What to look for in a math tutoring centre

Apr 18, 2023 | Killarney

When searching for a tutoring centre, it's important to consider a variety of factors to ensure that you find the right one for you or your child. Here are some key things to look for in a math tutoring centre:

  1. Qualified math tutors: A good math tutoring centre should have a team of qualified and experienced math instructorss. They should be able to provide references and credentials, and they should be able to demonstrate their expertise in mathematics. Mathnasium of Killarney interviews and tests all of math instructors before we ever put them in front of a student. Your child's safety and wellbeing is a top concern so all math tutors have Police Checks along with training to engage your student while learning math.

  2. Customized programs: A good math tutoring centre should offer customized programs that are tailored to the individual needs of each student. This will ensure that the student is receiving instruction that is specifically designed to help them succeed in math. Mathnasium of Killarney develops a custom math program for each student. This math learning plan is a direct result of your student's comprehensive assessment where we pinpoint the areas your child needs to develop. Math skills are broken down into bite size pieces and strategies are taught from the very first lesson to build your child's confidence.

  3. Small class sizes: A good math tutoring centre should have small class sizes so that each student can receive individualized attention. This will help to ensure that each student is getting the support they need to understand the material and make progress. Mathnasium of Killarney schedules with a ratio of 1 math instructor to 3 students with one on one teaching. This ensures students get quality one on one instruction with dedicated time to teach and validate math understanding. Each child is engaged using a variety of mental, visual, written, verbal, and tactile methods to use the whole brain.

  4. Flexible scheduling: A good tutoring centre should offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate the busy schedules of students and their families. They should also be open during convenient hours and have a variety of options for online tutoring. Mathnasium of Killarney has an online scheduler which allows families to book adhoc appointments, set up recurring ones or something in between in order to fit their busy schedules. Dedicating time to develop math skills is no different than developing a faster stride for running or a better stroke for swimming. Mathnasium of Killarney is a gym for the mind to develop mathematical thinking regardless of age. Mathnasium of Killarney also offers a hybrid program to allow for in-centre, online or a combination of the two math lessons to minimize commutes when necessary.

  5. Positive feedback: A good tutoring centre should have a track record of positive feedback from students and parents. You can ask for references or reviews from previous students and their parents, or search for them online. Mathnasium of Killarney has lots of positive feedback from both parents and students posted online and in the centre. The team is built with people who care for students and strive to help them succeed in math.

  6. Use of technology: A good tutoring centre should make use of technology to enhance the learning experience. This could include online resources, interactive tools, and virtual classroom software. Mathnasium of Killarney is continually investing in technology for our staff and students to provide the best possible experience and environment for learning math. Sessions notes are recorded in real time to capture what students are working on and what additional help may be required to support the current math learning. Our head office dedicated over 3 years to putting our online classroom technology in place and continues to build on it to enhance the student experience - we've got some EXCITING things coming. 

  7. Affordable pricing: A good tutoring centre should be affordable, and offer different options of payments, such as packages or hourly rates. Mathnasium of Killarney has two math learning membership options available to provide greater flexibility for families. We recognize that greater attendance will progress students through their math learning plans more quickly, however a commitment of 3 sessions/week can be difficult to maintain. With a proven system and month to month memberships, families are well-supported with options that suit them. Mathnasium of Killarney also has a low-income application and intakes approximately 10% of its enrollment for those who are financially challenged to in order to support the community and the future generation.

Overall, finding the right tutoring centre requires careful research and consideration. By keeping these factors in mind, you can be confident that you or your child is getting the best possible support and instruction to succeed in their studies.

To find out if Mathnasium of Killarney is the right fit for you and your family, give us a call at 825-509-2143 to discuss your math needs. Alternatively, you can complete our form and we'll be in touch to find out how we can help your student reach new heights in math.