Dyscalculia Tutoring

We all know the effects that Dyslexia and Dyspraxia can have on a child's learning. But less attention is given to the issue of Dyscalculia. Dyscalculia (often referred to as Mathematical Dyslexia or Number Blindness) is a learning disability which makes the subject of mathematics obtuse and impenetrable to otherwise bright and engaged students.

As arithmetic is an important skill inside and outside the maths classroom, this condition can result in frustration in many children and can even cause them to feel disengaged from their learning.

The good news is that we can help with a programme of personalised Dyscalculia tutoring which is designed with both the school's curriculum and the individual learning needs of your child in mind.

What is Dyscalculia?

Less research has been carried out into Dyscalculia than Dyslexia, but like Dyslexia it is believed to be a neurological disorder. It manifests as an inability to comprehend, name, read, write and manipulate numbers. Even simple mathematical equations can elude those with Dyscalculia, and when mathematics teachers are not patient and understanding, children can fall behind. It is estimated that between 5 and 8% of students struggle with Dyscalculia.

Learning challenges of Dyscalculia

Developmental Dyscalculia presents some serious challenges to children's learning in and out of the classroom. Performing even simple calculations can be slow and laborious. The ability to succeed in mathematics is largely contingent on the ability to memorise and apply formulae to numbers, and students with Dyscalculia can struggle to retain the processes that lead to success in maths, even after spending hours working on them.

As such, when they don't receive the proper support, they can become frustrated and exasperated. Their confidence can be affected and they can struggle to engage with their learning.

We’ve got the solution to helping your child with their schoolwork

A diagnosis of Dyscalculia does not preclude your child from success in their academic careers. But they are likely to need additional support to help them unlock their full potential. That's where we come in.

1300 Hometutor provide your child with access to experienced tutors who specialise in working with children with Dyscalculia. By working with your child in the home environment, they're likely to feel more relaxed and confident, and because tuition is on a 1-to-1 basis, the tutor can respond to the learning needs of the individual and not a whole classroom.

Our online tutoring sessions are flexible and designed to fit in with your family's busy schedule. They are designed to help demystify mathematics and arm your child with strategies to help them cope with their mathematical difficulties.

Teaching strategies employed for students with Dyscalculia include:

  • A patient approach that gives praise and acknowledgement
  • An approach to teaching that is attuned to their learning pace so that they never feel left behind
  • Improving sequential language as a gateway to better numeracy
  • Dyscalculia friendly materials and resources to help provide visual and palpable reference for the abstract concepts of maths

We can work with your child to overcome the frustration caused by Dyscalculia. Contact Us today and put your child on a path to success.

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