How we guide your student
Your student may or may not see an obvious role for math in their future, depending on whether they want to become an author, an engineer, or anything else in between. Either way, you know that problem-solving is one skill that will serve them well in any future endeavor—to break down the questions in front of them and apply proven principles to find solutions that work—and you know math can help them hone that skill. You also know that teaching your student math on your own is much easier said than done. Our High School Math Program has you both covered.
Students in live math courses meet four times per week with a highly-trained math mentor. Two of these classes are discussions where students learn the history, meaning, and real-life application of math concepts and the remaining two are for hands-on problem-solving. Students also have access to drop-in sessions with live math tutors every week. In addition to practice in Khan Academy, live courses include classical math readings and “Writing About Math” assignments that add context and relevance to each topic. Students who understand math easily and want to accelerate their learning can choose to enroll in self-paced math courses*, where they exclusively work in Khan Academy and have access to tutors for help with challenging concepts.
By completing these courses, students gain a practical sense of how the language of math applies to their everyday lives and prepare for success on the ACT and SAT. Most importantly, they train their brains to think clearly and logically about the challenges they encounter in math and life.