There are a number of questions our Maths tutors see crop up again and again, ranging from simple tricks like finding the x and y intercepts of an equation, to more advanced concepts like solving quadratic inequalities. So we thought it would be helpful to share these with you, along with tips on how to find the solutions.
One of our expert Maths tutors, Jemma, shares the top five questions she sees, the most common issues and mistakes students make, and her tips on how you can work around them.
Homework can often feel like an overwhelming, never-ending pile of stress. Homework stress can cause frustration and anxiety and ultimately prevent you from achieving your best results.
However, this feeling of not being in control can be avoided by simply adjusting your study habits. Homework and study can actually be a rewarding, satisfying experience if done in an organised and efficient way. Here are some tips on how to achieve that.
Sydney is experiencing an incredible new phenomenom, where dogs are no longer chewing, eating or ruining kids' homework, but actually helping them with it.
In this unexpected role reversal, brainy cats with glasses and geeky dogs with blackboards can be spotted on buses around the city sharing the message about how YourTutor can help you with your homework. Keep your eyes peeled for our furry friends, and if let us know if you spot them!
Schooling has changed dramatically over the last decade, with parents recognising the importance of education and grading to ensure their child has the best opportunity to qualify for their chosen career path.
We wanted to share our thoughts on why slacking off on study while on holiday is one of the biggest mistakes students make.
There are few academic skills more difficult and time-consuming to develop than learning to write a good essay. As every English teacher knows, there are no short-cuts to becoming a competent communicator with the written word. It takes time and practice. If ever there were a poster-child for the “10,000 hours” rule, it’s learning to write.
We all know the feeling when someone mentions the word ‘assignment’ and the feeling of dread sweeps over you. Maybe you put it aside for now. After all, the due date is three weeks away. Sound familiar?
Don’t sweat, it’s all about how you approach it. Doing an assignment is a process, these tips might help get you started and hopefully avoid last-minute stress and struggles.
One thing that is often overlooked when academics argue over the virtues of homework is that parents have vital roles in their child’s educational journey - and they should be encouraged to engage with it as often as possible.
Parents are typically the first port of call when their child is stumped on a question, needs a sounding board, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to vent in, a TV switched off with a “Hey! Back to work!”, a lift to the library, or even a quick healthy snack to fire up the brain.
We all know how difficult it is to have the ‘homework conversation’ with your kids - let’s face it, it never goes well.
Many parents feel it’s their responsibility to ensure their kids complete their homework and this often ends in arguments and tension within the family. While kids cannot be forced to study or learn, there are things parents can do to help them to motivate themselves.