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Physics and Math Tutoring Blog

News, tips, and general information.

Our Physics and Math Students Blog helps students discover new ways of learning as well as scientific nerdy bits we all enjoy. Check back often for the latest news and information on everything from Physics, Astronomy and Math to study tips, techniques and so much more. Our physics and math tutoring blog is especially designed for people who say they are bad at math, hate studying physics and other negative thoughts that inhibit one's growth.

Solving Functional Equations for Math Competitions

Competitions October 23, 2020 Solving Functional Equations for Math Competitions – Lipman Bers, (1914-1993) In this article, we aim to teach you a few cheap tricks which you can employ in math competitions and other areas. When starting to learn algebra, students are often given a function f(x) and asked … Continue reading Solving Functional Equations for Math Competitions

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 … 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 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.

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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading How to study for the SAT

The difference between learning in the classroom and learning one-on-one with a tutor

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

Tutoring from Coast to Coast

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

How to Catch Up in Math for Free this Summer

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

Fractions, the mother of all math issues.

This lesson we’ll be covering fractions which are a math subject that causes the most trouble with students going all the way from junior high, all the way to the end of high school. Many students don’t ever master the fraction. And what happens is, later in their high school … Continue reading Fractions, the mother of all math issues.

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