13 Apr 2012

Math Tutoring

Is math a thorn in your child’s side? A kid who’s struggling with math or science might refrain from talking about these particular subjects.  How do you know when it’s time to get a math tutor? Here are just a few indicators:

·         Doesn’t understand the concepts on a regular basis

·         Understands concepts but doesn’t do well on tests

·         Has difficulty with math problems due to gaps in prior knowledge, such as fractions

·         Has trouble with word problems

·         Is reluctant to do math homework

·         Takes too long to complete homework

·         Dislikes math

When math makes sense, it can actually be fun for students to easily do the problems and see them come out right. Everyone can become better at math with more practice and extra help. These are some ways in which a math tutor can help:

·         Discover gaps that are preventing the student from understanding new concepts

·         Break down steps into smaller chunks

·         Find a commonality for mistakes

·         Provide the extra time and patience that is unavailable in a class setting

·         Show multiple ways to solve problems

·         Demonstrate real life applications of math concepts

·         Show students that they can be successful

As the school year is coming to a close, this is your chance to boost grades.  Don’t let math get you down!

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