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Tutor for Children with Dyscalculia

We provide one-on-one private tutoring for children with Dyscalculia in Ballarat, Victoria.   Dyscalculia is often called maths Dyslexia. It causes extreme difficulty learning or comprehending mathematics/arithmetic. Wth the right support, students with Dyscalculia can learn and master mathematical concepts.

Our learning difficulties tutor is a fully qualified teacher who has had extra training in teaching for ‘neurodiversity’ and various types of learning difficulties. She has worked for many years with students who have learning difficulties and disabilities including dyscalculia, dyslexia, ADHD, Aspergers, speech/language delay and Irlen Syndrome.  

Dyscalculia Help

Children with dyscalculia are often as intelligent as their peers but they struggle to master maths concepts.

Dyscalculia is common with an estimated 5-8% of students having this specific learning disability.  However, dyscalculia is not as well known or understood.

Often, dyscalculia is not identified in students because maths is considered a difficult subject. As a result, they do not receive the specialised support required.

For teaching children with Dyscalculia, we recommend that learning programs are:

  • Structured
  • Multisensory – using sight, hearing, touch, and movement to help kids understand math and math concepts.
  • Focused on verbal reasoning – students “talk through” math problems and concepts. Using written and spoken words can help kids understand the basic logic behind math.
  • Individualised and delivered in a face-to-face mode, not online.

In addition, goals should be set for the student and regular progress updates should be provided to the parents.

The Recommended Amount of Tutoring

There is no real time frame for when tutoring should start or how long children will need it. It is ideal to source tutoring as soon as your child is identified as having dyscalculia. At first, intensive instruction is the best way for kids to learn basic math concepts. That gives them the best chance at catching up with their peers.

New concepts are constantly introduced in maths. So if your child struggles to keep up as new concepts are introduced, ongoing tutoring may help. It may be possible to scale back the frequency of tutoring sessions.

For private one-on-one tutoring in Ballarat that is face-to-face contact us NOW.