Math

Math

At Lighthouse Tutoring, we know that there are two people who exist on this planet.  Those that love math, understand math, can visualize math, can use math whether it’s simple or complex, and are motivated by mathematical principles and logic.  Then there are those that DON’T!

Can we promise that we can make math fun? No.  Can we promise that your child will love math once they complete the program? No.  Can we promise that fluency in math means that your child will get into the best colleges? No.  Can we promise that they’ll ace the ACT or SAT because they completed Algebra I successfully? No.  But no one can!

What we can promise is that if your student is motivated to be a better student, if your student has goals and objectives that go beyond high school, and if your student desires to excel in spite of a lack of interest in the subject, then your student can be successful in math.  Just like anything else, we are good at what we like, we are good at what we practice, and we are good at what we do all the time.  So DO MORE MATH!

Our math program will help fill in areas that are hindering progress at the current level.  We will then take those skills and begin to push your student to the next level and beyond.  We like our students to be at or 1 year above their current grade level with respect to math. This ensures ease of transfer between grades, allows time to focus on other challenging subjects, and encourages confidence and a positive attitude toward school.

 

Who can we help?

Math skills build continuously, so any gap, no matter how small, can lead to enormous gaps later.  Good foundational skills are vital to promoting good math habits.  We can help students of all ages!

 

How do we help?

We have several different skill development plans.  Since each student learns differently, one-program- to-fix-them-all doesn’t work for us.  Some students need pure text with no distractions, some students need fun graphics to keep their attention, and some students do well with computer/device-based skill development.  We can help any student once we figure out their learning nuances.

 

What are the next steps?

First, we schedule an assessment to pinpoint skills that are strong and skills that are weak.

Second, we come up with a solution that will meet your goals and your child’s needs.

Third, we figure out a payment plan that works for your family.

Fourth, we coordinate a schedule for your child.

Finally, we begin the process of developing your student into an independent learner.