A thorough assessment of a learner's current maths knowledge and understanding is essential in order to plan and implement successful 1:1 tuition ensuring maximum progress.
The informal diagnostic assessment used at The Little Maths Room was written by Catherine (our maths tutor) in collaboration with the late Dorian Yeo (Author of Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Mathematics and leading expert and lecturer in teaching pupils with maths difficulties).
The assessment is designed to establish not only what the learner knows and understands but also how the learner processes and works out answers. The emphasis is on; place value and the number system, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and as appropriate, fractions, decimals, percentages, algebra, shape and space (geometry) and time.
The verbal or, if required, written report contains an overview of the learners current level of knowledge and understanding, comments on their learning style (if appropriate including observations from the parents/guardians and /or the school), and recommendations for the learners next steps.