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Congratulations to Victoria who scored the highest marks in our assessment test

fullsizeoutput_60c9Meet Victoria, a super-bright student who is training to be a hairdresser.
She hopes to start her own business next year and be in a position to support seven members in her family.

Teacher training at a Uganda technical college in JDB Numeracy

Teacher training at a Uganda technical college in JDB Numeracy

Highlights of our trip to Auro Techical School. Had a great time with the dedicated teachers and really enjoyed giving them the training in JDB Maths. Looking forward to working with them when they start the JDB sessions with the new students starting Jan 2020.






JDB to help Uganda technical school build a library

The school provides ideal opportunity for young adults to acquire vocational skills. JDB is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with the school to encourage a love of books and help these young adults open their horizon of life.

Uganda school library

Practical lesson in progress






JDB launch at Nirvana School, Pondicherry

Super exciting time at Nirvana School in Pondicherry training the teachers in JDB methodology and running demo JDB sessions with the children.
Taking one of JDB session Jay at the launch

JDB Continues with Local Maths Award into Second Year

JD Booster, a leading provider of teaching supplements for 11-14 year olds has announced it will continue its sponsorship of a brand new education award into its second year. Last year, JDB, launched the award for Most Promising Talent in Mathematics at Harrow FE College, and have now confirmed that they will be continuing to support the development of promising local students with another award.

The move comes as research published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies reveals that children with strong maths skills earn significantly more in their careers. Coupled with the fact that as many as 85% of older children suffer with maths anxiety, and the need for support and supplemental tutoring in mathematics is clear for all to see. JD Booster’s award will act as a real incentive for youngsters to overcome their anxieties about mathematics and become more involved with a subject that could catapult them into the top jobs when they leave school.

Strong maths skills leads to better success


Children with strong maths skills at age 10 earn significantly more in their careers. This is the main findings of new research published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (

Government project interviews JDB

JDB’s founder was invited to participate in a Government initiative on providing career guidance to future mathematicians.  Click on the link to hear Jay Jobanputra, of JD Booster, speak:

The project was done by Tony Mann (University of Greenwich) and Chris Good (Birmingham University) and funded by the National HE STEM Programme Mathematics Curriculum Innovation Fund. The project, as well as providing career guidance, also produced resources for the undergraduate mathematics curriculum on “Being a professional mathematician”.

CPD Training draws in professionals from Abu Dhabi and Essex!

JDB hosted their special training for the teaching professionals at the London’s prestigious Building Centre. The course covered the use of maths specific pedagogy, getting the best out of students and hands-on refresher on maths subject knowledge. “It was an intensive course but with lots of fun and variety with interesting presentations,” said the attendees. Standing from left to right are Eimen, Maha and Steve.

Special thanks to Ursula at the Building Centre for arranging the venue and looking after us.

Maths Challenge Award at Harrow College

JDB announced Coroama Corneliu as the Winner of their Maths Challenge, which was run at the Harrow FE College.  The winning prize was presented alongside a number of other awards that the college gave on the evening for other achievements by the students. JDB would like to thank the following students who received the recognition certificates for their effort: Robby Veneracion, Ciprian

-Adrian Burlibasa, Natasha Jethwa, Mohammed Rafi Maliyekkal, Said Nazivi, Anil Vaishnav, Mohammed Poppal.

BETT 2012 Show Review – technology chasing a home?

Although an interesting show with lots of new products but got a feeling that technology was being forced onto the education sector.

It is wishful to think that colourful, exciting, interactive technology can readily engage and motivate a child to start learning. The reality of getting the child on track is far from this after you allow for the fading of the novelty factor.

We wish there were more products that paid attention to the rigour and discipline to learning with supporting tools to provide qualitative feedback to the learner.  From the learners’ perspective they need quality sessions, good variety of work, relevance to the real-world, structured and progressive so they can understand their progress.

This was another year of record breaking visitors to the BETT 2012 with a substantial part from overseas. It is always useful to have the overseas visitors but many a times we wished that we could converse in their language!

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