate ideas in small groups with their like-minded colleagues. Giving students the chance to ask questions anonymously, take part in polls and interact with each other (if they choose to) keeps them very engaged. We think they love it!
The best thing is that we all have the same goal, which is to succeed.
We accept students from typically state, private and grammar schools and don’t have any specific entry requirements. We are just looking for people who are as serious as we are about boosting their grades. Maintaining a strong record of success is important to us.
After students sign up, we like to meet all our students before their first lesson so we know exactly who we are sharing a class with. Learning about their needs and challenges also helps us tailor our lesson plans.
Ultimately, the best results come from a great working relationship between tutor and student. Communication needs to be strong and students should feel comfortable asking questions. We make an effort to make sure that students always feel supported at this crucial stage of their academic journey. Our experience, efficiency, affordability and support makes us a viable option for any student.
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About the author and founder of Air Maths Tuition:
Michael is a Mathematician, born and raised in West London.
In his 8 years experience in tutoring, he has developed an expertise in A level and IB mathematics. He focuses on giving his students an edge in the exam, particularly in the new linear structure.
Michael believes in communication, change and technology. However, he feels that there are more efficient and dynamic ways to make students engage and perform.
As a result, he can proudly say that he has been a key driver to the success of at least 95% of his students, who have achieved excellence through understanding his rigorous approach.
He is therefore very popular with the students and this has helped to connect with students in London, Scotland, Dubai and Bahrain.
Our Top Ten Study Skills Tips
Welcome to our 10 Top Tips to help you improve your own Study Skills.
- Find time to study – Firstly, if you manage your time badly, inevitably you will be less productive than if you manage it well. This can lead to increased stress and anxiety levels, especially around exam time.
- Keep to a routine– Secondly, try to work in the same place at the same time each day. Also, make sure you have everything you need before you start.
- Work to your strengths– And also try to schedule challenging tasks for when you are most alert. Routine ones for when you may be feeling more tired.
- Don’t waste time – Avoid reading irrelevant material. Instead, skim and scan to help you decide if you need to read it in depth. Or not at all!
- Avoid distractions– Also, you must switch emails and social media off. This will prevent your mind wandering.
- Regularly review your notes– Plus you should try to cut out what you don’t need. Ask yourself the question: “Is this information is relevant to my assignment, and how does it relate to what I already know.”
- Vary how you to take notes – We suggest that you use Mind Maps and diagrams. These help to generate ideas and linear notes to focus your ideas for essay or report plans.
- Be critical– And also maintain a critical and analytical approach at all times!
- Plan your work– If writing an assignment produce a detailed plan before you start to write it. This will make the drafting process much less stressful.
- Understand different styles – So, by understanding different writing styles can put what you read into perspective. Ane even more importantly to avoid any bias.
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