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Just a quick email to let you know I passed my numeracy QTS this afternoon, with a great deal of help from your training materials!
Jane, June 2013
Sarah, June 2013
Thank you! I Passed!!!!
I passed it! Downloaded your pack on Friday in a panic because I had my test first thing Saturday, and it all went fine after spending a few hours working through your tests. It really helped show me the shortcuts. Thanks very much.
Thank you so much for all of your support.
Prior to taking the numeracy exam the first time around I studied from a QTS revision guide and took advice from experienced teachers who had taken it a number of years ago. Many said, ' You don't really need to study for it, you'll be fine'. Sadly they were 'out of date' with their knowledge of the exam. The type and level of questions has changed over the recent years. Despite my studying from the revision guide, it was not enough.
The material you provided was excellent. It was very relevant, targeted specific areas and provided superb video tutorials. Furthermore, the two coaching sessions with you were invaluable. You have an excellent manner and style of tutoring, which generates confidence in the student. The outcome was that I was able to work quicker and smarter using your techniques and short cuts.
Keep up the great work David.
Thank you again,
Phil, June 2013
Dominique, June 2013
Hi David I passed my test!!! I failed my first attempt back in April. I believe nerves got the better of me as Maths has never been my favourite subject! However, with your pack of resources I became extremely confident and I think that if I used them first time I would have passed! They were very easy to use and helped me to understand quick methods and approaches to different styles of questions! Thank you!
Kristin, June 2013
I re-took the test and passed!!!! I am very grateful for your practice materials, they definitely pulled me through. Thank you for the advice you gave me.
Jannicke, June 2013
Many thanks for the practise materials. They made all the difference to my revision,and I'm pleased to say I passed my QTS exam on the first attempt, this week.
Keep up the good work!
Laura, June 2013
I passed!! Your work helped me so much!! Thank you.
Nazia, June 2013
I passed! Your pack really, really helped so thank you!
Laura, June 2013
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your help with the mental arithmetic section of the numeracy test. I passed the test (on the third time) after using your videos.
Jade-Lauren, June 2013
Thanks a lot for the help!!
would like to take this opportunity to thank David for his advice, guidance and support over the past 2 weeks. Although I am not completely hopeless at maths, I do not think mathematically at all...in fact I detest the subject. David's QTS material was extremely valuable in summing up all the topics that I could expect in the numeracy test. The resources clearly outlined methodologies, gave quick and simple tricks, and many examples to work through, so the information could register in my head. I am so appreciative for the packs, they are fantastic value for money...since they gave me confidence, and helped me feel more prepared.
I am not going to lie and say I found the test easy. It was an experience that I hope I never have to go through again. Don't take me wrong, the actual maths was perhaps not as difficult as the practice tests online...but because I was so nervous, and that there is now a restriction on the number of resits, I got myself into such a state the closer I got to the test. I am sure there have been many in my position before. This is where David's stuff was instrumental in helping me practice, practice and practice. And that is truly what made the difference.
During the test I was getting simple questions wrong, I was running out of time...but since I had practiced these questions so much, and had a tool kit of shortcuts, I kind of was able to approach some questions instinctively. I know most people focus on the second part of the test, but even that is timed, and some questions just don't make sense at all. And I ran out of time. My saving grace must have been answering more of the mental arithmetic questions correctly...and this is where I don't think any other resource could match up to David's mental arithmetic pack.
I seriously recommend it to anyone who wants some extra help. It certainly worked for me...and I passed first time. I walked out of the room nearly in tears, telling the receptionist immediately how awful I had done, and how I choked, and just cannot believe how I badly I did...until they handed my passport back with a print out statement inside stating that I had passed! Of course I really did feel my eyes fill up then with an extreme mix of emotions.
I have yet to do the literacy, so all things being well, I should begin my course in September. And years from now when I am hopefully sitting in a classroom teaching Shakespeare, I will look back and think, that I have David to thank a lot for this. So thank you again, and I have already recommended your materials to all my friends! Sorry this is a bit long, I'm just so overwhelmed with shock and relief and gratitude, and well I'm sure you've heard it many times before. Best Wishes,
Surinder, June 2013 xx
Poppy, June 2013
I bought your resources and they were brilliant. I passed first time and you helped me understand all of the "shortcuts". My method was clearly wrong and your method worked.
Miles, May 2013
Thank you David! Pleased to say I just passed my numeracy skills test this morning. Your mental arithmetic sample tests together with the simple no-nonense solutions helped calm me down hours before sitting the test.
Purnima, May 2013
Passed the test...thanks to your product.
Paul, May 2013
I just wanted to let you know I passed my numeracy skill test last week, in one shot. Your method was really useful !
Charlotte, May 2013
Dabir emailed me a few times before she passed her test
Hi there, I downloaded your mental maths yesterday. I had been practicing for ages and I think you showing best ways of doing the mental maths just put my mind at ease...I took the test this morning and passed first time!
i David, I have just bought both mental and stats packs and they are extremely helpful. I'm starting the PGCE course in September 2013 - does you material still match the exam content?
.. Yes, recent feedback indicates that the material matches the current content.
I've just done my first numeracy test and failed by 2 marks. The on screen was nothing like I have revised before.
.... You'll have to put in more work on that section I'm afraid
I am using your resources along with the Chris Tyreman book and there's one question about weights :
photocopying paper weighs 80g/m2
. The dimensions of a single sheet are 21 X 30cm. What is the weight of a 5 ream box of paper in kg (1ream=500 sheets).
is these kinds of questions likely to be in my retake?
....It's impossible to tell if it will come up. It's about problem solving with area and how it connects to weight.
Work out the area of one sheet and then multiply up by 2500 to give the total area. Be careful to change everything to metres first.
0.21m×0.30m → 0.063 m2
→0.063 × 2500 → 157.5 m2
→ 157.5 x 80g → 12600g→12.6 kg
Thanks, your method is much more understandable compared to his method.
Hello david I passed my qts numeracy on my 2nd attempt. Thank you sooooooo much david for all ur help thank you a million times
Nicole (future geography teacher), May 2013
Third time lucky? or just pure determination
Many thanks David, for your QTS tests package. It worked wonders for my son. I am sure it built up his confidence and he passed with flying colours. I am sure it has helped scores of other candidates - pity you can't get it to come up on the internet as soon as QTS numeracy is searched for - guess you would get even more business as soon as panicking students looked at your sampler.
Once again many thanks
Took my third and final attempt at the numeracy skills test today and passed! I used your materials this week to revise.
Rachael, May 2013
Wind back to Mid April...
I have revised the past two weeks for my numeracy skills test. I used your materials as well as the TA materials for revision. Unfortunately I failed my 2nd attempt this morning. I know I revised and tried my best but I'm so disheartened. (she had bought my packs one week earlier)
I replied ...
All is not lost until the third attempt.
How many did you miss by?
It was 3 marks the first time and 4 marks today.
Sometimes it can get worse between two tests - this could be purely panic.
Concentrate on the second part of the test.
Ed, May 2013
Took the test today and passed. Previously to buying your resources, I had failed my first attempt by only 2 marks- the mental arithmetic section was my weakest section. After seeing your resources advertised, I got the mental arithmetic part and it really helped me and provided quick and easy ways to get the right answer. Thanks!
Emma, May 2013
Passed today - Thankyou.
Emmalene, May 2013
Just wanted to say thank you, my daughter passed her QTS numeracy test.
Peter, May 2013
David, I passed the numeracy test first time. As a mother of two returning to work and a career change to boot, I was very rusty and my first practice test of mental arithmetic was a disaster. However, your video practice sessions really helped. You tackling the questions in such a calm manner made me realise that the test was very much within my ability. After practicing (lots), I approached the test with confidence, knowing I could pass.
Lou, May 2013
Hi David, guess what- I passed my numeracy qts this morning!! Thankyou for all your help in my lessons!!!
Amy, May 2013
I wanted to let you know that I passed my numeracy test first time! Your mental maths materials were extremely helpful - thank you!
Katie, May 2013
Thank you David for your excellent explanations and easy to read diagrams. I'm very happy to say I passed the exam and believe your material helped me so much.
Sarah, May 2013
Thank you so much for making such a wonderful, easy to follow revision pack. I went into the test feeling so well prepared and I passed! The methods you showed me in the videos were so simple and effective. It showed me ways to do the questions that I've never seen before.
So thanks :)
Rebecca, April 2013
I passed! With my first attempt too!
...and I can truly say that your revision pack was fantastic - I can't stress enough what insecurities I have over Maths - but I feel like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz who just received his brain!!
Thank you, Kind regards
Tanju, April 2013
Passed the numeracy test today, thank you for your help and guidance. It was much appreciated. Regards,
Leeanne, April 2013
Hi David, a while ago I bought your QTS packs for the on-screen. Today I finally passed! Just wanted to let you know and say how brilliant your help was. A massive thank you.
Beth, April 2013
David, I bought both modules for my daughter after she failed QTS maths first time. She has always struggled with maths and I was beginning to despair that under the new rules for teacher training she would only be allowed 2 more attempts before a 2 year wait. However, after using your system she has just passed at the second attempt and even declared the exam to be easy! We have recommended this to everyone we know. Many thanks.
Chris, London, April 2013
Lois felt that she needed some expert help describing maths as not my strong point at all!
She had a two hour lesson and I noticed she prefaced each question with 'arghhh'. I told her to stop and mentally replace it with 'yippee'.
This stops the unconscious believing that something difficult and nasty is about to happen. She tried it and a week later:
I can barely believe it but I've done it! From maths-phobia to first time pass. Thank you so much for your help; following your lesson I changed my attitude to the questions (from 'arghhh' to 'yippee') and I think this played a big part as I didn't panic when I missed the first mental arithmetic question. The questions were as expected and certainly no more challenging than the ones online.
Many thanks again,
Lois, April 2013
I passed my numeracy test first time, found your resources extremely helpful would highly recommend them.
Chantel, April 2013
Thank you so much for the fantastic links. I spent my 2 week Easter break studying and practicing all the tests over and over again taking on board all your strategies. It was so helpful to have your additional test materials and explanations. I am very pleased to say that I passed my numeracy test on Friday, so thank you once again so all your fantastic materials.
Jenny, April 2013
I am happy to say I passed the QTS numeracy skills test (and the literacy) both first time round!!
Thanks for all of your tips and numeracy resources! They were very useful and helpful in re-learning some of the maths skills which I have not used in the last few years after leaving school. I am so happy to have come across your website when I did!
Nimisha, April 2013
I bought all your QTS materials for my daughter. She came home to practise over Easter. She passed first time!!!! Thank you so much. She will recommend you to her colleagues.
Janet, April 2013
Just a quick email to say thank you for your preparation packs, especially the mental arithmetic pack. I took my tests for the first time last week and I passed!!!
I do not think I could have passed this test without the aid of your packs. I can finally start my dream job in September. I've wanted to become a primary teacher for ages and the numeracy tests were my final hurdle!! Thank you so so much.
Kelly, April 2013
I passed the test this morning. Thank you very much for your resources and advice. They were very helpful indeed.
all the best
Simon, April 2013
I passed my maths test yesterday, it was my second attempt at it. Thank you for both of the maths packs, they were really useful especially the booklet on the mental maths section. Thank you again.
Harpal, April 2013
Just to let you know I passed the skill test the first time. Your short cuts were fantastic, it really improved my score and my confidence.
Janeen, April 2013
I just wanted to say thank you for the good luck email and your mental arithmetic pack. It was a God send! It taught me mental shortcuts that I did not know the first time I completed my QTS. I took it again today, felt a lot my confident and passed. I would definitely recommend your pack to any one that needs help. Thanks again.
Barbara, April 2013
I took my Numeracy Skills Test yesterday, and passed first time! I had been revising for just under a week prior to finding your website and resources, and can confidently say that I understood more in 2 days of watching your videos and PowerPoints, and reading your booklet, than I did from any of the QTS books I had previously read. I really needed to be talked through the maths in a clear and logical way, which I found your videos did just perfectly. I only wish I had found them sooner.
I found the mental maths tips particularly beneficial. I often knew how to work out the maths required for the mental maths questions- but often could not work out the answers in the required time. Your time-saving tips were so useful, as were your videos demonstrating how you could use the tips to answer the questions comfortably, and in the required time limit. I was so impressed, and would recommend your resources to anyone.
Thank you for making them.
Vicki, April 2013
thought I should just drop a line to let you know I passed the skills tests - the numeracy resources were a great help for revision beforehand and your practice tests were an accurate reflection of the real thing.
Hilary, April 2013
Just letting you know I failed my first test by one mark then passed the second one, sooo thrilled!! Your online packs really helped. Thanks! Kind regards,
Charlotte, April 2013
Hi David, Just to let you know that my daughter has PASSED!!!! Your revision guides have been extremely helpful in particular the Mental Arithmetic. I am so glad that I came across your website. I have recommended your website to my friend, who's daughter is due to take the test in two weeks.
Thank you so much.
Maxine, April 2013
Hi David, just to let you know I had my maths test yesterday and I passed.
Raqqia, April 2013
I PASSED!!!! first time too! I truly don't think I could have done it without your videos, I bought the books and they weren't nearly as helpful as actually seeing it in the videos!!
I can't thank you enough for the confidence, skills and quick methods those videos gave me!!!
I was your typical anxious skills test candidate to the points of tears and your videos saved me!
Thank you so so much!!!
Cam, April 2013
Thank you so much for your resources which were really helpful. I passed the numeracy qts test yesterday - first time!
Bernadette, April 2013
Just wanted to thank you for the help. I passed first time round!
Mayuri, April 2013
Just to let you know that I passed my numeracy test today!
Thanks for all of your help.
(Louise had 3 one hour lessons over one month)
Louise, April 2013
Just thought I'd let you know that I PASSED!!! First time too :) I've always found maths difficult but your explanations were easy to understand and for the first time ever it sunk in. I'm soooo happy (passed my literacy today too :)).
Cathy, April 2013
I am very happy to say I passed QTS Maths first time and your videos were hugely helpful.
Thank you for your help in me passing something I've been fearing all year and at times thought would prevent me from teaching!
Lauren, April 2013
Thanks for your assistance with good resources - happy to say that you have another satisfied customer - am now a qualified teacher.
Sarah, April 2013
Just to let you know I passed on Saturday! Your materials are great especially when all other practice materials have been exhausted!
Emma, April 2013
Thank you. I passed
John, March 2013
I have just failed my first attempt at the qts skills numeracy test. I had revised the online material on the .gov website inside out and also have numerous books. I was shocked and gutted to have questions and material In front of me that I had not seen before let alone able to work out. Unbelievably I was just two marks off a pass. (March 13th 2013)
Amie bought the mental maths and the stats and applying arithmetic packs. We then had one two hour one to one session a week later.
On March 26 March 2013 Amie wrote: Many thanks David, I passed the numeracy skills test today. My feel was that the test was much easier than my first attempt but nevertheless it got me a pass!
Feb 21st: Laura wrote,
I have just failed my first attempt at the numeracy skills test by 3 marks, after a month of solid revision using the practice tests from the department for education website and the qts numeracy book by Mark Patmore, both of which I passed every time with great success.
However today I found the questions were very different from the practice material and have become concerned as to how I can achieve the pass rate when the material does not seem to correlate with the practice material, specifically for the mental arithmetic and part of the stats section. Hopefully purchasing your materials today will help me to pass.
Yes, they can throw in a couple of questions that are not in any revision material unfortunately. They are seeing how you cope when forced to think on the spot.
However there should still be sufficient 'familiar ' questions to pass so try not to panic.
March 6th Laura wrote
I took my numeracy test today and passed! Very happy. Thank you for the resources, the strategies were extremely useful particularly for the mental arithmetic section.
All the best
Just letting you know that I passed my skills test today,so wanted to say thank you! The packs were both really helpful,particularly showing the shortcuts, and they definitely helped me as Maths is a subject I struggle with.
Emma, March 2013
Thank you ever so much, I am so pleased that I downloaded your QTS packs! I passed first time. Very very happy! Thank you.
Katie, March 2013
Hi David, passed today, thanks!
Catherine, February 2013
Just to let you know my daughter took her QTS numeracy today and I am really pleased to say she passed first time.
After going into "melt down" she followed your links and soon built up her confidence to put in for the exam.
Thanks for all your advice - it worked wonders.
Melanie , February 2013
I have passed first time, which I never thought would happen!
The videos and advice in the mental maths help package were excellent at teaching me some valuable shortcuts which I don't think I will ever forget now.
I have already recommended your website to other GTP colleagues who were struggling with the maths test, so hopefully they will find it as useful (& well worth the money!) as I did!
Alice , February 2013
I thought I would let you know that I passed the QTS numeracy test first time today. There is no doubt in my mind that your resources provided me with the practice and confidence I needed. Thank you very much :-)
Donna , February 2013
Just letting you know that I passed the tests today!
Thank you so much for the materials - mental maths and the stats and applying arithmetic pack, they were incredibly helpful! I don't think I would have passed it without them, there were certain things that I couldn't get the hang of before but really understand now!
Kathyrn, February 2013
David,I passed on Valentines day...thanks!
Jacqueline, February 2013
I passed my numeracy QTS the second time and I am really pleased! The first time I failed by one mark but I felt confident the second time thanks to your tips- I have recommended your resources to some of my friends!
Jenny, February 2013
I passed! Thanks for your last minute advice, and your materials were really helpful.
Phoebe, February 2013
Thank you, I have passed my qts numeracy test! The materials downloaded was very helpful and I did pass first time once I used the materials provided.
The first part of the test mental arithmetic was my weak point, the second part wasn't so bad.
I would definitely recommend your resources.
Hasna, February 2013
Thank you so much for your help and guidance with the numeracy test. I have just taken it first time and passed!!
The powerpoint stats and applying arithmetic pack was so useful as it consolidated all I needed to know in one place!
Jessica, February 2013
Thanks, I found the pack and the practise tests a real help, definitely worth the money. I took both my numeracy & literacy on Saturday and passed both.
Tina, February 2013
I just wanted to write to say that I passed the numeracy test the other day! Great videos that made me think about maths in a totally different light. All the hard work, and stress, paid off first time!!
Michael, January 2013
Hi David, Passed this morning! Second time. Your materials gave me the confidence to do it! Clear explanations were great. Thank you very much
Shona, January 2013
Thought I would let you know that I passed my skills test! I could not have done it without your packs, especially section 2.
Thank you for your help.
Amy, January 2013
Just to let you know I bought your numeracy test materials for my daughter. She really wasn't confident at first as she hadn't done any maths for years but by practising and with the great explanations in your materials she passed last week!
Thank you so much for your help,
Helen, January 2013
Thank you very much, I found the pack really useful for my last minute revision and I passed the test today!
Michaela, January 2013
Passed last week, first time!
Many thanks - the materials were very useful.
Kate, January 2013
Just an e-mail to say both my sister and I passed the QTS numeracy test last week. Thank you for your excellent resource.
Becky, January 2013
Charlotte asked: Is 10 days long enough to revise for the numeracy skills test.
David: It depends on your start point and how rusty you are.
If you can spend time everyday doing some revision then yes.
Make sure you can do the online tests and pass or be very close before you take a test.
Charlotte: Cool thanks.
I'm not too bad worked through mental maths pack so much more confident.
Starting statistics pack today so will let you know how I get on.
Just needed to know it was achievable !!
Charlotte: Consistently getting 6/7 on mental and lowest 14 on the statistics, so hopefully day will go well.
Pass or fail your materials have really been invaluable and somewhat shorten the time needed to spend on these areas as they are so specific. I could have spent hours and hours looking for these tips and tricks and may never have gotten there. Feel like in ten days I have acquired the skills needed to pass just need to keep calm and keep the nerves in check.
Let you know tomorrow what happened
Charlotte: Hi David
Passed the test and its all down to your guidance material such a shortcut from sifting through the recommended texts. So specific and straight to the point. Really couldn't have done it without your help and also would like to thank you for answering all my emails with such empathy and professionalism will be recommending mathsmadeeasy to all my course colleagues x
My heartfelt thanks x
Charlotte, January 2013
Thank you so much, so pleased to tell you I passed the qts numeracy skills test this morning. It was my second time after failing my first time by 1 mark. I would not have been able to pass the test without your help. The mental arithmetic part would have been impossible to answer questions in 18 seconds without your videos. Thank you so much, would recommend anyone who is training to teach to buy the test packs. I think it is better to buy both of the packs as it covers everything used in the tests.
Natasha, January 2013
Your stats and applying arithmetic pack looks very helpful!
I will let you know how I get on in my test! It's on Saturday! Eek!
On Saturday : I passed today! Thank you! xx
Tabitha, January 2013
Good morning David;
I have just returned home after having passed my Numeracy Skills Test. What a weight off my shoulders :) it's such a relief!!!
Thank you ever so much for your resources, they were fantastic.
Many, many thanks.
Nazmeen, January 2013
I am very pleased to say I passed my QTS Numeracy test on Saturday 5th Jan 2013 and I honestly do not believe I would have been able to pass first time without the help of your materials. They have been extremely useful and in a language I understand!!! As someone who has always struggled with Maths I was dreading this exam but your materials helped me prepare and actually gain a little confidence! As most people do, I was dreading the mental maths the most after failing the online practice papers numerous times, but your methods literally made maths make sense! I have recommended your materials to a friend who also downloaded them instantly and I know has also found them extremely useful. Thank you for making these resources available and thank you for restoring my confidence and my ability.
Kerry, January 2013
Passed today thanks to your mental maths package. Will spread the word with my fellow students.
Tracy, January 2013
Hi David,Just wanted to let you know I had my skills tests yesterday and I passed both. Your resources were extremely helpful and I will definitely be recommending you to my peers.
Thank you once again.
Mandeep, January 2013
Just thought id let you know that i passed my numeracy test, thank you for your resources they were really helpful and gave me great confidence.
Lauren, January 2013
I passed!!! Thank you sooooooo much!
I recommended you to all the people on my pgce course and sent them a link to your website.
Thanks again, xx
Emma , January 2013
I passed first time thanks to your revision packs. I highly recommended them to anyone taking the numeracy qts!
Thank you so much for your help!
Charlotte , January 2013
Just to let you know I took the numeracy skills test today and managed to pass! I would like to thank you for the material I got from you these helped me so much, I always struggled with maths and the practice tests and booklets really helped me to get over the fear and pass! So thank you very much!
Kathryn, December 2012
I thought I would let you know that I passed my Maths test today, first time!
Just wanted to say thank you for your resources and tuition, as it really helped me to stay calm during the mental arithmetic part, and I understood what the question was asking me to do!
Loretta (after 2 hours coaching), December 2012
Hiya David, The packs worked a treat.
Thanks, would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to pass the numeracy test.
Vicky, December 2012
Hi David, Thank you - your resources were very helpful and my daughter passed.
Lynn, December 2012
Hi David,I passed first time thanks to your materials!
Thanks so much!
Charlotte, December 2012
just wanted to say a quick thank you for the skill test package I purchased from you. I passed my tests today and the numeracy was mainly down to your fantastic product. I had spent nearly £200 pounds on private tuition prior to getting your stuff and to be fair it wasn't a patch on what you have to offer here for a fraction of that price. I genuinely believe that i passed thanks to your product so thanks very much!
Andy, December 2012
Just wanted to let you know that your mathsmadeeasy test material is absolutely fantastic! Thank you I passed first time last weekend.
I will be recommending your services to anyone I know who is doing the QTS maths exam. I have to say the exam last week was incredibly hard and I didn't even finish the exam. But it just shows that what I did do was correct and resulted in a pass.
Sally , November 2012
I passed my numeracy test this morning! Thank you ever so much! Your videos are amazing and really do help to make maths easier :)
Zainab, November 2012
Hi David, I just wanted to say how incredibly grateful I am for your QTS guides. I have been terrified of doing my numeracy test, and as I have an offer from Teach First my deadline to pass was tomorrow! I took the test today and passed FIRST TIME!! I also found it really straightforward, which is amazing as until I bought your package I had failed every practice attempt miserably.
Laura, November 2012
I passed my numeracy test this morning. I put it all down to your excellent tutoring.
Thank you so much for your help!
Ella, November 2012
Thanks to the extra guidance your pack gave, I was able to pass the test second time around.
Sarah, November 2012
I just wanted to let you know that I passed my numeracy QTS on my first attempt last week. Thanks to your mathsmadeeasy booklet, videos, slides etc for all the brilliant help, it really helped so much.
Lauraine, November 2012
Just passed my numeracy QTS first time! Thanks very much for the resources you have available and I will certainly be passing this on to my fellow students! I also think that the stats problems you provide are a good representation of the actual test.
Sarah, October 2012
I passed the test! Your tips and practice tests were really useful. I have been a chartered accountant so I would consider myself to be really numerate but I had to adapt to use a different way of thinking to answer the questions IN THE TIME AVAILABLE! I will pass on your link to the colleagues on my course!
With kindest regards,
Margaret, October 2012
Hi David, I passed!!! Thank you so much for the very very useful resources. Really delighted! I failed the practice tests repeatedly until I purchased your pack, I then saw a really dramatic improvement after that and passed the skills test first time! Whoop :)
Aoife, October 2012
I passed my QTS numeracy test!
I just wanted to say a big thank you for putting all these shortcuts together without which I would have surely failed. The explanations were very clear. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!
Thank you very much.
Christelle, October 2012
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the QTS resources, I cannot explain how amazing they have been. Having worried and stressed myself out about the Numeracy QTS for a good 3 weeks or so, continuously attempting the practice tests and failing I was amazed at how quickly the mental arithmetic videos changed my whole attitude towards the mental maths part of the test. The day I found your site I must have spent a good 6 hours at my laptop repeatedly failing the online practice tests (mostly on timing) and in sheer desperation I started to look through forums to see if anyone else had had similar problems and that is when I came across a link to your website.
I bought your resources for my mac and spent only a couple of hours working through them and the difference was huge! It was so helpful to see someone else working out the questions in real time and this really helped me with the timing issue and to see the most logical way of working out problems which actually became a lot simpler! Suffice to say a day later (with much more confidence) I returned to the online tests and passed every one! It took a few days revising with your resources to get myself to a place where I felt the pass mark was comfortable enough to book my test and I am so happy to report that on my first attempt at the real thing on Tuesday I PASSED! A huge weight off, especially with the new rules having been introduced.
Thank so much for such fantastic resources, I have already sent the link to your website around to several of my fellow trainees and will be recommending they buy them too.
Thanks again! Serena, Sept 2012
After buying the mental maths pack Maria said...
I took the numeracy test yesterday and failed by 3 marks. I'm a little gutted, but I'll get over it. The last time I took the test, I failed by 9 marks.
The mental arithmetic pack helped me to build my confidence with the first section of the test. I am determined to pass.
She then bought the stats and Applying arithmetic pack... and on Sept 10th ...
I finally passed the QTS numeracy test! I found both packs very helpful. The mental arithmetic section of the test was an area that I struggled with initially, but once I kept practising I realised that it wasn't as bad as I first thought.
Many thanks for taking the time to produce the packs. I don't think I could have passed without them.
Maria, Sept 2012
Just to let you know that I had my numeracy skills test last Thursday and passed on my second attempt! I went through your material in a day and it gave me the confidence to deal with the challenging questions without losing focus. I am in my final weeks of pregnancy and was sooo stressed out that the numeracy would jeopardise my career....with the rules changing as of today.
Thanks a billion!
Aneesa, September 2012
God bless you for taking the time out to create an excellent learning aid. The explanations and shortcuts were superb! Thus, I passed first time. The techniques on the mental arithmetic helped me a lot as I began to get higher marks in the practice test. I bought the statistics the day before the test and boy o boy, I am delighted I did. 100% of your materials were on the test. I am unreservedly grateful because with your help, I passed just before the changes I will be recommending you to all my uni mates.
My advice to any one taking the test is buy both packs. £20 is nothing compared to what you will earn as a teacher.
Beverley, September 2012
Lola called to say she passed the test after her two hour coaching session and she is so pleased.
Just to let you know that I passed my numeracy test and I can honestly say that your help on the mental arithmetic was invaluable and played a huge part in helping me to pass. I will be forwarding on your web address to my SCITT coordinator so that future students can also benefit from your help.
Thank you so much and keep up the good work - especially now that the skills tests have got harder and the new trainees only get three goes per every two years at it. :-( As for me, I can now proudly call myself an NQT and look forward to starting my teaching position in September.
Sujata, August 2012
Hi, I passed today!!!!!! The pack was really useful-thanks.
Katy, August 2012
I write flushed with success, today! I passed the numeracy test and applied a number of the techniques we explored yesterday. Time, distance and speed, graph interpretation and others. I hoped that what we covered would tip me other the edge - into success, and it did.
I'll send your link to my tutor at University of Birmingham as the future of TDA numeracy is going to be a bit harder, as you know.
So, that's a big 'thanks' from me.
Adrian, one to one tuition, August 2012
I bought your maths pack several days ago; took my test today and passed first time. Thank you.
Philip, August 2012
I passed my numeracy test four days after practicing with your pack (fourth try). I found the mental maths videos particularly useful.
Lizzie , August 2012
I passed my maths, your materials were fab and once I studied the materials properly and put in the work everything became easy. My advise to anyone struggling revisit your times tables, and studying the materials David has created. David also offers 121 session,which I greatly benefited from.
Thanks again David.
Marisa, one to one tuition, East London, August 2012
on Wednesday, my husband bought me your Mental Arithmatic help pack, because until this point I had been constantly failing test after test including one last Tuesday by 8 marks!!! Maths has never been my strong point!
I worked with your material all day on Thursday as I had booked another on Thursday night - only to go and pass it!!!!!
I cannot thank you enough as this has really been a huge help to me and I can finally be a qualified teacher. I will be passing on your link to the Birmingham Advisory Schools Service, BASS the agency who I trained with as I really do think that GTP students will benefit from it especially if like me they find Maths difficult and especially with only having three attempts next year.
Thanks again, it has really made my year :)
Gemma wrote to Andrew Cooper, the head of GTP at BASS saying "I wanted to pass this website on to you as without it ,I think I would still be trying to take the Numeracy test. The help is fantastic and you begin to look at things in a different way. I thought you might want to pass it onto the new GTP'S especially as they only have three attempts."
Gemma, August 2012
Hi David, just to let you know I passed my numeracy test this morning. I spent all yesterday evening and all of this morning since 6am practicing on your mental arithmetic program and I can honestly say that after 8 attempts I have passed this time due to your help with your program. It's so useful and I shall pass on your website address to my SCITT co-ordinater so that it can benefit future students.
Thank you so much again, best wishes,
Sujata, August 2012
Just wanted to let you know I pass the test. Your resources really helped, many thanks.
"the opportunity to see the workings out, gave me new strategies to work out the sums quicker and efficiently which gave me a new confidence."
Tracie, August 2012
A big thanks goes to you for producing very useful materials for the numeracy test.
The short cut tips in the materials are very helpful to help work out the mental arithmetic quickly.
I am now going to enjoy the summer break since all exams are off my shoulders.
Tabitha, August 2012
I passed today, your resources are essential. Thanks
Michellle, August 2012
Hi David, my wife finished her PGCE, but has been struggling with passing her Numeracy test, while doing her NQT year.
Your resources have helped her immensely. She has been trying for an age and failing, which has been really getting her down and making the numeracy test very stressful.
I was looking for some resources to help her and came across your website. I took the plunge and purchasing your resources and after using them, she has passed on and your resources have been a godsend her words were.
Asad, August 2012
Well, I passed my Numeracy test this morning at fourth attempt! The 'pack' was invaluable. I just wish I'd used it sooner. Many thanks
Debra, August 2012
I had failed the qts numeracy test 5 times previously, cancelled 2 tests because I felt the same thing was going to happen again. My main problem was the mental arithmetic section, where I could actually work out the answer but found myself just typing in the answer as it moved to the next question.
I looked through countless maths books but still I was not getting fast enough. With the new rules coming into play from September I was struck by blind panic at the prospect of never passing and never being able to teach again. Your website was recommended by a colleague of mine and I found the sets of resources. I found the mental arithmetic help tests so helpful, breaking the questions down into more manageable calculations and finding shortcuts through your worked examples of actual questions. Without your resources I am convinced that I would not have a future career in teaching. I would urge anyone who has to face the qts maths test to use these resources as they do help enormously. Thank you for helping me pass.
Louis, August 2012
Just to let you know I passed my QTS Numeracy test this morning!!
I was dreading it, but found your QTS packs brilliant, I am a mature student (41) I have O'level Maths but could not have passed the test without having a refresher. Doing the online practice papers are fine but only if you know how to go about answering the questions. I was rusty on statistics and data analysis and your packs actually explained how to interpret and answer these questions. I found the mental Maths strategies excellent, I was most worried about that part of the test but am quietly confident I only got one wrong in the entire section!! Thank you well worth the money would recommend.
Janice (B.Ed Hons Primary), July 2012
I passed - thanks for the support !
Ann, July 2012
I failed the test today for the seventh time by 1 mark and need your help to go through stats and applying arithmetic.
After 2 hours of tuition...
Oh dear, failed by 5 marks today but that may have been due to pressure of having to approach my head about the situation. The mental arithmetic was particularly hard but Section 2 didn't seem as bad as the other day...
Four days later...
I passed today at my ninth attempt! Thanks for your one to one and your resources. I've let the university know and there won't be much of a delay with my QTS - you really saved my bacon - so thanks so much.
I've passed your details to my tutor the Director of ITT at the University of Sheffield. I have recommended you unreservedly so apologies if you get loads of calls from desperate students coming your way. Such a relief!
Matt, English secondary, one to one tuition, July 2012
Well, I finally got my QTS Numeracy Skills test passed. Thanks to you for showing me useful techniques and giving me the confidence to do it. I appreciate all your help.
Mohammed GTP ICT, one to one tuition, July 2012
Dear David, apologies for the delay in getting in touch, I've been meaning to send you a testimonial but have been in the throes of moving home, hence the delay! I'm Sandra's daughter, Kirsten, the IoE English PGCE student with a mortal fear of maths, who was dreading the QTS Numeracy Skills Test. Mum bought me your wonderful QTS Numeracy materials. I can honestly say that, without them, I would still be floundering and possibly considering giving up entirely. Your materials are simply fantastic, so clear, easy to follow, comprehensive and you de-mystify maths in a way that I can only wish my secondary school teacher had done!
I passed the test third time, relying heavily on the excellent booklets you provide for both sections of the test. I revised and revised, taking them everywhere with me, and reading them on the train on the way to the tests each time. I was fully and honestly expecting to take anything up to and beyond a dozen attempts to pass the Numeracy Skills test. I have dreaded maths and struggled with it hugely ever since secondary school, where I had to revise and revise endlessly to pass my GCSE. I have always found it incredibly difficult to understand and retain anything maths-related. It was a major psychological block, and caused a great deal of distress for me and those closest to me, as they knew how much I was dreading it. I literally jumped for joy when they told me I had passed! Your videos for the (horrible!) mental arithmetic section were wonderful, and your calm, clear methods helped to take some of the fear out of it. I would also have been totally lost on the second section without your excellent, totally comprehensive guide to each of the aspects that could potentially come up in the statistics part of the test.
Mum and I have dubbed you 'The Maths Wizard' - I have never found maths so easy to understand. You have a real gift, and without you I would not be poised to start my career with qualified teacher status. I will encourage any trainee teachers I meet to buy your materials. I cannot thank you enough.
With the very best wishes,
Kirsten, July 2012
David, I passed today!!! WOO HOOO!! What a relief :D!
Thank you so much for all the support and help, will let Brunel know about you as it was extremely helpful, I just had to digest all the information. Hello summer holiday and teaching job in September!!
Thank you so much again,
Mariana, July 2012, one to one tuition
I love the way everything is explained. I am a foreigner and the way I did maths in my own country is very different to how it is taught here. I now understand a few more things about calculations and graphs. It has been very useful. I passed my QTS Numeracy test last saturday.
Isabel, June 2012
Hi David. The pack was for my wife (Carla) who passed after using your material - top banana (and happy wife!).
Neil, June 2012
Just to let you know that I passed my qts numeracy test last week (on the 4th attempt). Such a relief. The videos in the mental artihmatic package you offer were so helpful, I just wish I had purchased them earlier!
Emily, June 2012
It seems so much more simple on yours than it does on the qts practise tests and I don't know why because the questions are very similar.
My main problem is being really slow with even the most simple calculations because I've not done it for 30 odd years.
A week later ...
I passed! Amazing... I'm not sure what powers that be were going on right then, but I'm sure your pack really did help.
Many thanks for publishing that, and I will definitely recommend it to any new teachers I come across.
Edward, June 2012
Just to let you know that I passed the exams first time.
Kristin, June 2012
We spoke on the phone a week or so ago. I bought your resources and worked through them...and PASSED on Saturday.
I just wanted to say thank you. I am not underestimating it when I say I HAD to pass now as my new job required it and I start in September.
Having tried to pass a few times but cried and panicked etc every single time, this time I remembered your voice in my head going through the questions and the strategies you suggested.
The book you provide is also very good, and helped me.
Some of the questions were very easy, some not so, but with your guidance, I sat the whole thing out and woo hoo!
Seriously, I cannot thank you enough and wish I had come across your website earlier.
Laura, June 2012
Just to let you know, I passed my qts numeracy test on wednesday...first time!! Thankyou for you support and resources... I found them extremely useful, not only for my qts test but to enhance my overall subject knowledge for maths. I have learnt things I wasn't taught at school and I will take this information through to my career so you have been a great help! I will definitely recommend the website to anyone needing support with maths.
S, June 2012
Hi David, Just wanted to say, I finally passed my maths using your methods and only wish I had discovered your resources sooner! Buy this, you will not fail!
From a happy student. (purchased the mental maths and
stats and applying arithmetic packs.
Terri, June 2012
My son passed the first part of the exam thanks to your excellent materials, but he failed the second part. We have now bought your pack for the second part. He'll try next week again. I'll keep you posted...
... My son passed the numeracy test! Thank you very, very much for your help. We will recommend your materials, they are excellent!
Carmen, June 2012
Hi David, I passed - third time lucky! Thanks :D
Katie, June 2012
(12 days after buying mental maths pack)
Thanks so much for this resource - it got me through it and I've passed - I wish I'd found the website sooner.
Vanessa, May 2012
I had my 5th attempt today and failed by 1 mark! Very frustrating but I found your site a couple of hours before my test and tried some of your sample materials and they were brilliant! So I am really hoping that with your resources I might finally pass next week!
Two weeks later: Just wanted to let you know that I had my maths qts test again today and passed!! I had started to lose hope and there had been lots of tears and panic but thanks to your materials I passed, so thank you so much. The materials are brilliant and I will recommend them for sure.
Rachael, May 2012
I've been completely consumed with the qts numeracy test. I've exhausted the practice tests online and am not sure how I am at this point. The mental arithmetic is the issue, but I'll also be purchasing the other part this evening.
Four days later: I passed! Your resources were invaluable. I'm so relieved
Ethan, May 2012
f you have difficulties with mental maths, concentrate on the stats....
- On May 3rd, 2012 Pooja from London, wrote:
I've been struggling with getting to grips with all aspects of the numeracy test and regardless of reading books and practicing online, I still can't grasp how to answer the questions.
As the new rule for tests come in soon, I would really like some intensive tutoring as I am fearful that I won't be able to teach due to failing the numeracy.
If tuition is possible, I'd be grateful.
- We had a 1 hour coaching session focusing mainly on mental maths.
- On 10th May, Pooja wrote: I failed yet again and did worse on the mental arithmetic as well as the stats. Very stressed out!
- On 15th May, I coached for 2 hours MAINLY on the 2nd part of the test. The test does not show you where you failed, so you may think you know something when you don't! I needed to make sure everything was clear.
On May 16th Pooja wrote: Thank you do much for your help yesterday. The good news is that I passed somehow! You have been fantastic and I will recommend you to others.
ime and effort really does bring rewards...
- April 6th 2012: Mary bought the mental maths and the on-screen questions packs
- 11th April: Gutted failed it by 4 marks! Feedback performed less well on Mental arithmetic and using and applying general arithmetic
What advice can you give, I've been studying loads. Rebooking for Friday.
- Bad luck on your last test. It's just a case of sticking with it. It will take over your life for a few days if it hasn't already. Keep going.
- April 14th: Nightmare I'm so disappointed failed by 1 mark. Feedback was just "Mental Arithmetic" I really tried and studied practising mental arithmetic examples.
- Hi Mary, Almost there. You will pass. David
- April 16th: Hi ya, 2marks off today :(( Felt it was a much harder test. Will keep going not sure to leave it for a bit now give myself a rest!
- Mary, It's hard work, but you should keep up the momentum. David.
- 24th April: David, Did the test tonight and passed it! Yippee 5 times lucky! Thanks for your help!
I will recommend your work to others on my GTP course.
Hi David, after 3 attempts and failing by 2 each time, I passed and it's all down to your fabulous resource - many many thanks.
I never thought I would pass but now I have and I can't thank you enough.
You are a genius
Dawn, April 2012
I passed first time and that's down to the information I received from you!!! So thanks very much, you literally made it easy to understand and get my head around the style of questioning. I was able to use the short cuts to get the right answer.
So very many thanks.
Nadia, April 2012
Purchased and downloaded the qts numeracy practice questions last week for my daughter and she past the test this week - excellent tips and easy to use. It was her third time, so the pressure was on and final few months at uni - but your practice question just gave her the confidence and then made the test easy. Well worth the money
Brian, April 2012
I truly believed that I would never pass my QTS maths tests and it was the only one of the three holding me back. However, my boyfriend is a great believer in online tutorials and he found your material. I downloaded both of your packages at 10:30pm and had to set my test at 12:30pm the next day. After working with your tutorials for 3 hours I passed first time and I couldn't believe it.
I can't thank you enough and your downloads really do make maths easy and passing first time has given me more confidence in a subject area I was very nervous in. I have been and will be recommending your site to all of my friends.
Once again thank you so much.
Rachel :D, April 2012
Pleased to report that I passed my Numeracy test this morning! I found your videos most useful and for sure they helped me pass as I failed it previously!
Fiona, April 2012
THANK YOU for your wonderful numeracy guide of which I found from the TES website! I would not have passed first time without your guide. Essential numeracy guide for every trainee teacher. Can't thank you enough!
Lesley , April 2012
I passed! Thank you so much for your materials, I really don't think I would have passed without them. The mental arithmetic explanations especially broke down into easy steps what I needed to do. As soon as you explained it was "of course!" but I think I would have spent ages trying to struggle through and not getting the answers in the time limit.
I will definitely recommend your site
Cath, April 2012
In February 2012 Satchet emailed...
"I have failed the QTS numeracy twice with 8 & 6 marks needed to pass.
I bought your mental arithmetic resources and have revised over the last 2/3 days"
Unfortunately Satchet needed 4 more marks to pass this time.
Late in March Satchet emailed again...
"I took the numeracy test again and needed 5 more marks to pass. I think I need your coaching skills"
We arranged to meet and Satchet drove the 140 miles from Bristol to Toddington for a two hour session on Monday afternoon and then back again!
He took the test the next day at 7pm. At 8pm I received an email...
"I took the test today and passed! I am so overwhelmed with excitement. Thank you so much for your support.
This was certainly a challenge for me and now I can focus on what I'm good at - Teaching!"
Satchet, March 2012, secondary school teacher, coached at Toddington.
It has been a real privilege working with David, especially using the materials he has designed specifically for the QTS. I have had lessons with another tutor, read all the books, done the test and failed and was beginning to think I was doomed to break the record of 37 times to pass! But after just 2 lessons with him and practising his materials at home my confidence began to grow. I went in for a test and was 5 marks off (I think the nerves got to me) then I had one more lesson and took the test again. I went in with no expectations and applied the strategies David recommended and I passed! I'm someone who has always struggled with Maths and had to have a tutor to get me through my G.C.S.E, even then it took 3 times to get my C! I must say what a huge relief it is to have passed and now I can be free of that burden for the rest of the year!
In early November 2011, Andrea
am on a two term GTP course and although my teaching is going really well, my numeracy test practice is failing. I am really struggling and have today scored 4/28 on my practice. I seem to have two main problems:
1. Processing what is being asked - especially fractions and percentages
2. Understanding the correct mathematical calculation to do
I would be happy to travel from Essex.
I replied ...
"Your concerns will start to disappear as you do more example qts questions. Aim to concentrate on the on-screen part of the test to gain the majority of your marks. In theory if you got 100% in that section (16/16) you'll only need 1 mark from mental maths (1/12.)"
Andrea bought the on-line material before doing some 1 to 1 coaching just before Christmas.
A few weeks later she emailed...
Thank you so much for your help before Christmas. I passed all three skills tests. On the 22nd I took all three and passed literacy and ICT first time. I failed numeracy but only by one mark. The earliest I could rebook was the 28th and involved a trip into London. I found the test much harder but was delighted to have passed!
Thank you so much again. I really don't think that without your help and downloadable resources that I would have passed. I will definitely recommend you
Julia, Jan 2012, travelled from London
David I forgot to email you and let you know that I passed last Saturday.
Thank you for your material it really helped.
Have a good Christmas
Julie, Dec 2011
Lorraine here from Ireland,just mailing you to tell you the good news I finally passed today and couldn't be more happier!!!
Thank you again for all your help.
Note: Lorraine was getting desperate having tried for a long time to pass the test. Something radical was called for! We talked on the phone and then she flew from Ireland, (luckily easyjet flies to Luton) using trains and taxis to get to me in Toddington. I felt even more motivated to help her pass and coached her for several hours over a few days. Half way through the coaching she took the test locally, but failed by 1 mark! I told her she must not give up and was sure she would pass. She went back to Ireland and I waited tentatively until I got her email. Yippee.
I have been struggling with maths for most of my life in one way or another. I took my maths GCSE later in life and then when I thought I had done my final chapter with maths- I found out that I would need maths QTS to become a teacher.
I found Maths Made Easy on the internet as I was looking for a maths QTS tutor. David is brilliant and can definitely get you through the test- even when you are struggling ! There is nothing worse or as frustrating when you have to keep taking the test and to receive the paper telling you , that you have yet again failed- Maths made easy will help you to overcome this!
David got my confidence back and taught the maths I needed to know for QTS in a positive, effective and consistent way in which I could understand the questions better and find new ways to approach the mental arithmetic section and the statistical part of the paper.
I fully recommend David to pass maths QTS!
Melanie, November 2011, coached at Toddington
Just wanted to say how useful your mental maths resources for the QTS numeracy have been, failed the test twice by 1 mark due to mental maths but passed for the third time after using your videos demonstrating the written methods, thank you so much, will definitely recommend!
Jess, September 2011
ust when you thought everything was lost!
Thanks for the tuition last month, but sadly to say after 4 tests, I still fail. :(( And always by 3 marks, either Mental Maths or Application.
Looks like I have to pack my bag and go home! No way I can pass by 9th September!!
Thanks anyway for your help and support materials.
I replied ...
Keep trying until the last possible moment.
One week later Suzianna phoned to say she had passed. She was amazed.
"I was at the end of my tether when I came across David's QTS website. Was I relieved!! The one to one tuition is specially tailor made for someone who has been teaching for a very long time but so out of touch with exams and tests… Most importantly, the content of the tuition materials are extremely reliable, appropriate and easy to learn, particularly the Mental Maths activities and the easy to understand strategies. Thank you David for your support, understanding and patience with me! I cannot describe the feelings when I finally passed the Maths test and now can remain in this country to continue teaching…."
Suziana, Art Teacher, overseas trained - coached at Toddington, August 2011
You will need determination to suceed as Jo showed ....
I failed the maths by 11 marks on Saturday! I knew it was a no no. Definitely need to book a tutorial over Half term as I am running out of time and need to pass:( (23rd May 2011)
I failed by 5 marks. (June 3rd 2011)
grr... I missed it again by 2 marks. Can I book another tutorial asap.
Just did a tda practice online test and tried our strategy. Got 6/12 mental arithmethic and 13/16 for the graphs and data analysis!? This may work you know if i'm lucky! Dont really wanna tell my dad and get his hopes up but thats a nice confidence boost. (21 july)
I passed my maths test! (26 July)
Jo, Art Teacher - coached at Toddington
I would just like to thank you for your help, patience and support yesterday. I took the test today and PASSED, I can't believe it. I am truly grateful and will recommend you to others.
Christine, July 2011 - coached at Toddington
David's calm teaching style put me at ease right away, he provided me with the necessary strategies to answer what I originally felt were complicated questions, in quick easy steps. With his teachings and practice at home, I passed the QTS test with considerable ease! David has not only helped me gain QTS, he has also instilled a level of mathematical confidence within me, which I never thought possible.
Chantelle, June 2011 - coached at Toddington
You will be pleased to hear that I passed.
Thank you for developing such wonderful and useful material: so much better than all the support that I have had from the university.
Even at the tutorial you instilled in me the confidence that I could do it.
Dionne, June 2011, 8th attempt - coached at Toddington
David, you are a legend, I passed yay!
Thank you for the resources and your tuition it really helped to simplify the process for me, and made me instantly much more confident.
I will be recommending that the Oxon Bucks GTP training course contact you about providing support for next years trainees.
I cannot thank you enough, I will now be a fully qualified teacher by Friday, not sure I could have done it without your support.
Sarah, June 2011, 4th attempt- coached at Toddington
After 2 failed attempts, I finally passed my numeracy test! I found your website by chance and thought I'd give your method a try. The videos are easy to understand and I like the way you break down each question. Thank you so much for the time you have given to helping people achieve their pass.
Kemi, May 2011 - A very delighted PGCE student!
I just had to send you a quick email and say 'thank you' for your section on passing the QTS Numeracy Test. Despite using the 'Passing the Numeracy Skills Test' book by Mark Patmore, I was still struggling - and panicking! I came across your website and downloaded both the Mental Arithmetic and On-screen questions PDF and PowerPoints and spent two days revising. Maths has never been my strong point but I took my test yesterday and passed first time.
I cannot recommend your materials more highly - thank you again.
Laura, December 2010
I just wanted to write and say thank you for your brilliant revision guide for the QTS numeracy test.
I have never been confident with my maths skills and after attempting the practice tests on the TDA website, I thought I was a hopeless case.
Thanks to you I have just passed the test on my first attempt. I know that I would be facing many stressful resits if it were not for your guide.
Thank you so much!
Liz, trainee English teacher, London, December 2010
The mental maths booklet allowed me to grab just a few, much needed skills that allowed me to pass my numeracy test at the first attempt. I was gearing up to fail. Whether it was the combination of hot chocolate and cracking material, I am not entirely sure. Just got the ICT and Literacy to go! Thanks.
Graduate Teacher Trainee – November 2010
I passed my numeracy test and I have to say without your online materials I don't think I would have got there. You really helped me get rid of my numeracy panic which as a trainee English teacher was a very realistic fear. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
Aimee, November 2010
Thanks so much for that QTS numeracy pack. I bought it last week and believe me, it made things much clearer for me to understand. I sat for the numeracy skill test yesterday and passed it, I couldn't believe it!. I am so much relieved.
Thanks once again for helping people like me achieve this.
Nnenna, November 2010
Thanks very much David, I think your audio explanations are brilliant and have made a lot of sense. It helps that your voice is full of calm whereas inside I am full of panic! I've never got to grips with looking for the easy shortcut and method, so this has helped today.
Michelle, Graduate Teacher, Greater Manchester Oct 26
Update Oct 27: I took the test today and passed first time! - Thanks again :-)
Your mental maths pack was very useful. I successfully completed the test. Thank you.
Shennade, October 2010
Thanks for providing your QTS help pack. I had taken the test five times but after your pack I passed on my sixth. I realised that I'm not rubbish at Maths as I previously thought, I just didnt know the quick methods that your pack provides.
Thanks once again.
David H, October 2010
Thank you very much. I was able to pass my test thanks to your maths pack.
Yvonne, October 2010
I just wanted to say thanks for providing such excellent resources for the QTS Numeracy test. I wish I had known about them sooner.
As an experienced teacher (without QTS) I joined a teacher training course at the very end of the academic year, with just a term and my summer holidays to get through the work and tests.
I took my maths test today - just a week from the final deadline, and am so pleased I discovered your video download last night to prepare me for it! I felt so much more confident doing the mental maths section once I had seen it as a game of 'spot the shortcut', and your tips were invaluable. I'm pleased to say I passed too!
Dawn, Teacher August 2010
I've just bought the QTS numeracy mental arithmetic section you designed to make it easy to understand for thick people like me. It a fantastic tool to unlock people's potential, great job. Now I wonder when the On-screen pack is going to be ready as I cannot wait to have it. This test is stopping me from getting my QTS award.
Elhadj, Trainee Teacher September 2010
The mental maths material has arrived and it looks that a different approach will be useful - actually hearing a spoken voice and watching the workings out is very helpful - the brutal simplicity is also very useful"
Jane, Trainee Teacher July 2010
I passed!!!! Yippee. Thanks so much for your help. I know it was only one session but you gave me some pointers in doing things much easier! I feel like the world has been taken off my shoulders now.
Khalil, Primary trainee Teacher June 2010, after 1 lesson
Soon after I received the qts numeracy skills test package I passed the numeracy skills test first time! Thank you so much for your help
Trainee Teacher October 2009
I was successful in passing the numeracy qts skills test, I went through a torrid time but I focused on it and passed the test on 24th August '09.
Thank you for your tutoring, it was instrumental honing my strategy in passing this test.
Trainee Teacher passing QTS numeracy August 2009
Results have arrived today..............
You will pleased to know I passed! The mark was 77%.
Thanks for all the help - I'll be in touch again when I need to do the numeracy skills tests.
Trainee teacher after C grade maths equivalency test taken at Mathsmadeesay August 2007
David is very patient and uses practical approaches to teaching, taking into account the learning style of his learners. Since having tuition sessions with David I have learnt to be much quicker at mental mathematics and have learnt new strategies for solving a range of mathematical problems quickly; rather than using the old fashion route taught at school many years ago!
The learning environment supports 1-1 learning and David has a great rapport . I would recommend David as an excellent tutor who has supported me in regaining my self confidence in a subject I have found difficult, but not anymore!"
Trainee Primary Reception Class Teacher, Jan 2007
I passed my numeracy test! Thank you for your coaching
Trainee Primary Year 5 Teacher, Aug 2006