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Could this Maths business idea work?

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minniebear Sat 02-Apr-16 06:58:18

Hi all!
Just a request for advice on an idea I had. I'm a qualified teacher, two years state, six years private. For the last six years I taught the Singapore Maths scheme, which I love and highly recommend (it's very hands on/practical and children gain a deeper understanding of each concept). I've taught the scheme in Early Years and primary, and I was a specialist Singapore Maths teacher in Y5.

I have stopped work to be a SAHM to my two DDs and was wondering whether it would be a viable business idea to offer Singapore Maths classes to home educated children. I'd do a weekly session for up to say 6 children (with a parent), working from home. I'd teach from the scheme and give them the workbook plus a concept to work on through the week (with a prompt card to explain what to do). The next week we'd review then move on.

Is that even a vaguely viable option?

starpatch Sat 02-Apr-16 17:40:52

Hi there, this sounds like a great idea, there are certainly tutors in london doing exactly the same. You could join your local home ed facebook group and just post asking if people might be interested.

Good luck

minniebear Sun 03-Apr-16 08:17:46

Thank you! That's really encouraging!

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 03-Apr-16 08:26:54

Its certainly got the beginnings of a good idea smile why do you want parents to stay?
If you are running group classes from home you need to look at house insurance.

ArgyMargy Sun 03-Apr-16 08:35:10

Sounds great. Why home-educated children? Doesn't that kind of defeat the object of parents who want to educate their children themselves? Wouldn't most school educated children benefit too?

Cagliostro Sat 07-May-16 18:39:10

I'm going to be tutoring maths soon. Not with a particular method, but more fun/game based (I am a major maths nerd and LOVE coming up with activities etc). I had held off suggesting it locally, but was actually asked to do it. Lots of local families here take a semi-structured approach to their DCs' learning, and having group lessons can be a successful part of that - my DD just finished a course of creative writing with some friends, and made new friends from it and was totally inspired.

Hope it works out for you - always worth a try IMO smile and I agree you may get interest from parents of school children too.

sh77 Wed 25-May-16 10:36:59

I'd love to know if you are in London as I would be very interested in joining a group for my son!

KERALA1 Wed 25-May-16 10:38:30

I would just do maths tutoring if I were you. The ones round here that coach primary maths are booked solid

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