- Words to use instead of “great” all the time - Try encouraging your child to look up synonyms and antonyms more often. If they are using the word "great" too…
- The word of the week is “aftermath” - "Aftermath" doesn't mean something you do after working out some fractions. No. It means something that results or follows from…
- I can work it out, but I don’t know why - Sometimes a child can work out a question but all they are doing is following a series of instructions from…
- Maths for Breakfast - A great way to start the day is to do a quick page of maths. This is especially true if…
- Can you ask me one more similar but different question please? - Sometimes a student will be able to solve a maths question, but won't be able to solve one almost exactly…
- Testimonial from Sookyung in Hong Kong - Here's a testimonial from Sookyung in Hong Kong who's daughter I have tutored for a number of months now, leading…
- Testimonial from MJ in Auckland, New Zealand - "Really pleased with Tutor Dragon’s tuition. He is an effective communicator and went into granular detail, very interactive session with…
- Word of the day: Enthusiastically - It is really useful for any child to build up a list of advanced words which they can: Spell Understand…
- Help With Physics Homework - I can help with Physics Homework, not only in answering questions but also; Understanding what a question is actually asking…
- A POWERFUL verb doesn’t need an adverb - At school children learn about verbs, adverbs, nouns and adjectives. This doesn't mean children always have to use adverbs. Instead,…
- It is useful to re-explain something in a different way - If I’m not convinced that a child has understood something, I explain it in a different way and then check…
- A child needs to be fluent with negative numbers - A question to often confuse or trip-up a year 6 child is -10 - -10... i.e. minus ten take away…
- Spend time to help develop a child’s curiosity - If there's one thing more important than remembering facts or how to solve maths problems, it is curiosity. A curious…
- Staying Ahead of the Curriculum - One of the most useful ways to help your child at school is to get ahead of the curriculum. This…
- Practice Often and for a Short Period of Time - A child has to learn they best way to learn for themselves. A great place to start is with short…
- The Year Long Intensive Preparation for the 11+ Starts Here - Time of Writing: August 2020. Planning, discipline, strategy and tactics are all required to make the most of Year 5…
- Highly Recommended Key Stage Maths Book - Highly recommended is this workbook on offer from KeyStageMaths.com for only £1. You can download and print it after buying.…
- A simple A4 poster to help remind a child what to do - Don't Panic! Here are three simple sentences which I have found to have positive impact on a child's mind-set Don't…
- Melbourne Online Maths Tutor Times - Online maths tutorial times for Melbourne are 15:00 to 22:00 seven days a week (depending on availability) The Tutor Dragon…
- Tokyo Online Maths Tutor Times - Online maths tutorial times for Tokyo are 15:00 to 22:00 seven days a week (depending on availability) The Tutor Dragon…
- What’s the best way to keep up with Maths over the holidays? - Whether you're staying at home or heading off somewhere on holiday, there are easy ways to keep up with Maths…
- How frequently should my child attend tutorials during the long summer holiday? - It is important for a child to continue maths work throughout long holidays with a combination of workbooks and tutorials…
- Colouring-in shapes to understand fractions is a powerful way of learning - By far the best way for a child to learn fractions (and then decimals and percentages) is to actually draw…
- How Often Should a Child Practice Maths after a Weekly Tutorial? - When possible, a child should practice their maths every day, feeding back to parents and the tutor any questions which…
- Telling time from a clock is easy, learning time calculations is not - A child can learn to tell the time on a clock fairly easily but mastering time calculations is a whole…
- Building confidence during online tutorials - A fantastic by-product of the online tutorial is the child gaining confidence to ask valuable questions as they learn I…
- Check the Marks and Plan the Answer - It is vitally important to know how many marks a question is worth and to think how to pick up…
- Online Maths Tutoring Hours for the UK & Ireland - Online maths tutorial times for the UK & Ireland are 7am to 10pm seven days a week (depending on availability).…
- Bespoke Online Maths Tuition - Bespoke online maths tuition can significantly improve your child's ability by focusing on the topics he or she needs to…
- This is how an Online Maths Tutorial Works - Here's a simple example of how an online maths tutorial works - showing the tutor and the tutees's actions on…
- Online Maths Tutoring Hours for Shanghai and Beijing - Online maths tutorial times for Shanghai & Beijing are 14:00 to 22:00 (Beijing Time) We are able to offer online…
- The Tutor Dragon Notepad & Stylus - The 52 page Tutor Dragon notepad is now available and free when you sign-up for your first paid tutorial. The…
- Online Maths Tutoring Hours for Australia - Online maths tutorial times for Australia are 15:00 to 22:00 for Perth / West & Central time, and 17:00 to…
- Online Maths Tutoring Hours for New Zealand - Online maths tutorial times for New Zealand are 17:00 to 22:00. We are working to open a New Zealand centred…
- Children learn more by doing than listening - During a tutorial a child learns a lot because they're listening, learning and most importantly DOING... In a classroom a…
- Fractions Tutorial Work Best Online - Learning fractions addition and subtraction visually is a great way to secure fractions numeracy Fractions lend themselves to be taught…
- Primary School Clock and Time Tuition - Analog and digital clock & time tuition is a great way to develop problem solving skills for children at Primary…
- The benefits of aerobic exercise on children’s mental performance - Experiments and observations indicate that any kind of physical activity for a child has educational benefits including enhanced attention. There's…
- What to do over the summer holiday before starting Secondary School - In the UK the beginning of Secondary School is Year 7 when children are typically 11 years old. Here are…
- How can I encourage my child to do their homework well? - At times it's not easy to get your son or daughter to do all their homework on time and to…
- A Summary of the Singapore Maths Model of teaching - Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) is a highly effective approach to teaching that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of maths…
- The power of drawing during a tutorial - When a child draws on their touch-screen their mind lights up connecting visuals with maths and understanding. More useful even…
- Online maths tutorials for children moving to an English Speaking country - If your family is moving to an English speaking country we can help with online maths tutorials which will help…
- Online maths tutorials before the Korean school day starts - The Tutor Dragon is now offering 30 minute online maths tutorials to Korean students scheduled in the morning before leaving…
- Free introductory maths tutorial session anywhere in the world - Email the Tutor Dragon to secure a free twenty minute maths tutorial session which will be online using a shared…
- How many marks is that question worth? - When a child is working through practice papers it is VITAL they pay attention to how many marks are on…
- Year 3 Multiplication Wheels - Click here for some simple Multiplication Wheels for Year 3 with answer sheet Why are Multiplication Wheels useful? Multiplication Wheels…
- London Maths Tutor - I deliver most of my maths tuition online using virtual whiteboards but I also run face-to-face sessions near where I…
- Is voice or video better for an online tutorial? - It is a common mistake to think that streaming video is necessary for an online tutorial. At best it can…
- Tutor Dragon Addition A4 Poster to Print at Home - Click on the image for a PDF of the Tutor Dragon Addition A4 sheet to print and stick up on…
- Online maths tutorials start in Hong Kong - Very pleased to announce we're starting online maths tutorials with clients in Hong Kong. Sessions are run out of London…
- Switching to Whiteboard Fox - We are switching to Whiteboard Fox which is proving to be an easier shared whiteboard platform to use in conjunction…
- The benefits to a child of studying in a noisy environment - Although noise in the classroom is a negative factor for learning, some level of noise and/or chaos in the home…
- Ideas on how to structure home study - As much as the content of home study is important, so is the way you structure it, allowing for change…
- The best approach to practicing 11+ papers - Here are a few tips and ideas if your child is practicing 11+ papers Make a Plan Plan each exam…
- What should a child do between each tutorial? - Between each tutorial a child should practice what has been taught in the tutorial and try working on a new…
- Building Numeracy with a Simple Dice Game - There are many simple games which you can use to help build numeracy with your children. Here are a few…
- How often should my child take a break while home schooling? - Working from home is not the same as being at school so it is generally a mistake to try and…
- What is Numerical Reasoning and how can I help prepare my Child for that test? - The Numerical Reasoning test, typically used in the 11+ and Independent Schools is all about interpreting and answering questions using…
- How to mix & match workbooks in preparation for the 11+ - By far the best way to approach the 11+ and/or SATS and independent school entrance exams is to mix and…
- Year 6 Excel and Money Tutorials - We're very pleased to announce our Excel and Money tutorials for Year 6. The tutorials begin with a refresher about…
- Python Tuition for Children Online - Schools are increasingly adopting Python as the programming language of choice. As well as online maths tuition, Tutor Dragon offers…
- Which tablet is best for an online tutorial? - Online tutorials should not be just a video link - that is insufficient in helping a child with their maths.…
- Plan ahead for a useful maths tutorial for your child - Maths tutorials are not cheap so you have to make the most of every session. Do this by planning ahead…
- What is a good length of time for a maths tutorial? - Most tutorials are an hour, but we should question why this is, considering most group lessons in a school environment…
- Fractions (including decimals and percentages) online tuition - Fractions (including decimals and percentages) can be difficult subjects to secure in the Maths Curriculum. A child should be able…
- Multiplication & Division Online Maths Tuition - Multiplication & Division are fundamental subjects in the Maths Curriculum. A child should be able to: Multiply and divide multi-digit…
- Addition and Subtraction Online Maths Tuition - Addition and Subtraction is a fundamental subject in the Maths Curriculum. A child should be able to: Add and subtract…
- Number and Place Value Online Maths Tuition - Number and Place Value is the first and most fundamental subject in the Maths Curriculum. A child should be able…
- Online tuition help with your child’s maths homework - In addition to working through questions from workbooks, at Tutor Dragon we also offer online tutorials to help with homework.…
- Tools for successful online tuition - At Tutor Dragon we currently use bitpaper which is a very easy to use shared whiteboard. This means that the…
- Targeted Online Maths Tuition - Following an initial assessment with your child we will tailor an online maths tutorial course which includes all the material…
- Online tuition makes your life easier - Driving, walking, cycling or taking the bus to see a tutor can be a very time consuming task. If the…
- Free KS2 Materials at Ninja Maths - You may like to download free KS2 maths question and answer worksheets at our sister-website Ninja Maths - click here.
- Galore Park’s New Y5 Maths Book - I recommend the Galore Park workbooks, in particular the Year 5 Maths book - click here (opens a new window).…
- New Website Launch - I've just launched the new website with a booking form for introductory sessions. The main form for booking tutorials will…