One of the first hurdles in Algebra is understanding the concept of variables. Students often struggle with the idea of letters representing numbers. Our tutors can use real-life examples and activities to explain variables in a way that makes sense to the student, making abstract concepts more concrete.
Operations with Negative Numbers
Operations with negative numbers can be confusing. Our tutors can provide plenty of practice and step-by-step walkthroughs of these problems until the student becomes comfortable.
Students can find it challenging to isolate a variable and solve for it in an equation. Our tutors can teach systematic methods and shortcuts to break down complex equations into simpler steps, making them easier to solve.
Translating a real-world situation into an algebraic equation can be a difficult task for many students. Our tutors can provide strategies and practice in decoding word problems, identifying what is being asked, and translating that into an equation
Grasping Abstract Concepts
Algebra is the first branch of mathematics that deals with abstract concepts at a higher level. This can be hard for students who are used to more concrete mathematics. Our tutors can help by relating abstract concepts back to concrete examples that the student can understand.
Making Errors in Calculations
Mistakes in simple arithmetic can lead to incorrect answers in algebra. Our tutors can help students identify and correct these errors, and provide techniques to reduce them in the future.
Use of Concrete Examples
Before diving into the abstract, we start with tangible examples that students can relate to. This can involve using physical objects or real-life scenarios to demonstrate algebraic concepts.
Break down complex concepts into smaller, manageable parts. We start with simpler problems and gradually increase the difficulty as students grow comfortable with the concept.
Use graphs, diagrams, and flowcharts to illustrate concepts visually. For instance, graphing linear equations can help students understand the relationship between the equation and its graphical representation.
Algebra often involves identifying and applying patterns. We teach students to recognize these patterns and use them to solve problems.
We encourage students to engage with the material actively. This could include manipulatives, interactive online resources, or games that involve algebraic concepts.
Relate to Other Disciplines
We draw connections between algebra and other subjects or areas of interest. For example, you might relate algebraic equations to coding logic, physics problems, or financial situations.
Advanced Math Degrees
Our Math tutors are highly skilled and knowledgeable in the subject, backed by strong academic credentials. With degrees in mathematics or related disciplines, they bring a deep understanding of mathematical concepts to the table.
Experience Teaching Math
Our tutors are skilled educators who have honed their teaching methods through experience and training. They employ a variety of effective instructional strategies, adapting their approach to suit individual learning styles.
Our tutors embody warmth and approachability. They foster an engaging learning environment, facilitating open communication and making students feel comfortable asking questions or expressing concerns.
Example Algebra Tutoring Packages
We offer diverse and flexible options, catering to your child's unique needs and your family's schedule. Choose from ad-hoc sessions for immediate needs, to long-term plans for ongoing support.
Our most common tutoring plans:
This package offers regular tutoring sessions for an entire academic semester, ensuring consistent support for the student. The frequency could be 1-3 times per week depending on the need.
This offers more frequent sessions over a one-month period. This could be suitable for a student who needs to catch up quickly or prepare for an important exam.
For students who require tutoring on a more sporadic or as-needed basis.