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04/11/2018
Some students feel incredibly intimidated by math. If your child is one of them, this post by The Tutoring Center, Southgate MI will share some tips on how you can help them do math with confidence. 

How to Encourage Your Student to Do Math Confidently

While some students are not "in love" with math, others feel terrified by it. If you notice your child is lacking the confidence to learn and develop their math skills, there are some things you can do to help them. To find out what they are, continue reading the post below.

To provide your child the necessary math assistance, enroll them in tutoring in one-to-one Southgate MI. Call The Tutoring Center, Southgate MI at (734) 785-8430 for more information, or to request a free consultation.

Set the Right Example for Them

The idea that math is hard or unnecessary isn't something you're born with, it's something you learn from other people. Since you're the main role model in your child's life, you should avoid talking negatively about math or of your ability to do it, as your child may copy your negative views towards it. That's why you should make an effort to set the right example for them: don't shy away from math and do it confidently, so your child can imitate your attitude and have a more positive outlook on math.

Be There for Them

Sometimes, if a child has math anxiety, the best thing to do is just be there for them. Yes, math can be challenging from time to time, but if you notice that this is getting your child discouraged, you should provide the necessary support. For example, if they have questions about their math homework, try to answer them. You can also provide encouraging words whenever they're feeling uncertain of their math abilities. If necessary, you could even check their math work, so you can find out their mistakes and help them improve.

Turn to One-to-One Tutoring in Southgate MI

Your child can be intimidated by math if they haven't had a successful learning experience with it. That's why, another way to show your support and be there for them, is to enroll them in one-to-one tutoring sessions in Southgate MI. Through tutoring classes, your child will be able to learn at their own pace and answer all of the lingering questions that may be hindering their math performance. More so than that, they'll be able to develop their skills in a supportive and positive environment.

Call The Tutoring Center, Southgate MI at (734) 785-8430 to learn more about their academic programs or to schedule a free diagnostic assessment for your child.

Empower Them with Math

While this may seem a bit contradictory at first, you can encourage your child to get over their math anxiety by providing them more practice opportunities. The more they practice, the more they will develop their skills. As they do, they will start to realize that math is nothing to be afraid of. In fact, they may feel a new found confidence in their wits and abilities, which will make them more eager to keep learning and doing math.

Employ Math in Real Scenarios

In some cases, the aversion to math comes from thinking that math is useless. If this is why your child doesn't like doing it, then you can employ math in your everyday life to help them understand that learning math is necessary, because it is all around them. For example, next time you're at the supermarket, ask them to add the bill before you get to the check-out counter. You can also use math when cooking or baking a cake, to figure out how much of each ingredient you need.

Practice Math with Games

As mentioned a few times now, math can be intimidating for some students. If your child feels this way about it, why not insert a bit of fun into the act of learning and practicing math? Your child is fortunate enough to live in a world in which there a myriad of different games that are designed to help them practice math. For example, there are online games, apps, and other toys that will make math a lot more fun and a lot less intimidating. Provide a few of them for your child, so they are more inclined to do math and feel less anxious about it.

Enroll your child in math tutoring in Southgate MI. Call The Tutoring Center, Southgate MI at (734) 785-8430 to learn how they can help your child master their school subjects.

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