Why is your child not being challenged at school and how to help them become a math rockstar.
One pace doesn’t fit all
Your child’s class is going at the “class pace.”
They learn a new topic, everyone takes notes, everyone does homework.
It doesn’t matter if your child gets the concept in the first 5 minutes. It doesn’t matter if they’re bored.
The teacher has to attend to 25 other students.
One style doesn’t fit all
Your child’s teacher has their teaching style, which doesn’t change even if your child doesn’t resonate with it. Hence, your child doesn’t progress as much as they could (and should). They won’t enjoy the learning that isn’t dedicated to fit their preferences.
We, at Learn Vibrant, love challenging our students on regular basis. There are opportunities of expansion during every session. Every topic can be enriched to increase the complexity level to help your child explore new topics, develop new skills and progress quicker. That requires a dynamic teaching style, focused on your child’s strengths and expansion. While other tutors simply finish homework and consider their job finished, we help our students consistently expand and reach higher, beyond their homework, beyond their class level and beyond their grade level.
Standard classroom style: 3 examples + homework
The most common classroom style is “showing” (not explaining) 3 examples and giving out homework. Does that sound like a challenging, interesting, engaging, thought-provoking style? No, that style encourages your child to do the bare minimum, copy into the blanks and answer only what’s required.
Children, if mentored correctly, are able to progress at least 2x quicker and tackle problems 1-2 grades higher.
We have students with whom we cover topics 1-2 grades above their class level. We solve 9th grade problems with 7th graders. But most of our advanced students do not start out that way.
How is that possible?
Because many students aren’t aware of the math level they are capable of rising up to. Math is a fluid science. Concepts from 6th grade easily connect with some concepts at the 7-9th grade level. Challenging students to rise up to levels they have never seen or thought they would be able to reach, without overwhelming them, inspires them to push even harder.
They start thinking: “If I can do 9th grade math in 7th grade, what else can I do?”
That’s how we develop their confidence and motivation, and turn students into math rockstars.