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SAT/ACT/ISEE/SSAT Preparation (Math Only)
Mathnasium of Laurelwood is proud to offer SAT/ACT/ISEE/SSAT test preparation. Our math-only center provides local students with access to fully personalized SAT prep, ACT prep, ISEE and SAT prep on the math portion of these tests.
Students begin their test prep with an initial assessment that is designed to pinpoint each student’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as a practice test to establish a baseline of math scores. With these results in hand, the Center Director meets with the student and his or her parents to review the test, establish goals, and create a personalized plan to meet those goals.
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Where are your child’s math skills?
Both you and your child can take our interactive quizz to see how much you remember!
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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!
Schools treat kids 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 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.
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! Some students feel overwhelmed, embarrassed, and all alone! They begin to accept failure as the "new normal" and think "I'm just not good in math!". If they lose confidence in themselves we typically see all of their other grades begin to suffer.
Is it any wonder that 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.
How is Mathnasium different?
The very first thing we do is give your child a skills assessment. This is both a written and oral assessment so that we can gain 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!
My child already excels in math. Will Mathnasium address their needs?
Absolutely. Since Mathnasium is customized to the needs of each individual student, we 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.
Why is confidence in math important?
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 our students!
Are you doing one-on-one tutoring?
Our instructors are not just average math tutors. We have brilliant, engaging, inspiring math experts that work one on one with your child. They make sure your child understands 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. [We can't be there for their math tests!]
Our instructors quickly come back after a minute or two 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 "get it." This enables your child to become a "confident, independent learner."
Does Mathnasium Really Work?
Yes! But don't take our word for it - Read our Parent Reviews in the right hand column.
We get 100's of glowing reviews about how struggling students come alive after visiting to Mathnasium. Their grade increase and their confience skyrockets! Take a moment to read what your neighbors have to say about us.
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