Georgia is taking her GCSEs next year and wants to achieve good grades in all of her subjects. Like many students Georgia leads a busy life. She has an interest in the performing arts has participated in local amateur dramatic productions. The last production she was involved in was a musical. Her mum told me that she is very aware of the issues effecting the world which leads to some very interesting debates over the diner table.
When she leaves school Georgia would like a career in drama but is realistic enough to realise that she will need a lot of luck as well as talent to make it in that industry. She is also considering a role in teaching – perhaps drama, English or both which means she needs to go to college and University.
At school Georgia has strengths in the humanities. She likes English and history amongst the other subjects she is studying and has a talent for Spanish. Her mum told me that her teachers are pleased with her progress but she has difficulty with maths. Georgia understands that maths is an important key subject and that she needs to achieve a good grade in the subject to pursue her goals.
Georgia’s bother had previously attended a Genie Tutors centre and found it very useful. Georgia started with a Genie Tutors maths group in our Harborne centre last September. Before starting with Genie, Georgia was due to sit the foundation level maths exam. Her teachers predicted grade 5.
Working with Georgia her tutor took her back to the basics of maths and made sure that she had a good understanding of the underlying principles of the subject before moving on to the more complex areas. Georgia now has a newly found confidence with maths which has resulted in her moving from the foundation level GCSE exam to the Higher paper.
Georgia is obviously delighted by her newly found skills in Maths and is pushing for higher grades, as are her parents and her school.