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Need a math tutor for my 6th Grade child

Original post made by Pre Algebra Help on Oct 13, 2010

My daughter needs a math tutor. She is in 6th grade and is currently in pre algebra class. Does anyone have a recommendation? I need someone who is patient because she is a bit slow in grasping the concept.

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Posted by Claire M., a resident of Foothill High School
on Oct 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm

We have 2 kids in Pleasanton schools, and they were struggling with science, math, and writing.. but we discovered a great local tutoring company called Pleasanton Tutoring. They are beyond awesome, I've used them for about 6 months for everything. Here's the website: www.pleasantontutoring.com Hope this helps!


Posted by Enjoythelife, a resident of Mission Park
on Oct 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Didn't realize they were so well-known. We use them too. Great results, we highly recommend. Our son had C's in both Geometry and Biology, and one month later they are B's. We hope it climbs to an A by the end of October. They seem really informed about the local school system and teachers.


Posted by Pre Algebra Help, a resident of Mohr Park
on Oct 14, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Thank you Claire and Enjoythelife for your comment. I will look into Pleasantontutoring today.


Posted by momof2, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 8:38 am

It is a pity that with our "great schools and great teachers" that so many families need to pay for extra tutoring. Maybe it is the tutors and not the school syatem that are keeping Pleasanton's API score high. Just a thought.....


Posted by Patriot, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 9:14 am

To "momof2",

Haven't paid for any extra tutoring for my two children, and they're both near or at the top of their classes in grades and test scores. In more challenging school districts like Pleasanton, some children are going to need more tutoring to keep up. Just reality.


Posted by To momof2, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 9:17 am

Not everyone in this town can afford tutoring. My children have hit proficient or advanced on all of their STAR tests in middle school and I can assure you, it is a combination of the teachers, students, and parents who caused those results.

Your post is so silly. Do you really think that our test scores are related to tutors?


Posted by Debi, a resident of Verona
on Oct 15, 2010 at 9:18 am

The Golden Apple Learning Store has resources for parents looking to help their kids in school. They also have a list of private tutors available.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2010 at 9:43 am

6th grade math is not that hard, it is just basic pre-algebra if in sequence 1 or more advanced pre-algebra concepts in sequence 2. Just read the book and tutor your child. I helped my kids at night and during weekends, and they scored advanced for both Math and English (and made As in class)

Tutoring services may be nice, but if you can take care of it at home, why not?

I agree with the comments that successful students are a product of their own effort, teachers and parents.


Posted by Claudia Hess, a resident of Birdland
on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:39 am

We use Lori Drake for math in high school-I don't know if she does middle school or not. She is entirely prepared. She knows all the teachers, knows all the text books. She is very upbeat and an expert on hurricanes!
Math can be so frustrating and deflating. Good luck to you both!
Here's her info.
Lori Drake, Ph.D 925 556-1148


Posted by Carlos, a resident of Valley Trails
on Oct 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Would you and/or your daughter be interested in a teenage girl helping out instead of a professional tutor? My daughter is a sophomore at Foothill and perhaps can be of assistance.

If interested, you can call me @ 925-209-5212.

Good luck to you either way ... and best to your daughter. She'll get it down eventually.


Posted by Toni, teacher and parent, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 15, 2010 at 5:49 pm

My daughter is a Jr. at AVHS and has helped many middle school students with their subjects. Call me@925-461-9263. Good luck to you and your child. It is difficult to keep up in a high performing school district, but not impossible.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Oct 15, 2010 at 7:19 pm

It's always good to read that a parent wants to help one of their children!

Some kids need the additional help. If you can find the help, go for it! You won't be sorry.

Lots of folks like to toot their own horns. who cares?


Posted by Wow, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I apologize for my earlier post about my students doing well on tests, despite that my family cannot afford tutors. I wasn't bragging, I was more defending the teachers, parents, and students of this district that momof2 chose to ignore by crediting the tutors.

l apologize. Good for you for being proactive for your children. We could not afford it, but so far we've been lucky. That could all change as we enter high school, but we will deal with that if it comes our way.


Posted by momof2, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 18, 2010 at 8:55 am

I was just commenting on the fact that so many PUSD students seek out tutoring. Ask around, it is not only the struggling students. If you get the chance go see "The Race To Nowhere"


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