Order of Operations for Back to School!

What is the basic order of operations? The rules for order of operations are the backbone of multi-step problems. They are the pirate’s treasure map that tell you what to do first, second, third, and so on to get to “X” marks the spot! Without this unifying set of rules, we would have ALL SORTS Read more about Order of Operations for Back to School![…]

Pythagorean Theorem

Never argue with a 90° triangle…It’s always RIGHT! What is Pythagorean Theorem anyway and when do we use it in REAL life? Pythagorean Theorem is EVERYWHERE because RIGHT TRIANGLES are everywhere! This theorem is thought to have been developed by Pythagoras of Samos – however, this is somewhat controversial. Pythagoras never kept a written account Read more about Pythagorean Theorem[…]

Summer 2017!

Summer tutoring is the perfect way to avoid “Summer Slide” I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “If you don’t use it, you lose it!” and that’s exactly what Summer Slide is. As a former teacher, I could always tell which students did some practice over the summer months, and which ones did not. Students can Read more about Summer 2017![…]

Common Core and the People Who Hate It.

What is Common Core, anyway? I’ve had an interesting dynamic of commenters on one of my math videos that I posted 3 years ago (April 2014). This video teaches how to do the “Big 7 Division” method, which is an alternative method to the traditional long division algorithm.  If you’re not familiar with this method, Read more about Common Core and the People Who Hate It.[…]

This just in: You need a new math game!

Need A Great Math Game? I’ve Got Some For You – And They’re On Sale! Just in case you missed it – I’m throwing a sale in my TpT store! Enjoy 20% off all of my products until Saturday, January 14th at midnight! Happy shopping! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/My-Tutoring-Bee Go Pigs! A Fraction-Based Card Game – created by Read more about This just in: You need a new math game![…]

5 Study Strategies that Work! (Even when you HATE studying)

Study Strategies that stop Test Anxiety in its Tracks Uh-oh…It’s that moment. We’ve all been there before. You just realized you have a test tomorrow. Are you ready? Here are some study strategies that can help you become the best test taker ever! I won’t spend a lot of time lecturing about keeping your notes, Read more about 5 Study Strategies that Work! (Even when you HATE studying)[…]

6th Grade Math Spiral Review

Hi, friends! I’ve just created a new 6th Grade Math Spiral Review resource for you and have placed it in my store! Help your students keep skills fresh with this 6th grade Common Core Spiral Math Review! Each page features math problems from each of the 5 domains: Ratios and Proportions, The Number System, Expressions Read more about 6th Grade Math Spiral Review[…]

Easy DIY Math Games!

Make Math fun with games! So many of my math students look forward to the last few minutes of our lessons, not because they want it to be over (right?!?) but because they know we get to play games! Now, I don’t know if you guys know this or not, but teachers do not make Read more about Easy DIY Math Games![…]

The best year yet…

As another summer fades, I am reminded once again of how much I truly love my job. I realize that not many can say that. It’s not even a “job” to me; it’s just what I’m meant to do! I realize how lucky I am to be able to work with the people that I have Read more about The best year yet…[…]

Working with percentage word problems (A remake)

A while ago, I made a video to show my viewers how to decipher word problems dealing with percentage. I thought I was making a lot of sense, but the good people of YouTube land let me know otherwise.   Therefore, I present to you, <insert trumpeting music here> “(remake) How to work with percent Read more about Working with percentage word problems (A remake)[…]

Spring Break Strategies

So, what are you doing for spring break? Hi again friends! Well, here we are – the first day of Spring Break here in Central Texas. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and your kids…are home…with you…all day…for the entire week…so, what are you doing for spring break?   A lot of parents Read more about Spring Break Strategies[…]

Spelling Tips and Strategies

I’ve been working with one particular student lately who just has a hard time with spelling. And trust me, I. Get. It! The struggle is real. I can’t tell you about the countless Thursday nights I stayed up as a child crying and spelling, crying and spelling in preparation for the following day’s spelling test. “Why do Read more about Spelling Tips and Strategies[…]

A New Twist on Number Expressions – Part 2

You may recall my previous post about this new interactive math wall I put up back in February. I had a few students who participated and here are the results!   I really like how some students went with a similar format that I did (like when I used parenthesis, word problem form, etc.) and Read more about A New Twist on Number Expressions – Part 2[…]

4 new math videos for the price of one! (Don’t worry, the price is still free.)

Factor Trees, GCF, LCM, square root, oh my! Hi folks! I’ve been working hard to get a video recorded and posted on a more weekly basis. Well, this week I started working on my original idea of a video about prime factorization using Factor Trees. Of course, I thought of 3 other topics factor trees Read more about 4 new math videos for the price of one! (Don’t worry, the price is still free.)[…]

New Video! Conversion between fraction/decimal/percent!

Want some examples of how to convert between fractions, decimals and percents? Well, look no further! I have step by step instructions right here! Take a look at my new video. I’d love to hear what you think. I’d also love to hear what other math topics you’d like to see. And please, Share, Share, SHARE!!! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/359232507754350788/

Metric Conversions!

Here’s a new video for you! This video shows you an easy way to do conversions within the metric system. I will apologize in advance – I was having some serious technical issues while making, editing and posting this video! It’s kinda choppy, and you may or may not be able to hear the aggravation Read more about Metric Conversions![…]

New Video: How to do Metric Conversions

Hey all!  I was recently helping one of my students with conversions within the metric system. I showed him this mnemonic device that helped him to know how to move the decimal around when converting from one unit to another. For example, he was trying to find out how many centimeters are in 7 meters. Read more about New Video: How to do Metric Conversions[…]

A new twist on number expressions

I recently found a great pin on Pinterest about how some teachers got their students to come up with different ways to write expressions. I loved the idea, so I made my own! For each category I have created a number expression to show my age, the number of brothers I have, the year I Read more about A new twist on number expressions[…]

New Video: Fraction Conversions

Along with my adding fractions video, I also created a short video on how to convert mixed numbers, improper fractions and whole numbers. Here’s a quick info graphic to help you out with those conversions, along with visuals. To view my video, check out my “Math Videos!” page, or you can visit my YouTube channel link Read more about New Video: Fraction Conversions[…]

New Video: Adding Fractions

I created a video yesterday with just a simple explanation of how to add fractions with unlike denominators, and why we do it that way. Since I did all of my work on this paper, I thought I’d just post the picture of it as a quick reference for you! To view my video, check Read more about New Video: Adding Fractions[…]

Creative kids

Summertime is my favorite time of year! I used to say this because it was when I got a much needed break after a long and tough school year – but now, my busiest months are June through August and I love every minute of it! I love it so much because it’s usually the time when Read more about Creative kids[…]

Welcome!

I’m so excited to have my new tutoring website up and running! I plan on sharing my math videos, educational tips and tricks, and all things tutoring in Central Texas. If you haven’t already, please join me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube! I’d love to get some feed back from my audience. So tell Read more about Welcome![…]

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