• Roots for Success

    Private Math Tutoring

  • Welcome to Roots for Success!

     

    COVID-19 has created a disruptive shift in education and, amid the pandemic, school looks a lot different. As teachers and school systems pivot to deliver instruction in new ways, busy parents are left wondering how they can best to support their child's learning at home. Weekly online tutoring sessions can provide students with continuity during these times of change. Students look forward to private tutoring sessions where they can see a friendly face and engage in fun math activities that are specifically tailored to them.

     

    I specialize in online math tutoring for students in Grades 3-6. I create a safe space and a fun atmosphere in which your child can master math concepts at their own pace. I work with students one-on-one or in small groups. Drawing on 35 years as an educator and instructional designer, I use an array of strategies to actively engage students in learning, deepen their understanding of core math concepts, help them develop confidence in problem solving, clarify misunderstandings, reinforce and sharpen math skills, and help them overcome math anxiety. The content of each tutoring session is designed to align with your child's school curriculum, easing any pressure you may feel at home to supplement their learning.

     

    • One-on-one tutoring sessions provide individualized instruction and support for your child. $60/45-minute session.
    • "Fun with a friend" sessions enable two friends or classmates to sign up for tutoring together. $50 per student/ 1-hour session.
    • Online pod tutoring is designed for small groups of 3-4 students and, like "fun with a friend" sessions, provide students with more opportunities for socialization while having fun with math. $40 per student/1-hour session. 

     

     

  • How It Works

    (It is easy to get started!)

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    Let's get to know each other! Contact me to set up a free online "meet & greet" session. "Meet & greet" sessions enable us to see each other face-to-face and design the perfect tutoring plan for your child. During this call I am happy to answer any questions you might have and tell you a little more about how I approach online tutoring for elementary students.

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    Book tutoring sessions for the days/times that work best for you. I recommend 2 sessions/week and ask that you schedule sessions out one month in advance. Continuity in sessions enables me to develop a relationship with your child and craft sessions that are specifically tailored to their needs. Pricing is as follows:

    Individual session: 45 minutes/$60

    2 students: 1 hour/$50 per student

    3-4 students: 1 hour/$40 per student

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    All tutoring sessions are conducted using Zoom. Once you have scheduled your sessions, you will receive a Zoom link via email. On the day and time of your scheduled session, simply click on that link and we will be connected. I provide all of the content your child will need for the session. If there is specific homework you want me to go over, you can send it to me the night before.

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    Stay in Touch

    Communication is the key to any great relationship. All tutoring sessions are individually designed to meet your child's needs. Because I do not use a prepackaged curriculum, I can be very flexible in adding a little more of this or a little less of that. I will reach out to you periodically to check in and I encourage to contact me with with any ideas, feedback, or questions you may have. This is a partnership and I want the best for your child.

  • Testimonials

    Here is what parents are saying ...

    Sherry is a fantastic tutor and we are lucky to have found her! She tutored our daughter throughout 5th grade, and she has returned for 6th grade tutoring. Our daughter went from struggling with her material and lacking confidence, to embracing its challenges and excelling in this subject area. The benefits to our daughter are evidenced by both her dramatically improved test scores and more importantly, her new found confidence! She now approaches math as a puzzle to be solved rather than a subject to shy away from. Our third grader has also started with Sherry this year. He looks forward to and loves his tutoring sessions. Sherry is an exceptional instructor. She pares her lessons with hands-on activities and real world applications that the kids love. Both the kids report that she makes math fun!

    We are so lucky to have found Sherry to tutor both of our children in math. Before going to Sherry our kids thought math was “too hard” and intimidated by it. Sherry has definitely changed their perspective on math and taught them that math can be fun by engaging them in math games, puzzles, activities, etc. Now they are both thriving and have a totally different outlook on math. I would highly recommend Sherry to anyone who is looking for a reliable, nurturing and knowledgeable math tutor. Thanks for boosting our kids confidence in math!

    We moved a couple times, which left some holes in our son's math skills. As a result, he felt he simply "wasn't good at math." Really, he just needed those holes filled in, and a better all around number sense. We were thrilled to find Sherry to help get him back on track. Not only is she amazingly well-qualified; she is kind and fun, which made going to tutoring no big deal. His skills and confidence improved to the point he qualified for gifted math! We couldn't be more grateful.

    Our son has become passionate about learning math with Ms. Sherry and looks forward to meeting with her each week. He has been able to gain confidence in understanding math, practical applications, and the positive rewards of grasping new concepts. Sherry is wonderful to work with as a teacher and professional​!

  • Contact

    Ready to get started? Have more questions? Please contact me.

  • Sherry Booth Freeman, Ph.D.

    Roots for Success grew out of my passion for actively engaging elementary students in learning mathematics. I enjoy working with students to deepen their understanding of math and to make it meaningful, relevant, and fun. With over 35 years of experience in the field of education - as a teacher, researcher, curriculum developer, and instructional designer - I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to each session. Each student is unique and comes to me with their own learning style. I find great joy in figuring out how content can be creatively developed and delivered to support their range of learning styles.