Two days ago, I had the pleasure of administering an achievement test to a 6th grader who has been enrolled at One On One Tutoring Service since she was in the 3rd grade. For privacy reasons, we will call the student Susan. When Susan came to One On One Tutoring in the summer of 2008, she was in the 3rd grade and functioning on a 2nd grade math level. We recommended that she complete 40 hours of instruction in which we targeted her learning gaps by using systematic, direct instruction in a one-to-one setting.
I have always been a major advocate of parent involvement in their child’s education. In my nine years in education, I have found that students with parents who are heavily invested in their education tend to have more success in school than students whose parents are less involved.
Many elementary and middle school students struggle with math because of their inability to recall multiplication facts. It is imperative that students learn the multiplication tables as it is used in division, fractions and other higher level math skills.
Most of us do not remember how we learned to read. To many of us, reading is a seemingly simple task that we do on a daily basis without much thought. However, for many Americans, learning to read is a tedious task that takes a lot of time, effort, and systematic instruction.