MathU was founded in 2018 by Dr Andrew Smith to actively address falling maths abilities and to cater for those wanting to go fast. The concept was born from Andrew's experience as a private tutor, lecturer and parent, including for students with learning difficulties, and prompted by the scary statistics for the mathematics skills of Australian students.
A consistent recurring problem with tertiary and senior secondary students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) is skill gaps in middle high school maths. When gaps are identified and filled, students rapidly progress, covering years-worth in weeks.
But competency-based individualised learning is resource-intensive, historically limited to private tuition.
So, we built MathU to find and fill skill gaps and to enable individualised learning at scale.