Third Space Learning’s primary school maths tutors have successfully taught over 60,000 primary school pupils. We are the biggest primary school tutoring organisation, and, on average, pupils achieve their maths goals in half the time when studying with us.
Children love Third Space, it really supports what they do in class. The fact they have to speak with their own primary school maths tutor and explain their reasoning helps to develop confidence and their use of mathematical vocabulary.
Karyn Astle, Deputy Headteacher, Buckingham Park Primary School
Unlike most tuition businesses, we don’t teach all subjects at all levels. We would not be your choice for a science tutor or an English tutor. Our tutors are specialists. They specialise purely in teaching primary school maths.
Pupils are taught a programme of curriculum maths lessons closely matched to the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 national curriculum. The tutors who teach this curriculum have been professionally trained and target each lesson directly to the needs of each child.
Tutors also work hard to build a rapport with students, personalising the lesson to their ability and to their interests.
Our online maths lessons give pupils the opportunity to talk through questions and build key numeracy skills with their own private teacher.
Tutors work closely with the child each lesson, asking questions like 'how did you work that out?' and 'could you use any other methods?' to ensure pupils have understood the underlying maths and are developing deep conceptual understanding rather than relying on tricks or gimmicks.
Whatever level children are working at, they will progress faster and further if they have the confidence to keep trying. Third Space Learning's primary mathematics tutors offer pupils a safe place to attempt questions and to challenge themselves; making a mistake is part of this process and leads to greater understanding.
A child with the confidence to ‘have a go’ at primary school age will then be much better able to tackle the rigours of GCSEs and A-level maths assessments as they move through their secondary school career.
Our online maths lessons are designed to make sure pupils have lots of practice of any new topic and then a range of more challenging applied reasoning and exam-style questions.
While maths success extends beyond getting good grades, the time spent on exam questions, and developing exam techniques help children feel confident for any upcoming tests and entrance exams, whether that’s the SATs, the 7+, 10+, 11+ or even Common Entrance.
In primary maths lessons children have a tendency to switch off and lose concentration if they don’t feel engaged. And in a class of thirty it can be difficult for a primary school teacher to hold everyone’s interest for the entire lesson.
With Third Space Learning, pupils have the full attention of their own private maths tutor, who works at just the right pace for the child. Whether they need consolidation time or to keep being stretched every child will be making rapid progress.
Are your tutors qualified teachers?
All of our primary school maths tutors complete our Global Tutor Training Programme. This provides specific training to deliver effective one-to-one maths tuition online according to the English National Curriculum.
What ages do you support?
Our specialist primary maths tutors only teach years 2 to 6 and pupils in Year 7 with outstanding gaps from Key Stage 2. Our GCSE maths programme will be available from January and we hope to offer support for A-level maths in the near future.
Do you offer exam revision programmes?
We currently offer a specific Key Stage 2 SATs revision programme for both schools and parents and are launching a brand new GCSE revision programme in January. For GCSE-level students, our maths programme will be suitable for all exam boards; AQA, Edexcel and OCR. We do not offer university-level maths tuition.
Third Space fills in little gaps that can really hold children back. The customer service is fantastic every time and they couldn't be more helpful. The children love doing Third Space and their confidence rockets!
Maths Coordinator, Oxley Primary School, Leicestershire
Third Space Learning provides targeted support for the children which is personalised to their own level and helps them to make progress and achieve Age Related Expectations.
Headteacher, Griffin Park Primary School, Blackburn
Our children all really enjoy taking part in the programme and we have seen increased confidence and progress in their maths learning.
Maths Leader, Priory Primary School, Dudley
The one to one tuition is a great addition to our support for pupils receiving Pupil Premium, and the resources are high quality and up to date with recent research.
Deputy Headteacher, Holy Trinity Primary School, Merton
The resources on the Maths Hub are great, the sessions for the children are good and they enjoy them. The one to one sessions have been very good and have helped the children to progress with their maths.
Headteacher, Choppington Primary School, Northumberland
My staff love the resources and are helpful to their teaching and assessment. Most importantly, the impact upon learning for the pupils receiving the one to one lessons is highly effective. It’s such great support to teaching and learning.
Headteacher, St Pauls Middle School , Northumberland
Children are thoroughly enjoying their sessions and the resources we have access to are great. I have already recommended the intervention to a friend teaching at another school.
Liz Smith, Year 6 Teacher
Pevensey and Westham CofE Primary School, East Sussex