LDANL maintains a math tutoring program in order to aid those who have difficulties in math, regardless of cause. Our tutoring program utilizes the Math-U-See multi-sensory approach to math instruction which has met considerable success with a large number of our clients.
The program is conducted one-on-one, designed ideally for individuals 7 years and older, during two 60 minute sessions per week per semester. For more information on registration, please contact us via phone at (709) 753-1445 or email Karen.
Various by semester, but generally we charge $16 per session plus a $50 administration fee. For example a summer session would have 2 sessions a week for 10 weeks for a total of 20 sessions. The cost for the summer session would be 20 sessions x $16 = $320, plus the $50 admin fee for a total of $370 for the semester.
Summer Semester: Runs during the weeks of ESDNL school summer holidays
Fall Semester: Runs from the second week of school start in September until the second last week of school in December.
Winter Semester: Runs from the second week of school start in January until the ESDNL Easter Break.
Spring Semester: Runs from start of school after the ESDNL Easter break until the second last week of school in June.
In order to provide the best quality of service for our tutoring program, LDANL endeavors to hire tutors who hold Education Degrees issued on a university level. Many of our tutors are full or part time teachers, some with backgrounds in special education, ideally with a background in teaching students with Learning Disabilities.
About the Wait List
LDANL hosts the tutoring program on an as-needed basis, which requires that we hire only as many tutors as we have registrants. However, as our wait list approaches sufficient interest, we often hire additional tutors to provide this much-needed service to the public. Don’t be discouraged if registration is presently closed, simply register on the wait list and if we hire additional tutoring staff you will be informed immediately.
What is the Math-U-See System?
The Math-U-See program is a one-on-one tutoring system designed to aid individuals with difficulties in math, designed specifically for individuals with learning disabilities which impact upon the ability to acquire math facts.
Math-U-See curriculum is unique in the following ways,
1. We teach by Concept. This means that we teach more than just how to solve a math problem; we also teach why the problem is solved in this manner, and when to apply the concept. We believe that it is essential for a student to memorize basic facts and formulas, but the actual understanding comes from learning the concepts first, memorizing facts and formulas, and applying this to solving everyday life situations or word problems.
2. We are a mastery program. We want the student to understand each concept and be able to teach it back to demonstrate that mastery has been achieved. Math-U-See is structured with step-by-step procedures for introducing, practicing, mastering and reviewing concepts. This gives the parent clear understanding of when to move the student to the next lesson.
3. We are a complete K-12 skill-based, multi-sensory program.We use manipulatives from the Primer through Algebra 1 levels of Math-U-See, building each concept from place value through polynomials. We recognize that each student is unique and processes information differently. The more senses we can incorporate into our method of teaching, the more of these differences we can address. Also, the more senses we use, the more the student will be able to understand the materials and retain what he has learned.
For more information on LDANL’s Math-U-See program visit their site, http://mathusee.com/