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August 2022 Update
The last two years have been busy. Kirk’s Tutoring has helped dozens of students, one at a time. While I love my students and my job, it feels as though I have gotten “stuck.” I have been dealing (not very well) with depression and not growing much as a tutor. One way...
Girls Can Do Math Webinar – September 24
You Do You - Math Style Girls Can Do Math September 24, 2020 8:00 pm EDT Register for this FREE Event now! Today’s society promotes the stereotype that women are not good at math, or if they are,...
Multisensory Math Training
I have to start by saying there is no such thing as Orton-Gillingham (OG) math. This training is Mortenson Math. Jerry Mortensen was a Montessori teacher, trained by Mario Montessori. I also discuss the neuroscience of learning and how to help students overcome a...
What is Math Therapy?
At its core, Math Therapy is helping students overcome their negative relationship with math, math anxiety, and the effects of any math trauma they may have experienced. Math Therapy is not a stand-alone service, but part of multisensory math tutoring. There is no...
July, 2020 Update – What’s new?
It has been a hot minute since I have posted an update. First of all, THANK YOU, to all of the wonderful families and clients I have had the pleasure to work with. I mean it when I say my job is the best job in the world. What’s new? For the last three years I...
I believe all children can learn math. Some have to work at it harder than others. I believe more than one-in-five children have a learning “difference” I believe the more senses used, the easier it is to learn and remember. I believe all math problems can be solved...
Base-ten Blocks Improve Online Math Learning
Kirk’s Tutoring stands out among math tutoring programs for a variety of reasons, but two are primary. First, I teach using a technique called multisensory math. Multisensory math uses visual aids and manipulatives to help students understand mathematical concepts....
Why Multisensory Math
Not everyone understands what I mean when I say I am a “multisensory tutor” so I thought I would explain what that means to me. Foremost is the use of Mortensen Math base ten blocks to build math problems. Building problems with your hands activates more areas of...
Multi-Sensory Math Instruction Handout
Instead of Memorizing Facts, Kids Need A Real Education
Benefits of Multisensory Learning
One-On-One Tutoring Relieves Math Anxiety in Children
Applying Neuroscience Findings to Teaching Math
Tutoring Changes the Brain in Kids with Math Learning Disabilities
Dyscalculia is Different From “Bad in Math”
Why Crossing the Midline Activities Helped This Child Listen to His Teacher
Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate
What are Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and Dysgraphia?