January 5, 2018

In the Beginning:

It had been a wonderful fall when I started my tutoring business just 3 months ago.  I looked for advice online on how to build this business.  I read everything I could find and watched tons of how to become an online tutor videos on how to get my onl...

Imagine this: you have practiced with an ACT study guide or a tutor, and you want to know if the studying has paid off. How do you find out before the real test date? Often I get this question from parents . There are many ways to test yourself before the real ACT date...

November 27, 2017

“I got the right answer, why on earth would I worry about showing the work?”  If I had a dollar for every time I heard that in my 30-year math teaching career, I’d be rich.  Getting the right answer is not the only goal in solving a math problem.  In fact, I could make...

November 13, 2017

Your math teacher tells you the first day of class that you need a graphing calculator, so you go and buy a brand new one.  It’s a month later and your teacher still hasn’t shown you how to use it.  It’s just sitting at the bottom of your backpack, maybe still in its o...

November 4, 2017

Does it feel like your teacher just doesn’t appreciate you?  Maybe you think he doesn’t even like you?  There are ways to get on your math teacher’s good side.  Here’s the secret from an online math tutor.  Just be yourself.   Does that sound too good to...

October 18, 2017

Society tells us math is hard.  We are given license to chime in, “Math was my worst subject.”  Do you believe this about yourself?  Do your kids believe this about themselves?    What if we change the narrative to empower ourselves, to empower our children, and to cha...

October 5, 2017

First and most importantly, BREATHE!  It’s only math.  I know that if you have math anxiety, hearing those words are not that helpful, except it’s true.  In this blog I want to talk about techniques to get over your math anxiety and do well on your quizzes and tests....

September 27, 2017

Parents play such an important role in helping students do well and really understand the math.  But, many parents and children get very frustrated when they try to work together.  Often they just won’t work together.  Many times this just leads to unfinished or untrie...

September 15, 2017

Math can be really rewarding when you understand what’s going on and a lot less stressful.

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