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I have found many schools unable to expose students to math and science in the laboratory environment due to costs. I have found a great place fro students to work on all kinds of math and science activities on line. I have all of my students work on the speed drill under arithmetic. Fluency in math is critical.  Please take a look at this website and let me know what you think.   http://phet.colorado.edu    

Today, the future depends on you as much as it does on me. The future also depends on educating the masses in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, otherwise known as STEM. As a new tutor to WyzAnt, I hope to instill the importance of these subjects in student's lives, as well as, the lives around them.    Besides the fact that,  "the average U.S. salary is $43,460, compared with the average STEM salary of $77,880," (Careerbuilder) these subjects are interesting and applicable to topics well beyond the classroom. Success first starts with you; I am only there to help you succeed along the way. STEM are difficult subjects. Yet when you seek out help from a tutor, like myself, you have what it takes to master them.    Please enlighten me on students looking to achieve and succeed rather than live in the past and think I can't as opposed to I can. We can take the trip to the future together, one question at a time

Look at math as something fun like a crossword puzzle. Choose some an advanced problem or two that require more practice to remember like imaginary numbers or logarithms. Review one a day just to commit it to memory. You'll need those as mathematic foundations anyway. It doesn't require much time, a few minutes a day for a problem a day. It'll keep your skills strong and you'll be ready to go when classes start again.

After several months of carrying some pretty heavy textbooks around with me, I recently decided to switch to a Kindle Fire and start using electronic textbooks. Although there are times when a good old-fashioned book really cannot be replaced, I'm very pleased with the weight of my tutoring bag now, and my students seem to be enjoying the switch as well.   I'm able to download textbooks for free in some cases ("Boundless" publishing), and I also have several different dictionaries and other reference books a tap away! Any other books I might find helpful for my students? Just a few clicks away. This also frees up my paper textbooks to loan to my students in-between sessions. Using a Kindle gives me the added benefit of being able to load educational applications to use for practice and reinforcement. Since we are in the 'computer testing' age, this also gives my students some extra practice in preparing for computerized exams. I'm sure you'll... read more

Hi All:)   My favorite resources found online vary greatly, in regards to which subject help is needed in. For math intermediate level and down, math-drills.com and mathfactcafe.com can be very useful. Although I don't tutor in Physics currently, physicsclassroom.com is a good online resource to help a student get kind of warmed up before learning a new lesson. For any elementary topics, greatschools.org/worksheets/elementary-school/ is a good resource. All of these are free and easily found. Also, simply typing in your subject of interest followed by practice problems, can guide to a large exploration of online help 24/7.

I am a University of Utah mathematics major and I love the word FREE. (cheap is good too) I don't have a lot of money so any Free resources to help me study are worth it to me. Since I know a lot about mathematics that is what I will be posting here.   The key to Mathematics is Learning, Practicing, Learning, Practicing, and sometimes it goes in the opposite order: Practicing, Learning, Practicing, Learning. But either way a good resource to me has a bit of both: they teach you how and why you do something and they make you do it as well. A really good resource will teach you how and why, make you try it, and then will show you why you got it wrong and what you should have done, and then make you do more problems of the same type. So then, without further ado, here are the resources:   Paul's online notes (type it in google it will be one of the first to pop up) http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/   his notes are free, come with worked out... read more

 I recognize that students learn differently–so there is no one- size-fits-all approach.  I customize my services to meet the individual needs of each of our students, assessing their strengths and weaknesses and providing relevant support.  In addition to tutoring, I confer directly with parents/guardians on a regular basis and contact teachers about the progress of my students to customize my lessons based feedback I receive.   Three Reasons to choose a best fit service   1.  Best tutors (I) have the ability to make learning material to be understood by their students in a way they conceptualized during academic years. Best tutors are NOT always top academic performer! It is very similar to top athletes are not good coaches. Psychologically speaking, best tutors have the intuition for students they coach or mentor they experienced earlier by themselves or by their children... read more

Here are some of my favorite Math resources. Check back again soon, this list is always growing! I also recommend school textbooks, your local library, and used bookstores. As a note, college-level math textbooks are often helpful for high school math students. Why is that? Isn't that a little counter-intuitive? Yes, it would appear that way! However, many college-level math textbooks are written with the idea that many college students may not have taken a math class in a year or more, so they are written with more detailed explanations. This can be particularly helpful for high school students taking Algebra, Geometry, and Trig. I have a collection of college-level math books that I purchased at a local used bookstore. The most expensive used math book I own cost $26 used. Books that focus on standardized test prep (such as the SAT, AP, or GED prep) can be helpful for all core subjects, as they summarize key ideas more succinctly than 'normal' textbooks. These... read more

I thought I'd share a helpful tip for the Math Section of the SAT.  This tip alone will not only save you time on the test, but also improve your accuracy.  The answers choices in the Math Section of the SAT are usually in ascending or descending order.  Use this to your advantage!    Begin with the answer choice "C" each time.  Once you solve the problem with this answer choice, you can see if the resulting answer is too high or too low.  After this is noted, cross off either the two, too low or too high answer choices either below or above the answer choice of C.  I hope this helps!  If you need additional help, I will be very glad to help you through the ACT/SAT test taking process!  

I have a Mathematics Major at Our Lady of the Lake and I love math! I believe it is a very interesting subject and an awesome language. Mathematics is truly everywhere and we use math in every day. I chose math at my major because I truly want to help students to learn the language and to not be intimidated by the math language. I want people to understand not only the language but how and why we use Mathematics. I want to improve students problem solving and critical thinking skills to help them not only in school but in life.

I teach Math and Reading at my local community college part-time.  The one thing students say most often is, "I don't do math."  Whether we realize it or not, we ALL "do" math each and every day.  When we determine what time we must get up in order to get somewhere on time, we must utilize elapsed time, working with numbers.  When we consider whether we can afford to buy something at the store, we are using mental math.  When we are playing video games, we are doing calculations in our heads to determine the best strategy.  Math is everywhere.  If it wasn't for math, think of things we would be doing without:  television, computers, space travel.  The list goes on and on, so instead of saying, "I don't do math," say instead, "I am bigger than this problem.  I can and will figure it out."  Believing you can ensures that you will.  Attitude is everything.

Many young students struggle with the concepts of money, especially coins.  They struggle because the size of a dime is smaller in diameter than a penny and a nickel, but is worth more.  They struggle because counting by 10's then 5's can get confusing.   One way I help students to identify coins value is by creating a chart.  The chart lists the value of each coin and then, I have them help me to create different ways to make the same coin.  For example, two dimes and one nickel equals one quarter.  After the chart is created we then play a game called make $0.50.  The kids roll dice and then create that amount in coins.  If they have enough to trade up for a bigger valued coin, then they trade.  The goal is to obtain two quarters.   This is a fun way for kids to learn the value of coins, count by 10's and 5's more quickly and identify coins quicker.

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