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Kevin Olding

Kevin Olding is an experienced teacher and tutor, having worked for 7 years at two leading independent schools in London, and for over a decade as a private tutor. He holds a First Class MMATH Mathematics degree from Magdalen College, Oxford, an MSc in Applied Statistics from Birkbeck, University of London (Distinction and prize for best overall performace), MRes in Statistical Applied Mathematics (Distinction and soon PhD) from the University of Bath, as well as a degree in Law. He is also the creator of the Mathsaurus YouTube channel, which has tens of thousands of subscribers and millions of video views.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which ages of student is this course appropriate for?

    The Junior Maths Challenge is usually taken by students in school years 7 and 8 (England and Wales), S1 and S2 (Scotland) or Years 8 and 9 (Northern Ireland). These students are typically aged 11-13 and so this course is most suitable for students in this age group.

  • Could an able year 6 (or younger) student benefit from this course?

    Yes, absolutely! I often do these questions to stretch able students in the 10-11 years age group. There is no minimum age limit to enter the JMC just a maximum. There is also a Primary Maths Challenge aimed at Years 5-6 and a First Maths Challenge aimed at Years 3-4, but if they find those questions too easy this could be a great choice to push them further.

  • How long does access to the course last?

    Access to the course is instant on purchase. Materials are accessed through the course website so no downloads are required. If the preview lessons work on your device, so will the full course. After enrolment, your access will depend on the pricing option selected, eeither 30 days, 2 years or lifetime.

  • How long does the course take to complete?

    Allow 8-10 hours in total for a typical student to complete most of this course. There is around an hour of video tutorials in the earlier sections, but most of the time will be spent working through the three practice papers. Working through the problems whilst looking at the hints and solutions will typically take around 2-3 hours per paper for each of the 3 papers, but could take longer if students really engage with trying to solve the hardest problems.

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