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Bert Schroeder at My Learning Pathways (MLP) will help your student learn new math skills, strengthen reading skills, and improve executive functioning skills. Since students' learning styles differ, Bert uses innovative practices that deliver the highest-quality results, such as Making Math Real (MMR). Bert has a Masters in Special Education and works with students in grades 1st-9th, including gifted learners, those with learning differences, and everyone in between.  Located in Belmont, CA

Making Math Real Multi-sensory techniques for long-term retention of math 
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MLP is highly proficient in teaching math, from addition through algebra. Our favorite teaching methodology is Making Math Real (MMR), a multi-sensory approach that enables learners to deepen conceptual understanding and build working memory. For older learners, MLP focuses on techniques that improve procedural skills and detail analysis. 

Bert has completed Making Math Real classes in:

  • 9 lines addition

  • 4 Operations & 400 Math Facts

  • Fractions, Decimals, Place Value

  • Pre-Algebra

  • Geometry

  • Algebra


By the time a child is 12 years old,  she or he will understand about 50,000 words. 


Vocabulary is the basis for language learning. Reading, reading comprehension, and writing are not possible without vocabulary development. 


To help students build a broad vocabulary, Bert uses Structured Word Inquiry (SWI), from the Nueva School Institute. SWI is an investigation of words, word parts, structure, meaning, connection, and spelling. 

For reading and writing, Bert employs Lindamood-Bell's Visualizing and Verbalizing, a teaching methodology that uses concept imagery to improve reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral language expression, critical thinking, and writing.

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MLP's teaching methodologies work for all students, including students who have learning, cognitive, emotional, or physical disabilities.  Bert utilizes different teaching strategies for students with mild to moderate disabilities.


If students are unable to go to school due to medical reasons, commonly known as Home/Hospital, Bert has the expertise to teach all subjects up through middle school, and Algebra 1.  He coordinates with local school districts to ensure that students access and learn current curriculum.


Bert also helps families navigate, select, develop, and pursue services in:

  • IEP or 504 processes

  • Private evaluations and comprehensive diagnostics 

  • Academic assessment:  WIAT II, Woodcock Johnson IV, Grey Oral Reading Test, TOWL and TEWL Writing Assessments.


We invite you into our home.  There is a separate entrance for students and parents that leads to an outdoor patio and dedicated office.  The patio is covered to protect against the sun, and heated to protect against the cold.  

1548 Sunnyslope Avenue, Belmont, CA

Bert holds in-person tutoring sessions for most students.  Some students supplement in-person sessions with online sessions.  He has also  accommodated teachers and parents by traveling to the student's home when long-term support is needed.        


  • $100 per hour per student

  • 60 minute one-on-one sessions 

  • 30 minute one-on-one sessions for younger students or students with limited attention spans. 

  • Free homework support outside of sessions if schedules allow. 


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