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Math is for everybody.

About

My Approach

Welcome!

Math is for everybody. I offer guided, individualized math instruction using Making Math RealTM strategies that make math accessible to all learners. My focus is on building a concrete model of a concept and working systematically and incrementally to the abstract (numbers) procedure level (which is where almost all math programs start!) using a multi-sensory approach. I avoid the "just do this" approach; teaching tricks, short cuts and rote memorization of facts and steps doesn't build an understanding of what the underlying math means and students often end up stuck in a loop of confusion and forgetting. All students are capable of math success, regardless of processing style. I provide powerful solutions for students of all abilities. 

Multisensory math instruction including color coding
Treatment

Individualized Math Instruction 

Structured

Presentation of material is explicit, incremental and systematic; each level provides connections for the next. The goal is to develop full integration of the concept with the procedure so the student understands the why of math, not just the how as well as full integration of the grade levels.

Instruction is prescriptive to each student and can range from the full, intensely structured incrementation to select increments as needed to achieve grade level success or acceleration. 

Multisensory

As concepts are taught, the student uses their visual, auditory, and motor processes simultaneously. This strengthens learning by accessing the three sensory processes at the same time. We achieve this through the use of manipulatives, color coding and specific language. 

Foundations

I am available to teach full math content and interventional math skill development from K - Algebra 2:

  • Elementary scope and sequence

  • Multiplication and division facts: use of a mental organizer to develop automaticity (this is not rote memorization). 

  • Addition and subtraction facts

  • Multi-digit multiplication

  • Long division

  • Fractions 

  • Decimals

  • Place value

  • Word problems

  • Geometry: elementary, middle, high school

  • Middle school scope and sequence

  • Pre-algebra

  • Algebra 1

  • Algebra 2

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