Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Building Up Your Child’s Math Grades

Every child has to take math classes from kindergarten through twelfth grade, and possibly even after that in college!  If you’ve noticed that your child seems to be struggling with a subject in math or a certain type of problem, you should address it as quickly as possible.  Each year of mathematics builds on ideas from the years before, so if your child does not have strong foundation, he or she will have to play catch-up in each new grade.  Whether it’s doing a few extra problems or going to some tutoring sessions, there’s a solution to any math problem that your child could have.

Extra Math Help
Thankfully, it is not that difficult to help your child perform better in his or her math classes.  Children who struggle in math usually just need more practice with a certain type of problem, or perhaps a slower, more in-depth explanation of a concept.  If you have the time to help your child do extra worksheets and challenge problems, or if you feel comfortable re-teaching mathematical ideas to your child, then that may be all he or she needs to do better.  Sometimes, extra time with a child’s teacher can be arranged, or in-school peer tutoring, or some combination of these options.
If you do not feel comfortable with the idea of explaining math to your child, you could also consider a few private math tutoring sessions to build up any skills that your child may need to do better in his or her math classes.  Working with an expert tutor will ensure that your child’s needs are adequately assessed, and a tutor can build an individual study plan for your child that can guide his or her math progres.  This is a great option for busy parents who don’t have enough time in the day for extra schoolwork, or for parents who want someone skilled at math to help address their child’s problem areas.

No matter which kind of math help you decide is right for your child, it is essential to address difficulties with math promptly.  There’s nothing worse than feeling like the only kid in class who doesn’t understand something!  The best action that you can take is to encourage your child if he or she is struggling with math and to come up with a plan that will help your child perform to the best of his or her abilities.

Written by Katharine Rudzitis on behalf of Origins Tutoring. Origins Tutoring is a holistic tutoring company based in New York City that offers a wide range of academic services.

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