Learning maths often feels like a chore, and so many students struggle with it. Sometimes the classroom environment isn’t actually the best place for them to really take in and retain information, so other tools need to be used to help students out and stop them from drowning.
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The internet is a treasure chest of tools, resources and games for you to use in your private tutoring sessions. We’ve put together a list of five websites which are guaranteed to add a bit of colour and excitement to your lessons, as well as make them easy to understand.
Online these days you can find pretty much everything you need to start making your personal tuition sessions brilliant. You have access to:
…And that’s just to name a few! We’ve scanned the internet, taking the best sites we could find, so that you can see just a snippet of what is available for students, parents and teachers.
From games to interactive tutorials, this list has you covered! Of course, it is by no means exhaustive – this is just a careful selection of the many websites out there that can show your students just how fun and simple maths lessons can be!
Some of these websites follow the American school grading system instead of UK key stages (which are two years each) and year groups. You can easily find conversion tables online if you’re not sure what age group you need – but a basic rule of thumb is that a UK year 1, or KS1, is Kindergarten, year 2 is 1st grade, year 3 is 2nd grade, etc.
One of the most amazing websites, which falls outside of the list because of its broad and unspecialised nature, is YouTube. YouTube is a great place to start if you are looking for quick inspiration on a certain topic, with all sorts of videos and songs to browse through.
YouTube has an enormous wealth of videos to look at, ranging from the good to the bad to the ugly. But don’t let that put you off! It’s still worth a look, as you will undoubtedly find some incredibly helpful and funny videos to inspire your lessons, and your student’s study of maths.
Many of these websites have a learning and revision section, and a test section as well. This means your student can work through the topics and then test their knowledge, to see where they are doing well and what might need improvement.
They are therefore ideal for setting homework as part of your private tutoring – whether it’s to watch a few videos, practice a topic, or simply play a few games for a while!
So on to the list: these sites have been given an academic level, rated from 1 to 5, with a mark out of ten and a little description to show you exactly what you can expect.