Growing Scholars offers tutoring programs in math that focus on Elementary Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry. In each program a variety of teaching techniques and manipulatives are used to introduce concepts. Our math programs are structured around scaffold and paced lessons based on the child’s diagnostic assessment. Each of our programs provides students with the skills needed to be successful in math.

**Elementary Math**

Elementary Math is designed to help students understand and master basic mathematics. A scaffold approach will be taken to teach students step-by-step explanations for solving problems. Our tutors will provide a wealth of activities for students to build fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Our math program will also teach students the skills needed for problem solving and critical thinking. Elementary Math also teaches number operations, fractions, decimals, percentages, measurement, estimating, ratios, probability and statistics, graphing and other elementary concepts. Our Elementary Math program takes a comprehensive approach in preparing students with confidence for an advanced math class.

**Pre-Algebra**

Pre-Algebra is designed to help students relieve the fear of algebra. Once a student has mastered our Elementary Math program they are well equipped for pre-algebra. This tutorial is an introduction to pre-algebra and students will be prepared for Algebra. Tutors will teach the following topics:

- number line, inequalities, opposites, absolute value, addition of signed numbers
- operations of signed numbers and introduction to variables
- introduction to exponents, order of operations, simplifying numeric expressions
- combining like terms, simplifying and evaluating algebraic expressions, evaluating and applying algebraic formulas
- introduction to equations, solving and applying linear equations and formulas, properties of exponents

**Algebra
**Algebra is designed to help students achieve higher grades and prepare them for further work in Geometry. Our tutors will emphasize the development of skills and teach the following topics:

- techniques and applications that deal with algebra, number relations, linear equations
- formulas, polynomials, graphing, systems of equations, factoring
- quadratic and exponential equations

**Geometry
**Geometry is designed to help students achieve higher grades and prepare them for further work in Advanced Algebra. Our tutors will emphasize the development of skills and teach the following topics with sets of points and related properties:

- introductory concepts, points and lines, analytic geometry; the coordinate plane, distance, midpoints, slope, equations of lines
- deduction and formal proofs; polygons; introduction of triangles; angles of a triangle, area of triangle
- right triangles-Pythagorean theorem; congruent triangles; similar triangles
- quadrilaterals: trapezoids, parallelograms, rectangles, rhombuses, squares, perimeters and areas, additional theorems
- circles; lines associated with circles; radius, diameter, chord, tangent, secant; the equation of a circle; angles associated with a circle; area and circumference