Helping Students Make Sense of Math and Build Their Confidence
Working one-on-one with students, I emphasize building understanding over memorizing. Students make sense of the math by working with concrete models first and then moving to more abstract models as their understanding grows. Their confidence also grows as they realize that math does make sense and they build their perseverance in solving problems.
- “Our daughter related to the hands-on, conceptual nature of Alison’s curriculum. She had access to the concepts through various visual models. These representations were so powerful for her that she did not see a difference between learning the concepts and becoming proficient in the basics.” --2nd grade parent
- “I appreciate how calm, patient, and encouraging Alison is.” --participant in adult workshop
- “The way Alison taught laid a superb foundation for comfort, confidence, proficiency, and enjoyment.” --2nd grade parent
- “Thank you for teaching me to be better at math. You’re as awesome as 42 squared.” --4th grade student