We are changing the way we do Math to make it more individualized, closer to semi-private tutoring. At the beginning of each semester, students can take the simple assessment test online to see what level they should place into or speak to their current Math teacher to make sure they advance to the right starting level. During the Math time slots, each student will be working on their own level and progress at their own speed. The teacher/tutor in the room will be available if anyone gets stuck on a problem or when there is a new concept to explain. From time to time, if they see a common problem that everyone in the room is having, they might explain something on the board, but mostly they will be explaining concepts to 1 or maybe 2-3 students at a time and then students will go back to practicing it on their own. Everyone through Pre-Algebra will be doing Math at the same time (Monday & Thursday mornings 9:30-11am). A family can sign up for 1 or both time slots. If you come more often you will just progress more quickly. Once a student masters a level of Math, they will move to a different room with a different teacher/tutor to assist them in that level of Math, even if it’s mid-semester. This way a student could potentially finish more than 1 level of Math in a semester or if they need more time, they can stay in 1 level for longer.
At the end of each class (the last 20 minutes or so) students will also be able to play some Math & Logic Games appropriate to their level.
The levels will be divided as follows:
Addition & Subtraction (can be concurrently enrolled in the Math for Little Ones class) – this level will also practice addition & subtraction facts
Multiplication & Division – this level will also practice multiplication & division tables
Decimals, %, and Fractions
Integers (positive & negative numbers), Measurements & Pre-Algebra
Students will have the option to use the online curriculum on Khan Academy that is set out sequentially or we will use the Key To series of simple workbooks as well as some manipulatives to explain and master new concepts.
Teachers: Elmarie Hyman and several other tutors
Cost: If signed up for 1 time slot, $290, if signed up for both time slots (which is advised) $525
For Inspire students: If signed up for 1 time slot it will take up 1 of your free classes and if you sign up for both, it will take up 2 slots.
To register, click here