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Today's schooling typically doesn't allow any room for individual learning, which means that students who don't suit the pace of the whole class can fall between the cracks. If students aren't achieving at the level they are capable of, their learning can stall, leading to boredom and frustration. Their confidence can suffer and they won't enjoy school as much as they should.

I can help. I offer personal tutoring in a range of subjects for NCEA and Cambridge International Exams, and can provide students with the skills and confidence they need to achieve their potential.

I'm based in Auckland and will come to your home at a time that suits you, for maximum convenience and maximum learning. Because the home is a familiar environment, it's where the student is the most comfortable – this is an important part of enjoying learning.

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10 June 2021 – Richard Branson on dyslexia

Holly Jean Brooker, NZ Herald reporter and mother of a dyslexic child, spoke with Richard Branson about his dyslexia, which he calls his superpower. His dyslexia was not recognised or diagnosed while he was at school – "So, it's not a surprise that school didn't work out for me." However, he credits his dyslexia with giving him a "heightened sense of imagination" which he says was key to many of Virgin's successes. Read the article.

17 May 2021 – Research shows more value in numeracy

Cambridge University researchers surveyed people in the UK, Ireland, USA, Spain, and Mexico, and examined predictors of belief in COVID-19 misinformation. Across all countries surveyed, they found "having higher numeracy skills were associated with lower susceptibility to coronavirus-related misinformation".

While the research was not able to show the correlation had a causative relationship, it does make a certain amount of sense that people who have worked on their maths skills will ask themselves "does this really make sense?" when presented with misinformation.

Parents can improve their children's numeracy skills by getting them to up to speed with their times tables – see the Multiplication Grids page to download grids.

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Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist.
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– Albert Einstein.