A parent told me recently that her son scored a near 100% on his last test. I was so proud. I feel proud when all my students succeed. The question is what does it mean for a student to be successful. I think it's a mix between the student having more confidence than when I begin working with the student, as well as an increase in the student's grades.
Depending on the student and his or her...
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This is the question that many parents ponder when their child is struggling.
I believe that the first place one should get help is from the teacher. If this isn't successful you should get a tutor as soon as possible. The earlier you get a tutor the better for your child. Sometimes parents wait until the end of quarters and/or semesters, but by then there is the deficit of the material from...
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As a parent you may be wondering, "How do I find a tutor for my child?" Here are a few questions to ask a tutor:
1. What is your prior experience in ?
2. How will you assess my child's needs?
3. What is your previous experience in education?
4. How will you work in collaboration with my child's teacher?
5. Can you come to my home? Or do I need to come to your location...
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I've been asking students the following question for years: "Why do you show so little work, and where are you completing the problem?" Most students I have worked with write less down than I do, and I have quite a bit of math under my belt. I still have not found the answer to this question. Some students say it’s because they don’t see the point, but they have been cheated if teachers...
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Recently I spoke with a parent who was concerned about their child who just started 6th grade pre-algebra. What she didn't understand, and I think what many parents do not understand is that a student that starts 6th grade pre-algebra, is missing out on 1-2 years of math that they would have received if they were students just 15 years ago. What does this really mean? This means that they are...
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Often I wonder how parents decide when to look for tutoring for their children. Timing is very significant. It's so important to get help as soon as your child needs it. I have had students that wait until SAT to get a tutor for their child. When students feel good about what they are doing, and capable they try hard, but when they do not feel capable it often starts to bleed into how they feel...
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In education the saying is if you like content teach high school, if you like kids teach the young kids. I don't think this is true. Nothing is a replacement for being more of an expert in your field. I have a teaching certificate in high school math, which means that I have the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
Research shows that younger students attitudes in mathematics...
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Today I worked with 2 different students in a 1 - 1 setting. It's always amazing how much work you can get through with a student when you only need to worry about his/her needs at his/her own page. I love education, especially when you can actually see the learning. Sometimes in the classroom it's hard to see where each student is and if they are going with the pace of the class.
Benefits...
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It's hard for students to understand that taking the SAT is not only about solving the problems at hand. It's about solving as many problems correctly as you can in a small window of time. To do well on the SAT you have to know some of the tricks of the trade. You only have an allotted amount of time and you should spend that time wisely. Here are some basic strategies I give to students:
1...
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