Find a Qualified Math Tutor and Math Tools to Support Your Child
A qualified and experienced math tutor can be hard to come by. And math tools that are helpful and fun. Many math problems are beyond the students’ control, stemming from oral language challenges and language differences. Cognitive and emotional factors like a negative attitude or negative self-perception of one’s own abilities can affect academic performance. Then add anxiety or learned helplessness due to prior academic failure.
For decades, Pawtucket-based Rhode Island Tutorial and Educational Services has offered: Rhode Island Tutorial & Education Services (RITES) offers math tutors who are certified teachers with at least 10 years of experience. As a result, every RITES math tutor has seen it all. They are trained to provide students with customized, effective tutoring.
- summertime math tutoring programs and
- individualized work with local-to-you tutors whether year-round, in summer or during the school year.
Read below for more details.
Some important details about RITES tutoring:
- Your initial consultation is free
- Individual math tutoring costs $60/hour
- Tutors provide all necessary learning materials for a yearly $25 fee
Find a Math Tutor With Proven Approaches for Maximum Effectiveness
Each RITES math tutor uses proven educational approaches that have helped thousands of Rhode Island students to excel in math.
But tutoring can only go so far. Parents can help their child overcome math learning difficulties with simple, daily activities at home.
- Encourage the child to use mental math to solve everyday problems, like estimating at the grocery store. You can make it feel like a game.
- Help children to feel safe making mistakes. Never punish or shame them for missing a problem. Try to find the spot where the thinking process fell apart. And don’t rush them! Listen to their thoughts.
- Don’t tell children what to do to solve the problem. Teach them to use their own resources. Be a collaborator, not an expert. Find a quiet place during a calm time, and again, be patient.
- Make math fun and exciting by incorporating math-based games into everyday life. For example:
- Give children lists at the grocery store and ask them to estimate the cost. Then give them money to cash out at the register.
- Play simple dice games at the dinner table.
- Play around using non-standard forms of measurement.
- Pretend to be a “bank” for your child with pretend checking, withdrawals, and “overdraft penalties.”
- Play board games and card games requiring thinking strategies.
Finding a Math Tutor: Next Steps
- East Providence,
- Warwick and beyond.
Summer Math Classes: Explore RITES’ Rhode Island-based summer classes dedicated to helping students excel in Math:
- Power UP: Writing and Math for students entering 4th and 5th grade
- Rocking Reading and Megahit Math entering grades 1, 2, 3, 4