In mathematics, the basics are essential. They form the basis for solving complex problems. If these are missing, it is often difficult for students to understand math topics that build on them. The resulting gaps in knowledge quickly form the basis for frustration in learning. In this way, students can lose touch with mathematics relatively quickly. Acting quickly is essential to close these knowledge gaps again.
One-to-one math lessons
One-to-one math lessons are maximally efficient. In hardly any other subject do we explicitly recommend individual lessons so clearly. Particularly in the case of greater comprehension difficulties, an intensive examination and learning of the basics is necessary. On this point, our experience shows that 1: 1 support has the best and fastest chances of success. In one-to-one lessons, the tutor can respond individually to the thoughts of the students on given tasks and to barriers to understanding as well as obstacles in finding solutions. Most of the time, that’s where the key lies.
When should math tutoring begin?
That is individual and depends on the degree of difficulty in understanding. For a short time there can be a topic that students don’t like as much as another. This is completely normal and still nothing to worry about. But if difficulties arise over a longer period of time, you should pay attention. At the latest when the grades in math deteriorate significantly, you shouldn’t hesitate any longer. The risk is too great that the gaps in knowledge will become larger and can only be made up with great effort.
Often there have been difficulties understanding math for a long time. As a result, there are sometimes considerable gaps in knowledge in the area of the basics, which take away the students’ joy in math. Intensive training in the basics is essential here.