Monthly Archives: January 2015

We’ve all been there. We’re trying our best to help a child with math homework and we just can’t seem to capture his attention. The lesson needs to be taught, or the homework needs to be done, but the one who is supposed to be learning and doing is interested in everything but that paper […]

1 x 1 = FUN

When was the last time you ran across a math problem that looked fun, or amazing? I’ll bet it’s been a while … or maybe you’ve never encountered one. Most of the math textbooks present problems that I’m sure are meant to be interesting, but I rarely find them so, and neither do my students. […]

I began working with Mark last summer, after he had failed the state end-of-grade (EOG) test, along with several of his classmates. Then we continued our weekly sessions after school started. Mark’s math skills and test grades have improved but I’m concerned that he may perform poorly on the standardized test again this year. I […]

Math should be fun. The trick is to figure out how to make it so for each individual student. Every child has specific interests that spark his or her intellectual curiosity, and those interests are the key. If you read my blog regularly, you know that I tutor a home-schooled nine-year-old boy who has high-functioning […]

Most of us make New Year’s resolutions, usually focused on ways to improve ourselves. How about trying something new this year? Something that can make a difference for you and your child? The idea is simple — become a partner in your child’s education. The key word is partner. Begin by establishing the intention to […]