Online Maths Lessons From Professional Tutors Working At Each Child's Level
It's individualised learning that takes on board where children are at in their learning at school - plus it builds confidence. The children love it!
Angie Bailey, Deputy Headteacher, Giles Brook Primary
If you’re a headteacher or Maths lead looking for maths intervention programmes, your choices are likely to be one of the following: a face to face catch up maths intervention delivered either one to one or in groups; an entire numeracy skills programme that involves a significant amount of upskilling in your staff; or you can try an online digitally based maths intervention.
While some of these primary maths interventions may focus on basic numeracy skills or confidence in maths, and some at both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 are more of a catch up maths programme, there are also many which are unashamedly SATs-orientated for those pupils who are going to need extra support to achieve the expected standard at the end of KS2.
Third Space Learning’s Maths Intervention Programmes are able to offer different routes for different students because everything is personalised.
Our online lessons give pupils the opportunity to talk through maths questions and build key numeracy skills with their own personal mathematics teacher.
Tutors ask questions like 'how did you work that out?' and 'could you use any other methods?' to ensure pupils have understood the underlying maths behind each question, not just a quick way to find the answer.
One of the biggest things that holds maths students back is a lack of confidence to try. With Third Space Learning's maths tutors, pupils have a safe place to attempt questions, even if that means making a mistake.
Instilling this confidence early on leaves pupils better prepared as they move up the school and tackle things like entrance exams, GCSEs and A-level maths assessments.
Whilst maths success extends beyond getting good grades, practising exam techniques is a great way to help children feel confident for any upcoming tests.
Our online lessons are designed to make sure pupils fully understand each topic before moving onto applying that knowledge to exam-style questions, helping to build familiarity and confidence.
In maths, if pupils don't feel engaged with the lesson then they are more likely to switch off and lose concentration.
In a class of 30 this can be hard to do, but with Third Space Learning, pupils have the full attention of one private maths tutor, working at their own pace, building a rapport and making each lesson as engaging as possible by linking it back to their hobbies and interests.
With budgets squeezed, some primary schools are looking to save money by resourcing their maths interventions with existing staff; others choose the external route. Here's what you should know.
We are the largest provider of primary school tuition to schools in the UK, and have helped over 90,000 children to improve their maths results and their confidence over the past 8 years. Headteachers choose us as we are the most affordable and effective option to raise standards in maths.
Where possible an intervention programme should extend its positive effects out beyond just the students on intervention.
Our one-to-one KS2 maths interventions are aimed at single cohorts of pupils (on average 10-15 pupils per year group). As part of our commitment to providing maths support for the whole school we also offer access to the Third Space Maths Hub, an online toolkit filled with high-quality Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 resources that are freely available for every teacher and pupil in the school to use. Increasingly these resources are also being used by secondary schools as part of their catch up maths programmes.
Your chosen maths intervention should dovetail as closely as possible with what pupils are learning in class, and ideally will be adaptable to your school’s calculation policy. Third Space resources are aligned to the White Rose Maths framework, with slides for every day teaching as well as resources with a specific focus on fluency, reasoning, problem-solving, and diagnostic assessment.
What results can schools expect from the maths intervention programmes?
On average children make double their expected progress with Third Space Learning's one to one maths interventions. This is as calculated using the Rising Stars PUMA standardised assessments. The majority of pupils who we teach on the KS2 SATs revision programmes achieve the expected standard in SATs having started with us at a maths level below what is expected.
What training do the maths tutors receive?
All maths tutors take part in our Global Tutor Training Programme of 30 hours initial training in teaching the maths national curriculum as well as the development of children's confidence and understanding in a one to one environment. They also receive regular weekly CPD to refresh and maintain their skills.
Is an online maths intervention as effective as face to face?
Online maths intervention programmes are as effective as face to face and often more so with children who very engaged in the online environment. The tools we use in our online classroom mimic those that pupils will be used to in school. Tutoring linked as closely as possible to what is being taught in school is proven to the most effective so our online tool enables immediate reporting to a pupil's class teacher straight after each lesson. In this way the teacher is always kept in control of what is being taught.
Third Space Learning encourages children to talk about their maths. It enables them to think aloud with the tutor and this then transfers to their independent work. It gives children much more confidence in their own maths ability!
Class Teacher, Hindley All Saints CofE, Wigan
The children love Third Space and it really supports what they do in class, filling in their gaps in learning and building their confidence. The fact that children have to speak with their tutor and explain their reasoning, develops confidence and their use of mathematical vocabulary.
Deputy Headteacher, Buckingham Park Primary School
Third Space Learning gives individual children personalised attention to their needs to move their confidence and academic achievement in maths forward.
Assistant Headteacher, Cadoxton Primary School, Barry
Nothing but excellence. A personal service with brilliant tutors all of whom my little girl loves. Such a positive maths experience.
I researched a number of online sites before engaging TSL for maths tuition for my granddaughter. I have no complaints - the admin side went very smoothly and her tutor has been professional and patient. When I needed to change the time of a session this was arranged quickly. Above all the price is very reasonable.
Ms Liz Cristofoli