The Art of Teaching Math offers:
- Tutoring Services to help with a current math class
- Standardized Test Prep 1-on-1 or small groups
- Problem Solving Math classes
- Math classes for individuals or small groups
Math Class Tutoring
Math Class tutoring focuses on rapid, measurable progress as well as building a long-term foundation for learning mathematics. We gently pinpoint a student’s strengths and weaknesses while building a partnership with the student. Mathematics is put into context for the individual student using history, applications, and connections that resonate with the student. During the tutoring process, students increase their ability to self-direct their own learning.
Standardized Test Prep
Like general tutoring, standardized test prep focuses on rapid, measurable progress. In addition, test prep includes strategies specific to the particular test. We find the optimal balance between review of the basic mathematics material and learning test strategies for a particular student. If the student’s needs have been precisely and correctly identified, review of basic mathematics often has great long-term results. Appropriate test strategies are matched with the student’s comfort and abilities.
Math test prep is available for individuals and small groups in the Chestnut Ridge, NY area. Tests covered include but are not limited to:
- High School Level: NY Regents Exams, SAT, SAT II
- College Level: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Quantitative Section, Math Subject GRE.
Problem Solving Math Classes
Some problem solving students are excited about contests; others start the class being afraid of math. This is the class that most ignites the mathematical interest of students. Besides mathematical interest and understanding, these courses emphasize communication, ability to handle failure, appreciation of different solutions, and recognition of partial solutions. Math Problem Solving classes aim to develop students’ skills for fun or for math contest or both. These classes effectively develop math problem solving ability in all students, no matter what the student’s starting level. We value self-competition and working together, rather than competition within the class. Math contests includes Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle School Students (MOEMS) and the American Mathematical Society (AMC) 8th, 10th, and 12th grade tests.
For an individual student or a small group, especially homeschoolers. With small class sizes and individual instructions, theses classes can cover the same material but require less time per week than a standard math class. Students in these small classes have been successful in earning high scores on their standardized tests.