Private In-Home and Online 6th Grade Math Tutoring

Receive personally tailored 6th Grade Math lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with in-home and online tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and your choice of locations.

Featured by

Tutors have attended

How can 6th Grade Math tutoring help your child succeed?

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.

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!

4.9/5.0 Satisfaction Rating*

Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

★★★★★

"The student is taking a placement test for math tomorrow. He will be moving up into the middle/high school and the test is to assess his skill level. We worked on the chapter reviews in the back of his textbook. He wanted to go over scientific notation and stem/leaf plots. He was able to answer nearly all the questions we worked on. His main area to improve is reading carefully. He often knows the concept and how to solve the problem. Overall, he is a very bright and motivated student."

★★★★★

"Today, we continued reviewing for the student's comprehensive algebra, final exam. The problems today focused on mean, median, and mode; calculation of perimeters, and areas of geometric figures consisting of circles, quadrilaterals, and triangles; and unit conversions. He was able to solve all of these problems with little to no help, and with exceptional skill. I doubt he will have difficulties with these problems on the exam. We then began reviewing physics, and only made it to kinematics. We discussed position, velocity, speed, and acceleration, as well as how to calculate all of these, given the information in a problem. We will pick up once more on acceleration next time, to make sure he understands this concept."

★★★★★

"Reviewed for the student's upcoming test. We covered plotting points on a graph, labeling those plotted points and signed numbers: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We spent time covering the questions she got wrong on her last quiz, she received a 70 on the quiz. We then worked on practice problems with addition and subtraction of signed numbers to prepare for her next exam."

★★★★★

"The students continued preparing for their math final. We briefly went over what we covered the previous session, which was from Chapter 1 through Chapter 5, then we studied Chapter 6 and Chapter 10. The class skipped Chapters 7, 8, and 9, so we only had two chapters to go over. However, Chapter 10 was quite a shift from the previous chapters as this chapter covered Geometry whereas the other chapters mainly focused on Algebra. I also asked them both to write down the equations on a piece of paper. "

★★★★★

"We worked on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions. The student was confused at first but after multiple practice examples, the student picked up quickly and was able to complete many problems on her own. I did not leave the student with any extra practice but plan to moving forward. "

★★★★

"The student is not covering any new material in his math class, so together we reviewed important things that he has covered this year. He did not feel confident about adding fractions, so we focused on that during this session. Once I reminded him how to find the least common multiple for the denominators, he was able to do the problems easily. We also reviewed adding mixed numbers, and converting between mixed numbers and fractions. We finished up by looking at finding the greatest common factor of numbers. "

★★★★

"Today, we covered about 6 sections of math to prep for her exam tomorrow. We started off with completing two homework assignments that the student had not worked on (i.e. congruent polygons, and angles and sides of triangles). Then we reviewed her completed homework assignments that we had not gone over together. The last half of the session, I had the student do problems from each section or asked her the importance of each section. We also spent some time re-doing the same questions from Tuesday's session since she was challenged with it but in tonight's session, she got it right off the bat. The last 10 minutes, she and I made a review sheet together of the key terms and visual notes of things to remember. At the end of the session, I checked in with her to see if she liked how the sessions are and if there are any thing she would like to do differently. She is content with how things are and commented that the review sheet and charts are helpful."

★★★★★

"-We covered: Basic algebra, area/volume, and some times tables. We went over worksheets that he didn't successfully complete throughout the school year. Once we catch him up, his father hopes we can prepare him for 7th grade math.
-I told the student a"

★★★★★

"We reviewed for the student's final by practicing multiplying and dividing decimals and fractions. He is able to do them very well. I left him with some problems to practice."

★★★★★

"We worked on the student's homework. We worked on simplifying radicals and algebraic word problems. He especially did well with the radicals, and I'm looking forward to continuing to make this clear for him."

★★★★★

"The student did not have any math homework, so we did some AMC-8 problems together as a way of identifying the student's strengths and weaknesses. He has good problem-solving skills but had forgotten some earlier concepts. We reviewed fractions, least common multiple, and greatest common factor. I showed him tricks for determining what numbers a number is divisible by."

★★★★★

"We worked on data interpretation and measure of central tendency. We practiced making graphs from data sets and calculating the mean, median, and mode. We talked about why there are different measures, which are appropriate for numerical vs categorical data, and how they describe the information differently."

Call us today to connect with a top 6th Grade Math tutor