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In response to the question about making lessons fun, here are some thoughts (not sure how far "outside the box" they are).   First, try to set the student at ease by assuring them that you are not there to judge them. You are only there to help them, therefore, there are no foolish questions, and it's ok to say, "I don't know" or "I'm not sure."   Second,... read more

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To everyone out there in WyzAnt Land,   I've been doing SAT/ACT test prep for many years, and I've developed some techniques that are helping my students increase their scores by an average of 30%. I've done research and found that these techniques are supported by studies done by neuroscientists. They are also unique, in that I've not been able to find them in any other SAT/ACT study... read more

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Hey Brian! Finding factors and multiples revolves around the divisibility rules for the numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, & 10. Here they are:   2: If the last digit of your number is even (divisible by 2), then the entire number is divisible by 2. 3: Add up all of the digits of your...

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I had a first session today with a 15 year old boy. We were going over math, and most of his responses to my questions about the material was "I already know that" when it was obvious that he didn't. He constantly looked away and obviously wanted to be anywhere but there. I know this is typical for a boy his age, and I was able to get him more involved by getting him to "teach... read more