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.
With the low homework and test scores alike, your child needs to make significant progress to improve their grade in this class, and to build up their math skills, fundamentals and study skills for the future classes.
Your child needs help gaining practical understanding of math concepts, going through (completing and understanding) homework without being frustrated and overwhelmed, preparing for tests ahead of time (in a structured way) and covering essential fundamentals applicable for the current and upcoming math topics.
Their fundamentals level is very low, because they likely forgot or never learned them well. All of your child’s math difficulties are hurting their confidence, as they struggle with most math problems, with understanding math in class, completing homework and taking tests.
Does your child struggle to truly understand math? Do they say they understand concepts “for the most part” but frequently struggle with problems?
Most children do! During our meet-and-greet sessions, we frequently meet with A- and B-students at all math levels, including students taking Advanced and Honors classes. Even though they are getting decent grades and have a good understanding of the concepts, it doesn’t take more than several minutes to find problems they have no idea how to solve. It’s shocking!
To truly understand math, your child needs to expand beyond school’s surface-level fixation on homework and tests. They need to stop thinking that solving several examples and finishing homework is enough. It isn’t. They need to stop thinking in terms of grades. They need to start thinking in terms of solving. One of the most common issues with math is the difference between the homework scores and test scores. Many parents are shocked to find out that a good homework score doesn’t mean their child mastered the material. Not even close!
Your child needs to go beyond homework: focus on variations of problems, combinations of concepts, analysis of mistakes, step by step understanding and asking “why” questions. Variations of problems and combinations will allow your child to see concepts from different angles and perspectives. It will allow them to see how the elements of concepts connect and interact. That, along with in-depth analysis of their mistakes will promote step-by-step understanding. By using this learning style, they will understand math at much deeper level than they can ever reach in class.