What if there was a simple process, that once learned could immediately take them to new heights of success in Maths? That could radically transform how they approach Maths and actually lead to better results at school.

When your child knows how to integrate basic Maths skills into their schoolwork, then they’ll be able to do harder Maths. Once they know how to do the harder Maths, then they’ll be able to transform their results.

Now I’ve tutored more than 350 school students and helped them take their Maths to the next level, but when I first started out, I had no idea what they needed to do, to understand Maths more easily.

Now I’m in a different place – I’ve touched the hearts of students from many schools in the Bayside area. I’ve had in the tens of thousands of views for my online tutorials and I’ve helped hundreds of students to learn the secrets of doing Maths.

And it all started with teaching struggling students the basics of Maths.

### Back to Basics Essentials

- If your child has a history of struggling with Maths then it’s more than likely they have gaps in their understanding of basic Maths.
- My Back to Basics tutoring program will
**help them to fill in these gaps**. - As these gaps are filled in your child will
**feel more confident and competent in their self and their ability to do basic Maths.** - Every concept and skill they learn and practice will
**increase their belief that they can learn and understand harder steps in Maths**and they’ll find that over time, their school work will start to become easier to understand and do.

### VCE Math Methods Essentials

- Most Math Methods students struggle with the harder questions. It’s a whole new level of more complex Maths they’re being taught with not enough time to take in the new concepts. There’s a lot of content that has to be learnt then practiced along with the high workload in this subject along with their other subjects.
- They can end up falling behind because they don’t understand how to do questions and can’t get enough help at school. Ultimately this leads to lower results in SAC’s tests and exams.
- If your child is struggling to keep up in Math Methods then my strategy will be to help them with the questions they don’t know how to do.
- This will start in their first lesson where the goal is to help them with those questions
**so they understand how to do them**. As we go through each question I find they are relieved because they**finally know how to do them**after struggling unsuccessfully to solve them and are often surprised at how easy the solutions tend to be. - By the end of the first lesson they
**feel more confident about doing the next lot of questions**they’re going to get at school. - If your child wants to get a certain ATAR score then I can help them to do that.

### How my tutoring will help your child

The main reason students like my tutoring is because I explain Maths in simple terms in a way that they always understand. If one way doesn’t work then I’ll try other ways until they do understand it.

I engage them in the learning process by asking them what each step is, rather then just telling and showing them each step. Their answers guide me as to where to lead them next.

This strategy is incredibly effective because even if your child doesn’t know the answer, just having a go, even if it’s just a guess, will build their confidence over time, and they’ll end up with a better understanding of the problem solving process.

At some point in their tutoring their confidence will have grown noticeably since their previous lesson. They don’t mind getting wrong answers any more whereas before they were worrying or even afraid of getting wrong answers. Now they know they can do Maths and have confidence with it even when they make mistakes. I have seen this happen with every student who has come to me for tutoring.

### What you can expect

If your child likes the way I explain Maths to them and also puts the time into doing homework, they will improve their understanding and skills and over time will become more confident with Maths. How much they improve their school results will largely depend on how much effort they put in.

I tutor up to 35 students each year so places are limited.

### My tutoring includes the following:

– Diagnostic testing (Basic Maths).

– Structured lessons for learning remedial basic Maths including homework exercises.

– Lessons specifically tailored to the Maths that your child needs help with.

– Mentoring and support if your child has poor organisation skills.

– Help with school homework and practice SAC’s.

– Transition to Year 7 preparation during holidays.

– VCE exam preparation during term break.

– Exam and test preparation for all Year levels.

Hi, my name is Michael and I specialise in tutoring school students who struggle with Maths or have a history of struggling with it.

Students like my tutoring firstly because **I make Maths easy for them to understand** when I’m explaining something to them. If they don’t understand my first explanation then I’ll try different ways of explaining it until they do understand.

They also like the way I show them the **step by step method of setting out that makes Maths easier** for them to understand and do.

### Private & small group lessons

I offer private and small group lessons for students. In these lessons each student is helped with the specific areas of Maths they need help with, using a whiteboard as the main teaching aid.

They are also given homework, study tips & advice and mentoring and support if they have poor organisational skills.

I also let them know if there are things that they’re doing that are making Maths harder for them to learn and I suggest better ways of doing them.

### Lesson times

Skype or Zoom Monday to Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-1pm.

Book an online lesson HERE

### Make An Appointment

Call me to discuss how I can help your child to unlock their full potential.**Ph: 0410 577 469**

### I’ve tutored students from these schools

- Haileybury College – Toorak College – The Peninsula School – Padua College – John Paul College – Woodleigh – Balcombe Grammar
- Melbourne High School – Mentone Boys & Girls Grammar – Lilydale High School – Frankston High School – McClelland College
- St.Peters in Cranbourne – Frankston Tafe – Kilbreda College – Dromana Secondary College – Elizabeth Murdoch College
- Patterson River Secondary College – Carrum Downs Secondary College – Bayside Christian College – St.Leonards

For nearly all of my VCE students, Maths ended up being their best subject. A couple of them were Dux at their school. Some were struggling with Maths when they came to me for tutoring and ended up doing well in year 12 Math Methods.

Some of them turned their Maths around from struggling with year 8 Maths to being good enough to do Methods in year 12 and eventually did well in their final year 12 Math Methods exams.

All of my students became more confident with Maths and improved their results at school. Some of them completely turned their results around.

I’ve really enjoyed teaching my students over the years. If you decide to try my tutoring it will be my pleasure to tutor your child and help them become confident with Maths so they can get better results at school.