If there’s one thing more important than remembering facts or how to solve maths problems, it is curiosity.
A curious child will always be interested in things, in working things out and learning new things.
A tutor can help foster curiosity by using real-world applications for maths and setting homework which isn’t just 1/2 + 1/5, but is about people, things and the world around us.
When I set homework, what makes me the happiest is not a 100% score, it’s when a child says something like “I don’t know if I got the answer right, but I’ve been thinking about it and have figured out another way to solve it.”
That’s gold dust.