How can a tutor help students with their resit in maths? Please help me. I just can't make an impact. I've just had a fantastic student who wants to study medicine at uni and needs to improve her maths GCSE grade and after about ten hours of sessions I was unable to push her grade up! I'm as upset as her. This has become a pattern for me. Students like me and feel they are progressing but when it comes to the retake they don't improve. I just don't know what to do. Twenty years teaching the GCSE haven't helped nor being an examiner. I've been successful in the other areas of tutoring just not the retakes. Advice greatly appreciated.