How to get the most out of Maths-Whizz
Below is a quick guide to Maths-Whizz and how to get the most from virtual tutoring.
Since 2004, Whizz Education has tutored over a million children worldwide, building confidence and transforming their relationship with maths.
Unlock your child’s maths potential
Discover their Maths Age. Watch their confidence grow!
The initial assessment
Your child’s journey will begin with an initial assessment. This takes around 45 minutes to complete (sometimes longer, depending on your child’s pace and learning needs).
Your child can complete the assessment in multiple sittings; it will automatically save their progress.
It is fine to help your child read instructions and navigate between screens but resist that parental urge to answer questions for them. The Tutor needs to work out your child’s Maths Age, not yours!
It’s okay for your child to click ‘Don’t Know Yet’.
What is ‘Maths Age’?
- Once the initial assessment is complete this will give the Tutor an accurate understanding of your child’s needs.
- The Tutor will calculate your child’s ‘Maths Age’ – a Maths Age of 9 means your child is working at the level of a 9-year-old and so on.
Once the assessment is complete…
Three steps to using virtual tutoring and unlocking your child's potential!
Step 1: Sixty minutes a week
- Get your child to commit to 60 minutes a week on Maths-Whizz. This will result, on average, in 18 months of progress in the first year. Schedule this time each week by downloading your weekly planner.
- Your child will feel more committed to the goal if they have filled it in themselves. 10–20 minute sessions spread throughout the week works best to embed learning as a habit.
- With 4 Progressions your child will make accelerated progress.
Step 2: Make it Sticky
Your child may be overenthusiastic about Maths-Whizz to begin with. Paradoxically, you’re better off containing their usage to the recommended levels with encouraging prompts such as “well done you’ve done enough for today”. A regular sustained routine works best.
Sometimes, usually after 3-6 weeks, you may notice their initial enthusiasm wane as the novelty wears off (the ‘3-6 week blues’). This is a decisive moment for you as a parent. This is where you make it or break it for your child’s learning.
Find a way to help your child persevere through the next few weeks, they will come out the other side and their learning routine will become a habit. You and your child are then set up for success.
Step 3: Stay Involved
Share your child’s report with their teacher (if they don’t have access to Maths-Whizz) – that can help their teacher support your child’s learning even more. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do that for you.
Make it sticky
That’s all there is to it!
Proven to improve student maths age
Accelerated learning worldwide
Research by Whizz Education – conducted with over 12,000 students and verified by independent experts – found that students who used Maths-Whizz for 45-60 minutes a week increase their Maths Age, on average, by 18 months in the first year of use
Find out more
Check out some more resources to get the most out of Maths-Whizz
Download and print our weekly planner to schedule some Maths-Whizz time into your daily life
Learn more about virtual tutoring & discover the 3 simple steps to long-term success with Maths-Whizz
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