Our tutors recognise that the key to long-term memory retention and understanding lies in encouraging students to work out a problem for themselves from fundamental principles and engaging them through targeted questions in order to discover the solution rather than using a spoon-feeding approach. This creates a strong foundation from which one might tackle more complicated or previously unseen problems, which is particularly important since exam questions may invoke concepts from several disciplines.
As a result of this approach we can often find enthusiastic students staying behind during lunchtimes and after school to dissect with academic rigour the new concepts of the day’s lessons. The reluctance to accept things at face value does them credit, since a satisfactory level of understanding must be accompanied by meticulous proofs. When posed with challenging questions, students will then take the initiative to conduct their own research and feedback to their teachers and peers.