Meet Head Tutor Elly who inspires her students to understand, explore and grow in mathematics
To develop mathematics skills in primary school, and give students good foundations for high school, and their life. My service promotes numerical literacy as a necessary and foundational literacy. Maths is everywhere around us, and an essential way of understanding our world as the universal language.
Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) with 1st Class Honours in Statistics/ Bachelor of Arts (English), UNSW 2012
Thesis overview presented at 59th ISI World Statistics Conference in Hong Kong, 2013.
Close to 15 years personally tutoring students from primary school to university levels.
MATHS IN THE REAL WORLD
The practical applications are endless - we use maths to chart, measure, and estimate daily, in shopping and cooking, time management and fitness goals. You need number sense for household budgeting, and spatial awareness when furnishing it!
MATHS FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
Maths can help practice learning as a process, and can develop ways of thinking that help learning across fields, see more here.
MATHS HAS HELPED ME IN SURPRISING WAYS
Patterns in learning foreign languages. Logical structures in writing for Ext 2 English to clearly communicate.
Problem solving and independent learning to wear "many hats" in running a business - legal, marketing, accounting, and web.
Assessing situations quickly, confidence in making sound judgments to travel 3 years solo across 45 countries across the world. Adaptable and flexible to navigate unknown situations.
Studying mathematics develops skills that can help with learning in diverse fields
Deriving from Greek, today we use the word polymath for someone who is knowledgeable in a variety of subjects.
Mathematics and polymath share the same stem math- from the Greek word manthanein ("to learn").
We believe mathematics can be a vehicle for the general learning process.
We want to put the math into polymath..
We believe that mathematics develops a way of thinking that helps learning in many subjects.
LOGICAL REASONING skills help students ANALYSE information and make sound judgments.
THINKING CRITICALLY helps kids EXPLAIN the how and why of things, and RECOGNISE PATTERNS to APPLY to similar situations. GENERALISING IDEAS to new situations and ADAPTING for important differences means students are THINKING CREATIVELY.
Mathematics helps kids SEE DETAILS and OPENS MINDS to IMAGINE more possibilities and alternatives.
We create an environment that nurtures a positive attitude to learning through mathematics.
Mathematics helps kids develop a GROWTH MINDSET, and see mistakes as a natural part of the LEARNING PROCESS, rather than an end or failure. PERSISTENCE and RESILIENCE make students better learners overall.
INDEPENDENT work develops student CONFIDENCE to try new things. Mathematical challenges become an opportunity to PROBLEM SOLVE, and COMMUNICATE THEIR IDEAS to each other.
Girl looks outward in a sunny field
Boy solves maths problem on whiteboard
Centre of a wave
The study of tides uses trigonometry
Little green clock
Green plant with fractal pattern
Primary school kids standing against yellow wall
Boy peering above book
Yellow measuring tape
Ferris wheel against blue sky
Protractor and geometry set
Inside car hanging dice near wheel
Child playing chess
Girl swinging into sunset
Pyramids of Egypt
Computer chips and circuit
Yellow symmetric spiral
Line graph for stocks and finance
Boy looking with face close to world globe
Curious girl holding one eye to magnifying glass
Symmetric layout of basketball court
Old geography and cartography instruments on map
Pencils in a jar
MATHS IS ALL AROUND US!