Conquer that Math (or Science) Final!

Finals are here, and there’s a whole bunch of subjects to conquer. Check out last year’s post on how to “Lower Finals Stress” for some good studying tips. For this post, however, my students’ most challenging classes are their math and science classes… and the most challenging problems are the word problems. Thus, this postContinue reading “Conquer that Math (or Science) Final!”

Why coding?

What is all this “coding” that people are talking about, and why is it important? There have been several articles recently about coding. It is important. It is accessible. It is empowering. In December, many important role models in the tech industry (Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, to name a couple) stepped up to promoteContinue reading “Why coding?”

How to Help with Math Homework

(image: Scholastic.com) “Why do I need to know this?” “I don’t know where to start.” Math can be rough for many students. Whether it’s one lesson or a whole semester of lessons, difficulty in a subject can make learning very frustrating. If your students are struggling in math, here are some good tips to helpContinue reading “How to Help with Math Homework”

How to Help with Homework (in general)

In the quest to help our students become better scholars, there are a lot of preparatory things to do. We have to make sure they have the supplies they need to do their work. We have to provide a good study space. However, when our students need help with homework, what are some things weContinue reading “How to Help with Homework (in general)”

Make Creativity a Part of Your Lives

Helping our students become better scholars isn’t just about helping with homework or passing a class. It’s also about helping them learn how to understand the world and how to be better problem solvers. A great scholar is someone who understands different techniques and when to use them. Those who succeed are ones who haveContinue reading “Make Creativity a Part of Your Lives”

Give them resources to use!

“This is going to be the best year ever!” “I’m going to do better this year.” School is back in full swing, and almost everyone is optimistic about how the semester and school year are going to go. Students are doing a great job of staying on task so far. A few of them evenContinue reading “Give them resources to use!”

Encouraging your student's success

As stated in my last post, school is back! Many parents and guardians are scrambling to make sure their students are ready. After buying supplies and preparing for school schedules, what else can you do to help the students in your life? 1) Take advantage of school programs. In the last few years, several schoolsContinue reading “Encouraging your student's success”

Prepare for BACK TO SCHOOL!

“Back to school already?!” my students have asked incredulously. Yes, indeed it is. Stores are already promoting sales on clothes and school supplies. What are some ways to help every student in your household prepare for “back to school”? 1) The most important thing you can do for your student is to provide an encouragingContinue reading “Prepare for BACK TO SCHOOL!”

Make the most of Summer

Finals are over, seniors are graduating, and school is out! (or almost out!) I know that everyone just wants to take a breather right now, so go ahead. Deep breath! *inhale, exhale* It’s time to relax, right? Yes, take the time to relax. Give your students a week break to do what they want, whetherContinue reading “Make the most of Summer”

Ten Tips to Help Your Child with Math

“Why do I need math?” “When will I ever use Math?!” “Math is SO BORING!” Yes, I’ve heard all of these. I always respond, “Aw, Math likes you! Math is your friend.” Then I love getting that “my tutor is crazy” look from my students because I’m going to blow their minds and change theContinue reading “Ten Tips to Help Your Child with Math”