Many students fear math in middle school and high school. With the curriculum leveling up and midterms and math tests around the corner, it is a great time to work with a tutor to increase confidence and build math skills. Teachers did their best with what they had during the pandemic, but many students are still needing to fill in the gaps. Some students learn in a kinesthetic way and others learn best in a visual or auditory manner. Having the math concepts, formulas and strategies presented in a way that best fits the student can really help over time by locking material into long term memory. Math is a building block of each level to the next. Starting as early as 2nd grade, it is important to build multiplication skills, patterns, and number sense. In sixth grade, kids are already doing greatest common factor and least common multiple. Decimals and fractions often start in early middle school and can haunt kids through the end of high school and into college years (and beyond). With the SSAT, HSPT, SAT and ACT tests in full swing, it is helpful to learn test taking strategies to increase scores. Math tutors in San Francisco, CA, Mill Valley, CA and Tiburon can help middle school and high school students succeed in test preparation skills, on math tests and in all academic subjects.
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Have you always dreamed that your child would begin to enjoy learning math, but a love of math just seems so far away and hasn't become a reality? A tutor who uses visual aids, different ways of presenting math with less stress and provides simple ways of learning seemingly difficult material can help your student learn to love math again. Math does not have to be a chore. Having a private tutor can be an exciting part of your child's life by building a strong rapport and connection with students. It may seem frivolous to have to follow the common core and understand state standards, but nowadays these are what sets the stage for the following math level.
The early elementary and middle school years are all building blocks to later classes such as algebra, geometry, pre-calculus and the ACT. SAT and ACT expectations and requirements have changed in the eyes of colleges. Even the SSAT, HSPT, and ISEE are all necessary to show the high schools how well a student is prepared for the rigor of high school in math and verbal skills. Test optional is now widely used by students trying to gain admission to top colleges. But did you know that many colleges still look for students to submit scores, especially a good one to set themselves apart. Submitting the high score can make the difference by setting you apart in the pile of apps sent in by top students who submitted their scores. If your student submits that 1470, it could set him or her apart and lead to an acceptance more swiftly and easily. If your child has a learning difference, or is not a strong test taker, we can help them improve their math skills in other ways besides test prep. focus. Test optional can still be the way to go for many kids of various backgrounds and interests or talents. By encouraging your child to enjoy math now, it can set the stage for many successful math classes in later school years, college and beyond. Math tutoring leads to confidence and better self-esteem for kids too.
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