Our recipe for success
At ChumS with SumS we believe that every child we meet’s needs must be effectively addressed. Our recipe for success is attributed to the quality of our education and our team’s passion. Along with these our programme is suited for any child and we offer individual lessons as well as small groups with max 10 ChumS.
At ChumS with SumS we are of the opinion that every child CAN; every child has the potential to gain an easier grip on Mathematics. Not every one can get 80%, but every one can reach a better understanding than he currently has. And someone who gets 80%, has the potential to aim for 90%.
We strive to unlock Mathematics for every child – to awaken their passion and to make the subject practical, creative and understandable so they want to do it, rather than have to do it. Extra classes are presented by our competent tutors, each one trained to make a difference.
How does this work?
We focus on getting each pupil to understand and then repeat. For initial grasp we rely on concrete aids – the child has to understand the essence. The question they have to answer themselves is: What is the most important thing to know about this concept? How will it be asked in an exam? We summarise it for them in a nutshell. Only after they understand, be start to repeat.
We often use fun games that takes the sting out of the subject. The kids enjoy themselves and they don’t realise that they’re learning (and repeating). After we’re sure the kid has grasped the essence, we do exercises to sharpen their understanding. They have the opportunity to ask immediately if they struggle and to share insights to the benefit of the other kids. There’s no sign of struggling. It’s a matter of discovering together and understanding more (AFTER the core has been summarized and explained to them).
The class atmosphere is relaxed and pupils develop the courage to ask when they don’t understand, or to speak up when they don’t agree.
Our aim is for the kids to get excited when they realise they understand, so they may want to know more and in time become self-teaching. Because unfortunately, Mathematics IS a matter of repetition. Mathematics MUST be practiced (hence yes – you have to study for Maths).
We differentiate between 2 different groups by potential:
What makes us different
Our success can be attributed to our unique approach to make a difference with each lesson.