Looking to reinforce math skills? The Math Intensive Program is a tailored approach to help you sharpen your math skills during the summer months!

For over a decade, Marks Education has put together targeted summer math tutoring programs for students who feel they need to “catch up” because they will be jumping up from a regular to honors level math class, as well as for those who are simply looking to get ahead a bit and hit the ground running in the fall. We understand that, from school to school and class to class, math curricula vary quite a lot.

This year, the degree to which teachers will have been able to finish their intended course syllabi may vary just as much. Also, with much of the year’s learning done over online platforms, the potential for learning loss, that lag many students experience over extended periods with limited time devoted to a discipline, will cause many students to feel as though they have fallen further behind than any time in the past. Since learning loss is felt most acutely in math, we are offering the Summer Math Intensive to direct our tutoring to the unique needs and challenges that students are encountering this year. The summer program will be tailored to an individual student whether he or she is entering Algebra I, Advanced Placement BC Calculus, or anything in between. Tutors can also work with students in elementary or middle school who would benefit from a structured math program.

The Summer Math Intensive begins when we help match the student with an experienced and caring tutor who specializes in the area of math that will be most helpful. A parent will then schedule a free 30-minute consultation with the tutor to set a plan of action for 15 sessions aimed at bolstering the past year’s instruction, introducing next year’s topics, or both. We will also try to assess the student’s chief interests in order to relate the sometimes-abstract mathematical concepts to what the student most enjoys thinking about. We recommend that the 15 sessions be completed over 6-8 weeks. However, because all work is one-on-one, sessions can be scheduled according to student and tutor availability.

 

Sessions must be completed by August 27, 2021, and students are expected to complete 1-2 hours of homework between sessions.

 

Math Intensive Program Goals:

  • To learn to think quantitatively and become fluent writing algebraic expressions and equations.
  • To become familiar with the various function types and understand why each function behaves the way it does, what the graph of each function looks like, and what the general form of each function’s equation is.
  • To learn the various methods of solving equations.
  • To become skilled at framing and solving complex word problems.

To schedule a free consultation with a math tutor, please contact Alex Evans.

Math Intensive Program

  • A free 30-minute initial consult during which a tutor  will discuss program expectations and student needs.

  • 15, 50-minute interactive, discussion-based tutoring sessions.

  • Open to students entering 6th grade and above.

  • Sessions to be completed over six to eight weeks.


Program Tutors:

Lance McNeil

Liz Shooltz

Christy VanOverbeke

Rachel Dan

While our tutors are tightly booked for the summer, the tutors listed currently have availability for the Math Intensive Program.

Cost: $2,400

 

Marks Education is also offering a tailored Reading and Writing Summer Program. Read about it here!