Natalie Douglas bounced through our door more than four years ago. I would not hesitate to recommend this lively and charming PhD graduate to teach any child: from early years maths to A Level, and beyond. She has tutored both my son and my daughter. Natalie helped my son move up a grade in his A Level maths. With my maths phobic daughter Natalie worked a miracle, turning her into an extremely competent maths student at secondary school. We always look forward to Natalie’s well-structured and fun lessons. This is maths taught by someone who loves her subject and her enthusiasm is contagious.
“My son really struggled with Maths at school. I met with his teacher three times to find out how I could help him, their advice was learn it by rote but it didn’t work. He was in Year 3 and was stuck on 2 times tables. He was being teased by other children who were progressing and I was desperate to find help.
A friend had just found Natalie and recommended her. I sat in on her first session with my son and was amazed to see him counting in 3s within half an hour. Natalie had made the concept of times tables understandable. She told my son that ‘times tables are just about piles of things’ and got out her lollisticks. He totally got it and has been progressing ever since.
Dr Nat, as she is affectionately known in our family, is inspirational. She makes maths understandable, interesting and fun. She gives children the ability to develop techniques and strategies that work for them which boosts their confidence and encourages enjoyment of maths.”
Evan says: “Dr Nat is great. She is good at making maths fun now I can understand it. She helps me.”
The De-Suis Shrubbs
“Natalie has helped me lots, I am now super at maths. Natalie is fun, helpful, clever and lots more. We have been working together for 3 years, every Tuesday, having fun. Lots of prizes and stickers. I have now gone up 2 sets in maths. I now love that subject, not like 3 years ago.”