Early Signs That Your Child is Struggling in Math

School bells are now ringing, and chatter of children once again fills those locker-lined hallways. Before you know it, report cards will be out. A bad mark may indicate your student could benefit from a tutor, but why wait until your child is behind? Signs that he or she may be struggling in school include:

  • A negative attitude in a particular subject
  • Calling his or herself "stupid"
  • Behavioral outbursts with regard to studying / school work
  • Struggling in a subject that he or she previously did not
  • Expressions of wanting to give up
  • Lack of motivation or loss of interest

Through personalized, private tutoring, Hire Learning offers an effective and seamless learning opportunity across a broad range of mathematical and statistical subjects—including advanced placement (AP) courses—for students in elementary school, middle school, high school, college and graduate school.

Contact us today to learn how we can help your child understand math concepts and improve classroom performance.

We serve the Indianapolis metropolitan community, including Avon, Carmel, Castleton, Eagle Creek, Fishers, Geist, Greenwood, Lebanon, Meridian-Kessler, Noblesville, Nora, Westfield, Whitestown and Zionsville.

Preparation Equals Performance

October means more than Friday night football games and the homecoming dance to most high school seniors — for many, it’s also SAT time. Students planning to take the SAT in October should be preparing now by:

  1. Understanding the types of math questions tested on the SAT;
  2. Reviewing math concepts already learned; and
  3. Taking practice SAT math tests and learning from any missed questions / incorrect answers.

The SAT math test focuses on three principal areas of arithmetic that students will be exposed to in college math, science and social science courses, and rely on in their future career and everyday life: Algebra (linear equations and systems), Problem Solving and Data Analysis (numerical and graphical data), and Advanced Math (complex equations). Additional topics include geometry and trigonometry.

The SAT math test consists of two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section. Most math questions are multiple choice but some require students to arrive at and write in the answer. One portion of the test allows for the use of a calculator while the other portion does not. Students can review sample SAT math questions through the following two links: calculator permitted / calculator not permitted

Empower your student to earn her greatest potential score with the expert guidance of Hire Learning. Schedule an SAT-focused session today so that she is prepared to perform come October.