...My youngest prealgebra student was 7 years old, and I've successfully help many students prepare for college entrance with this and other courses. Elementary math is the time to establish patterns and basic algorithms. Though these terms can be transparent from the student they are none the less vital.
Washington, DCView Tutor
...During that time, to make ends meet, I got work tutoring and teaching English in both one-off and regular gigs until my return to the US. In one case, I taught a high school student at her family's home weekly. I taught a three-week seminar at Renmin University, and most of the other jobs involved teaching at the offices of agencies for language instruction.
Alexandria, VAView Tutor
...I usually start of with an introductory meeting, for all of us to get to know each other and discuss where the student may need extra help. As we get into the content in sessions, I will look over schoolwork, homework, and tests to determine any concepts that may be causing frustration or confus...
Herndon, VAView Tutor
...There's a wealth of strategies ensuring solid retention of material that go far beyond basic rote, e.g., the mnemonic link system, which I've seen work miracles with struggling students. For instance, the well-used "My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas" is a fun, practical "menu" for getting all nine planets in their right sequence. It works!
Vienna, VAView Tutor
...It is helpful to know the following: Prime factorization of the integers, of algebraic polynomials, and the Pythagorean triples. It is helpful to know the various measures associated with geometric figures. These measures include area, perimeter & circumference, interior angle measure of polygons, linear measure in polygons and circles, and volume of prisms and cylinders.
Stafford, VAView Tutor