Melbourne tutor in Maths, Maths Methods
Service areasMornington Peninsula
Hi, my name is Michael Wion and I'm a qualified secondary teacher with more than twenty-three years experience tutoring Primary and Secondary school students in Maths.
I specialise in tutoring students who struggle with Maths or have a history of struggling with it. This includes students in year 5 up to year 12 VCE Maths Methods and VCE Further Maths.
If your child has a history of struggling with Maths then it's more than likely they have gaps in their understanding of basic Maths. My Back to Basics tutoring program will help them to fill in these gaps. As these gaps are filled in your child will feel more confident with basic Maths and will find that over time, their school work starts to become easier to understand and do.
If your child has been doing ok with Maths and has found it relatively easy to do, but is now starting to find the Maths is getting harder, then my strategy with them will be to help them with the Maths they are struggling with. In each lesson they will be getting help with the specific questions they need help with and possibly getting ahead of their class if they want to.
If your child is struggling with VCE Maths then my strategy will be to guide them towards their tests, SAC's and exams. In each lesson I'll help them with the specific questions they're struggling with by explaining how to do them in a way that they understand. If your child wants to get a certain ATAR score then I can help them to do that.
The main reason students like my tutoring is because I explain Maths in simple terms in a way that they always understand. I give them an in depth understanding of the questions they struggle with and make sure they truly understand the underlying concepts. The way I explain Maths to all my students is to engage them in the learning process by asking them what each step is, rather then just telling and showing them each step. Their answers guide me as to where to lead them next. This strategy is incredibly effective because even if your child doesn't know the answer, just having a go, even if it's a wild guess, will build their confidence over time, and they'll end up with a better understanding of the problem solving process. Over time they'll lose the fear of getting the wrong answer and their confidence will grow and can extend into other areas of their life. I have seen this happen with every student who has come to me for tutoring and has stayed long term.
I offer private and small group lessons for students. In these lessons each student is helped with the specific areas of Maths they need help with, using a whiteboard as the main teaching aid.
They are also given homework, study tips & advice and mentoring and support if they have poor organisational skills.
I also let them know if there are things that they are doing that are making Maths harder to learn and I suggest better ways of doing those things.
If your child likes the way I explain Maths to them and also puts the time into doing homework, they will improve their understanding and skills and over time will become more confident with Maths. How much they improve their school results will largely depend on how much effort they put in.
I tutor up to 35 students each year so places are limited.
My tutoring includes the following:
- Diagnostic testing (Basic Maths).
- Structured lessons for learning remedial basic Maths including homework exercises.
- Lessons specifically tailored to the Maths that your child needs help with.
- Mentoring and support if your child has poor organisation skills.
- Help with school homework and practice SAC's.
- Transition to Year 7 preparation during holidays.
- VCE exam preparation during term break.
- Exam and test preparation for all Year levels.
I'm available for lessons on Monday to Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-1pm.
I tutor from home in Frankston. I also tutor students online via Skype and offer a complimentary first lesson.
0410 577 469
Previously Classroom teacher at: Eltham High School
3years Tutoring experience at Kip McGrath
Since leaving Kip McGrath in 1999, I've been tutoring students in Maths
from my home. On my website there are many testimonials from some
of them and from some of their parents.
I tutor on average 30 students per year.
Past students who attended the following schools have come to me for tutoring:
Haileybury College, Toorak College, The Peninsula School, Padua College, John Paul
College, Woodleigh, Balcombe Grammar, Melbourne High School,
Mentone Boys & Girls Grammar, Melbourne High School, Lilydale
High School, Frankston High School, McClelland College, Elizabeth
Murdoch College, Bayside Christian College, St.Leonards, St.Peters -
Cranbourne, Frankston Tafe, Kilbreda College, Dromana Secondary
College, Patterson River Secondary College, Carrum Downs
B.Sc. (Monash University)
Dip.Ed. (Monash University)
Fully Qualified High School Teacher.
First lesson (Assessment lesson): $75
Private lessons: $85
Group lessons: $55 per 80min lesson (maximum 4 students)
Skype lessons $75 per one hour lesson.
Skype first lesson (30min) is free
Joined TutorFinder on 30-Mar-2015 (updated profile on 18-Jun-2018)