When people are looking for help for their professional numeracy skills test they often use a maths tutor to help them. As many people are unaware of the specialist QTS maths tutors out there, they assume they require a GCSE maths tutor to help them. We often speak with people who have used a GCSE maths tutor to help them with their QTS and they still haven't managed to pass. GCSE maths tutors will be able to help with the maths within the test, there is no doubting this, but most are not familiar with the format of the exam or the tricks of the test. The format of the numeracy skills test is what most people find tricky, especially the mental arithmetic section which requires you to answer questions within an 18 second time limit. It is the methods to overcome this section which are crucial and it is these methods that the GCSE maths tutors won't know to focus on. There are strategies you can use to speed up during this section from learning effective ways to write down your workings, to learning faster ways to multiply and divide. If you are preparing for your numeracy skills test and you want to book a tutor then click here.