## Are parents the right people to tutor math?

Nope. Something about the student-parent relationship just doesn’t work when it comes to whether parents should tutor math. We’ve had hundreds of phone calls from frustrated parents that have tried tutoring their own kids in math with results ranging from frustration to crying and shouting. Do you think that sounds like a conducive environment for … Continue reading Are parents the right people to tutor math?

## Math Anxiety is Real and Here’s How to Prevent it.

Many students have math anxiety. They simply have had a terrible experience with the subject of mathematics thus far. They consider it a boring and tedious subject they’d do away with in a heartbeat given the opportunity. Have you noticed your child shut down around the subject of mathematics? Do they feel inferior to their … Continue reading Math Anxiety is Real and Here’s How to Prevent it.

## How Confidence Relates to Mathematics

Building Confidence in Mathematics Mathematics has a massive effect on student confidence. Not only is confidence the most important trait for success in mathematics, performance in mathematics has a huge effect on overall confidence. Therefore mathematics provides a wonderful opportunity to build confidence which is our core offering. It doesn’t take much to make or break … Continue reading How Confidence Relates to Mathematics

## How to get the most out of your tutoring time

How do you know if you have a terrible math tutor? If all you do is do homework together. That’s what I call lazy tutoring. How do you know if you have an outstanding math tutor? If the tutor anticipates what part of the problem will cause you issues ahead of time. If the tutor … Continue reading How to get the most out of your tutoring time

## How to study for the SAT

We make it no secret here at Alexander Mathematics and Physics Tutoring that we are not fans of the SAT. But you still nee to know how to study for the SAT. My name for the SAT is “math with a gun to your head.” I call it this because you are asked to solve complicated … Continue reading How to study for the SAT