Cignition's taken a different approach to tutoring. We only work with the most experienced certified math teachers trained in a wide range of instructional approaches and skilled at reaching every child. Furthermore, we incorporate neuroscientific learning principles, machine learning, and a unique approach that takes the time to understand each child's needs and strengths. We diagnose their learning level, discover their gaps in understanding, and help them achieve confidence in their own abilities, all in a collaborative, fun learning environment.
No other service comes close to so deeply understanding and aligning to your child's unique needs.
Our tutors will review your child's diagnostic data and current curriculum needs (textbook, pacing guide, homework, tests, etc.) and then create a custom learning plan that sets goals that are challenging yet realistic, guiding their instruction every step of the way. As your child makes progress, the learning plan is regularly revisited and modified to reflect changes to your child's learning needs, all of which will be communicated to you and your child.
Personalized learning plan to guide your child to success in math.
Cignition tutors perform weekly sessions with your child, sharing plan goals and progress so your child is actively involved in their learning success. The learning continues beyond their live sessions, through guided game-based activities, all aligned with their unique learning goals.
Research across thousands of tutoring sessions has shown Cignition tutoring to be effective in both improving math scores as well as attitudes towards learning math. Furthermore, independent studies show Cignition’s supporting activities and games increase average scores by 30%.
Personalized, engaging, research-backed tutoring guaranteed to aid your child in succeeding in math.
Effectiveness starts with the quality of the tutors providing instruction. Our tutors are proven, certified current/former teachers with extensive experience teaching math. They are committed to teaching math with a focus on deep conceptual understanding, rather than procedures and shortcuts.
Our tutors go through a rigorous interview process to ensure only the best, most qualified candidates are hired to be part of our team. All candidates are pre-screened and evaluated based on their teaching experience and responses to questions about their pedagogical practices. Each candidate must perform mock tutoring sessions where they are evaluated on four criteria: teaching for conceptual understanding, repertoire of visual models, responsiveness to student misconceptions and questions, and rapport with students.
Our tutors receive ongoing professional development and training. We conduct frequent skill development sessions where our most experienced tutors, many of whom are math coaches, share best-practices and suggestions for improving tutoring sessions. We also have a forum where our tutors can share ideas and best practices.
Cignition tutors are experts in 3rd through 9th grade math topics and concepts.
Based on their experience working with your child’s grade level and curriculum, a tutor will be matched to your child’s unique needs, working with them to cover the breadth and depth of appropriate math topics. Importantly, our tutors are also experts in identifying and remediating gaps in prior year's learning, and can also determine when a child is ready for more accelerated learning.
Child struggling with math? Need homework help? Needing more motivation and guidance? Want a tutor that will challenge your gifted and talented child? Cignition has math tutors and plans that can address every child's needs.
Plans start at $30 a session, including:
If you'd like to start tutoring right away, simply fill out our brief form and pick a day/time that works with your child's schedule. Your first tutoring session, with a post-session evaluation from the tutor, is completely free (no credit card required):
Once you and your child have experienced Cignition's tutoring, we'll provide you detailed feedback on the session and information on creating a monthly or longer-term tutoring plan.
Additional questions? Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
If purchasing a 3-month quarterly plan or longer, your child can exclusively work with the same tutor each session.
Session length depends on you and your child's needs. We offer 30, 60, and 90 minute sessions, once or twice per week. You can also choose if you want your child to be assigned practice work, delivered in our fun and engaging FogStone Isle virtual world learning environment.
All plans can be changed or cancelled at any time with quarterly to annual plan cancellations resulting in a prorated refund of your remaining months.
Tutoring sessions take place in a collaborative learning space where children are active learners. Our tutors are experts in creating personalized lesson plans that are focused on deep conceptual understanding.
Cignition has created FogStone Isle, an award-winning, highly engaging practice environment that's used by over 200,000 students in the classroom, helping them enjoy learning math while gaining deep conceptual understanding. Our tutors can assign 'Crafting Quest' practice in FogStone to guide your child's math practice at the topic and concept level they are working on during tutoring sessions. The combination of live expert tutoring and fun game-based practice keeps children motivated and engaged on their journey to "I get it!".
Every child on a quarterly or longer plan receives a detailed personalized learning plan, including goals and milestones to progress your child effectively along their learning journey. These plans are incredibly helpful in ensuring all gaps in learning are identified and resolved as well as meeting/exceeding their current learning needs.
“The sessions were really helpful. I was able to learn new strategies on how to solve a problem. If I didn’t understand the problem the tutor tried to show it in a different way and gave me the time to understand it.”
“My tutors were very helpful. When I got a problem wrong, they let me take the time I needed to redo it. They let me have time to think. I didn’t feel rushed to answer a problem.”
“I liked the way the tutor gave me different problems – not the same ones all the time. It is helpful for me to know how to solve different types of problems.”
"My tutor is a really nice person. I feel smarter than what I am right now because she really helped me a lot and I appreciate it a lot. Thanks, you’re wonderful."
"She was a great tutor teaching me stuff about fractions and helping me explain my thinking."
"My tutor has patience and she explains the problems in ways I can understand it when it is hard. She is a really good tutor."
"She keeps teaching me new things every day."
"My tutor was very helpful and explained it very well and clear. If I did not understand something she would go back to the question she had previously asked me and would explain it again."
"It's great that you can provide a custom plan for our son's needs. We were not able to find a local tutor of this quality able to tutor Monday and Friday evening."
"My son tutors weekly with Cignition for an hour. He struggled before but it's now become easier for him; more fun. Math isn't as complicated for him anymore."
"You are more than a teacher to my son. You have been a wonderful mentor! I feel grateful for having such a wonderful teacher. Thank you for everything!"
"The personalized plan looks great!"
"Our son mentioned that he is getting good support from [tutor] and that he is enjoying these sessions. Thanks very much for your help."
"Thanks very much for these feedback emails after every session. I find these very useful and wanted to mention how much I appreciate these notes."
"I like your detailed report and this helps to understand her progress and understanding."
"I listened in to the tutoring sessions today and [tutor] was very clear and explained things really well. Both of my children enjoyed working with her."