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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...

What sets Kirk’s Tutoring apart?

What sets Kirk’s Tutoring apart?

  I am not a certified teacher. This needs to be said first as some people prefer certified teachers. My training and years of experience in special education classrooms. I worked as a special education paraprofessional (aka teaching assistant) for DeKalb County...

Tutoring—Beyond Helping With Homework

Tutoring—Beyond Helping With Homework

One of the most common questions I am asked as a tutor is if I can help students with their homework—and many parents are surprised to learn that my answer to this question is not a clear cut “yes.” The goal of my tutoring sessions is to assess each student’s grasp of...