Have to love math! I love to bring my Algebra for Dummies book with me when I have to tutor algebra. The kids look at me kind of weird, but there are so many excellent resources in the book. It even has 2 pages with the formulas on it and problems I can use as examples for my students! I also provides a way to create a practice test as well to assess my students abilities. I also love paper and pencil! It is easier for my students to grasp the subject when it is worked out in front of them step by step. I still use the old method of writing every step out as well. One student I work with on angles really began to see the "picture" after we did the circle as a pie thing and she even taught some of it to her friends the next day! She scored very high on her test as well. Breaking things down into simple pieces helps as well. I have fun tutoring and WyzAnt has been great in helping me get started!