Tag Archives: math tutoring

Math Storybooks If you’re looking for a creative project that involves math, here’s an idea. One of the little girls in my Saturday math group enjoys writing stories. So this past weekend, we decided to write our own math story. Our plan is to work on it for 10 or 15 minutes every week, until […]

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 […]

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 […]

Say the magic word!

It makes me sad when I hear a student say something like “I can’t do fractions” or “I’m not good at long division.” I don’t feel sad just because they feel they lack a certain skill. What really gets to me is that they seem to have given up on ever attaining that skill. They […]

              A friend recently asked me how I get my students to enjoy learning math. My answer was “The 3 E’s: Enthusiasm, Engagement, Encouragement.” These are the keys to the math tutoring kingdom, and here’s why. Enthusiasm. If I come to a session looking bored, it’s pretty much guaranteed […]