Vancouver Island Tutoring Agency

Vancouver Island School is Easy Tutoring

If you’ve been trying to help your child with math homework on your own, you may find it’s not always as effective as you thought when you first set out on the mission. Curriculums change over time, so it’s probable your child will be working on material different from when you went to school. Avoid stressing yourself out, avoid stressing your child out, and leave the math problems up to an experienced math tutor! Thankfully, our tutoring agency provides math tutors on Vancouver Island cities including:

Victoria

Nanaimo

Courtenay

Duncan

Campbell River

Parksville

Port Alberni

Vancouver Island North

Vancouver Island South

Plus, our motto is our company name itself: school IS easy! We like to make learning fun and practical. Here are examples we’ve written about on how to make math applicable to kids’ interests (it’s not a useless subject by any means!):

Teaching kids math with baseball

Math skills are said to be accumulated in the way of building blocks. This means that one concept must be fully grasped first in order to understand the next concept. If your child finds difficulty in a particular concept, it can have an adverse domino effect on the rest of their math studies.

As a parent, take acute notice of the following signs in your child:

- Homework consistently taking a long time to complete
- Sharing how difficult math class is, how hard it is to keep up, not being able to make sense of it, etc.
- How stressed they get when math exams are approaching
- Difficulty completing basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)

If there are any inclinations that your child shows signs of, some, or all of the above, it’s likely they could use the help of a private math tutor on Vancouver Island. This way, your child isn’t misstepping over concepts that are inevitably going to be built upon as the curriculum progresses.

If a child is consistently struggling through each math unit, it is almost certain they won’t fare well when it comes time to take a math exam. Exams are an integral part of getting a good math grade. The important thing is to prevent the build up of falling behind before it gets to be too much. We never recommend cramming before an exam. It almost never works. Being prepared for a test requires regular upkeep of math skills. This means completing homework assignments and ensuring that math questions and answers are understood at each step.

The great thing about a professional, private math tutor is that they can work with your child at their own pace and be able to pick out the precise areas that need improving. Why work on figuring out ‘x’ when the child already knows? Perhaps the problem is on a prior or later step in the process. A math teacher needs to address the needs of the entire classroom in a short period of time, and can’t always work on explaining the areas that only one or a few students struggle with.

Our math tutors want to make sure your child is approaching exams confidently and strategically by focusing on their present weaknesses, not just their strengths. Some strategies our tutors can use with your child are:

- Finding out what the current confusion is, and working to find new ways of explaining it.
- Facilitating simulated exam scenarios (so the ‘real thing’ won’t be as stressful).
- Repetition and practice of arithmetic or multiplication table drills.
- Coming up with new and creative ways to approach word problems.
- Finding formulas that make more sense or that help to solve problems from new angles.

Plus more, depending on your child’s specific needs.

A math tutor at School is Easy will give your child the undivided attention that is non-existent in a regular classroom. Learning math is possible, and a tutor will make sure your child is achieving great results by using a customized learning plan!

School is Easy uses instructors that specialize in math tutoring in Victoria, Duncan, Comox, and Courtenay. No area of math is off limits! They are highly skilled in an array of topics that your child will face, including:

- Algebra
- Calculus
- Trigonometry
- Statistics
- Economics
- Accounting
- Basic arithmetic
- Word problems
- Graphs and data
- Patterns and logic
- and more!

Your child’s teacher at school can certainly give the solution to a particular math problem, but they likely won’t have the time to take a proactive approach that will leave your child feeling confident in all of these areas.

Get in touch with us anytime by calling us or filling out our ‘book a tutor’ form. We will match you with a tutor within 48 hours and get your child feeling on top of their math studies! By working with a math tutor at home, your child will find that mathematics are not to be feared, but can be effectively and confidently worked through. And YOU can focus on being a parent-- not tirelessly trying to figure out what ‘y’ is!