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Why Your Child Doesn't Need A Private Math Tutor

May 2, 2022

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

Private math tutors want to do the exact same thing.

Why Your Child Doesn't Need A Private Math Tutor

One of the hallmark issues of private math tutoring is spoon feeding. 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 the right answers, and absolutely none of the confidence or understanding necessary to proceed on their own.

"Spoon feeding suggests that we are providing so much help and support, that the students need to do very little for themselves," states the Cambridge University Press.

Richard Andrew of Learn Implement Share says spoon feeding is "the process of telling students what they need to know" and it results in students thinking VERY little about what or how they are learning.

At Mathnasium of Stillwater, we’ve adopted a better way (thankfully).

Mathnasium owes its 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 independent thinking. We know when to wait, when to offer help, and we love to be there when the light bulb turns on.

Want to start your student on a path of successful learning? Here at Mathnasium, 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.

Come experience the Mathnasium Method today! You can find us at 5871 Neal Ave N, Oak Park Height, MN 55082. We would love to meet you and your student. We can’t wait to get your child started on their path to math success! Sign up now for a Free Trial Session.