Newsletter/Blog


2018-02-03
Mad about Maths February Newsletter - New Systems


       

Dear Parents & Students                                                                                                                                  3 February 2018

It is officially 2018 as we are in the month of February already. To start this year off on a positive note Mad about Maths has introduced a few new systems that we hope will improve our tuition service.

The following systems have been put in place:

Student Packs                           A workshop schedule per term                          Progress Reports & Attendance Register


Student Packs

To help our students keep their extra tuition work separate from their school books and organized, each student will receive a compulsory student pack per subject. Each student pack will contain our contact details, banking details, *student booklet, terms & conditions, exercise book and one or two study aids (dependent on the grade and subject). We have done some research and have found study aids for natural science, life science and accounting as well as an additional study aid for grade 8 – 12 mathematics, in addition to the Examination Aid we stocked previous years. The study pack fee ranges between R150 and R300 and will be supplied to the students in a neat folder. Most students have received their student packs already but might not have received all the study aids. We are keeping a record of the outstanding books; the book order will be going in on Monday morning and we should have all the outstanding books in stock no later than the mid to end of February.

*Student Booklet – Homework tracker; Test, Exam & Tutorial Tracker; Parent & Tutor notes
(We encourage all parents to come into either one of our centres for a few minutes so one of our staff members can go through the content and function of the items in the student pack)

Workshop Schedule

As most students have a very busy schedule to cope with planning for the term is vital. Mad about Maths will be offering workshops each term covering Mathematics & Physical Science for Grade 11 and 12 students. All Maths workshops will take place on Friday afternoons & Saturday mornings and will only be 3 hours long. Physical Science workshops will mainly take place on Saturday afternoons.  Attending these workshops will be highly beneficial as it will cover each section thoroughly.

Grade 12 students please note that you will be writing about all the Grade 11 and 12 work in your June exams, however the school will not be revising the Grade 11 with work with you. It will therefore be your own responsibility to revise the Grade 11 work.  The perfect way to revise the Grade 11 work will be to book the Grade 11 workshops as well.

Many of you will also be writing NBT’s as most South African Universities require you to write this exam before your application will be processed. Mad about Maths will be offering at least one NBT Maths preparation workshop per month. Every one of the NBT workshops will be different by covering a different range of theory and questions. The more workshops you attend the better you will be prepared for your NBT exams.

We would also like to ensure that all these workshops do take place and that none of them get cancelled due to a shortage of bookings. Only 5 bookings are needed to make a workshop happen, so please plan, book these workshops and get your friends to join. Remember these workshops are open to all.

Please find the workshops schedule for this term on the last page of the newsletter. If students require any other workshops that are not scheduled or can suggest a day & time that will be more convenient for workshops, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate for this.

Progress Reports

A set format for our progress reports have been drawn up so specific information will be answered and contained in each progress report. It will note important information such as the following:

  • Does the student have their extra school books & Extra tuition books at the lesson?
  • Was their homework completed and notes on it?
  • What section was covered in the lesson and specific theory taught.
  • The student’s attitude regarding the work and in general.
  • Homework assigned and lesson plan for the next lesson.

We hope that this new format will provide parents with all the necessary information regarding the lesson and leave no questions unanswered.  The progress report will only be completed if a student is present for a lesson.

Attendance Register

In addition to the progress reports we will keep track of all lessons attended, forfeited and absentees on the attendance register. This will be emailed with the progress report at the end of each month.

I hope that these new systems being put in place will help each parent to keep track of their child’s tuition and progress. We would also like to encourage all our students and parents to come speak to us or to set up a meeting if they have any questions, concerns, suggestions or would just like to put a plan for the year going forward.
We look forward to working side by side with you in making this year a success and achieving each and every student’s goals.
                                                                                                      Maddy & The Mad about Maths Team

Maths Workshops February & March 2018

February

Day

Grade

Section

Length of Workshop

Time

Fee

9

Fri

12

Calculus

3 hours

15:00 - 18:00

R    245,00

10

Sat

12

Series & Sequences

3 hours

10:30 - 13:30

R    245,00

16

Fri

11

Exponents & Surds

3 hours

15:00 - 18:00

R    245,00

17

Sat

12

Inverses; Exponential & Log Functions

3 hours

10:30 - 13:30

R    245,00

22

Thu

12

Paper 1 Sup Exam

5 hours

09:00 - 14:00

R    395,00

23

Fri

11

Equations & Inequalities

3 hours

15:00 - 18:00

R    245,00

24

Sat

12

Paper 2 Sup Exam

5 hours

08:00 - 13:00

R    395,00

 

March

 

Grade

Section

Length of Workshop

Time

Fee

2

Fri

12

Series & Sequences

3 hours

15:00 - 18:00

R    245,00

3

Sat

12

Financial Math

3 hours

10:30 - 13:30

R    245,00

9

Fri

12

NBT Math Preparation

3 hours

15:00 - 18:00

R    245,00

10

Sat

11

Number Patterns

3 hours

10:30 - 13:30

R    245,00

16

Fri

12

NBT Math Preparation

3 hours

15:00 - 18:00

R    245,00

17

Sat

12

Trigonometry

3 hours

10:30 - 13:30

 R    245,00

23

Fri

11

Analytical Geometry

3 hours

15:00 - 18:00

R    245,00

 

Science Workshops February & March 2018

February

Day

Grade

Section

Length of Workshop

Time

Fee

11

Sun

12

Momentum & Impulse, Vertical Projectile Motion

4 hours

12:00 - 16:00

R    315,00

17

Sat

11

Mechanics

3 hours

14:00 - 17:00

R    245,00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

 

Grade

Section

Length of Workshop

Time

Fee

1

Thu

12

Paper 1 Sup Exam

5 hours

09:00 - 13:00

R    395,00

3

Sat

12

Paper 2 Sup Exam

5 hours

12:30 - 17:30

R    395,00

10

Sat

12

Organic Chemistry

4 hours

14:00 - 18:00

R    315,00

17

Sat

11

Matter & Materials

3 hours

14:00 - 17:00

R    245,00