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Multisensory Math Training

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?

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?

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...

Beliefs

Beliefs

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

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

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...

Not What You Might Expect

Not What You Might Expect

What do you imagine when you think of your child receiving math tutoring? Are student and tutor sitting alongside each other with a textbook open? Are both heads down, diligently working through the assigned problems? Perhaps, you envision a corporate chain where six...