Math Tutoring, Grades 6-10

by George Gadanidis, PhD – Western University – Email: ggadanid@uwo.ca

A research project that provides free online tutoring for students in grades 6-10, using Western University’s Zoom account.

ABOUT THE TUTORING SESSIONS

Tutoring sessions are scheduled only when the student needs help, usually at 4 or 5 pm on weekdays and 9-2 on Saturdays, through an email sent by the parent to George Gadanidis at ggadanid@uwo.ca

Parents are welcome to observe and participate in the sessions.

I can accommodate about 10 students.

ABOUT THE RESEARCH

I start by asking students what topics they may need help with. I then offer tutoring and enrichment (during 50-minute sessions via Western’s Zoom account) based on the curriculum students are learning (“content”), adding conceptual connections to more sophisticated mathematics (“context”). Where appropriate, I incorporate computer programming activities, to dynamically model and bring mathematics concepts and relationships to life.

Data is collected using notes I make in the online tutoring sessions, annotated with photo images of student work (we do not photograph students). In the sessions, I may ask such questions as: What are you working on? What have you learned? How do you know this is correct? Do you have any questions? Did anything surprise you? In what way? What else would you like to know?

Zoom sessions are not recorded.

See the Letter of Information for more details.

STUDENT ASSENT FORM

Online Assent Form:

Letter of Information:

PARENT CONSENT FORM

Online Consent Form:

Letter of Information:

ABOUT THE TUTORING SESSIONS

Tutoring sessions are scheduled only when the student needs help, usually at 4 or 5 pm on weekdays and 9-2 on Saturdays, through an email sent by the parent to George Gadanidis at ggadanid@uwo.ca

Parents are welcome to observe and participate in the sessions.

I can accommodate about 10 students.

ABOUT THE RESEARCH

I start by asking students what topics they may need help with. I then offer tutoring and enrichment (during 50-minute sessions via Western’s Zoom account) based on the curriculum students are learning (“content”), adding conceptual connections to more sophisticated mathematics (“context”). Where appropriate, I incorporate computer programming activities, to dynamically model and bring mathematics concepts and relationships to life.

Data is collected using notes I make in the online tutoring sessions, annotated with photo images of student work (we do not photograph students). In the sessions, I may ask such questions as: What are you working on? What have you learned? How do you know this is correct? Do you have any questions? Did anything surprise you? In what way? What else would you like to know?

Zoom sessions are not recorded.

See the Letter of Information for more details.