I have long had a love of algebra and thought about tutoring others in the subject, but didn't know how to go about it. With WyzAnt's help, I am now able to reach individuals in my area who are struggling with math and I am thrilled to be able to help them! In today's economy, all families have to look for ways to make ends meet, and working as a tutor allows me to contribute to my family budget. But the real reward of tutoring is not found in the compensation - the real reward is seeing the light go on in my students' eyes.
To all the hard working adult students I have recently had the privilege of assisting in math - thank you. Thank you for inviting me into your lives and sharing your struggles and successes in conquering this subject. I applaud you all in your efforts to forge on toward higher degrees in pursuit of your dreams and am honored to have a small part in your journey. You touch and inspire me.
Poor girl. My job was to have my student work on adding, using the bridge to 10 strategy. She seemed to understand what she was supposed to do, but when she began to work, her eyes glazed over. To make matters worse, I was supposed to time her to see how many problems she could finish in the span of a single minute. The minute came and went with one problem done and a second one still being worked on. As a parent volunteer, I was to follow the teacher's direction, but in her case I decided to deviate from the plan.
First I got rid of the timer. Next, I had her go through the problems and identify how many the big number had to "steal" from the little number to become 10. She got that! Ok! Next, I asked her to go through and figure out what the little number turned into after being "robbed." She got that, too! When I began to put the answer together, her eyes brightened and she said, "I just put a '1' in front of the little number!" A moment of clarity...