## Private In-Home and Online Pre-Algebra Tutoring

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### How can Pre-Algebra tutoring help you?

Taking a course in pre-algebra is a critical step in your child's academic career. While most pre-algebra concepts are introduced during coursework in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade, the principles discussed govern the applications of mathematics in almost every math, science, and quantitative course to come. From an outside perspective, it can be difficult to differentiate the fundamentals of pre-algebra from those of algebra; however, the distinction is quite evident. Where algebra courses begin to introduce your child to variable manipulation, pre-algebra lays the groundwork to help these manipulations seem intuitive. Much of pre-algebra revolves around the identities, postulates, and properties that direct mathematical relationships. Without a firm foundational understanding of these laws of mathematics, continued coursework and academic success can seem all but impossible. Working with a pre-algebra tutor who has been hand-selected for your child by Varsity Tutors' educational directors, can help your child to develop the conceptual basis for his or her continued mathematics education.

Relationships that many adults take for granted may not yet be intuitive or natural for younger learners. Pre-algebra is the time when your child begins to comprehend the significance of the distributive, associative, and commutative properties, among many others, that define the world of modern algebra. Students must be able to identify numerical relationships, apply these properties, and prove their conclusions when working with real numbers before variables can be introduced. The wealth of knowledge addressed in pre-algebra can be staggering, and the new applications of previous course material can be foreign to your student. The list of mathematical properties and relationships that students must memorize can be daunting, not to mention the actual implementation of these concepts. Personalized pre-algebra tutoring can help your child develop efficient study methods for internalizing this material. With one-on-one tutoring, your child can receive the independent instruction they need to successfully master the concepts in full.

Simply memorizing the endless list of identities will not be sufficient when approaching future algebra and science courses. Being able to effectively use these principles in mathematical manipulations is the crucial takeaway from the pre-algebra curriculum. Working with a private pre-algebra tutor can help your child learn techniques for recognizing patterns in equations and implementing the appropriate properties to simplify relationships. The tutors that Varsity Tutors' educational directors can connect you with are able to effectively describe the significance of each step in solving or simplifying an equation, allowing your student to develop core knowledge, as well as mathematical strategies, during his or her pre-algebra tutoring sessions. Pre-algebra represents the transition from arithmetic into the world of higher mathematics. The principles learned during this important time will be essential to any future coursework, as well as professional success.

If you are concerned about your child's level of conceptual comprehension or about his or her retention of the material presented, a local pre-algebra tutor may be able to help. Contact the Varsity Tutors educational directors today for more information, or to begin scheduling your first session today!