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    Hi, Quick question.. I need to teach my brother C1 and C2 from scratch... he probably knows majority of it already seeing as the exam is in 5-6 weeks, but he doesn't have a very good teacher (or so, he says).

    But, I don't know how to approach it? How do I teach him? Where do I start from? How much do I teach daily? When should I aim to get the context covered for and start him on the papers?

    He's aiming for an A.

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    Maybe referring him to resources such as ExamSolutions and HegartyMaths videos will be better if you're a little uncertain. However, you could give him the opportunity to approach you whenever to clarify anything and/or help him with any problems he's not entirely sure on.
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    (Original post by chanda01)
    Hi, Quick question.. I need to teach my brother C1 and C2 from scratch... he probably knows majority of it already seeing as the exam is in 5-6 weeks, but he doesn't have a very good teacher (or so, he says).

    But, I don't know how to approach it? How do I teach him? Where do I start from? How much do I teach daily? When should I aim to get the context covered for and start him on the papers?

    He's aiming for an A.

    Thanks!
    Give him a past paper to do and then you can see where weaknesses lie, and then improve with practice and understanding. If he is struggling on a topic, help him understand reasons behind the concepts and answers.
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    Integrate past/specimen papers from now while covering topics. I feel teaching the core subjects in a theoretic/investigation approach works best. For example, with calculus, go over the basic rules, then ask him to use his imagination to see what differentials/integrals he can make out on his own. This technique instils confidence and intuition and makes for good practice in A-level math papers where examiners like to throw in out of the ordinary questions.

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    Fortunately, C1 is pretty easy seeing as most of it is from GCSE and C2 generally builds on C1. Since he knows most of the topics, I'd advise him to work through past papers to see which topics hes struggling with, while then using ExamSolutions to cover said topics.
 
 
 
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