Math Tutor

Our Approach to Math Tutoring

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Through experience we know that math tutoring needs to do more than help a student with his or her current math homework.  If a student is having difficulty with math today, it’s usually due to a lack of understanding of several concepts that weren’t learned well in previous years.

We provide math tutoring and instruction for students in

  • Elementary school grades
  • Middle school grades
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra 1 and Algebra 2

Our Math Tutoring Is Different

To help a student overcome what’s holding them back, we enhance math tutoring by also covering topics that need to be relearned, or perhaps learned for the first time.  Students appreciate our logical process that

  • Uncovers and strengthens areas of weakness
  • Removes the fear of embarrassment
  • Removes frustration
  • Improves understanding
  • Leads to “Now I get it!” responses
  • Leads to improved progress in math class

 “Our youngest son really struggled with math concepts and seemingly continued to fall further and further behind in school.  After a very successful completion of your reading program, we began the math program with similar results.  We have been more then pleased with the results and I cannot put words to the confidence that our son gained with the power of knowledge.” – Parent of a 6th grade student

Insufficient Understanding Can Be Corrected

When you’ve heard your child say math is hard, or when you’ve observed they avoid working on math problems, they are probably having difficulty because they have a weak understanding in one or more topics from previous years.  In our private tutoring environment the student can ask any question without embarrassment, which leads to improved understanding.

In math, if a topic hasn’t been mastered, understanding the next topic is morePicture, ladder w broken rung difficult.  If the student doesn’t understand one or two related topics, it’s like trying to climb a ladder with one or two rungs missing.   This can lead to a feeling of hopelessness and math becomes the dreaded and “hated” subject.

A weak understanding of past math concepts leads to difficulty with the current math topicsIt’s critically important that a student discover the missing pieces of the math puzzle and gain a correct understanding.

“All this time I’ve struggled in math but this year A/B’s.  Thank you for all that you have done because I love math.  I never thought I would say I love math.  Thank you for everything you have done.  Thanks to you, I finally love math!!!” – Letter received from middle-school student two years after I helped him reach grade-level skills.

Time for review pictureSummer – Time For A Math Refresh

During the summer months we provide a thorough review of what was covered in the previous school year.  A summer review prevents the significant loss of math skills during summer vacation.

We use well designed materials, written by Michigan math teachers, to provide a complete review of the just completed school-year math course.

Weekly assignments typically require just an hour and a half of work at home.  The review process provides a clarification of misunderstood topics.  This builds confidence and makes the next year’s math course much easier!

 


Learn How We Can Help Your Student – Call For A Free Assessment

What’s Included With A FREE Assessment

In 55 minutes you will

  1. Learn the math topics that are not well understood by your child
  2. Find out if your child is being hindered by the most common problem
  3. See how the teacher interacts with your child
  4. Receive answers to any of your questions

 

Find out how our reading and math instruction
can exceed your tutoring expectations!

Call for a FREE assessment and introduction!
Phone: (517) 541-3704

Academic Associates
Reading and Math Clinic

1209 S Sheldon St
Charlotte, MI 48813

Hours
Monday – 3:00 – 7:00pm
Tuesday – 4:00 – 8:00pm
Wednesday – 3:00 – 8:00pm
Thursday – 4:00pm – 8:00pm