I am very excited about the opportunity to work with your child or children. I love to take students from where they are and bring them up from there! I have over 10 years elementary teaching experience from prekindergarten to fifth grade! I love working with math and reading with students. I love watching a child's eyes light up when they learn something new! ... read more
Elementary Math Resources
Decimals to Fractions First of many videos to come!
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... read more
I tried converting this problem but i keep messing up!!! i need help asap!
"I can't do this. Why do I need to know this anyway? Can't we just use the computer to do this?" We have all heard this from someone; ourselves, our spouses, friends and all too often we hear this from our children. We have seen math as a difficult subject for our generation and now we are seeing math become even more "frustrating", "boring",... read more
By far, one of the most difficult concepts in elementary mathematics is fractions...and it is all our fault. One of the major misconceptions among many education systems was that early exposure to fractions would help students learn them. This meant attempting to introduce fractions before students could even multiply or divide. You have no idea the trauma this has had among decades of students... 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... read more
I use this "trick" with students who know their basic math but need to increase their speed and accuracy. I play "math war". It is based on the card game war, but builds math speed. The basics: Remove all face cards (leave the Aces) Deal the cards as you would in the game "war" Players flip the top card and the first player to call out the sum... read more
An introduction from a tutor on WyzAnt.com, Greg K.
Hi, I would be honored in having the opportunity of working with students and parents. The education and success of students are very important to me and I would love to do what I can to help. I am a math and education major with an Associate's of Arts and Teaching Degree from Lee College and I am seeking a teaching career. I live in the Baytown area and I am not able to... read more
When addressing general learning - especially in K-6 - we must keep in mind that subjects cannot be separated from one another. An obvious example is science, which requires mathematics, writing, and usually reading. Mathematics word problems, of course, require skill in reading and logic. If we consider social studies, we quickly realize that reading, writing, science, and math concepts are... read more
Hello everyone, it's been a while since I updated this blog, but I'd like to give a few tips to parents for helping their kids get ready for multiplication and division. If you are introducing the concept of multiplication: Explain to your child that multiplication is an easy way add up the same number Example: You could take a whole bunch of pencils,... read more
Elementary Math Help In this section, you will find explanations to many mathematical processes learned in elementary school, grades 1-8. The navigation (on the left) is set up to progress in a general order of how topics are learned; however, you (students, parents, and tutors) may find it more helpful to simply look for the topic you need help with. Nearly every main page has sub-pages,... read more
Here's a sample addition problem of 2 2-digit numbers: 36 + 48 Referring to that problem above, on a piece of paper, I would make 6 and 8 dots for the place value of ones and 3 and 4 vertical lines for the place value of tens. This would help any kid understand the structure of each number so that he or she... read more
Developing a grounded understanding of numbers, and number operations provides the firmest foundation for learning math. Touching, seeing, and manipulating physical objects are perhaps the surest way to accomplish that in the beginning. Developing the practice of drawing pictures to reflect an arithmetic or story problem is the next step and soon becomes a central tool for thinking through... read more
Although learning is an awesome thing, it can be a difficult and frustrating journey for many students. This difficulty, however, is often times quite normal although most feel it means that a child may not be able to learn or that he/she is so frustrated that learning is no longer taking place. This is where the experienced tutor steps in; for frustration in learning is a part of the learning... read more
Humans have a tremendous capacity to learn and adapt. However, we consistently build barriers that hinder our natural ability to change and grow. Many people, regardless of age, perceive themselves as not being talented enough to excel at math and science. They view math and science as the realms in which only scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and geniuses truly soar. Nothing could... read more
Each summer I have a few students who work on both math and reading to keep the 'flow' and/or prep for the upcoming year. These students and their parents are completely committed to the idea of always learning as opposed to the idea of only learning in the classroom or merely learning during the school year... in essence, the parents are setting the foundation for lifelong learning. I... read more
SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES Now that students, teachers, parents and tutors have had a chance to catch their breath from final exams, it's time to make use of the weeks we have before school starts back. Consider all that could be accomplished in the next few weeks: Areas of math that students NEVER REALLY GRASPED could be fully explained. This could be elementary skills like adding fractions,... read more