Not all students in Australia enjoy maths. As it mainly deals with numbers that you can't see or touch, students often consider it too abstract and useless. They quickly get bored with equations and logarithms, preferring to focus on less rigid subjects, like English or Arts.

Nevertheless, the importance of learning maths in Sydney and elsewhere in NSW can hardly be ignored. Even though the discipline itself is indeed quite abstract, its methods are applied in plenty of other areas, from science to statistics and history, and can be helpful in everyday life.

Additionally, maths helps students develop their analytical thinking skills and logic, which are crucial in any area or profession.

Tutoring such an important but unpopular subject is, thus, a very serious task. A good tutor needs not only to explain the material to students but also to try and find engaging methods of presenting it, so they can gradually become more comfortable with numbers.

Mathematics is also an extremely important HSC subject because it is required for entry to a lot of university programmes.

A student who'd like to build a successful career in science, engineering or informatics simply cannot do without maths. As a result, many high school pupils look for private maths tutors to catch up with their courses and get good HSC results.

Choosing mathematics as the subject of your specialisation for tutoring is a safe way to ensure you have as many students in Sydney or another NSW city as you need.

In this article, we will focus on the best ways to make your lessons effective and enjoyable for your students. You should remember that if the student is willing to learn, it also makes the teacher's task easier and more rewarding, so it's a win-win situation.

If you want to learn more about HSC tutoring in Sydney and NSW in general, you can find plenty of useful information in our article.

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Evaluate your students' levels

Knowing where the student is when starting to teach is crucial in any subject, but it is even more so in maths. The reason for that is simply that we learn mathematics step by step, so if we have missed some important topic, we won't be able to advance later on.

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That is, by the way, the most common problem high school students have in NSW and Australia in general. For example, if you don't know how simple equations work, you will never understand what discriminant is about.

As a consequence, a lot of learners continue attending their maths classes at school without really grasping their content. At times, they can even solve the problems they are given during the year but they do so by memorizing the steps to follow, not by mastering them.

A good HSC maths tutor can spot that kind of flaw in a student's education and start their lessons with the revision of the key concepts and formulas.

Thanks to the one-to-one format of lessons, they can adapt their teaching methods to the student's real needs and select their class activities accordingly.

Encouraging students

A lot of high school students turn to private tutoring simply because they are desperate about their level of mathematics. They may make real efforts during the year but see no progress.

The objective of a teacher is not only to explain the theory and give homework but also to encourage their students. This can be done already when you evaluate them before starting your classes.

Of course, you shouldn't be dishonest and mislead the student about their true knowledge but you can try to be positive even if their knowledge is insufficient.

For example, instead of stressing the student's mistakes, you should rather insist on what can be improved and describe the ways in which your tutoring courses can help.

Such a positive approach can be very helpful because, on the one hand, the student will see hope to boost their level significantly by the end of the year.

On the other hand, they will get an idea of how much time they need to spend studying every day if they want to get a good HSC grade and enter the university of their dreams in Sydney.

What's more, your tutoring services will also seem more convincing to the student's parents and in the end, it's them who decide whether their child will be learning with you or not.

If you want to know more about tutoring HSC English to students in Sydney and NSW, there are a lot of useful tips in our article on the topic.

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Choosing the resources you use

Many school students think that learning mathematics in high school is boring because it involves solving a lot of repetitive exercises. That is not necessarily true, especially if you choose private tutoring.

Nowadays, there are plenty of mathematics teaching resources, including websites and online apps, that can add interaction to the learning process and motivate students to make more effort in class.

The tutor can recommend them a good program to use and they can do exercises and solve problems on it in their free time. If at some point, they have trouble understanding some task, they can ask the tutor their question and make the learning process even faster.

Doing activities that fit the student's level

Online mathematics apps can be of great help in motivating high school students but what's even more important for their progress is the activities and problems that their HSC tutor chooses for them.

Probably the most important rule a maths tutor should follow is that the activities they use in class should be neither too easy nor too difficult for the students.

In the first case, they will simply lose time solving them and won't learn anything useful.

In the second case, they won't even know how to get started on the problem and that can quickly dishearten them.

By contrast, if the activities chosen by the tutor are challenging enough for students, they will enjoy their classes and even want to practise mathematics on their own as the year advances.

Make maths as little abstract as possible

High school students usually enjoy learning English precisely because they know that it will be useful for them. They use English when studying other subjects, reading books or simply communicating with other people in their daily lives.

The best way to make mathematics motivating for students is to stress its usefulness and highlight the ways in which it can be applied to real-world situations.

That is why solving maths problems about concrete objects can be particularly beneficial for HSC students. It doesn't only improve their computational skills and math thinking but also illustrates how numbers relate to the world around us and how they can serve us.

Not surprisingly, a lot of online maths applications and other resources use pictures and animation to make math operations more visual and meaningful.

When private tutors program their classes, they should keep that detail in mind and look for examples of application even when it comes to advanced maths.

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As you gain experience over years, you will find more and more ways to get your students interested in mathematics, so they can get ready for the most advanced maths exam.

A subject that combines very well with mathematics is science. Physics and chemistry use a lot of maths methods, so students learning science get even more maths training during their high school years.

If you are interested in how to program advanced science classes for HSC-level students, our article on the topic will certainly be helpful to you.

Let your students be creative

Even though we don't often think of mathematics as a creative subject, students do need a lot of mental flexibility and imagination to solve advanced problems. The ultimate objective of maths tutors should be to help them develop those qualities by offering their own point of view.

Unfortunately, a lot of students simply don't reach the level of solving non-routine problems. For that, it is not enough to master equations and formulas, but it's necessary to combine them with one another.

A lot of tutors view such advanced problems as too difficult to tackle and prefer to focus on more customary activities. However, if students have already mastered the curriculum for years 11 and 12, it can be an excellent idea to include some advanced tasks in the lesson program.

Solving advanced maths problems with tutors is extremely advantageous from the point of view of efficiency because students are pushed to go beyond what they are used to and constantly put their knowledge to the test.

After working with a couple of such complex activities, students will feel much more comfortable with ordinary maths tasks and get more confidence about their end-of-year exams.

Tutoring maths to high school students doesn't require any special university qualifications but you will need a very good command of the subject, so you can offer relevant explanations.

If you want to know more about the qualifications that can be useful for tutoring purposes, we recommend you to read our article about that.

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