Mr. Gelston provides homeschool math online education to gifted children who need support with social emotional learning and minimizing math anxiety. Mr. Gelston provides a safe and relaxing learning space for gifted learners to work at their own pace, tackle their challenges in private, and to develop a positive math identity.
While focusing on minimizing math anxiety and supporting social emotional learning, Mr. Gelston applies an open hearted light touch that is used to relax the learning environment.
As a trained and licensed mathematics educator, Mr. Gelston is knowledgeable in educational pedagogy and works from the understanding that learners need to create their own knowledge. The emphasis is on learning how math works and being able to apply their knowledge to create their own rules while minimizing dependence on memorization.
Most students stay with Mr. Gelston for several years and are able to connect their knowledge throughout their math education. The homeschool math online content covers third grade to AP Calculus. In turn, students enjoy being able to connect things that they learn in 3rd grade to Calculus.
Interestingly, many children who come to Mr. Gelston are visual-spatial learners and require a flexible approach that starts with connecting to their strength as a gateway to develop as a well rounded mathematician.
Students meet privately with Mr. Gelston twice per week, one-on-one through video conferencing and share an uncluttered online whiteboard. We get to see each other and work in collaboration where we work on one math problem at a time. The result is that we have a quality learning environment that facilitates learning.
If you are interested, please request an initial meeting to discuss your learner.
After a brief chat with a parent, we do a 30 minute online sample class to see if it is a comfortable fit.
When I started Mr. Gelston’s One Room Schoolhouse to focus on Math in 2012, I had no idea where it would go and how it would evolve. At that time, I believed that I would bring good public school education to homeschoolers. Oh boy, was I wrong and misguided! Entering
Goals The ultimate goal of Mr. Gelston’s One Room Schoolhouse is for each student to master his/her studies in Mathematics. The first step in meeting our goal is to create a pleasant and relaxed environment so that learning can happen comfortably. Mastery is defined as the student’s ability to build
The Mr. Gelston approach to independent work is designed to complement a family’s homeschool philosophy. Some families pursue a passion-based learning approach, while others look to a more formal structure. Goal of Independent Work Mr. Gelston takes the view that there is no such thing as teaching, only learning. As educators,
I am interested in learning more about lessons for my child The first step is to have a private, no fee, initial mutual assessment to see if the program is a good fit. Fill out the form below and Mr. Gelston will connect with you shortly to discuss your interests