When new concepts don’t add up and math anxiety sets in, students are stressed and parents often feel overwhelmed.
It’s something Educational Connections’ Coach Amanda McGill sees often. McGill recently started working with a 5th grader named Sofia who was struggling with fractions, decimals, and multiplication.
“The anxiety would just shut her down,” explained McGill. “She was just throwing numbers on the paper and guessing in hopes that something might stick.”
Just one month into their one-on-one math sessions, Sofia now enjoys the challenge of figuring out problems.
“She had a math test this week and the teacher let me know that she got 100% and her confidence is so much better,” explained McGill. “She is very proud of her accomplishments.”