# MATH TUTORING

Math is one of the most important skills children must learn in school. The foundation includes counting, timing, and numerical concepts, and a strong foundation is essential because the complexity of math concepts increases each year. Children are best-served when they start building mathematical knowledge on their first day of school.

Math building-blocks include numbers, measurement, patterns, time, geometry, algebra, money, and data analysis. Regardless of their complexity, all math concepts are grounded in the following four key elements.

Addition starts with counting fingers, candies, toys and other items. Mastering the simplest problems (1+2=3) is key, before moving on to more complex concepts. Addition forms the basis of the other key elements.

##### Subtraction

After learning addition, the child advances to subtraction. In learning terms, subtraction is about determining the difference between two symbols. As with addition, subtraction begins with simple problems (2–1=1). Mastering these fundamentals is key to moving on to more complex problems.

##### Multiplication

Multiplication involves calculating the product of two numbers. Students memorize multiplication charts, which will be of use throughout their lives and, again, are crucial to solving more complex math problems.

##### Division

Division is the fourth foundational element. In one sense, it is the opposite of multiplication: Dividing one number by another to get a third – the quotient. As with other foundational skills, students start with small numbers, and gradually progress to greater complexity.

##### Statistics

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• We specialize in tutoring students who are struggling with learning differences – focusing, organizing, studying, test-taking reading, writing, math, languages, and other subject areas.  We are experts in ADHD/ADD, executive functioning, language processing, reading (e.g. dyslexia), writing, (e.g. dysgraphia), and math disorders (e.g. dyscalculia), autism spectrum disorders, non-verbal learning disorder, and other learning differences.  Our Learning Specialists work with homeschoolers and offer online tutoring options.

• We also tutor high school and college students, and adults without learning difficulties but in need of science, math, writing, and foreign language support. Our Academic Tutors support Algebra I/II, Geometry. Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Programming, and many foreign languages. Our Writing Coaches support writing within English Language Arts and across the high school and college curriculum.

• Each of Themba’s expert tutors has an advanced degree in working with learning differences or an academic field of expertise. All tutors have years of teaching and tutoring in private and public schools or universities.

• We customize curricula, starting with careful assessments, then applying developmentally appropriate methods and strategies. The student’s current academic material is an important focus, but strengthening core skills is crucial because that will last a lifetime. We coach students to learn how to organize, plan, prioritize, focus, avoid distraction, and keep track of materials and tasks.

• Goals include improving memory and information retention, spending more focused time on tasks and completing them, decreasing procrastination, organizing schoolwork, managing time more effectively, and learning to think carefully before acting.  Specialists model and support the application of skills in the appropriate context. They put the student in the driver’s seat to best generalize these skills without holding the steering wheel.

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