Student Progress Evaluations
To ensure that the student is progressing in his or her study of math, Math Compassion offers Student Progress Evaluations. These consist of Aaron meeting with a parent (for students K-12) or the student (for college students) for about half an hour to discuss the student's overall progress in the following three categories: understanding, comfort/confidence, and enjoyment. This is very important for several reasons...First, if the student is not improving in any one of these three categories, something is missing; my results with student after student is improvement in all of these categories. Secondly, it is important to maintain the integrity of the relationship between tutor and student, as well as the connection between tutor and parent. I am with students for a relatively small amount of time - it is up to the student to practice, and it is equally important that parents make sure their child is doing what she is supposed to be doing when at home. Together, tutor and parent work to guide the student.
The first Student Progress Evaluation occurs on the 4th week, and after that subsequent evaluations occur every 8 weeks. This ensures that the student moves along at a pace that is both challenging and comfortable.
Student Progress Evaluations are mandatory for kids K-12 and optional for college students. Experience has shown that, while college students usually possess the academic zeal necessary to bring about their own success in math, kids K-12 (even seniors) often need some support. These meetings are meant to create a support structure for students to do their very best.
The cost for Student Progress Evaluations follows the usual hourly rate.