## The 5 Most Common Algebra Mistakes, and How to Never Make Them Again

Students make the same algebra mistakes over and over again.  As math tutors, we correct these mistakes constantly. Here is a list of the top 5 most common algebra mistakes and how to fix them forever.  An algebra student who studies these common errors will benefit greatly.   Algebra Mistake #1 Not dividing the entire side … Continue reading The 5 Most Common Algebra Mistakes, and How to Never Make Them Again

## The Natural Logarithm and its Rules

The rules for Natural logarithm Are the rules for natural log the same as logarithms of other bases?  Yes, all logarithms follow the same rules regardless of base.  Those are: \begin{equation} ln(ab)=ln(a)+ln(b) \end{equation} \begin{equation} ln(\frac{a}{b})=ln(a)-ln(b) \end{equation} \begin{equation} ln(b^c)=c ln(b) \end{equation} \begin{equation} ln(a)=\frac{log_b(a)}{log_b(e)} \end{equation} The natural logarithm is simply the logarithm of base e.   In other … Continue reading The Natural Logarithm and its Rules

## Solving Functional Equations for Math Competitions

Simple problems like these are a great way for you and your math tutor to test your understanding of elementary algebra.

## Why parents should NEVER tutor math

The student-parent relationship doesn’t work for tutoring math.  We’ve had hundreds of calls from frustrated parents trying to tutor their kids in math. The results range from frustration to crying and shouting.  Do you think that sounds like a productive learning environment?    Why can’t I tutor my own child in math?   There are … Continue reading Why parents should NEVER tutor math