I Want My Students To Struggle

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

I’m Bad At Math

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

Quora Question: Why the 9-6 Schedule?

This answer is actually a rather fun one. In today’s society, especially since it’s the younger crowd that takes to the interwebs for answers, you may not see a lot of positive answers regarding the “daily grind.” That does not mean, however, that there are not advantages to working in a typical career with “normal” … Continue reading Quora Question: Why the 9-6 Schedule?

Common Core Rant

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