Maths Revision Courses

Maths revision courses are a great way to prepare for assessments by building skills and confidence quickly. For the 2024/25 school year, I’m offering three sets of revision courses for National 5 & Higher Maths – prelim revision days in January, a three day revision course in the April holidays, and final exam revision days in April and May. These will be conducted in a relaxed and supportive manner with limited numbers so that everyone receives direct instructor input. All content will be aligned with the standard SQA curriculums and based on intimate knowledge of previous years assessments.

Prelim Revision Day

The prelims can give a huge boost in confidence towards the final exam, as well as being a key opportunity to consolidate knowledge and build skills. Schools generally impose a 30% prelim score as a benchmark for taking the final exam. Although we can’t review everything in 5 hours, we aim to hit the topics that are likely to appear on the exam. The focus of the day will be practicing key techniques rather than theory. Attendees will be issued additional practice questions to continue their preparations following the session.

     National 5 Maths: January 4th, 10:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 17:00

     Or January 5th, 10:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 17:00

     Higher Maths: January 12th, 10:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 17:00

     Venue: The Inkwell, Elgin Youth Cafe, Francis Place, Elgin.

     Cost: £100 with a £25 deposit to book a place.

     Practical Stuff: Students should bring with them a pen or pencil, paper or jotter, and a calculator. Some snacks, water, tea & coffee will be provided but students are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks. Please note the onsite cafe is not open on weekends and the venue will be closed over the lunch break. I’ve given a 90 minute lunch break to allow time to go out. There are several paid car parks close by with Batchen Lane car park being just £2 for the day.

Images from the 2024 Maths Prelim Study Days

Final Exam Revision Course

The focus of the final exam revision courses is for students to work lots of practice questions to help build key skills, consolidate knowledge and increase confidence. The total classroom time is 15 hours over 3 days and we’ll cover all of the key techniques that are likely to appear on the final exams. A short review will be given of each topic and then students will work through carefully selected questions with guidance and support from the instructor. Each student will receive individual attention to pick up any issues in their work and improve their chances for the final exams. Throughout the three days, tips, tricks and exam strategy will be shared with students. Additional questions will be provided each day to allow students to do extra work if they wish – or these can be used for final exam prep. Solutions for these additional questions will be posted online.

     National 5 Maths: April 1st – 3rd, 10:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 17:00 each day

     Higher Maths: April 8th – 10th, 10:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 17:00 each day

     Venue: The Inkwell, Elgin Youth Cafe, Francis Place, Elgin.

     Cost: £200 with a £50 deposit to book a space.

     2024 Schedule: National 5          Higher

Practical Stuff: Students should bring with them a pen or pencil, paper or jotter, and a calculator. Some snacks, water, tea & coffee will be provided but students are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks. I’ve given a 90 minute lunch break to allow time to go out but students are welcome to use the onsite cafe or to bring their own lunch to eat onsite. There are several paid car parks close by with Batchen Lane car park being just £2 for the day.

Images from the 2024 Final Exam Revision Courses

Final Exam Study Days – Elgin

The focus of the study day is to allow students to practice question types that are sure to be on their final exam. Students will primarily work carefully selected past exam questions from recent and older papers, as well as individually created questions. Additionally, tips, tricks and exam strategy will be shared with students to help maximise their chances. Attendees will be issued additional practice questions to continue their preparations following the session.

     National 5 Maths:

     Saturday 27th April, 10:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 17:00

     or

     Sunday 28th April, 10:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 17:00

     Higher Maths:

     Saturday 11th May, 10:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 17:00

     or

     Sunday 12th May, 10:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 17:00

     Venue: The Inkwell, Elgin Youth Cafe, Francis Place, Elgin.

     Cost: £100 with a £25 deposit to book a space.   

 Practical Stuff: Students should bring with them a pen or pencil, paper or jotter, and a calculator. Some snacks, water, tea & coffee will be provided but students are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks. Please note the onsite cafe is not open on weekends and the venue will be closed over the lunch break. I’ve given a 90 minute lunch break to allow time to go out. There are several paid car parks close by with Batchen Lane car park being just £2 for the day.

Final Exam Study Days – Inverurie

The focus of the study day is to allow students to practice question types that are sure to be on their final exam. Students will primarily work carefully selected past exam questions from recent and older papers, as well as individually created questions. Additionally, tips, tricks and exam strategy will be shared with students to help maximise their chances. Attendees will be issued additional practice questions to continue their preparations following the session.

     Higher Maths:

     Saturday 4th May, 10:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 17:00

     or

     Sunday 5th May, 10:30 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 17:00

     Venue: Garioch Sports Centre, Inverurie

     Cost: £100 with a £25 deposit to book a space.   

 Practical Stuff: Students should bring with them a pen or pencil, paper or jotter, and a calculator. Some snacks, water, tea & coffee will be provided but students are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks. Please note the onsite cafe is not open on weekends and the venue will be closed over the lunch break. I’ve given a 90 minute lunch break to allow time to go out.

Gary Thomson has a First Class BSc Hons in Pure Mathematics (The University of St. Andrews) and an MSc (The University of Edinburgh). He brings a deep theoretical understanding of the courses he teaches but aims to deliver them in a light-hearted and accessible manner with a focus on boosting students confidence. In addition to his academic training he has tutored many hundreds of students on a 1-1 basis and in small group and classroom settings. He also creates and runs online Maths programs in a range of key skills and advanced topics. He is a subject matter expert on National 5 and Higher Maths and is hugely experienced in supporting students to achieve their goals in these courses.

Please use the below form if you have any questions or to book a space. Or email directly to gary@mymathsguy.com