FREE Family Math Nights

All grade levels are suggested grade levels, but anyone is welcome to all of them. We can adjust to most skill levels during the session.

TUE 4/9 @6:00pm - Equation Excitement (good for grades 6-8)

Using cards, dice, and dry erase boards we will explore activities that promote thinking in algebra by creating and comparing mathematical expressions. This session taps into using all operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, etc.) and applies them to balancing equations.

WED 4/10 @4:00pm - 100s Chart Celebration (good for grades K-2)

Using cards, counters (beans, dry noodles, little toys, etc.), and other easy to find supplies, we will play games using the 100s chart as our game board. We will explore numbers that are one more or one less and ten more or ten less to help kids better understand the place value system, skip counting, and adding on to a number.

THU 4/11 @5:30pm - Place Value Party (good for grades 3-5)

Using cards, dice, change, cups, counters (beans, dry noodles, little toys, etc.), and free printables that can be found online, we will have fun learning games that help kids explore and practice their understanding of our place value system. We will focus on making and comparing "big" whole numbers and "small" decimal numbers values as well as reading and writing these numbers in standard, expanded, and word form.

Click here to fill out a Google Form to RSVP your spot in any or all of these sessions. If these sessions don't fit your schedule, and you still want to play, contact Teacher Tami by emailing or call 805-705-0687.

Math Camp Special - up to five students to a group

$100 for 5 Two-Hour Sessions per Week (Grades 3-8)

  • For students who need extra help in math or to provide extension for those who need more of a challenge
  • Fosters confidence so kids to no longer NEED tutoring, but be prepared they may WANT to come more
  • Provides skills/standards based, group tutoring, not individual homework help
  • Grows from foundational ideas to applying the skills in everyday mathematical thinking and problem solving
  • Practices mathematical thinking and problem solving through game play and hands-on activities
  • Builds from one day to the next and develops better retention when done daily instead of weekly

One-on-one tutoring sessions for grades 2-8 can also be available for $40/hour

or $35/hour when you schedule/pay for four sessions in advance.

Getting Started

Teaching for Access to Content Knowledge, TACK Tutoring, helps students build their confidence and proficiency in Common Core Math Standards. Taught in a group setting or one-on-one, this method allows students to grow and develop their foundation in mathematics, so they can start applying those skills in problem solving. With hands-on activities and fun games that reinforce concepts, our goal is for your child to still enjoy learning math long after they have mastered the fundamentals. For more information about all of our available math tutoring sessions, including our FREE Introductory Session, please contact us at Progressive Learning Academy today!

Feel free to email or text/call 805-705-0687 anytime with questions or to set up your FREE Introductory Session. I do not usually answer the phone when I am teaching, but I will get back to you as soon as possible if you leave a message and let me know the best time to contact you.


Permission to Come Aboard: This initial meeting helps me to get to know your students and how they think about math, as well as helps us decide which session will best benefit the student's needs and strengths. Please contact me to set up a one-on-one, hour-long session. This will be a FREE opportunity to see if we are a match for tutoring. After this initial meeting we will determine the best schedule for your student to attend the sessions that fit their needs best.


All sessions are based on the Common Core State State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics in grades 3-8. While we are not a homework help program, these sessions should help students be able to do their homework on their own.

Making Way Mindset: This is probably the most important lesson to help students switch from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset by understanding how we can learn from mistakes and use grit to get us through our struggles and frustrations to become lifelong mathematicians.

Number Sense Navigators: Students will generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers and decimals. This is the foundation that most students need to practice more to make higher math easier for them.

Mariner Math-Magicians (Number Sense Navigators prerequisite): We will use place value understanding and properties to perform multi-digit arithmetic with whole numbers and decimals to the hundredths place. Students will learn various ways of calculating arithmetic operations and be able to select which method would work best for each type of problem.

Integer Divers: Students will apply, practice, and extend previous understanding of numbers to the system of rational numbers and their opposites. (AKA: positives and negatives)

Fair Factors: Students will compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples. This session provides the foundation that will help students develop their fraction sense.

Fraction Factions (Fair Factors prerequisite): Students will apply and extend previous understanding of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.

FDP Sense Sailors: Students will practice their fraction sense by extending their understanding of equivalence and ordering of fractions, decimals, and percents and use them interchangeably.

Pattern Parley: Students will generate and analyze patterns, relationships, and functions to help build their algebra sense.

Coordinate Charters: Students will practice graphing points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

Algebra Explorers: Students will solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.

Linear Launch (Algebra Explorers prerequisite): Students will analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations to solve real-life problems.

More sessions will be available as students progress through the program...

Teacher Tami's Background

I remember how much I struggled in math as a kid and what it took for me to flourish when I finally found my growth mindset in college. I believe that there is some truth to the saying, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” My struggles in math have made me a better teacher. I am able to connect with my students’ academic anxieties and reduce that stress by making math more fun than worksheets and rote memorization. I’ve become enough of a mathematician to find games and activities that actually apply skills needed to learn math in a lasting, memorable way. I celebrate mistakes that help us learn and honor the disequilibrium (that period of confusion right before the Ah-Ha moment) that helps us overcome the struggle. Not only will I work with students to find their strengths to overcome their weaknesses in mathematics, I help them switch from a fixed mindset (where students say, “I can’t do this! I’m not good at math.”) to a growth mindset (where students say, “I haven’t learned this YET, but I will keep trying until I do.”) My favorite part of being a certificated and working teacher since 2001 is guiding students to find their own confidence in their learning that will last a lifetime. Let’s help them find that confidence much earlier than I did.

To contact Teacher Tami, email or call 805-705-0687.