UK (PRWEB) September 28, 2012
Launched in March 2011 as an online learning resource for GCSE Maths pupils to use at home, Stuckonhomework.com has just published the results of it’s first ever survey – and the results are a clear indication that e learning has come of age.
Providing unique, short, high quality maths video lessons taught by an experienced, practicing Head of Maths, http://www.stuckonhomework.com is the brainchild of Helen Royle and Teresa Watts, ex-television executives and is backed by Sir Terry Leahy, ex-CEO of Tesco.
The first ever survey of Stuck on Homework subscribing pupils and their parents has just been completed and the results are extremely impressive.
82% of those students who have taken their GCSE Maths exam stated that using Stuck on Homework had guaranteed or improved their predicted exam result.
59% of those student subscribers increased their results by between 1 and 3 grades by subscribing to Stuck on Homework.
82% of all students who responded to the survey stated that Stuck on Homework helped them with their GCSE or IGCSE Maths.
100% of all students who responded to the survey stated they are likely to recommend Stuck on Homework to friends, family and colleagues.
School pupils, parents and teachers who subscribed to Stuck on Homework were keen to express their views.
One parent said “I actually didn't use it for a child, I used it as a refresher for myself! I loved it. It was very clear and exactly what I needed”
A pupil commented “I have only just moved into Year 10 so I haven't begun my GCSE's yet. Although this definitely helped me improve for my end of year 9 test, I improved from a 7B to an 8C. I also did a mock maths exam to contribute to placing the Year 9's in sets, this was very important to me and Stuck on Homework helped a lot, I got an A and was placed in the top maths set for Year 10.”
Another pupil stated “Thought it was brilliant. When the teacher at school hadn't explained something it was really useful for getting the topic explained. I was ill and missed class, Stuck on Homework helped me to catch up with work missed.”
Stuck on homework achievers include Tilly, Ella, and Meredith.
Tilly was being taught maths by a teacher who wasn’t a specialist and sometimes struggled to understand the way he taught. ‘I really liked the Stuck on Homework teacher as she is easy to understand and I liked the white board.” said Tilly.
She found the lessons were clear and helped her understand better than her teacher. Tilly was predicted a Grade C but achieved a Grade A.
Ella stated “I was predicted a Grade B at maths but I really wanted to prove my teachers wrong and get a Grade A. Having Stuck on Homework was really useful when I was having trouble with a couple of sections of work. Stuck on Homework allowed me to polish up on the bits I didn't understand and help to get me my A in my GCSEs which I am extremely happy about.” She went on to say “It explained everything in more detail than a teacher in front of a class of 30 ever really could and I really appreciate all the help it gave me”. Ella went on to achieve a Grade A.
Meredith who also went on to achieve a Grade A had never studied maths at all until October 2011. She was home schooled and chose not to touch maths as she didn’t like it! However at 16 she realised that she would have to get a good Maths grade in order to get into University so in October last year she enrolled onto a once-a-week evening course at her local college and subscribed to Stuck on homework.
‘I think Stuck on homework is a great idea as I can access it whenever I need to and get instant help, so when I am doing homework it will be there to help me.” claimed Meredith.
She went on to say “It was embarrassing for me to let the class know that I hadn't any idea of some basic techniques such as long addition, division or multiplication so I was able to learn these through Stuck on Homework and use them in the class, it was a huge help.”
For more information on Stuck on Homework, please contact Teresa Watts at teresa(at)stuck-ltd(dot)com
Notes to editors
Stuckonhomework.com is a new video-based website designed to provide help for GCSE maths pupils when they get stuck on their homework. It is a cost effective alternative to home tutoring and has been designed for pupils to use when they’re not at school.
Stuckonhomework.com was formed by Helen Royle and Teresa Watts, ex senior executives at the BBC and ITV. The website been endorsed by several leading head teachers and education experts, and is also backed by investment from Sir Terry Leahy, out-going Chief Executive of Tesco.