You have completed your questionnaire. Based on your responses, we crafted a customized report for you.Keep reading to find out our recommendations for your child for reaching their main math goal, their potential for improvement and the exact reasons why they are struggling with math.
Your child math understanding seems strong. Their test scores are high and they finish most or all of their homework. But their test scores aren’t consistent enough for a straight A. Too often, they stumble upon a problem on a test, that they are unsure about or have no idea how to solve. It’s always a disappointment, and it really prevents them from reaching beyond 90% overall grade.
Your child needs help covering math thoroughly, bridging the gap between the homework and tests. They are strong in math, so the goal is to cover the top 10-20% of the problems, to reach thorough and comprehensive understanding – the level needed for a straight A. They need help expanding beyond homework, when homework doesn’t cover everything or doesn’t cover the specific problems your child needs help with.
Straight A is what your child needs for their GPA, as well as to be prepared and confident for future, higher-level math classes. Perhaps they are planning on taking (or are taking) AP or Honors classes which require additional effort and more in-depth understanding.
Does your child often study for hours – with little to no progress? That’s a strong indication that they study ineffectively. Studying ineffectively slows down their progress by 3-5x. In addition to that, there is nothing more frustrating than wasting hours with absolutely no results.
It is definitely destroying your child’s confidence and motivation!
Conversely, with effective study skills, your child will progress much quicker, be able to solve harder and harder problems in a matter of minutes, and gain speed. The confidence and grade will follow. And so will willingness to study more. Without the frustration caused by studying for hours with no results, your child will feel much more encouraged and motivated to put more effort into math.
The key fact is: studying effectively isn’t difficult. It doesn’t require your child to study more. As matter of fact, it means that your child will understand more in less time.
It’s a matter of applying a few important principles and adopting them as habits. Your child needs to study actively, by solving problems and analyzing mistakes, not just reading the textbook or watching videos. They need to convert every mistake into a learning experience – analyze it, understand it and correct it. They need to apply the Rule of 3, after every mistake they understand, they need to solve at least 3 more examples of the same type to solidify their understanding. By making these critical changes to their study routine, your child will be able to feel progress every time they sit down to study math. It will motivate them to put in more effort and help them enjoy math more.