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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 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.
How is Mathnasium different?
Great Question! The very first thing we do is give your child a skills assessment. The assessment system allows us to have 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 then 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 the parent reviews in the right hand column!!
We get countless glowing reviews about how struggling students come alive after coming to Mathnasium. Their attitude towards math improves and their confidence skyrockets!
Why is confidence in math important?
Once kids see that they can do the work, they begin to 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. With their newfound confidence and skills, you won't have to fight with your child to get their homework done anymore.
How do we know this? Because we have seen it over and over again with our students!
Are you doing one-on-one tutoring?
Another great question! Our instructors are not just average math tutors. We have brilliant, engaging, inspiring math experts that work one on one with your child long enough to get them started and make sure they understand what to do. 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. 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 several minutes in order to make sure they are doing the problems correctly, give them encouragement, and praise them for their efforts! If the student needs more math help we simply teach the lesson again in a different way without judgment or ridicule until they understand what they are learning. This enables your child to become a confident, independent learner!
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. Math is a language just like any other. If your child is missing key math skills, then they can't understand the language.
In school, kids are treated the same because it is assumed that all kids learn the same way and at the same rate. 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's very little time in class for them to catch up as 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't catch up! They feel overwhelmed, embarrassed, and all alone. They begin to expect and accept failure as the new "normal" and think "I'm just not good at math." They lose all confidence in themselves and 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. If any of this sounds familiar...
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