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Frequently Asked Questions

Jan 4, 2021

 

 

 
 

 

My child already excels in math.  Will Mathnasium address their needs?

 Absolutely!  Since Mathnasium is customized to the needs of each individual student, we can help gifted and advanced students stay engaged and stimulated by introducing them to more challenging math topics.  More importantly, we can also help your child to develop even stronger numeric fluency and critical thinking skills, which are essential for continued success in math. 

Why do children struggle with math?

Have you ever watched a foreign movie without subtitles? It can be confusing and frustrating because you don't understand the language!  If your child is missing key math skills, this is exactly how they feel in math class!

In school, the teachers are expected to cover vast amounts of material in a short period of time. If your child doesn't get a chance to master a skill for whatever reason –  there is no time to give the necessary attention that they need. Teachers must move quickly to stay “on schedule". As a result, we see too many kids fall behind in math.

What happens next?  The class moves on! Here come multiplication facts, fractions, percentages, decimals, mixed numbers, exponents, ratios, x=?, divisibility rules, algebra, geometry, equations. It never slows down so your child can catch up! They can feel overwhelmed and embarrased! They begin to expect and accept failure and think "I'm just not good in math!". If they lose confidence in themselves, often all of their other grades begin to suffer. 

Is it any wonder why you have to fight with them to do their homework? With many kids, it is easier for them to fight you and not do the work than to put the effort into it only to see failure again. After a while, it just doesn't seem worth the effort for them.

Will a private one-on-one tutor work?

Unfortunately, in most cases a private tutor is a temporary fix for a long-term problem. Private tutors only help children "survive" tonight's homework, but they don't address underlying issues. Private tutoring is not going to be a meaningful, long-term solution for most students.

How is Mathnasium different?

 

Great Question! The very first thing we do is give your child a skills assessment. It is both a written and oral assessment so that we can get a deep understanding of not only what they know, but how they think!

We sit down with them, put them at ease, and give them an assessment that doesn't feel too easy or too hard. Most importantly, we find out HOW THEY LEARN! Then we build their trust by giving them a few ideas and strategies that they can use immediately. We use the results to build a customized learning plan that targets skill gaps and quickly shows them success. In many cases “success” in math is something they have been craving!

 

Does Mathnasium Really Work?
 Yes! Quite well, but don't take our word for it -

Read our Parent Reviews HERE!

We get 100's of reviews that are glowing about how struggling students come alive after coming to Mathnasium, and also how advanced students excel beyond anything that is possible in school. 

Why is confidence in math important?

Kids need to see that they can do the work so that they can feel confident! This confidence will spill over to many other areas of your child's life. You won't have to fight with them to do homework and 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 our students!

Is this one-on-one tutoring?

Another great question! We have intelligent, engaging, and inspiring math experts that work with your child. The instructor spends time making sure your child understands the concept, then they step back and let your child work independently to give them time to process this new information without the pressure and stress of being watched. It also prevents "learned helplessness" where the student feels that they need the instructor sitting in front of them and assisting in order to be successful.  [We can't be there for their math tests!] 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.

 
Call Now (352) 486-7885, or click on a link below to schedule a No-Risk Assessment.