When I was in 3rd grade my teacher caught me stuffing my math homework paper into the classroom trashcan. She called me out on it. “Amy, I saw that”, I remember her saying sternly. Shame and embarrassment burned into my cheeks.
I was trying to hide my homework and make it disappear because I didn’t understand long division. It made no sense to me. As I grew older, math still was a struggle. Algebra was scary and I didn’t understand why or how I was supposed to solve for “x”. What a foreign concept!! In frustration one day I chucked my Algebra textbook against the wall. I felt like crying and screaming all at once.
Not understanding a math problem is a very helpless feeling. Through years of practice, thankfully math started to make sense. In high school I realized I could start helping other students who were struggling and at the brink of frustration, just like I had been. I even went on to college and got my teaching credential so that I could continue helping make math easy and accessible for all kids.
It is the best feeling in the world to help students actually work through a problem they are stuck on and succeed. Then, they feel proud of themselves, more confident, and no longer fearing math. I would love to do the same for your child. Let me help them gain confidence and get those good grades – instead of having to hide their homework like I did. We can do this! Book a free consultation today by clicking on the button below. I would love to connect with you.