How can a Math tutor help you?
Math can seem like a terribly difficult subject, especially when you consider that almost every fundamental concept is crucial to progressing to more advanced concepts. If you're finding your math classes to be particularly difficult and could use some expert guidance, you could benefit from one-on-one tutoring with an experienced math tutor. Private math tutors not only excel in math, but are also well-practiced at explaining even the most complex mathematical concepts and equations in ways that make sense. So whether your child needs help with basic math, or you need help learning more advanced subjects like trigonometry, geometry, or statistics, Varsity Tutors can assist you in finding a skilled math tutor.
We can help connect you to a math tutor who meets your needs. A lot of students have difficulties with math because teachers tend to only teach the subject in one way. A skilled tutor is able to adapt the way they teach to fit the needs of each student. When they are able to work with students on an individual level, they can take more time to find out their strengths and weaknesses. This allows them to tailor the way they teach to fit each student's preferred learning style. This involves not only teaching them how to solve individual problems, but also helping them to understand the major concepts and overall themes of a subject. For example, rather than just teaching a student how to solve an algebraic equation, an experienced tutor is able to teach them the principles behind associativity, commutativity, identity elements, and binary operations.
Another reason some students don't perform well in math is that the subject can sometimes be difficult to relate to. An adept tutor is able to help make the subject more approachable by teaching students about the fact that many math skills are used in everyday life. This can be as simple as teaching them how to use basic math for banking and cooking. It can also be as complex as teaching them how to use statistics to differentiate between different baseball players, or to use geometry to decorate a house. Once students are able to gain more of an appreciation for a subject's uses, they tend to enjoy the subject more and subsequently perform better in their classes.
A common misconception about tutoring is that it is only suitable for students who are struggling with a subject. However, this is not really the case. Tutoring is also applicable for those who are already good students but want to reach their highest potential, and for those who simply need help reviewing and studying before a major exam. Whatever your situation, a math tutor is available to meet your needs.
Your tutor can come to your home or another location that is convenient for you for customized, one-on-one math tutoring sessions. Your math tutor will make sure that your tutoring sessions are as efficient as possible by tailoring the concepts addressed to your specific needs. For example, if your tutor is helping you with trigonometry, and you want to spend an entire math tutoring session making sense of special right triangles, you can do so! Furthermore, if you are taking a test such as the SAT, ACT, or GRE where you'll need to use a variety of different math skills, there are expert tutors in a wide range of math specialties. Thus, you can focus on the areas in which you need help with rather than being relegated to only receiving general instruction on the broader topic. So whether you need help with algebra or calculus, basic arithmetic or trigonometry, call Varsity Tutors today to learn about private math tutoring.
Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
Briefly went over circle and ellipses and the student seemed very solid in those areas."
Progress achieved: We had devoted one third of our session on problem drill. I also had the student read over the example questions before he applied the knowledge to problem solving."