What seems impossible to overcome can become a breeze when you work with an Edmonton math tutor. We send you the best tutors we can find for at-home, one-on-one, private instruction. From math concepts, to simple homework help or test preparation, our Edmonton math tutors provide a sigh of relief when it comes to math help. We love the tough cases too!
Just a note: we also provide math tutors in Red Deer, all of the surrounding Edmonton communities, as well as online tutoring for Northern Alberta.
Our Edmonton tutoring company screens and qualifies math tutors for students enrolled in either public or private schools. We offer math tutoring for any level, from Kindergarten all the way up to Grade 12. We also may be able to tutor some university courses. We do offer math tutors for special needs students (including those who are gifted, and those with a learning disability).
Our tutors are well-versed with the Alberta school curriculum requirements, including grades needed for graduation or a provincial achievement test (PAT). We hire only trained, and often certified teachers as tutors in your home. This means our tutors are not just passionate about the job they do (which they are!); they are professionals when it comes to explaining the complexities of math to someone who may be struggling to understand it.
With that in mind, we are able to offer help for the following Alberta-based math courses, and more:
The Alberta Ministry of Education places a strong emphasis on the application of mathematics, and the ability of students to form connections between math concepts and their real life experiences. Knowing this, we work within classroom goals to help students achieve the grade they desire. For some, that may be struggling to pass. For others, they want to go from ‘A’ to ‘A+’. In either scenario, we want the student to exceed their expectations.
An Edmonton math tutor knows that this subject is about more than memorizing numbers and formulas. Math is not useless, despite how some students may feel. In fact, if they are thinking that is the case, something is wrong with the way mathematics is presented to them.
Math is a highly applicable tool in many career paths, especially in today’s modern world. Whether your child wants to be the next Einstein, an accountant, an architectural designer or a carpenter, math will get them there. Ratios, fractions, expressions, variables, estimates, measurements, degrees, multiplication, division; these are all basic life skills.
To teach math effectively, a tutor must know its importance in a child’s current life and thereafter, their future. Yes, passing the next test is important. But knowing why they need to pass that test (apart from getting a diploma) is key to their ability to absorb the material they are being ‘fed’ in class.
Teachers can’t always make math ‘personal’ to individual students when they struggle with concepts. This is understandable; they are teaching large classrooms, and need to spread their resources equally among their pupils.
When a tutor works with a student in a one-on-one setting, they can provide the added support that the individual personality needs. Some students learn differently than others; it may not be that they are ‘bad’ at a subject like math. Students in that situation shouldn’t feel they have plateaued; there may be better answers than merely accepting the difficulty. Yes, math is linear, and not as ‘free form’ as other subjects. But that does not make it hard.
Here are some of the added learning tools a math tutor can help your child with:
Earlier we mentioned that math is not just about memorization. That’s true. But memorizing math answers can accelerate the speed at which you become a problem solver, according to this National Post article. And, pattern recognition is always part of math learning. A tutor can help your child with flash card drills, memorization techniques, and quizzing.
In this tactic, tutors can use a concept like heuristics to help a student use what they know, or work with what they have, to be able to come up with an answer. Sometimes this involves imagination techniques. Or thinking ‘outside the box.’ Or, applying past knowledge to solve a current problem. The point is, when a student is taking a math test, or stuck on a problem, they can step back and rethink their approach. Trial and error is never off the table.
In following the idea of “fluid and crystallized intelligence,” we could say that the problem-solving forced into math learning can make students stronger in other studies. The sequential and strategic nature of math may train the brain to work more effectively when thinking of creative solutions, which require past knowledge. This is because our brain ‘command centres’ are deeply interwoven. Becoming a critical thinker as a result of solving math problems is a skill that students can use in life, not just in school. A tutor can help point out the connections between what is being taught in math, and the other subjects a student is learning.
It’s easy and fast to get a tutor in Edmonton, Red Deer or Northern Alberta! Call or book online today!
School is Easy Tutoring Edmonton strives to make student-tutor matches within 48 hours. This prevents you from having to wait for a tutoring program. While we don’t recommend cramming (it rarely works), we are able to help you for an upcoming math test, and hope to thereafter be able to help you with ongoing math tutoring.