In most school systems, sixth grade marks the beginning of middle school. New classes, new teachers, a new schedule structure, and new classmates introduce a whole new set of variables to your child's education. The resources that students had in elementary classes may be reduced or absent in the larger middle school environment, and the integration of students from numerous classes and backgrounds into one school can lead to discrepancies between educational experience and mastery in sixth grade math. In many cases, tutoring can provide the one-on-one attention that a child needs in order to fully master a subject.

Due to the hierarchical development of mathematical education, in which concepts from one class are frequently expanded upon and elaborated on in the next course a student takes, a deviation from average math mastery can be apparent. Many students struggle to comprehend the complexities surrounding fractional calculations, exponents, and negative numbers - all common topics to introduce in sixth grade math. Certain students may understand one or a few of these concepts but find others difficult. Other students may feel prepared for basic algebra and mathematical manipulation, and find the material covered in class to be too easy and boring. No matter where your sixth-grader lies on the spectrum of math readiness, sixth grade math tutoring can help him or her feel comfortable in the classroom.

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Varsity Tutors can help you connect with math tutoring for sixth-graders of all levels. We understand the difficulties of adjusting to a new classroom and the variables that come into play when incorporating mathematical concepts into new lessons presented by new teachers. Whether your child still struggles to interpret place value calculations or is itching to begin working with variables and systems of equations, a math tutor can help keep him or her engaged with mathematics. We help you select the tutor for your student based on your child's unique learning style and area of development, creating the basis for a completely personalized custom learning plan. Lessons proceed at the pace that works best for your student, ensuring that he or she never feels rushed or bored with the concepts at hand.

The tutor is able to create a fully personalized curriculum plan for your child that is based on their mathematical proficiency, learning style, and other aspects of their educational needs. In every session, the tutor offers feedback and explanations to your child in a way that they can understand. Through these interactions, there are many ways that your child can improve their comprehension. Some tutors create their own customized learning materials for each student based on their learning style. For instance, auditory learners may receive CDs, while visual learners may be given pamphlets. Hands-on learning children may be given projects and other physical assignments to help them understand the concepts at play.

Tutoring sessions can take place when and where they work best in your schedule, and can even take place online if need be, making them convenient for even those students with the most busy schedules. Whether they need to meet up with your child after school at their home, or even at their daycare, you can ensure that your child is able to have access to the supplemental learning materials and one-on-one support offered by tutoring.

Mastering the principles of sixth grade math can be the final step before advancing to algebra, and is critical for advancement in your child's mathematics education. The educational director at Varsity Tutors is available to provide free consultations to parents who are curious about providing additional educational support for your child. For more information about math tutoring, contact us today!

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