Your child will take many different math classes in middle school and high school, each with its own skill sets. Since there are so many different areas of math that your child will explore, there may be some classes where your child excels, but others that present more of a challenge. When a class seems to be demanding an excessive amount of time and effort, you may want to consider private math tutoring in for your child.
If your child is struggling with the jump from middle school math to the more abstract mathematical concepts found in algebra, he or she may benefit from a math coach The two main goals of an algebra class are teaching students to use the power of variables to solve problems and showing students how to organize information in a way that makes problem-solving more efficient. These big ideas translate from algebra class to problem-solving in real life, so a strong foundation in the basic ideas of algebra is helpful for your child. As algebra is usually the first abstract math class a student takes, it is important for a student to become comfortable with thinking creatively about problems, because each math class after algebra will require this kind of thinking, instead of just memorization.
At Origins Tutoring, we don’t believe in a “one-size-fits’ all approach. Instead, we specialize in individualized coaching to help our students achieve math mastery. Please call us at (917)287.7927 so we can begin to develop a math coaching program for your child.