Sometimes life feels hard. We set targets for ourselves and we never quite seem to achieve them, we feel we are not making any progress and then all of a sudden it all comes together. An example of this is a boy who is 10 and is struggling, or should I say was struggling, with his maths. I have been teaching him on a Monday afternoon after school for over 3 months now. I thought I was getting nowhere, he was demotivated, kept keeping an eye on the time and answering questions halfheartedly. I kept trying different techinques to keep him motivated and almost lost hope that I was getting anywhere. Today his mum told me he had good maths results and had improved and I could see that when we worked together. His attitude to maths has not changed but his knowledge is much better. Great result.