"One afternoon while working around his yard, a man spotted a cocoon. Looking closely, he noticed that something was struggling to get through a very small hole in the cocoon. He sat and watched for several minutes before he was certain that what he was seeing was a butterfly attempting to get through the hole in the cocoon. As he watched, the insect inside the cocoon pushed and twisted, but could not squeeze its way through the hole since the hole was smaller than the body of the butterfly. Intending to help the butterfly emerge, the man took his pocketknife and very carefully cut the hole larger so the butterfly could pass through the opening. The butterfly emerged easily with no effort at all. However, the butterfly had a body that was far too big to permit its undeveloped wings to lift it. The man waited with hope that the butterfly would continue to transform but this never happened. The butterfly needed to struggle to squeeze its body through the small opening.... read more
My wife is worried about me because I was tutoring in my dreams last night.
Go 100% at everything. Even if it is cleaning the toilet bowl.
The sweetest calls I receive are from parents who tell me that they no longer need my service because their kids are doing so well in math that they need to focus their resources on other things. Fortunately, I have such an endless supply of students, I can genuinely enjoy those moments without any business feelings. I am not much of a businessman anyway.
I treat every student like he/she is my own kid. The other side of that is I treat my own kids like they are my students. I read something profound today: "Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you."
Even if you know everything about that math test, unless you sleep enough, all your efforts may go fruitless. If you are writing a story or a poem, stay awake all night.
I have my own website on statistics, and I teach SAT math to gifted students (+ other math courses) at a highly reputed Test Prep Academy that charges $1,500 for its SAT program. I have access to a great amount of tutorial resources in all math courses. I don't want my students to be robots and just replicate procedures. I want them to understand what they are doing and enjoy the process. A big fan of mental math, I scored 99th percentile in GMAT, GRE and SAT math sections. When you'll work with me, you'll see that I do most of the problems in my head without using paper or calculator. A large % of the SAT/ACT/GMAT/GRE math problems can be done in your head if you know the techniques. However, neither the prep books, nor the school text books teach math that way. Encouraged by some students, I have started writing my own math problem solution book on SAT, ACT, GRE and GMAT. As our DNA is more wired to catch things visually than it does any other way, I want you to... read more