What Makes One Child a ‘Smarty’ and Another a Perpetual ‘Struggler’?

Monday, November 5, 2012
If your child is having problem coping with math at school, you are not alone! You just have to visit educational forums and blogs and you will be amazed at how parents are desperately trying to find answers.

Parents, with children as old as 18, seek help and guidance. Many are usually verbally bashed and labeled ‘incapable’ and ‘abnormal’ and accused of being unworthy of raising children.

How many parents out there are going through this same experience every-day?

There are millions of untold stories that would make one shudder at the thought of what the future holds for many young adults.

I have seen parents with children unable to cope with math at school. To see their frustration and utter helplessness disturbed me to the extent that I wished I could do something to help them.

I was convinced that regardless of how badly a child performs at school, she can still catch up and do better if she were taught in the right and effective way.

It’s pretty hard for a child to grasp everything that is taught in class.

By the time she gets home she can hardly remember much of what was taught in class. How can this child be expected to do her homework without stress?
She would definitely need help and parents sometimes can’t help as methodologies have changed so fast since they left school.

However, they try to help with whatever they can remember, but is it fair to the child? If this problem is left unattended it can escalate and get a child to lag far behind in her studies.

So how can those children be helped to do better? And how can a student already struggling make any progress? It's a question that has had many fruitless answers.

Teachers try their best but it's a very time consuming and slow process especially if those students have lagged behind a few years due to social or domestic reasons.

They would definitely be able to make some progress but not at the same rate as students in similar situation who have access to more effective methods of learning that can accelerate learning considerably.

If the pressure of learning is eased, students tend to relax and learn better. Unfortunately this cannot be controlled in a classroom environment where peer and performance pressure, added to personal and social dilemmas, can be too much for a student to bear.

It has been a few years since a group of teachers have been researching and experimenting on a method of teaching. They came up with an effective way that allows struggling students to learn and achieve in a relatively short period of time.

Their system is simple enough to motivate slow and struggling students learn math and progress quicker. All they have to do is to go straight to the solution and learn how a question is to be answered.
This layback and tolerant method of learning encourages otherwise unwilling students to look forward to finish their homework and satisfactorily progress in their learning odyssey.