Meet Our Multisensory Math Coaches
ADRIANNE is the owner of MFM and a certified teacher with over a decade of experience tutoring middle and high school students in math. She received training from ASDEC.org in Multisensory Math 1 & 2.
She has seen up close how using multisensory math techniques with her students leads to more confidence, higher grades, but also a rooted understanding of how math works.
Adrianne’s goal is to bring multisensory math to as many struggle students as possible.
KARA is a professional level Educational Therapist with a Masters in Education and a Credential in Educational Therapy from Holy Names University after graduating from the University of San Francisco with a BS in physics and math.
She also has worked in three different scientific labs in the areas of cancer research, proteomics, and biophysics.
She started tutoring in 2007 to empower high school girls to love math. Kara’s goal is to teach all learners math using Making Math Real methods.
AMY is a certified teacher with a Masters in Education and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington, Tacoma. She taught fifth-grade math and science for a decade before becoming a tutor. Amy has an interest in working with students with auditory processing disorders and ADD.
Currently, Amy is receiving training from ASDEC.org in Math 1 and 2.
Amy’s goal is to empower students to advocate for themselves, strengthen their growth mindset, and work through productive struggle.
Who is Multisensory Math for?
Math Resistant Child
If math has become a battle or homework is taking longer than 30 minutes, it's time to bring in one of our coaches to teach your child how they best learn. Many of our students report feeling tremendous relief in the first 10 minutes!
These years are the best to tackle math deficits. Waiting until high school only deepens the problem and slows down progress. Our middle school students experience rapid results and increased confidence!
"Lazy" or "Unmotivated"
Are you hearing from the school your child is bright and smart, but lazy and unmotivated? We know that's just NOT true! They haven't been exposed to how their brain learns best which is through multisensory math.
Out of the Box Thinker!
Does your child have a knack for seeing the big picture? Do they seem to problem solve best when they are doing something? Are they excellent at building with their hands? Multisensory math is a great fit.
IEP, 504s, RTIs
Does your child have a current intervention plan at the school to help with various learning needs? Multisensory Math can be the anchor to all learning at school as they continue up each grade.
We help student's with differently wired braines! Such as 2E (twice exceptional), ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, processing disorders, sensory issues, and autism spectrum disorder.
How much does it COST? View our packages!
As a parent myself, I get annoyed when websites hide pricing on their website. I refuse to do that with you!
Kara and I are trained in multisensory math techniques which are very different from what mainstream tutoring centers use. We don't believe in doing drill n' kill math but instead work within a framework called CRA.
C: Concrete (think of touching things with your hands/real-world math)
R: Representational (think of drawing pictures)
A: Abstract (think of using just numbers)
We work rapidly through these levels with students as they understand at a concrete level what we are doing. This method is used with all levels of math, not just elementary students.
Solo Coaching - $110 per hour
- $1,000 for 10 hours of math coaching ($100 savings)
- $1,000 for 20 half-hours of math coaching ($100 savings)
- $530 for 5 hours of math coaching ($30 savings)
- $530 for 20 half-hours of math coaching ($30 savings)
We'll help you identify if your child is a good fit for multisensory math coaching.
Group Coaching - Price Varies
Our small group coaching is a very popular choice. We focus on specific topics and do an intensive four-week class using a blended approach of videos + group coaching once a week.
DIY Coaching - Price Varies
We use multisensory math techniques in the videos we create to support our students in small groups and solo coaching. One of the big benefits of having videos at your disposal is that your child can watch them again and again until they understand.
Families also use them as a quick reference to jog their memories of how to use certain methods.
How does multisensory math work with online tutoring?
I LOVE this question. Often we'll choose objects that a student has readily available at home to use such as cereal or M & M's. But we also send some students a package of items to use during class. Most of our group classes have a box of materials and a workbook that is mailed to their home.
During the session, most students know how to adjust their camera so that the coach can see the items they are touching during the session. The students can also see the math coaches materials through their screen.
While touch is a big part of multisensory math, it also involves language and speed of which we speak. You'll notice that we speak at a slower rate and there often is quiet as we wait for our students to process the information they are learning.
See our multisensory approaches in action with this video:
We can't afford tutoring at this price point. What options do we have?
We recognize that this doesn't fit within all family budgets. Our desire is to help students regardless of ability to pay. We do have some scholarships available.
Curious if multisensory math is the right fit for your child? Let's chat.
About Math for Middles
MFM is a great choice for families fed up with traditional tutoring not meeting their child's needs.
It's time for a different approach.
Our coaches have training in multisensory math techniques and special training that allows us to work confidently with middle school math student's that have diagnosed and undiagnosed learning differences.
We have worked with students that struggle with executive functioning, ADD, dyslexia, poor working memory problems, and autism.