Math Specialized Study



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Math Specialized Study – Ind. Study

Are you concerned about the learning drop over summer when your student loses some skills due to lack of practice? Do you want to make sure he or she is prepared for the next level in the fall? Do you wish your STEM-gifted student could be challenged in a different way, one that perhaps does not occur in a regular class?

This Math Specialized Study will allow for parent and student consultation with the teacher to design a course of study based specifically on the student’s needs and interests. During the summer weeks, the student (and parent) will have six one-hour meetings with the teacher so that the student can ask questions about the work that has been assigned. Also, adjustment to topics covered can be accommodated if required. The student will be expected to complete homework and exams, although the amount of homework and number of exams will vary according to the needs of the student. This study does not replace a full year course. Instead, this study is geared to the student and parent who would like to ensure that the student is well-prepared for upcoming studies in math. For some, this will include reviewing math learned during the previous year to gain solid proficency in specific topics that may have been difficult for the student.  For others, the main goal for taking part in an independent study in math will be to ensure that the student keeps the skills and knowledge learned during the previous year fresh and current. Finally, some will take part in independent studies to have the opportunity to work on more challenging problems than those presented during the school year.


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Judy Frank is passionate about mathematics. Judy has a Bachelor of Science in Theoretical Mathematics and Actuarial Science from the University of Calgary. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master’s Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, both from Carleton University, and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Alberta. Judy is currently working part-time towards a Master’s of Education in Teaching and Learning.

Judy has 20 years of experience teaching a variety of levels of students including privately tutoring students in all levels in topics of mathematics from pre-algebra to calculus. During her extensive experience helping students learn math, Judy has learned that math is something that everyone can learn.

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