A Word From The Creator...

John Armstrong, a level maths tutor and further maths tutor

I am  excited to announce Ultimate Study Tool for A Level Maths is being adapted for use by teachers too. It will save teachers time and stress, allowing them to focus on what really matters: delivering engaging and effective lessons. 

As an experienced classroom teacher of A-Level Maths myself, I understand the time pressures faced by teachers: juggling lesson planning, marking, creating resources, helping absent students catch up, setting cover work. The list goes on! Have a read below at how The Ultimate Study Tool for A Level Maths can help your department save time and your students succeed.

What Students Get From The Ultimate Study Tool For A-Level Maths

Simple Yet Engaging Interface

The Ultimate Study Tool for A-Level Maths has been designed by experts to give a simple but engaging experience that encourages productivity and progress.

Designed using cutting-edge technology it is both mobile and tablet-friendly making it ideal for learning and revising on-the-go.

Furthermore, with productivity in mind, the platform interface has been designed to ensure that students have no distractions: easy-to-navigate, simple-to-use with no gimmicks – just a comprehensive and engaging learning environment.

Concise and Informative Tutorial Videos

A comprehensive library of tutorial videos have been created in line with the current A-Level Maths specification. Each video demonstrates from basics the skills needed to be successful in each area of the A-Level maths syllabus.

The examples presented are carefully chosen to expose students to every corner of each topic and their individual quirks. See the following example video for more information.

1000s of Example Questions

Any teacher will say that the key to success in maths is to practise, practise, practise. With this in mind, each lesson comes with a carefully designed worksheet allowing students to practise the skill they have just learned. These sheets are precisely aligned with the video tutorial so that all of the practice is relevant to what has just been learnt.

Care has been taken to find the right balance between variation and repetition to allow students to consolidate and build on the new knowledge they have obtained.

Fully-Worked Solutions

It is my opinion as a teacher that just giving students the answers to check isn’t enough.

The benefits of students seeing exactly how I as a teacher would lay out my solution to a question are twofold – it allows them to have a prompt when stuck on a particular question but also allows them to critique and improve their method even when answers are correct. Even the best students can make improvements to their written communication of solutions!

Exam Questions By Topic

The best way to become fluent in answering exam questions is…..wait for it…..to practise exam questions!

Once a subject area has been covered and the new learned skills practised, students then can go on to work on the library of exam questions arranged by topic provided by ALevelMathsRevision.com. This library of exam questions  gets over 3-Million views per year so the value in this approach is widely accepted.

How Teachers Use The Ultimate Study Tool For A Level Maths

Independent Student Practice

The key word here is ‘independent’. Every sixth form teacher wants to encourage independent learning with their students: it’s a skill that will stick with them through sixth form, university an life.

The Ultimate Study Tool for A-Level Maths has 1000s of practice questions collated into lessons, all backed up by hundreds of hours of tutorial videos.  Students can independently learn, practise and revise at their own pace. 

Click the button below to arrange for a free trial to see how all of this can fit into your department.

Student Catch-Up Work

We as teachers are often expected to give time to help absent students to catch up. Imagine a platform that an absent student can log onto and cover the material they missed by means of a clear and concise tutorial video. Furthermore imagine them being able to practise that material using a carefully crafted worksheet (with fully worked solutions) taking them through a range of examples and finding the right balance between variation and repetition.

Sound good? Click the button below to arrange for a free trial.

Assessment/Homework

By September 2024, each lesson will have a test associated with it that can be assigned to students as homework or as in-class assessments. 

In addition, there will also be detailed student-friendly mark schemes associated with each of these tests to give the option of peer-marking.

Furthermore at the end of each topic, there will be a longer cumulative assessment that you can give students either as homework or an in-class test.

Setting Cover Work

Teacher illness happens! It’s unavoidable. Setting cover work shouldn’t be stressful – especially when ill. 

Imagine the process of setting cover work taking only 30 seconds in total. Simply email students the URL to the lesson and tell them to watch the video and work through the related examples (with fully-worked solutions).

Alternatively, if a member of staff will be delivering the cover work, each lesson comes with an associated lesson/delivery plan with teacher notes and guidance.

Saving Time on Planning

There are many reasons you may want a little help with lesson planning. Maybe this is your first time teaching mechanics and you need help choosing the key examples that will hit the spot; maybe you are newly qualified and need help on your first run-through.

Whatever your reason, our fully resourced lessons include a lesson plan/template with teaching guidance notes which correspond directly to those used in the tutorial video.

Click the button below to arrange a free trial for your dept.

Example of Lesson Plan

Intervention

All schools have intervention policies for underperforming students. Often this takes up teacher time and whilst this may be timetabled, often it eats into teacher planning and preparation time or in some cases their own personal time before/after the school day or in break times.

The Ultimate Study Tool for A Level Maths can be used to help students catch up when behind, without taking disproportionate amounts of teacher time. The clear and concise tutorial videos help students understand concepts from basics and the worksheets can be set as practice to consolidate new learning.

Revision

Come exam time, students often are on study leave and, whilst some are communicative and continue to attend school/college, others prefer to be left to their own devices. For such students, the tutorial videos I have made are idea to fuel their revision. 

To give an idea of how popular their are, in the summer exams of 2024 in the month leading up to the final A-Level Maths exam (21st May -20th June 2024), the average video download per subscribing school was 175GB.

Want to see for yourself why it was so popular? Click the button below to arrange for a trial.