Math – Early Intervention in Primary Grades


How much is more? Young children see rather quickly that half of a cookie isn’t a whole cookie.  They also readily might learn the numbers from one to ten and understand the corresponding amounts.  Learning to work with numbers, however, can be a great challenge.  Rewards are just as great, though, because making numbers work for us is a life-long and necessary skill. 

Perhaps your student wasn’t present in class when a new concept was introduced by the teacher, or maybe your child was distracted or simply didn't understand fully what was being taught.  Solving basic math problems by following an example without understanding the concept behind the solution will leave the child unaware as to when and why the particular calculation is to be used.  

Various math operations will be presented during a school year; various methods will be used to solve problems.  To succeed, the student needs to learn which calculation will lead to a solution in which instance.  If not, there will be difficulty when the problems become more complicated, such as in word problem or when there are problem-solving choices or when more than one operation needed to solve a problem. 

Homework or exercises in class on the subject completed without understanding may confuse the issue further.  As the key concept is built upon in the next lessons, the child may become uncomfortably bewildered and feel too sheepish to ask for yet another explanation of the original key concept.  As the rest of the class advances in the subject, the child may fall even further behind his classmates.

At Lear Educational Center, students receive a skill assessment so that they can be provided with the best tutoring to fill in any gaps in their learning, catch up with their current grade curriculums, strengthen their skills and move ahead in their math competency.

 Our programs foster enthusiasm, comprehension and retention. They feature: 

  • Multi-sensory teaching (sight, hearing, touch and movement) to encourage and maintain interest.

  • Visual, spoken and written explanations of concepts which assist the students to image and verbalize the reasoning of the concept.

  • Gradual introduction of new concepts and skills with frequent review so as to enhance recollection of prior learning and promote mastery of basics.

  • An emphasis on comprehension and retention so that students can effectively progress through more complex levels.

  • Introduction of strategies which the student can use to meet the learning challenges of today as well as the classroom challenges of tomorrow.

We use programs designed to maximize the student’s potential to learn math, including the widely acclaimed Saxon Math Programs. 

Our goal is to ensure that students are able to competently read and understand mathematical problems and determine the steps necessary to solve the problems. Remediation recommendations from the student’s classroom teachers are addressed as well as the student’s learning differences.