Some learning envirnoments can be great fun. Others are deathly boring. I can remember one or two subject at school that were exactly the same – maths, sadly was not a barrel of laughs for me. I struggled constantly. Whether it was the delivery, or the fact I couldn’t keep up, I don’t know, but I was constantly petrified of not being able to do the mental arithmetic. I could not manage those ‘problems’. I think if the teacher had taken me aside and explained one to one, how each element worked, I would have quickly grasped the rest of it. My daughter had a similar story – she hated maths. When she wanted to take the QT tests for teacher training she panicked. Until a neighbour showed her the fantastic government online tutoring to help candidates overcome these blocks. Once she’d done a handful of the tests, there was no stopping her.