Instruction Type: Private or Pods. Online.
Recommended for: Students entering grades 3-6.
In mathematics, the value of each digit in a number is referred to as place value. Depending on its position, each digit has a different value in the number. A number can have two or more similar digits but each will have different values (whether hundreds, tens, and ones).
When a number is represented in its general form, each digit’s position is expanded. These positions begin with a unit or ones position. From right to left, the order of place value of digits in a number is ones/units, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousand, a hundred thousand, and so on.
In this course, we will be teaching place value to students through interactive games and activities. The instructor will use number lines and place value boxes to explore the meaning of the place value. We will encourage students to construct ideas about the relationships numbers have with each other, thereby improving their understanding of place value. Content is customizable depending on the grade level of the pods and students. Our math place value tutoring content will include comparing numbers, rounding, and decimals.
Tatiana is a certified teacher with over 7 years of experience in NYC schools. She graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame and is a Teach for America alumna. During her time as a TFA corps member, she completed a Masters in Teaching from the Relay Graduate School of Education and holds a Professional Certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6).
Tatiana specializes in inquiry-based learning and constructivist teaching methods. She implements Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Tactile (VAKT) strategies in her lesson plans. She uses a Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) approach to teaching math that is rigorous and individualized to each student. Tatiana will incorporate various multi-sensory techniques, including the use of manipulatives, to develop conceptual understanding. She firmly believes that successful math instruction happens when teachers build on students’ innate number sense and curiosity, making math fun and accessible to all learners.
She currently works as an educational consultant for an ed-tech company specializing in virtual assessment and instruction. She coaches teachers and leaders on using data to drive instruction and best practices for effective differentiation, both in school and remotely. Prior to this, she taught 3rd-5th grade on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, then in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Tatiana has extensive experience with test prep material and is deeply familiar with New York State Standards, having had 100% of her students pass the NY State Math Test for four consecutive years, exceeding the statewide average by over 60%.
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