We offer math tutoring to grades K-12 in Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver. Our Vancouver math tutors work with K-12 students to solidify their foundation and understanding of math concepts.
Elementary school math
We use a test-based approach in tutoring math to elementary school students. Our approach helps our young learners achieve new heights in their math skills and allows them to excel in inquiry based learning. Our Vancouver math tutors create a fun, safe and supportive learning space and help students gain confidence in problem solving. We use JUMP Math and Singapore Math methods, depending on the student’s needs and skills. All tutoring classes take place in your home, at a time convenient for your family.
High school math
Our test-based high school math tutorials ensure that our students gain a complete understanding of the math concepts. Our math tutors ensure that students are able to manipulate numbers to approach questions logically. Many post-secondary majors require at least a first-year math credit. Therefore, a strong foundation in math has a substantial impact on children’s future education and learning.
Mehrnaz Bassiri is the founder and director of BASIRI Tutoring. Mehrnaz is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, Addicted2Success, and the DailyZen. Along with her team of tutors Mehrnaz works to help Vancouver students gain confidence, build key skills, and realize their academic potential. She has a Master’s of Science from UBC and Click here to listen to her speak about Canadian education
Below are the math tutoring services we offer in Vancouver.
Grade 1 Math Tutoring
In grade 1, students are introduced to the number sequence, simple addition and subtraction and shapes and measurements. Teachers use various methods of teaching, one of which is making use of physics objects, such as number cubes, pattern blocks and color rods to teach the lessons.
At BASIRI Tutoring, we use JUMP Math or Singapore Math and teach our grade 1 students the basics in numbers and measurements. Our Vancouver math tutors instill an appreciation for math in our students that gives them a strong start in their education. A strong foundation of basic math skills early on ensures success in higher grades.
Grade 2 Math Tutoring
In grade 2 math, students explore more complex concepts, such as skip counting and adding and subtracting two-digit numbers. Some students are also introduced to multiplication and division. In second grade, students begin to become more aware of themselves and their surroundings and, thus, care more about how others see them. This may manifest as worrying, self-criticism and lack of confidence in their abilities.
At BASIRI Tutoring, our tutors work with grade 2 students to instill a love for learning and a healthy level of confidence in their academic abilities. Our tutors use an assessment-based approach to receive feedback on a student’s performance and progress. We use JUMP Math or Singapore Math workbooks to supplement the tutorials.
Grade 3 Math Tutoring
In grade 3, students may start to struggle with math, especially if they have not built a strong foundation in earlier years. Grade 3 math involves working with larger numbers, fractions, and decimals in some classes. Grade 3 math teachers also continue to build on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Some students are asked to perform math mentally instead of using visual or physical aides.
When the concept of “competition” and comparison to other students becomes more prominent, parents should pay close attention to observe any changes in their child’s attitude about school. Seeking help as soon as problems arise allows for quicker remediation, ensuring that children do not internalize anxiety. At BASIRI Tutoring, our math tutors help grade 3 students build a strong foundation in math to support their learning. Depending on the students’ current skills, we use JUMP Math or Singapore Math workbooks to supplement their tutorials.
Grade 4 Math Tutoring
Fourth graders work with large whole numbers to perform operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Teaching higher-level material requires that students also have a strong knowledge of fractions and decimals. If the student has been struggling with these concepts, they may exhibit apathy, anxiety or resistance to learning math.
Our grade 4 math tutors help students solidify their math skills through a test-based approach. Testing allows our grade 4 students to apply their knowledge and learning in problem solving, and, in the process, become comfortable with showcasing their knowledge. We foster a safe and supportive environment for students to learn from their mistakes, which is a vital part of the learning process. We use JUMP Math or Singapore Math workbooks to supplement the tutorials.
Grade 5 Math Tutoring
Fifth grade math becomes more challenging as students manipulate complex numbers to perform math operations. The concept of percentages is introduced, and they learn to multiply and divide fractions.
At BASIRI Tutoring, our Vancouver math tutors create an enjoyable and safe environment for students to learn math and advance their numeracy skills. Our test-based approach allows students to apply the information they have learned and commit these skills to their long-term memory. Depending on the students’ current skills and learning styles we use JUMP Math or Singapore Math methods to supplement the tutorials.
Grade 6 Math Tutoring
Since math is a cumulative subject, it is important to gain a strong foundation in their early years in order to attain success in math 6. Students who have learning gaps may find math to be a source of stress and anxiety.
It is important to seek tutorials as soon as students show signs of struggle. At BASIRI Tutoring, our tutors backtrack with struggling math students to uncover their learning gaps and determine what important skills were missed. Re-teaching the missed skills allows students to successfully advance in their grade.
Grade 7 Math Tutoring
Grade 7 is the last year before students make their transition to high school. To ensure a smooth transition, BASIRI tutors help students achieve a solid foundation of elementary math concepts. Our students have the confidence and the skills to successfully meet or surpass the higher expectations and demands of high school.
Grade 8 Math Tutoring
The transition from middle to high school can be tricky for students. Not only must they navigate a new school, meet new teachers and make new friends, they also face higher academic expectations from teachers and increased competition among classmates.
At BASIRI Tutoring, our Vancouver math tutors use test-based techniques to ensure a successful academic career for students. We instill in them a love for learning while teaching them the skills they need in order to overcome the challenges of higher grades.
Grade 9 Math Tutoring
Grade 9 math builds on the foundation students achieved in previous math courses and introduces more complex concepts. Whether the student is achieving or struggling, BASIRI tutors meet them at their level and further advance their skills.
BASIRI math tutors use test-based techniques to ensure a successful academic career for students. We instill in them a love for learning and teach students the skills they need to overcome the challenges of higher grades.
Grade 10-12 Math Tutoring
Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 will diverge in their math education based on their future academic plans.
Students planning to enter the trades or the workforce upon graduation receive mathematical instructions related to their career path. Subjects might include algebra, geometry, measurements, numbers, statistics and probability.
Another pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical instructions identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. Math topics for this path include financial mathematics, geometry, measurements, numbers, logical reasoning, relations and functions, statistics and probability.
The final pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include algebra and numbers, measurements, relations and functions, trigonometry, permutations, combinations and binomial theorem.
At BASIRI Tutoring, we support students through all the pathways described above. Regardless of their aspirations, we work with them and their families to ensure a successful transition from high school.