Bear's former maths tutor has moved countries and is being awesome elsewhere. This meant a search for the new tutor.
Maths tutors must be a tough breed to keep slogging on, pushing string uphill as they try and coax an unwilling pupil through the intricacies of multiplying fractions. They need patience, persistence and the skill of presenting information in many different ways to encourage a reluctant child to engage with the GCSE Maths that will be vital to their future. I'm sure not all situations are like that, but the very nice maths tutor seemed surprised that bear was looking forward to seeing him.
The new tutor seems utterly awesome. He arrived prepared to see how well bear was dealing with his work at school and then gently encourage bear to do better. That flew out of the window around ten minutes in. By the end they were bonding over converting decimals to fractions and back. From what I can gather, they were working significantly ahead of bear's expected level and having fun. I'm going to make sure I get nice biscuits in for him.