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Think your child needs a private math tutor? Not so fast.

Jan 19, 2021

Have you ever wanted to just do your child's homework yourself?

Private math tutors want to do the exact same thing.

One of the hallmark issues of private math tutoring is spoonfeeding. Imagine a private math tutor showing your student exactly what to do, step by step. At the end of the day, this leaves a student with all of the right anwers, and absolutely none of the confidence or undertanding necessary to proceed on their own.

"Spoonfeeding suggest that we are providing so much help and support, that the students need to do very little for themselves" Cambridge University Press

Richard Andrew, of Learn Implement Share, says spoonfeeding is defined as, "the process of 'telling' students what they need to know' and results in students thinking VERY little about what or how they are learning".

At Mathnasium of Decatur, we have a different approach (thankfully).

Mathnasium owe's it success to the "Mathnasium Method", created by Larry Martinek. In its unique approach, the Mathnasium Method begins at a point where a child already understands, then grows from there. This process instills confidence in the child right away.

1. "Students start by taking a customized assessment which reveals their learning needs. We meet them where they are and take them where they need to go. Mathnasium’s unique assessment process determines (with great accuracy) exactly what each child knows and what they need to learn." 

2. Each Mathnasium instructor teaches your student and leaves time for their independant thinking. We know when to wait, when to offer help, and love to be there when the lightbulb turns on.

Want to start your student on a path of successful learning? Here at Mathnasium of Decatur our results speak for themselves. Over 90% of our students' grades went up. Now that's effective. 

"My kids have developed relationships with their Mathnasium tutors, (that) as a parent, I really value. (My kids) are both excelling at math, and it has done wonders for their confidence" - Brandi B

Call Mathnasium of Decatur today!