mastering basics

6th Grader on a 10th Grade Math Level: The Importance Of Mastering Basic Skills

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.