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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 logarithm of … Continue reading The Natural Logarithm and its Rules

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

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 … Continue reading Are parents the right people to tutor math?

Many students have math anxiety. They simply have had a terrible experience with the subject of mathematics so 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 … Continue reading Math Anxiety is Real and Here’s How to Prevent it.

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 … Continue reading How Confidence Relates to Mathematics

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 … Continue reading How to get the most out of your tutoring time

We make it no secret here at Alexander Mathematics and Physics Tutoring that we are not fans of the SAT. But you still need 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 … Continue reading How to study for the SAT

Today I’d like to discuss the differences between learning in the classroom and learning one-on-one with a tutor and it’s advantages. I’ve taught math, physics and astronomy in the classroom for years and I’ve also been a private tutor for years. I love them both dearly, and I think it’s important that parents understand the key differences as well as the technical difficulties and advantages … Continue reading The difference between learning in the classroom and learning one-on-one with a tutor

It’s been almost two years now since we decided to expand our math and science tutoring services in my favorite city; New York. I loved the prospect of working there and set out to see if I could find a tutor that lived up to our very high standards. I … Continue reading Tutoring from Coast to Coast

Learning Math during covid-19 Many parents are wondering how they are going to help their kids catch up in math after missing material during the Covid-19 pandemic. I’ve had the opportunity to see how many different schools have reacted to the crisis, every story is different. Some schools really rose … Continue reading How to Catch Up in Math for Free this Summer