One of the most impressive statistics at Mathnasium is this: 94% of parents reported an increase in their child's math skills and understanding. Those results aren't just an accident. At Mathnasium of Falls Church, we have fine-tuned the tutoring process to be as good as it can get. Here's some of our secrets:
1. Our specially-trained Mathnasium Instructors fill a role that's different from a parent or a school teacher. Edutopia explains it this way, "Personal relationships are foundational to student success -- the more connected a student feels to his or her tutor, the more the tutor creates trust and respect". When the student trusts and respects his/her Mathnasium Instructor, we find that the student becomes more reachable. That's when the instructor is better able to teach to the student's strengths and help improve any weaknesses (without any embarrassment or shame on the part of the student).
2. One-on-One attention is priceless. Parents have learned this lesson out of the classroom. Most kids behave best when distractions are eliminated and the parents can focus all their attention on their child. Read more about this idea here. The same principle is used at Mathnasium of Falls Church. We know that kids perform better when they have the patient, kind attention they deserve. That's why, we offer plenty of one-on-one instruction with each of our students.
3. Lastly, our Mathnasium Instructors know how to balance time for teaching and time for independent thinking. Oftentimes, traditional tutors over-teach their students and provide all the answers, while robbing their students the time they need for independent practice. With a balanced amount of instruction and independent practice, your student will learn math and keep the confidence of a job well done. Offering up all the answers, or "spoonfeeding" has negative effects. You can learn more about it here. At Mathnasium of Falls Church, we don't spoonfeed answers. Instead, we specialize in creating "aha!" moments with our students.
Come experience the patented and proven success of Mathnasium, your student will thank you.