If you find that your child is still really struggling after a number of efforts at home, there is one final thing you can do. The option of hiring a personal tutor is becoming more popular throughout the States. Personal tutors can help your child get to grips with things they never used to understand and provide a more personal form of education. The personal tutor will become more of a friend to your child, than a teacher, meaning the teaching style will be vastly different to that of their school. It's one of the best ways of helping a struggling child.

Teaching the subject to an older child may be a bit more difficult. There are many math problems out there that can be used to bring it down to their level. Using this subject in an everyday situation is a one idea. For example, tell a story that involves that child. If he goes to the store and buys a gallon of milk with a five dollar bill and the milk is only three dollars, how much money will he have left? Using word problems will help the child understand it more.

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