Resolving Learning-Centered Anxiety 

Students hone study skills and problem-solving approaches while learning to mitigate the anxieties that can arise in traditional school settings. They are taught to recognize the difference between eustress (healthy, adaptive stress that serves as a motivating force) and distress (a maladaptive stress response that interferes with optimal performance).  

 One-on-one instruction offers curious, motivated students a place to talk through and explore ideas, solidifying their understanding of the underlying mechanics of math. With individual instruction, students forge connections and excel beyond the confines of traditional classroom instruction.

Classrooms can be filled with distractions, they follow a set pace, and often cater to specific learning styles, which in turn can lead to conceptual gaps. When students are given an attentive tutor sensitive to each student's unique learning profile, each student gains an unshakable foundation. 

            Integrating Learning Styles

Private lessons provide a structured yet flexible learning environment tailored to each individual's interests and strengths. We begin with identifying each student's unique learning profile and target our approach accordingly. 

Visio-spacial learners find pictorial representations the key to forging a connection between the novel and the known. For these students, we create illustrated examples that offer an overview of each topic's conceptual underpinnings.  In contrast, Kinesthetic learners benefit from hands-on activities that involve learning through doing. Students who show an affinity for activity-based learning are taught using educational models devised specifically for math tasks, in addition, toys and household objects that link comfort, familiarity and fun with learning.