As a tutor and a teacher, the most prevalent issue I have encountered inhibiting students' growth is a deep-rooted terror associated with mathematics. More than difficulty with concepts or even a poor foundation, math anxiety damages a person's ability to succeed. This stress plagues learners of all ages, backgrounds, nationalities, and levels. Even more unsettling, … Continue reading Math Anxiety and How to Overcome It
Originally, it was a question on Quora that prompted this and got me thinking. The person asked if "math geniuses" struggled with math problems. Hmmm well first let's answer that question. Struggling is actually relative to the one solving the math problem. So, if you are asking if a math genius struggles with some of … Continue reading I Want My Students To Struggle
Yet another answer I felt relevant for my blog. It's questions like this that abruptly ended my pursuit of math for myself and tossed me headfirst into the sea of education to help keep others from drowning in fear of the subject that I adore so. There’s your answer, right there. Confidence is key! Now, … Continue reading I’m Bad At Math
As I have been getting quite a kick out of answering these questions I find online, I would like to attempt to shed some light on this area. This answer, like so many others pondering a monetary value assigned to a skill, is largely dependent on a number of factors: Your Credentials Your Tutoring Medium … Continue reading How much do Online Tutors earn?
The following is an answer that I wrote for a question on Quora that I will link to here: How much does an average mathematics tutor earn monthly? The answer is of course that it really depends. I am sure that isn’t the response you were looking for, however, so I will do my best … Continue reading Breaking Into the Tutoring Game
As a private math tutor, I am called upon for a number of reasons. Some parents contact me out of concern that their child is falling behind. Others reach out to me in the hopes that I can help get their kid to the top of their class or achieve the scores they need to … Continue reading Common Core Addition
As a private tutor, I am incessantly met with complaints about the current method of educating students in mathematics. In many cases, when I meet with a student and parent for the first time, the topic of the dreaded Common Core methods come up. Time after time I hear the same frustrations. "Why do they … Continue reading Common Core Rant