We want you to learn and understand that learning can be tough! At Yup, our mission is to empower every student to learn, but how can we tell that learning occurred in a session? Through our set of learning standards known as UPSCR, we look for evidence that you understand concepts that you may not have before, create a plan to solve similar problems, use this plan to solve similar problems independently, check that your answers are correct or reasonable, and reflect on the most important thing you learned and transfer that knowledge to a different problem.
Our tutors are trained to teach according to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM’s) Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices. The questions that tutors ask in session help you reach these goals by extracting visible student thinking. When making thinking visible and answering these questions, you are helping our tutors figure out where you are in each of these areas so that they can best assist you and build on what you already know.