Factors affecting the way we learn maths
Individual learning styles:
- Auditory / visual / kinaesthetic / multi sensory
- The "inchworm / grasshopper" continuum
- and many other ways of describing learning style
I take a more holistic approach than any one method of classification, though I do use both of those mentioned.
Specific learning difficulties which may affect maths learning include:
- Dyscalculia (specific difficulty with numbers)
- Difficulties with information processing or working memory
- Irlen syndrome (a visual-perceptual disorder)
Autistic spectrum conditions including:
- Asperger Syndrome
Autistic spectrum conditions do not impair mathematical ability; many autistic people are extremely able mathematicians. As with anyone else, people with autism spectrum conditions will have preferred ways of communicating and learning. As always I will work with you in the way that works best for you.
Other factors which may affect maths learning include:
- How much we enjoy the subject
- Previous experiences of mathematics or education in general
- Learning disabilities
- Physical conditions or disabilities
- Maths phobia
- The list is endless...
Remember: none of these factors stop you learning maths!
I have a passionate commitment to diversity, inclusivity and equality, and a drive to share my enthusiasm for mathematics with students. I look forward to teaching you the maths you need in the ways that work best for you.
Please contact me to discuss your learning needs.
I am based near Stourbridge in the West Midlands and am happy to travel up to about ten miles depending on the time required. On Sundays I am available to tutor in Worcester. (Locations further than ten miles may be possible, with travel costs charged as extra.)
The QTS Numeracy taught course 'QTS Numeracy - Don't Panic!' takes place in Birmingham.
Please contact me to discuss your needs.
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