What help can I get when I'm having problems
teaching my child at home?
Answers: The school
provides these things for help:
- A weekly study group with
an experienced, fully credentialed math teacher. This study group can be very
helpful; make sure you bring your child every week.
The teacher will try to cover a large part of the main
concepts and new procedures in the weekly work...maybe 60%
to 80% of it.
- Three or four weekly
drop-in open math-help times with the teacher (see the Math-Help Times link in
the left menu). These times are not for instructing
a section from scratch, but for helping children with any
particular things they aren't able to learn at home.
Often a five--minute
explanation or example from the teacher completely clears
something up for a student, so please take advantage of
No, a student cannot come every time and do their work in
the room during that time...they really are supposed to be
doing the work mostly at home.
- The textbook
solutions. You are expected to use the
step-by-step solutions to help your child understand the
steps and procedures to correctly do the problems in the
- If these things aren't
- Resources: there
are GREAT internet resources available. You could teach much of
the course with just the videos that come with the
textbook (and are available online). There are
also numerous other really good internet math
websites. Some of them are linked to this
website; go to Useful
Math Links. Also, do an internet search on
a math topic, and you will find many useful websites,
maybe better than the ones collected in the Useful Math
You can find tutors through friends, college students you
might now, and nearby community colleges. Also,
check this link from San Diego State University: private