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April 1, 2018

When To Hire A Math Tutor In Portland

A Math Tutor: Many parents wonder when, if ever, to hire one.

For many students, the mere word: math, is frightening. But tutors can quickly help students increase their confidence (and their grades, too).

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It’s A Good Idea To Hire A Math Tutor When Your Child Is Either Struggling With Math (B- or C) Or Doesn’t Enjoy It.

First, and most important, is Grades.

If your child has a C or lower in math, you might want a tutor if you want your child to get straight As (maybe some Bs?). It all depends on what you want for your child. Maybe there is a specific university you are thinking about? Or a scholarship? Maybe you just want your child to improve their grades. Know what grade level you want them to be at—and change your actions and environment until they get there.

Has Your Child Lost Interest In Math?

One sign that you might need to hire a tutor is if your child has lost interest for math. If your child used to love math, and now doesn’t—a tutor might be able to help.

If your child is losing interest in math, that’s a signal: something’s wrong. Most likely, they aren’t fully understanding the material.

Get A Math Tutor Quickly

It’s important, when it comes to any subject, to get a tutor early on. But it’s even more important with math. In math, more-so than any other subject, the content of the courses are linear (you must know the previous material in order to understand what is built on top of that material).

You always have to act especially quickly if you sense that your child is losing confidence in math. Confidence is critical to learning math. You need it. A tutor can always help restore a child’s confidence. 

Is Hiring A Tutor Worth The Money?

I think it depends on where your child is—where you want them to be—and your financial situation. Hiring a tutor can be an incredible idea if you want to see better grades, graduation, and success for your child.

This article explores tutoring—and whether or not it is worth the cost.

What Qualities To Look For In A Tutor

I think, when it comes to tutoring, likability is a really important factor. It’s important than your child like his tutor. A tutor must win a child’s trust. They should be knowledgable in their field. A tutor should be a strong communicator who has a passion for tutoring and seeing academic improvements in their tutee.

I’m a bit biased, but I’ve hand selected our tutors—and I think they’re incredible. 

— Eric Earle