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Ilford school boy from Channel 4’s Child Genius and a maths expert to hold free maths workshops

PUBLISHED: 07:18 28 December 2017 | UPDATED: 07:18 28 December 2017

Child genius Tray-Sean Ben Salmi, co-wrote a book with Maths Expert Philip Chan, together they will hold the maths workshops.

Child genius Tray-Sean Ben Salmi, co-wrote a book with Maths Expert Philip Chan, together they will hold the maths workshops.

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A child genius and a maths expert have partnered with Metro Bank to hold free maths workshops to empower students who struggle with the subject.

Tray-Sean Salmi, 13, from Barnstaple Road, Romford, and Philip Chan, known as the 10-seconds maths expert, will be holding free workshops on January 6 and January 13 at Metro Bank, Brewery Walk, Waterloo Road, Romford.

Tray-Sean told the Recorder: “Maths is a very important subject. You’re either good at it or you’re not. I try to teach it in a fun way and help those who struggle with maths to be better at it.”

His mum Sabrina Salmi added: “I think it’s great that the workshops will be held in a bank, and that Tray will be able to put on a workshop in a local area for his community.”

During the interactive workshop, participants will learn how to do mental calculations, how to do their times tables in minutes, and get help with tests and examinations.

Mr Chan, a retired teacher, who has taught in nine different schools across the country, said: “It’s a great opportunity to be able to have a joint venture with Metro Bank. England’s maths attainment gap is among the largest in the world and we really want to make a difference.

“Loads of kids are being tested too early, and other fundamental challenges, include the changes to the English educational system every four years with the general election.

“Our message really is to help unleash the genius in your child.”

Tray-Sean has developed workshops called I’m That Kid, Bridging the Gap Between Father and Sons, designed to strengthen bonds within families, which are held at Arsenal Football Club’s hub.

He was recently acknowledged as one of the top 20 smartest children in the UK following his appearance in Channel 4’s Child Genius 2017.

The workshops will run for two hours, with the first starting at 12.30 and the second at 3pm on January 6 and the same start times on January 13.

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