Carol Vorderman is a committed educationalist. She is also a mother of two and understands how parents feel about supporting their children's education. She also knows how valuable it is to get feedback on your children's progress.
"I want children to grow up with a love of numbers, not a fear. By making one-to-one maths affordable I believe I can help children to love maths which will, in turn, have a positive effect on the rest of their lives."
After gaining a Masters degree in Engineering at the University of Cambridge, Carol was the first woman to appear on Channel 4 when Countdown began in 1982, where she worked out complicated calculations at lightning speed. With an IQ of 154, she quickly established herself as TV's most popular mathematical mind. Carol fast became one of the most famous female TV presenters in Britain, winning awards for her style of programming and receiving an MBE from The Queen in 2000 for her "services to broadcasting".
For more than 25 years, Carol has been a leading light in the promotion of maths at all levels. In 2000, Carol launched "the numeracy hour" in primary schools with then Prime Minister, Tony Blair. She has been a school governor, is a member of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Royal Institution, and has been granted four honorary doctorates and fellowships from different Universities in Britain.
She is patron of the University of Cambridge Science Festival, and is currently chairing a task force for David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative party, to recommend the way forward for maths education in primary and secondary schools in Britain.
She is also a best selling author. Her range of educational maths books, "Maths Made Easy" published by Dorling Kindersley, have been best sellers for more than a decade. Her books and games for Sudoku have been best sellers in more than 30 countries around the world.
Carol's Books available here