Maths with Ella

Maths tuition made easy!

Ella Kirkpatrick

Full time maths tutor

I'm Ella, a passionate maths tutor with a warm and friendly style. I strive to fill gaps in understanding, mentor students, and boost both grades and confidence.


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Online maths tuition

How it works

Option 1

Follow along on Paper

With Zoom open on a computer or compatible device, students can work through questions on paper and engage in discussions to generate ideas. These ideas can then be added to the shared whiteboard, which is visible on their screens.

Option 2

Join in with a tablet or touchscreen device

Using a virtual whiteboard, students can actively participate in answering questions together. This interactive approach allows me to not only verify the correctness of their answers and working but also observe how students present their work. Additionally, it's worth noting that you can join the Zoom call from a tablet, which means you can conveniently use a single device during the lesson.

Option 3

Join in with a graphics tablet

Using a graphics tablet provides students with the ability to write their answers directly on the virtual whiteboard. By using the tablet's stylus, they can effortlessly write or draw on the tablet's surface, and their work will appear in real-time on the computer screen for us to review and discuss. This feature enables a seamless and interactive learning experience, promoting active participation and engagement in the virtual classroom.

How much does it cost?

Price

All hour-long lessons are priced at the same amount. If you would like to discuss the pricing for a shorter lesson, please feel free to get in touch. We can explore options and find a suitable arrangement based on your specific requirements.

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1 hour lesson

£40.00

Weekly
  • One-to-one attention
  • Customised pace
  • Clarification and reinforcement
  • Boosted confidence
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Questions?

FAQs

  • How can a maths tutor help improve my child's grades?

    A maths tutor can provide personalised instruction, clarify difficult concepts, offer additional practice problems, and help develop effective study strategies, all of which can lead to improved grades.

  • How often should my child have maths tutoring sessions?

    The frequency of tutoring sessions depends on the individual needs of the student. It is generally recommended to have one session per week to ensure consistent progress and reinforce learning. Although fortnightly lessons can be an option, it is important to consider that breaks for half-term holidays may disrupt the consistency of learning, resulting in less progress and limited time to reinforce key concepts and principles.

  • What qualifications or experience do you have as a maths tutor?

    It's important to look for a maths tutor who has a strong educational background in mathematics, relevant teaching experience, and a track record of helping students succeed. I have a first class degree in mathematics from the Univeristy of leeds. I have been teaching maths full time since June 2020.

  • How do you assess a student's progress?

    I maintain a comprehensive spreadsheet that includes all the topics the student will be examined on. In each lesson, we select a main topic to focus on, and I privately record a score to assess their performance in that specific area. Our aim is to continually improve this score over time. By keeping track of the topics covered in each lesson, we ensure that we revisit and cover a wide range of subjects, allowing the student to develop a well-rounded understanding of multiple topics.This way of working not only enables the assessment of the student's strengths but, more importantly, their weaknesses. By identifying these weaknesses, we can tailor our revision approach to focus on addressing specific areas of improvement, ensuring a more targeted and effective preparation for exams.I also provide feedback and communicate with parents to discuss the student's progress.

  • How do online lessons work?

    See above

  • What is your cancellation or rescheduling policy?

    Each student, pair, or group will be assigned a guaranteed weekly time slot exclusively reserved for them during term time. This time slot will only be changed if both parties agree upon it.

    Fees:

    Grace period: During the first month of tuition, lessons can be paid for on a weekly basis in advance of each session. After the initial month, fees are paid according to the following options:

    Monthly in advance: Payment is due on the 1st of each month, covering all lessons scheduled for that month (which could be 3, 4, or 5, depending on how the month falls). Lesson fees can be deducted from this amount if you are aware of any upcoming absences, such as half-term or school trips.

    Half-termly in advance: Payment is due before the start of the half-term period. You only need to pay for the number of lessons you require within that specific time frame.

    I am always willing to help you figure out the fees, so please feel free to reach out if you have any uncertainties. Please note that I don't invoice unless specifically requested.

    Cancellations:

    A minimum of 24 hours' notice is required for session cancellations or rescheduling. Failure to provide the required notice will result in the session still being charged. However, a new session can be arranged at an additional fee.

    If 24 hours' notice is given or if I am unable to conduct the session, a refund will be provided, or the session can be carried over to the next month or half-term.

    If a student arrives late to a lesson, the session will be conducted with the remaining time. If the student fails to arrive, I will send a reminder text. If there is no indication of the student's attendance within 30 minutes, I will assume the lesson is not wanted and leave the Zoom meeting. I am happy to text students directly to remind them in the event of a no-show.

    Half-term holidays:

    Maths tutoring is my full-time job, and while I enjoy it, I also need rest, just like the students. I am willing to provide lessons during the holidays to maintain consistent tuition, especially when exams are approaching. To allow myself some time off, I try to arrange holiday lessons as early as possible. Holiday lessons are optional and can be paid for together with the regular lessons or separately once the time and day of the lesson are confirmed. Early organization is preferred to allow ample time for planning.

    Late payments:

    Please make an effort to pay on time. If you find yourself frequently missing payment deadlines, simply let me know, and I am happy to send a reminder text with the amount due.

    Reserving slots:

    I understand that students may occasionally require one or two scheduled weeks off. However, if a student needs more than three consecutive lessons off, I may need to offer the slot to a student on the waiting list.