A Tutor Provides Much More Individual Attention Than a Teacher

Teachers are good people, who go above and beyond the call of duty, but a math teacher simply cannot provide the same level of individual attention as a tutor. If a math class has 30 students and lasts 1 hour, the teacher can only spend 2 minutes helping each student — if the teacher does nothing else. Realistically, by the time the teacher finishes teaching the lesson, checking homework, going over homework, and taking attendance, there’s very little time left for working with students individually.

A tutor, on the other hand, has the luxury of spending all 60 minutes, working one-on-one with each student. A tutor can watch your child working through problems, catch mistakes as they happen, and then teach the right way to do it. A tutor can watch your child’s facial expressions, and wait for the “Aha!” moment before moving forward. In this way, a tutor can teach at exactly the same pace as your child learns.

The Unique Demands of Learning Math

Math builds on earlier material more than any other subject. So when a student has trouble with math, it’s usually because of concepts missed earlier. Those students with pieces missing from their foundation continue to struggle, but the class keeps moving forward into new material. It would be like a student trying to learn Shakespeare, before having mastered the alphabet.

In that respect, there are two different classes taking place in the same room: One for the majority of the students, and a much harder class for those students who missed earlier concepts.

Whether it’s Algebra, Geometry, FCAT, or SAT, I can help your child regain confidence and get better grades.