We would recommend Steven to any other parent considering extra math tuition for their child. We have used Stevens services for 3 x children now, all of whom have greatly benefitted. He engages well with them and provides constructive written appraisals to us to measure their progress.
It has been a pleasure working alongside all three of your children and in seeing them all gain vital skills and grow with confidence in Mathematics. Thank you for writing this very positive review. I look forward to continuing to support your children through to NCEA levels 1, 2 and 3.
Steven is an amazing math tutor- he's tutored me for two years now, and I've gone from achieving average marks to getting consistently high marks in mathematics. He's not only an efficient and talented tutor that has a great knowledge of mathematics, but he's a good person to be around too. One on one tuition with him has been the best learning experience for me these last two school years- sometimes I find I learn more maths with him than in the classroom!
I highly, HIGHLY reccomend him if you're seeking tuition.
I can not thank Steven enough for the time and effort put into our sons Maths Tutoring. We have a now very confident young man thanks to the tutoring Matt has received from Steven. A couple of years ago our son was struggling in Maths and school in general. We attended many other group tutoring sessions however to no avail. One on one with maths has made such a huge impact on our sons schooling. From a kid who would not put his hand up in class to a young man now beaming with energy about maths and science. His grades are all up above average thanks to the confidence he grew by improving his Maths and understanding of problem solving skills and thinking ahead. Steven is not just a tutor but an extended part of our family. I feel any parent or student should call Steven and attend a session and see the difference. I am so proud of how far our boy has come. Steven breaks down the wall of frustration for our son and explains things so he understands it. The wonderful part of this tutoring is not only the results on paper but the results you see as you watch your child face difficult tasks and break it down...our sons daily comment when practicing at home is...What would Steven do?
Thank you again Steven. No amount of reviewing can explain how wonderful your service is.
From the Rowe Family
Steven has helped by son Ben very much through maths tuition. Not only is Ben learning and proving more Steven has given him confidence which is a great bonus. As a parent my goal is to ensure my son understands the fundamentals of maths well so he can perform way above the standard. This will help him now and I'm his later life. Thanks very much Steven. Ben is looking forward to working with you more over the coming year and beyond.
I would definitely recommend Steven as a mathematics tutor.
I have experienced his tutoring first-hand and I believe he has helped me achieve everything at an even higher level than I would have achieved with just my classes at school. He has helped me through NCEA Level 1 and 2 and I have felt more and more confident with my maths skills each lesson I've had with him.
I employed Steven Tubby during my eldest child's NCEA year in order to alleviate her anxiety and distress at potentially not passing mathematics. Steven was extremely accommodating towards her needs, with session times to suit our busy schedules and quickly build a responsive rapport with her. I was impressed with his ability to connect with her, and make life easier for her in mathematics. At the beginning of the next year I employed him to work with my younger daughter for the same reasons and have had the same fantastic results despite the girls being very different.
Steven quickly built relationships with the girls and provided appropriate programming to ensure they passed their subjects with ease, lessening the stress and anxiety in both them - and me!
I whole heartedly recommend Steven for any parent or teen having difficulty and in fact have already done so in more informal settings. I am very appreciative to Steven for his work with my children and have seen my children move from anxiety and dread - to pride and enthusiasm upon achieving merits and excellences.
Thank you very much for providing this glowing review of the Mathematics and Statistics tuition work undertaken with your daughters. I feel very privileged to be in a job and position where I have the opportunity to make such a significant difference to a student’s level of confidence and achievement in Mathematics and in their aspirations in future careers or further study. I also appreciate your recommendations of my tuition services to other parents/students.
We recommend Growing Minds - Steven Tubby for Student Maths tuition. His friendly, interesting and competent manner of teaching without doubt greatly assisted my grand-daughter in achieving in her NCEA Level 2 Maths studies.
I was impressed by the interest and support you gave to your Granddaughter throughout her Year 12 studies in Mathematics. I recall she became very interested in the subject and in raising her grades when I introduced her to Calculus in the first few lessons. It was a please working with her and seeing skills, knowledge and confidence in Mathematics and Statistics grow rapidly. Thank you for taking the time to write this review and in recommending me to others.
Mr Tubby is an extraordinary maths tutor who helps me to understand mathematics by giving me formula’s and equations I can use to make it easier for me to solve problems, along with the confidence to give things a go.
Thank you Alex for writing a review of your experiences of Mathematics and Statistics tuition as a maturing young student. Regular revision of each topic covered in tuition has helped with the retention of knowledge and skills. I always look forward to experiencing your enthusiasm for learning new skills in each lesson and in seeing your confidence continue to grow. NCEA level 1 Mathematics and Statistics is fast approaching for next year and I am looking forward to working with you to succeed.
Our sons have been so fortunate to have received on- going mathematics tuition with Steven. Steven is at all times very professional and has really helped our sons to understand mathematical concepts. They have both gained so much confidence in a subject that they both struggled with and one which they are now happy to engage in and feel like they are competent mathematicians! Our older son is now attending University and we were initially told by his school that he should achieve NCEA level one, but that would be it. Due to Steven’s tutoring and the confidence he installed in our son, he decided to attempt NCEA Level 2 and subsequently passed. Our youngest son is currently under the guidance of Steven and his confidence and ability continue to growth. In fact, he asked if he could attend two lessons a week during term 3 and 4 to help him pass his year 10 exams! We would highly recommend Steven to any parents who wish to help their children progress and achieve in mathematics.
Thank you Ann - maree for providing this impressive glowing review of Maths Tuition studies over the years with both of your sons. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have the opportunity working alongside them both and helping them as they progressed through their Mathematics studies at Secondary School (college).
Growing Minds provides beneficial, enjoyable Mathematics support for our daughters on a one to one basis. The tutoring is carried out in a suitable focused environment.
Parents are kept well informed of progress either verbally, via email or an end of term report, which we found particularly useful.
The rewards have been awesome in assisting our girls to not only reach achieved standards in Mathematics, but in also giving them the confidence to strive for higher grades.
Keep up the good work Mr Tubby!
Thank you for writing this review Wendy. You have highlighted some very important elements of what it is to be an effective tutor and service provider. I take pleasure in reporting on each lesson noting all the successes and progress and any concerns/areas to work on for the next lesson and beyond. Communicating to parents is an important part of what I do at the end of each school term. It has been a pleasure working with both girls and in seeing them succeed in Mathematics.
I would recommend Growing Minds to any child who wants to do well in maths. Steven Tubby is a caring, knowledgeable tutor who offers friendly, constructive feedback to any problems that a student may encounter in learning the subject.
Thank you Barry for your comments and recommendations. It has been a pleasure working alongside your son particularly in the study of level 2 Calculus and in the preparation for High School mocks this term. He has grown significantly in his confidence to try merit and excellence grade questions in Mathematics and Statistics and I am sure is very confident alongside his peers at school too.
Growing Minds has been very helpful from Year 8 through to NCEA Level 1. It has given me work suited my abilities and challenged me as well. I was able to ask for help with things I didn't understand in class as well as be extended and do work above my level. This was very helpful as I occasionally got bored with what was taught in class. It also meant I was better prepared when it came to learning the topics in class.
I was also provided with a large amount of past exam papers and practice questions which saved me time having to look for them myself and buy the resources.
Thank you for submitting a review of your experiences of Maths tuition with me from some years ago. Yes the one to one nature of tuition often means a focus on gaps in understanding can be filled quickly and extension and enrichment opportunities can be offered. I always looked forward to our study time together and in every opportunity working on assessment paper questions and a challenge at excellence level. Congratulations on being awarded the school top Excellence award in Calculus level 3 last year. I was very proud to see you receive this award at prize giving. Good luck with your future academic studies.
I would totally recommend Growing Minds for enjoyable, easy to understand mathematics tuition. Mr Tubby made it possible for me to achieve my full potential and obtain excellence in my recent NCEA maths exams. The tuition times were flexible and the option of working individually or in small groups was beneficial.
Thank you for submitting a review of your learning experiences and of the tutoring services I offer. I value your positive feedback and recognise this as an opportunity to be reflective of my effectiveness as a specialist teacher of Mathematics and Statistics at NCEA level 1.
I believe tuition study, one-to-one is highly beneficial. A student is given undivided attention and gains vital skills in a learning style that best suits them. Their questions and concerns can be addressed immediately. Also they are more willing to try things out and offer a solution to tasks without the peer pressure and distractions. Strong feelings of confidence soon develop and there is often a willingness later to work with other like minded and compatible students in small groups of up to 3. With an established and highly motivated study group I was able to plan and prepare suitable tasks.
I am mindful of the pressure students and their families are under particularly as exams are approaching. I have tried to be flexible and offered tuition every week end through-out the year and during the term breaks.
Without the help from Growing Minds last year, our son would have not passed his NCEA maths. We found the service exceptionally helpful and our son went from not be interested in maths to coming home from a session inspired. This helped with our son's confidence and overall gave him a real thrill when he received his results. We would defiantly recommend Growing Minds to any parent who may be looking at using the service of a tutor.
I appreciate receiving this glowing feedback. Thank you for taking the time to evaluate my work and services as Mathematics and Statistics tutor at NCEA level 1. I am constantly reviewing my work and endeavouring to make each lesson interesting and engaging for the student.
I would always look forward to our opportunities working together, one-to-one for an hour each week through-out the year. Significant and noticeable progress was made almost with each lesson. I was stoked when the student proudly announced a Merit grade for an internal assessment. This academic achievement provided further encouragement to aim for outstanding grades in other internally assessed topics in Maths and in the end of year external exams.