Here's what we do and what sets us apart.
MathCubed specializes in 1-on-1 math tutoring and study skills coaching for students in grades 6-12. We are passionate about teaching students to understand math so it makes sense.
We only tutor 1-on-1 so the sessions are personalized to focus on the unique learning needs and objectives of each student
We focus on understanding math
We specialize in math exclusively
We focus on the current math the student is learning at school
We are Ontario-certified high school math teachers with an in-depth knowledge of the intermediate and high school math curriculum and many years of math tutoring experience
We provide detailed progress reports with timely, constructive feedback throughout the term, as well as a final report at the end of the term
Our students attend tutoring a minimum of once a week and always with the same tutor which provides continuity and reduces stress. We provide a calm environment that is conducive to learning where our students feel relaxed and respected.
Study Skills Coaching
When a student spends a lot of time on homework but doesn't see an improvement in their marks because their study skills are ineffective, that leads to frustration plus a drop in self-confidence and motivation. We coach our students in study skills so they know how to get better results when they are doing math work on their own. They learn:
How to make sense of what is taught in math class each day
How to do their homework effectively so it betters their understanding
How to be sure they understand the math (and aren't just memorizing it)
How to check that their homework is correct
How to work through challenging math questions on their own
How to prepare for a test - when to start, what to focus on, how to prep
How to write a test so the mark accurately reflects their understanding - how to use test time effectively, how to reduce careless errors, etc.
MathCubed students have an initial 85-minute math and study skills assessment before they start their tutoring sessions.
Why do we assess each student’s math and study skills? Because we can’t help a student move forward until we know what’s holding them back.
With the assessment, we can identify gaps in a student’s past math understanding. We can also identify ineffective study skills which often lead to frustration when the time invested in homework is not reflected in better marks.
The assessment report is emailed to the parents with a follow-up call from MathCubed’s director, Edison Hopkinson, to answer any questions and discuss the next step.
REVIEW & REACH AHEAD PROGRAM
August or school year
MathCubed’s Review and Reach Ahead program (RRAP) is a terrific head-start to a student’s next math course. It’s designed to strengthen past weaknesses in math (Review) and introduce some of the key concepts of the student’s upcoming math course (Reach Ahead).
Students take the Review and Reach Ahead Program when they are not currently taking a math course.
There are two options for taking this program:
It’s offered every August over the last three weeks of the month. The student attends for 1.5 hours a day, Monday to Friday
It’s also offered during the school year to students who are not currently taking a math course. The student attends a RRAP tutoring session once a week over the duration of the term.
January & June
MATHCUBED’S Exam Prep Courses are an excellent way to jumpstart studying for exams. They are offered in January and June to students in grades 7 – 11.
MATH REVIEWS (for grades 9 – 11) are intensive 2.0 hr. reviews of key math topics for specific grade levels. The math topics are covered thoroughly, all questions are answered, and the students are given an excellent course-specific workbook to help them review at home. Note: We keep the group size small for Math Reviews so each student can really benefit – 6 students max. per course.
TESTS ON EVERYTHING (for grades 7 – 11 ) are an excellent way for students to get feedback on how much they understand of the course material before they write their final exams. Within 24 hours of writing a Mock Exam, each student is emailed their test results along with an individualized written summary (comments, observations, and recommendations) tailored to the specific student to use as personalized feedback to help with studying for their final exam.
For more details including sessions, dates & pricing, see our Exam Preparation flyer for June 2019. (pdf)
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