Rhys Diffin, 11, has become far more confident with his maths since Daniel Ortiz has tutored him. His mother, Lily Coster, said Rhys had been getting maths tutoring for about a year from Mr Daniel Ortiz after struggling at school.
“He’s gone from not being confident before to being quite confident and he’s achieving. His maths is at a higher level than where he was before. He is definitely achieving and finding it fun.”
Mrs Coster said using multiple methods to solve a problem was confusing for children. She remembered learning many things by rote when she was at school, such as times tables.
Mr Ortiz was particularly good at teaching in a way that appealed to Rhys and reinforced the things he learned at school, she said.
“Whatever Rhys learns at school, Daniel does in his tutoring as well. I’ve been watching the way he teaches then when Rhys does his homework, I’m there to help him when he needs the help.”