The best way to see if we are a good fit for your child’s needs is to visit our center, meet the instructors and try out our program.
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The best way to find out about our program is to try it!
Call us today at (651) 560-5477 to schedule your free assessment!
Where are your child’s math skills?
Both you and your child can take our interactive quizzes to see how much you remember! What grade are they in?
This is a great question! None of us like to see our children suffer and struggle with something - especially when it affects their self-esteem and other areas of their lives. Unfortunately, how long your child will need to come to Mathnasium depends on many factors including: If they have gaps in their mathematical foundation or not; how deep or wide those gaps are; what their current grade in school is; what your and their goals are for math; what their homework load looks like and what is their work ethic and motivation level to name a few.
As a general guide, we can tell you from experience that most students in the elementary grades who are 1-2 years behind in their skills and who come into the center at least twice per week will need 8-12 months of consistent effort to bring their understanding and mastery of math up to grade level. Middle school and high school students who are failing (or have failed) Algebra will need at least 4-6 months of DAILY work (6-12 months at twice per week) to bring their skills and understanding up enough to get B's or A's in their class (assuming they are turning in their homework and doing what is required of them in class). Students who come in inconsistently or who work very slowly or resist doing their work, will take even longer. Don't delay! The sooner you get your child help with math, the better it is for everyone!
It's not just important: It's critical! Kids need to see that they can do the work so that they can feel confident! This fresh, new confidence will spill over to many other areas of your child's life. At this point you will start to see peace at home! You won't be having to fight with them to do homework. Not only will they have the confidence and the skills to attack it but they'll start bringing home better grades from school. How do we know this? Because we have seen it over and over again with hundreds of students!
Our instructors are not just average math tutors. We have brilliant, engaging, inspiring math experts who work one on one with your child long enough to get them started and make sure they understand what to do. They instruct, model and watch your child do some problems. Then the instructor steps back and lets your child work independently to give them the time to process this new information without the pressure and stress of being watched. This method not only helps students retain what they have learned and builds confidence, it also prevents a "learned helplessness" where the student feels that they need the instructor sitting in front of them all the time in order to be successful.
Our instructors quickly come back after a couple of minutes in order to make sure the child is doing the problems correctly, give them encouragement, and praise them for their efforts! If the student needs more help we simply teach the lesson again in a different way without judgment or ridicule until they "get it." This enables your child to become a "confident, independent learner." Check out our Team Page for our staff bios and learn more about the passionate mathematicians who work at Mathnasium of Cottage Grove!