#056 – Vanessa Joshua and Loic Menzies: Exploring the need for maths tutoring
25th October 2021
In this episode of The Youth and Education Podcast, Vanessa Joshua speaks to CfEY’s founder and former CEO Loic Menzies about his latest research in partnership with Third Space Learning, ‘A Space for Maths‘, which looks at the impact of falling behind in maths and how tutoring can help.
Vanessa and Loic discuss:
The impact of falling behind in maths at KS2, compared to other subjects such as English
Maths anxiety and what it means for young people
The role of tutoring in bridging the gap
How Third Space Learning has made tutoring more financially accessible
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