# method

Tutoring at MathMind consists of three components: the tutoring itself, homework support and coaching.

*More than a solution!*

**Tutoring**

During the tutoring, the focus is mainly on the thinking process; understanding the theory, learning to apply it and analyzing the assignments. read more

**Homework support**

Practicing, or making exercises, is an unmistakable part of the learning and growth process. That does not mean making all the sums 'blindly'. That is why we pay attention (certainly at the beginning of the tutoring process) to how you can best practice. read more

**Coaching**

Many pupils and students who take tutoring at MathMind have a motivation problem with the tutoring subject. read more

## Tutoring

**Rest by thinking: our two-track policy**

In general, help or tutoring for mathematics, physics and statistics is unfortunately still too much about the sum – the means – and too little about the concept – the goal. There is little point in tutoring if it is only about helping with assignments. In fact, this often even backfires. You learn to solve problems because you 'remember' them instead of by applying rules or logic.

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**Theory as a starting point**

The real understanding of the theory is therefore indispensable, as is being able to apply the rules. That is why the theory - the basis - is the starting point of the tutoring. The theory also functions as a coat rack, structure and support. In addition to being able to do the assignment, this handhold helps you to 'tame' your thoughts and feelings if they threaten to run away with you during a test or exam.

Back to the theory: if necessary, we will explain this step by step. We will continue with this until you fully understand. After the explanation of the theory come the exercises, which involve being able to establish a relationship between theory and exercises. By repeating this regularly, you will eventually learn to do it yourself. You will notice that this is extremely useful when doing your exam or test, because you then know how to link the theory to signal words from the questions/problems.

**Choosing a strategy based on rules**

Once the theory is sufficiently understood, we will discuss the strategy for solving the problems. How do I get from a, writing down the problem, to z, the answer. That starts with the text in the question or assignment. Which 'ingredients' are given in the statement? Then you look at the form in which you have to give the answer. Finally, you determine the 'way', possibly in combination with the rules. This is also something that you learn and practice during tutoring. The steps above are helpful when creating a problem and are often worth points in an exam or test (if you write them down). Moreover, through this method you train your analytical thinking. A spin-off effect of this method is that you learn to say more specifically where you get stuck.

This didactic approach – how to apply formulas where and why, which rules to use why – forms the basis of tutoring at MathMind.

**Graphing Calculator: Check and Intermediate Answer**

Finally, the role of the graphing calculator (gr). Because the gr is only allowed during the central written exam of mathematics A, B and C, and not for physics, this section only applies if you are going to take tutoring for mathematics. The gr isn't just for calculating answers. During our tutoring you will be taught to check each answer using your gr. This checking of the outcome gives peace of mind. We also show you that many intermediate steps can also be solved with the calculator. So if you do not come out of a calculation or if you get stuck halfway, you do that part with your gr. At least you can then continue and still collect points on your test.

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Would you like to experience how it feels to take tutoring for math, stats or physics at MathMind? Then try a free trial lesson. For questions, please contact Sjuup Rekko.

## Homework support

We also discuss during tutoring how you can get started yourself, with making your assignments and studying the material. The tips and directions you receive are universal and can therefore be used for all your subjects.

For example: when doing your homework or assignments, you do NOT do all the sums. You randomly select a number of problems from the recommended sums. If that goes well right away, you can close that part of the fabric and move on. If you don't get any further, don't look in the answer booklet but try to put into words why you can't go on or what you don't understand. You then have a starting point that your teacher, friends or parents may be able to help you with. "I don't get it" is obviously not specific enough. If no one can help you, you can come back to it during your next tutoring session.

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## Coach

The teacher you receive tutoring from is also a bit like your coach who tries to stimulate you at the right moments to take that extra step, so that you can grow. A coach can also provide peace of mind, structure and overview. The most important task of a coach is that he guides you in the process of becoming independent as quickly as possible. Then you can continue on your own two feet, without tutoring!

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