Math is an area where many students fall behind, and parents often struggle to decide if extra help is necessary. Grades are one easy way to tell if your child is falling behind. If your child’s grades suddenly drop, this is a clear indication that there is a problem. But this isn’t the only sign your child may be having difficulty keeping up. When determining whether your child is struggling there are certain warning signs parents should look out for.
- Child claims to “hate” math class
- Has trouble attending to operations signs
- Difficulty solving word problems
- Reluctant to complete math homework
- Cannot follow steps to solve simple problems
- Struggles to focus on homework
- Child is easily frustrated or upset when working with numbers
What Do I Do If My Child Is Struggling?
When a child is struggling in school, it’s important to get help sooner rather than later. This is especially true for math. Math continuously builds on previously learned concepts, so when a child fails to master a skill, it can quickly spiral out-of-control.
The first step is to reach out and talk to your child’s teacher. Ask the teacher how your child has been acting at school and collaborate to develop a plan. Whether it’s getting a tutor, going to an after-school program, or practicing more at home, a plan will help you, and your child, feel more at ease.
How Can RITES help?
Math issues can range from not having a strong number sense, to not understanding what is being asked, to struggling with the individual aspects of a specific math course. Wherever your student is having trouble, your RITES math specialist provides concrete tools and strategies to conquer math fears and become a stronger math student.
RITES teachers work one-on-one with students and tailor lessons to your child’s specific needs. Scientifically proven, multisensory approaches are used to keep lessons engaging. Teachers are also easily accessible to parents, so you can know exactly how your child is doing and aid them in their learning.
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Whether your student is struggling or could be doing a bit better, RITES’ education experts will match your child to the best summer program. Click here for more details on specific programs. Classes run July 7 through August 8 in convenient Providence and East Greenwich locations. Other locations and dates for individual tutoring can be arranged to best suit you and your child.
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