How can a tutor assist you in conquering Arithmetic?
Arithmetic skills are fundamental building blocks for your child's education. The math skills learned in kindergarten and elementary school determine whether your student will be on an accelerated track to higher mathematics, or be left behind. In fact, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommend that young students should already be using algebraic reasoning during elementary school.
If you feel like your child is falling behind in math, contact Varsity Tutors so that we can help match you and your child with the perfect arithmetic tutor. Many students struggle with math because they simply don't care for the subject. This often leads to students not spending enough time studying it, because they would much rather be doing just about anything else. A skilled and experienced tutor can help your child learn how to love math, which will serve them well throughout their academic career. A private tutor can help make math fun and engaging by developing games and activities that will keep your child interested.
It is also a very strong possibility that if your child is struggling with arithmetic, their teacher may not be teaching in a way that fits with the way your child learns. This can be difficult to pick up on initially because your child may not be able to fully articulate how they learn best. A private tutor can help identify where exactly your child's strengths and weaknesses are, and devise a plan that helps reduce their weaknesses as much as possible while getting the most out of their strengths.
They can also identify whether your child is a visual learner, a verbal learner, a physical learner, a logical learner, or an aural learner. Once they figure this out, it is easy for your child's tutor to adapt the way they teach to fit the learning style that works best for your child. This will allow them to teach in such a way that will help your child reach their full potential in mathematics.
A private tutor represents a significant advantage over a regular teacher because your child's teacher likely doesn't have the time to give them the type of individual attention they might need. With a classroom full of students, they can't really focus on individual students. A private tutor can give your child as much time as they need to truly master a topic. Your child can work at their own pace and not have to worry about getting lost or falling behind.
Additionally, a private tutor can be extremely beneficial in a situation where your child has surpassed their classmates. Students who are way ahead of where their classmates are tend to get bored. This can lead to behavioral issues and actually negatively impact their academic performance, because they may not be inclined to pay attention. A private tutor can provide your child with more complex and advanced material that will help them stay interested and engaged.
A private arithmetic tutor can maximize your child's mathematics potential. Many arithmetic tutors have experience teaching students in kindergarten through grade eight and have a math specialization. Tutors can teach numbers and operations, pre-algebra concepts, geometry, and measurement, using activities, games, and manipulatives to engage students interest while teaching crucial math skills.
Varsity Tutors offers you and your child a large amount of freedom, flexibility, and convenience. Our live learning platform enables you and your child to meet a private tutor in person or face-to-face online. This allows you and your child to feel comfortable, which is conducive to your child getting the most benefit out of their tutoring sessions. So if your child prefers studying at home in their room, outside in a park, or at a local library, a tutor is willing and able to meet you there.
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