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Tutoring job

  1. Jul 15, 2007 #1
    as a disclaimer, i'm not sure if this is where i should be posting this...

    i will be tutoring a kid (13 years old) in algebra soon, and i was wondering if there were any games or techniques that i can use with my student that have shown to work in the past with you, or others you know.

    i haven't worked with him yet, so i don't know exactly what his learning style is right now, but if anyone has any general pointers or tips for me, i would be very grateful.

    my main goals are for him to have a healthy understanding of math and have fun learning (or at least not dread) it.

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  3. Jul 16, 2007 #2
    For me I remember in the beginning I hated math it was pitifully boring. But over time I sort of got over that once I started thinking about it in this way: A math problem is just a puzzle waiting to be solved, and at that point I became interested in it. Anything that has to do with problem solving can help. At a basic level like algebra you might want to consider telling him about something like Sudoku gamewise -- Honestly I think it really does help with learning basic problem solving skills even if it does sound stupid. Just my two cents.
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