- No time to consolidate your knowledge
Learning Maths is like learning to swim. You can’t learn to swim by just watching someone else swim, and you can’t learn maths deeply if you don’t spend time doing questions alone
The problem with traditional in-person tutoring lessons is that they typically run for 1-2 hours where the tutor crams teaching material, and then the student receives no guidance throughout the week
According to studies student focus best for 30 mins
For maths tutoring to be effective students need to have time to go through problems on their own and consolidate their knowledge
Everything in maths relies on each other and to learn the more complex concepts in a topic, a deep understanding of the basics of that topic is necessary. That's why a one or two hour session is not effective, because the tutor has to go through more complex concepts before the student has had time to fully understand the less complex concepts.
That's why our students receive one to two hours of tutoring in blocks of 30 mins, where they learn a topic, do questions with their tutor, and then be given questions to do on their own. Then after they've had time to consolidate their knowledge, they have their next 30 min lesson, and so on. If they get stuck during their independent study they also have a mini lesson and ask their tutor questions
This method makes tutoring exponentially more effective as students have on going support and have time to truly understand topics in an in-depth level.