What is the benefit of math tutoring

Math tutoring

Many pupils, students and trainees have their difficulties with math. For them, the science of numbers is more of a subject that unfortunately you have to work your way through. They seek remedy in increasing numbers through professional tutoring, which makes mathematics one of the most popular subjects of all.

We offer tutoring and preparation for exams and high school diplomas in mathematics. Regardless of the grade and type of school or the type of training and subject, our teachers help, whereby we always respond to the child's learning situation. The primary school, for example, has different demands on its students than a secondary school or one of the other secondary schools. Consequently, we pay attention to the learning background, so that, regardless of whether the secondary school or high school is attended, the tutoring brings consistently good results. Our tutoring is unique in that we work with a proven pedagogical-psychological concept that our tutors have been using successfully for over 20 years.

Math tuition with a concept - "Die Hauslehrer"

The tutoring from “die Hauslehrer” goes far beyond homework supervision. We not only want to support our students in their current problem situation, but also teach them tools and techniques that make any tutoring, including our help, superfluous in the long term.
To do this, we are looking for the real reasons for the poor performance in mathematics. That is why a central point of our concept is that the lessons take place exclusively at home with our customers in one-to-one lessons and that we concentrate completely on one tutor.

Apart from the travel time saved for the children and their parents, the one-to-one tuition in a familiar atmosphere has the advantage that our teachers can work out the deficits and subtle peculiarities of the student's relationship to mathematics much more effectively. This gives them a much deeper insight into the problematic situation than would be possible with group lessons in a foreign location. Because often it is not purely technical difficulties that lead to a bad math grade. The experiences associated with the subject of mathematics influence learning and, in particular, motivation. A purely subject-oriented tutoring therefore improves the grade only in the period in which the lesson takes place - if at all. Nothing changes in the basic motivation and after the completion of the tutoring, the grades in many cases deteriorate again.
This is how our concept forms the pedagogical-psychological basis on which the lessons are built. How to properly deal with learners and how to motivate them is a central issue for us. This includes parts of client-centered conversation, educational kinesiology, relaxation and concentration techniques, motivation techniques and nutritional education.
“The private tutors” always ask themselves how we can best support the children, adolescents and their parents with our tutoring so that they can learn math independently and need outside help less and less.

We also train our teachers for math tutoring

In order to be able to offer the high quality of math tuition promised here, all of our teachers must take part in a basic training course in which our pedagogical principles and principles are learned. Subsequently, there is an obligation to participate in weekly supervision and further training in which the concept is deepened again and the problem situation of each student is analyzed in detail. The supervision is led by our specialists on site, our vice-presidents.

In addition to the pedagogical-psychological elements, our concept includes learning techniques that have been gathered over years of experience, which simplify and shorten learning.
Time management plays a major role here. Our teachers find a chaotic daily structure with almost all of their customers, which prevents effective learning. Even the study time itself is riddled with distractions.
Even learning itself usually does not have a clear structure, it is simply learned “on the go” without a math plan. As a result, even if a lot of time has been invested, studying mathematics often has little effect . We very often experience that learning has to be learned first.

The typical reasons of problems in math

Since our tutors give tuition to children in a wide variety of situations, we have to do with various math problems. However, what many have in common is that the poor performance is due to difficulties with the basic arithmetic operations.
Multiplying and dividing with small numbers is often carried out incorrectly and if a larger number appears in the calculation, nothing works.

Certainly, the students from a certain grade are allowed to use the pocket calculator. However, there is not enough time to always use the computer, especially in class. As a result, it is more difficult to follow up on new material and the oral participation grade suffers, since those with strong mental arithmetic in a class can report earlier and “shine”.
In addition, in many cases there is a lack of a general understanding of math and basic arithmetic processes. Many people have difficulty in transferring the knowledge they have learned to new types of tasks and cannot find the solution simply because they do not even know which computing techniques are sensible to use when. Since math lessons are always based on previous material, there is never a cut that enables a new start with a new topic. Old deficits result in new deficits or the old problems reappear in a new form. Until then tutoring has to be resorted to

Due to the continuous math lessons from the 1st grade up to a possible Abitur, all school children, regardless of the type of school, whether comprehensive school, secondary school, secondary school or grammar school, have a lot of time to collect a lot of "experience" of negative experiences in math. This often has the effect that the resulting aversion to the school subject turns into a fear of mathematics and arithmetic as a whole.
As a result, our teachers and our tutoring in many cases have to find a way to dispel fear and negative beliefs. Here, too, they benefit from their pedagogical knowledge.

How students can solve their problems thanks to math tutoring

The best remedy for a numeracy weakness is regular practice. Our tutors therefore quickly introduce a learning system that controls daily practice, e.g. mental arithmetic. Anyone who wants to improve here cannot avoid a certain amount of hard work. In order to minimize the necessary effort as much as possible, our card indexing system has proven itself, for example, which makes it easier for young students to repeat the multiplication table.

In order to strengthen the general understanding of mathematics, knowledge of processes and calculation rules must be tested and filled in if there are any gaps. Important rules, always and everywhere up-to-date in the subject of math, are, for example, the law of exchange (commutative law) or the law of connections or brackets (associative law). Such laws are all too quickly forgotten, which is why new arithmetic methods are not understood and many despair of math. Learning, for example, these rules is done quickly, but you have to practice on many types of tasks in order to recognize when which rule is to be applied and to understand its meaning.

However, the attitude is often the biggest problem during our tutoring, in maths as well as in other school subjects. Simply relying on a sense of achievement during the tutoring would not be sufficient here. Deficit children or adolescents still have to develop these and the motivation to learn must be maintained even in the event of failure.
We therefore try to incorporate them into a daily structure that is as free as possible of "motivational dampers". The learning times are clearly set and it is easier to adjust to the day. It is particularly important at the beginning of the tutoring that the study times are not too long. The students find it difficult to get involved with the new rules at first. Successful experiences are still rare and the old daily routine is still very present in the head. However, the success shows that the extra effort is right and arouses a certain ambition to continue in order to get better.

By breaking the old avoidance attitude towards math and when the children and young people are shown again and again that they are neither untalented nor the subject is incomprehensible, the negative attitude towards themselves and towards the subject slowly changes.
To support this change, we set goals during the tutoring that are to be achieved. As a result, his ambition is additionally “spurred on” and the insurmountable hurdle of mathematics takes on the character of a challenge that everyone is up to.

Math can also be fun with the right tutoring and tutors

Unfortunately, the power of fascination with mathematics is all too often lost in today's classroom. The science of absolute logic is characterized by a unique symmetry and connectivity, everything is interconnected. In fact, math is arguably the only science that stays the same regardless of time or place. In a sense, an international language spoken in every country. Another uniqueness is that only math allows indisputable definitions. Even in physics, theories always have to be tested experimentally and the results then interpreted, but not in maths. This is one of the reasons why many of our teachers like to give tuition in this subject.

We and our tutors want to show the magic and prove that math can be a lot of fun. It can be compared to the work of a detective when a math problem has to be solved and the “puzzles” started. This is where learning the laws of arithmetic pays off and after maybe one or two attempts you are on the right track. Just knowing that you have chosen the right calculation method fills the young math detective with a certain satisfaction. If he does not make a mistake in his mental arithmetic and receives the correct result, the joy is even greater.
Math case finished, the next one is already waiting.

Tutoring for all areas of mathematics

There is suitable tutoring for all types of schools and ages, apprenticeships and courses:

  • Arithmetic - calculating with numbers
  • Geometry - study of figures
  • Analytical geometry - capturing spatial relationships
  • Fractional arithmetic - investigation of divisibility
  • (Linear) algebra - solving equations
  • Stochastics - probability theory
  • Analysis - study of functions
  • Function Theory - Incorporating Complex Numbers to Perfect Analysis
  • Differential equations, vector analysis - description of physical fields
  • Differential geometry - geometry of curved surfaces and spaces

References from parents

»The tutoring ... gave G. a more relaxed and successful view of math. G. & Mrs. Z. got along very well. Ms. Z. “picked up” G. well. We are very satisfied with the development. "