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Alex said: I need to sit my Numeracy QTS and a GCSE maths exam by the end of August. This will be my 2nd attempt at my Numeracy QTS and I failed by 5 marks. I'll be coming from Exmouth and can stay with a friend locally.

We arranged for three consecutives two hour sessions to cover QTS numeracy and the GCSE maths.

She wrote: Just to let you know I passed my math GCSE exam. Thank you for the practice material you sent, it really helped. Now I just got to tackle the numeracy QTS test tomorrow.

Then: I passed my Numeracy QTS test today, thank you again for all your tuition.
Alex, Sept 2014

Hi David Just to let you know I passed my numeracy qts yesterday! Very relieved! All the hard work was worth it in the end. Thank you for the support.
Danielle, August 2014

My daughter passed her maths test on the third try, your advice on gaining as much as possible from the long questions was a real help. She can do maths but for some reason her mind goes blank when she sits in front of the computer.
Elaine, August 2014

Hi David! Just wanted to let you know that I passed my test on Wednesday! Such a relief! So thank you so much for all of your help! It was so much harder than the practice tests that i'd been working on!
Laura, August 2014
(Laura failed her first attempt by 9 marks)

Just to say thank you I passed using ur materials!!!!!
Shabana, August 2014

Hi David, I passed today! Thanks so much for your resources. They were really helpful!
Emily, August 2014

Hi David, Just to say a massive thank you for all of your help and extremely useful tutoring over the past few weeks. Without which I could not have been successful in my QTS test. I know people who are looking to teach so I will definitely be recommending your support to them. All the best.
Edward, August 2014 (missed by 8 marks before coaching, then 3, then passed)

David, I passed today. Thank you for the pack it really did help.
Elif, August 2014

Hi David, I have passed my numeracy exam first time all thanks to maths made easy - I would love to leave major positive feedback. Many thanks!!
Katie, August 2014

Hi David, I completed and passed my Numeracy QTS Skills Test first time. I wanted to 'thank you' for creating both the Mental Arithmetic and General Arithmetic/Interpreting and Using Statistics packs which I found to be very useful in preparing me for the test. The material was detailed and clear in both packs which meant that when I undertook practice tests, I could begin to see an immediate improvement in my scores. As an exit candidate, I can look forward to completing my fourth and final year of my B.Ed (Hons) Primary Education course with this big box now ticked! Kind regards
Philippa, August 2014

Hi David, it seemed to have worked as I passed, second time. Very glad I was not put in the position of having my last opportunity! Thanks for the practise material!
Harriet, August 2014

Hi David, just to let you know I passed !!! thank you so much for your help I will definitely recommend you :) dont think I could have done it without your quick methods and strategies xx
(missed first attempt by 3 marks)
Daniella, August 2014

Hi David, How are you? please help me. I've failed my QTS numeracy test twice. I took my exam in March and June. I need to pass this test by the 31st July. I'm willing to travel to you from Leicester as I feel one to one tuition will be beneficial. I have purchased your Statistics and applying general arthmetic pack and mental arthmetic. I also have purchased numeracy ready.
(We had two sessions of two hours each, then:)
David I passed thank you so much :)
Claire, August 2014

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QTS Numeracy Maths Skills Test

Practice Mental maths, statistics and applying arithmetic, qts maths Tuition

You know passing your qts numeracy skills test is one of your most stressful experiences.
With these resources, used by 100's to pass QTS numeracy, you can achieve your dreams of becoming a teacher. Our successful August 2014 customers show the packs are all up to date and Pearson's confirms that no changes to the test has taken place since September 2012 (01/09/14)

Mental Arithmetic Pack (© single copy only - for group teaching contact me)

Speed is crucial for the mental maths section of the qts numeracy test. Get quicker with some very simple, but fast short-cuts.

The mental maths pack shows and tells you how to answer questions in the short time available. Practice by first listening to the twelve questions in each test timed just like the real thing. Then listen and watch the videos showing you the secrets of answering quickly.

For £9.99 you get:
  • Three aural mental arithmetic tests (12 original questions each)
  • Three aural/visual mental arithmetic videos, answered in real-time
  • Short book (pdf) of mental arithmetic questions, with crucial short-cuts
  • This pack is for a personal copy only. It is copyrighted - please contact me if required for for group teaching
qts numeracy mental maths Demo video 1

The question and answer videos all run using Windows Media Player which comes with Microsoft Windows. If you are unsure load this sample to check you have it before you buy.

After you buy via secure paypal, you'll receive an email (from softseller) within minutes. The email contains a link which you use to download everything via MathsMadeEasy in a zipped file. So no postage and no waiting for the post to arrive!

The zipped file (44MB) contains everything above in 7 files (6 WMA and 1 Pdf) and will take several minutes to download at normal broadband speeds (2MB).

If you have unanswered questions (e.g. I have a Mac will it work )check out our FAQ

After purchase, if you don't get a response quickly, please contact us as the email address you provided is probably incorrect.

NB These are not the same questions as shown on the Department for Education website and are original questions that follow the syllabus.

Statistics and applying general arithmetic section - animated pack

The Statistics and Applying General Arithmetic part of the QTS numeracy test is less pressurised, but with a time limit of 36 minutes it can still be stressful. Sixteen marks are awarded for this section and you can use the on-screen calculator. Set yourself a high target for this section, if you are weaker at the mental maths.

We've created a pack that covers everything you need to know for the statistics and applying arithmetic part of the test. To ensure our explanations are totally clear and simple we animated them using powerpoint's slideshow tool. With simple mouse clicks, you step through the answers dynamically on screen and watch the answers unfold.

qts maths scatter graphs on screen questions

Download and Watch a sample of the above in animated powerpoint.

For only £9.99 you get :
  • Two QTS numeracy tests for the statistics and applying arithmetic sections (16 original questions each) (powerpoint)
  • Two animated, step by step explanations to the questions above (powerpoint)
  • An animated statistics and applying general arithmetic overview with QTS numeracy questions (powerpoint)
  • This pack is for a personal copy only. It is copyrighted - please contact me if required for for group teaching

The Statistics and Applying General Arithmetic question and answer pack works using powerpoint which comes with Microsoft Windows. If you are unsure load this sample to check you have powerpoint before you buy. Play it as a slideshow

After you buy via secure paypal, you'll receive an email (from softseller) within minutes. The email contains a link which you use to download everything via MathsMadeEasy in a zipped file. So no postage and no waiting for the post to arrive!

The zipped file contains everything above in five ppt files and will take less than a minute to download at normal broadband speeds (2MB).

If you have unanswered questions check out our FAQ

NB These are not the same questions as shown on the Department for Education website and are original questions that follow the syllabus.

 

QTS Skills Test tutor - Numeracy Skills Test Tuition

The best investment you ever make: only 35 per hour for specialist one to one coaching

Since 2006 I have helped 100's of trainee teachers to pass their qts numeracy test. Just look at the testimonials!

If the mental maths and statistics & applying general arithmetic packs don't do the trick you may need specialist, one to one coaching. I'm based in Toddington, which may seem far from you, but many of my students have driven several hours to see me. Not really a big deal, when your career depends on passing your qts numeracy test.

It's down to earth, specifically focused on the test and you will go away with fresh strategies to pass, just like many 3rd timers.

How much qts numeracy tuition will I need?

If you are missing by a few marks, then one or two session (usually 2 hour) should suffice. Otherwise longer is required. I advise my students to buy my material before starting tuition to give them a head start.

How much does it cost and where are you?

Fees are £35 per hour. One to one tuition takes place in Toddington, Beds which is centrally located on the M1, junction 12, 30 miles drive from London with a frequent rail link from London (St Pancras-Bedford line). Luton airport is nearby.

Read the comments below and lots more on my testimonials page

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In July, 2013, Charlie from North Yorkshire said...

Hi David, Great news!!!!! I passed second time.

Thanks for all your help and the qts numeracy pack. It definitely would not have been possible without your tuition and pack. It was worth the trip!! (he travelled twice over a few weeks).

There is no way I would I have passed without you showing me the graphs, simplifying numbers and especially dividing. Your pack was brilliant and offers a step by step guide, it really is massively helpful. In my test there were a few graphs I had no idea about if I'm honest, but the mental arithmetic was pretty much the same as what we had practiced.

Well worthwhile if somebody struggles numerically. I was a person who literally struggled with basic adding up but managed to pass! Thanks again
Charlie (North Yorshire), July 2013

On February 11th 2013, Mairead drove from the West Country for a two hour coaching session on Monday and Tuesday. We spent some time improving her mental maths skills speed and filled gaps in her knowledge in the Stats and applying arithmetic section. Then she returned home and took her test on Wednesday.

She emailed ...

David I passed, thank you so much for your help! I really think it was the mental part that got me through it, I must have got 11/12 correct! The calculator section was hard and I left a few questions unanswered! Must have just scrapped it, but a pass is a pass. Thanks again for your help.

On May 3rd, 2012 Pooja from London, wrote:
I've been struggling with getting to grips with all aspects of the numeracy test and regardless of reading books and practicing online, I still can't grasp how to answer the questions. As the new rule for tests come in soon, I would really like some intensive tutoring as I am fearful that I won't be able to teach due to failing the numeracy. If tuition is possible, I'd be grateful.

We had a 1 hour coaching session focusing mainly on mental maths.

On 10th May, Pooja wrote: I failed yet again and did worse on the mental arithmetic as well as the stats. Very stressed out!

On 15th May, I coached for 2 hours MAINLY on the 2nd part of the test. The test does not show you where you failed, so you may think you know something when you don't! I needed to make sure everything was clear.

On May 16th Pooja wrote: Thank you do much for your help yesterday. The good news is that I passed somehow! You have been fantastic and I will recommend you to others.

In March 2012, Satchet emailed...
"I took the numeracy test again and needed 5 more marks to pass. I think I need your coaching skills"

We arranged to meet and Satchet drove the 140 miles from Bristol to Toddington for a two hour session on Monday afternoon and then back again! He took the test the next day at 7pm. At 8pm I received an email...

"I took the test today and passed! I am so overwhelmed with excitement. Thank you so much for your support. This was certainly a challenge for me and now I can focus on what I'm good at - Teaching!"

Satchet, secondary school teacher

Hello David. I would just like to thank you for your help, patience and support yesterday. I took the test today and PASSED, I can't believe it. I am truly grateful and will recommend you to others.
Christine, July 2011

Success at last !
I have always struggled with Maths and panicked under test conditions. Having failed the QTS Numeracy test on several occasions and with only 6 weeks until the end of the course, I felt the need to gain some help.

David's calm teaching style put me at ease right away, he provided me with the necessary strategies to answer what I originally felt were complicated questions, in quick easy steps.

With David's teachings and practice at home, I passed the QTS test with considerable ease! David has not only helped me gain QTS, he has also instilled a level of mathematical confidence within me, which I never thought possible.

Chantelle, June 2011

I failed the test again by 5 marks. I am really fed up now.
I will have to come and see you as I am worrying a lot now. I think I have taken this test 7 times of which the first time I failed by 2 and now it's getting worse. I just don't get it.

One and a half hours of lessons later...

I took the test today, failed by one on mental maths again!!

but later...

You will be pleased to hear that I passed.
Thank you for developing such wonderful and useful material: so much better than all the support that I have had from the university.
Even at the tutorial you instilled in me the confidence that I could do it.

Dionne, June 2011