Nicole's News

It’s Club Month!

Hi there and Happy October! Fall is finally really, truly here and I want to make it a great month. So, we’re making it a Club Month.   “What’s a Club Month?” you ask?   Well, a couple of times a year, I like to encourage everyone in the Nicole the Math Lady family to […]

Read More

School Hacks that Really Work: The Mom Edition

Physical and emotional exhaustion Cynicism and detachment Feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment   Doesn’t sound good, does it? And it certainly doesn’t sound like what we envision when we sign on to educate a child–in either a homeschool or a traditional school setting. And yet these signs of burnout can rear their head […]

Read More

School Hacks That Really Work!

Saxon Math with Nicole the Math Lady School Hacks

Hey there!   How’s it going? The school year is still fresh, so can we talk about what you’re looking to get out of the next 10 months or so? Unless you had a unicorn-doughnut with sprinkles-mermaid kind of year last year, you’ve probably got some things you’d like to change, amiright? So, I wanted to […]

Read More

Join the Corny Brain Break Crew

A little birdie told me that the Corny Brain Breaks are your favorite part of the site.  (Don't worry, I'm not taking it personally.  I love them too!) I'm now giving you a chance to be a part of the Corny Brain Break Crew: Here's a few tips to get you started:   Filming Jokes [...]
Read More

Join the 30-5 Club

I love celebrating hard work! If you do five Saxon Math mixed practice sets in a row, you can become a member of Nicole’s “30-5” Club! You don’t have to get everything perfect, but you do need to attempt and have an answer for all 30 problems. What does that get you? A photo and […]

Read More

Be a Part of The “All-Right” Club

Let’s find out how you’re doing on your practice sets. If you do a Saxon Math mixed practice set and get all 30 problems correct, you can become a member of Nicole’s “The All-Right” Club! What does that get you? A photo and shout-out in one of my videos, congratulating you on a job-well done. […]

Read More

Making Multiplication Memory Facts Fun

If you know me, you know that one of the greatest challenges I see when tutoring kids is memorization of multiplication facts,  You need them for everything past the third grade: factoring, cross-multiplying, divisibility, etc.  So here’s just three quick ways to make it fun!

Read More

The Math Mistake I See Most Often

In my experience as a tutor, there’s a consistent mistake I have seen many students make.  Doesn’t matter if it’s a struggling student or an advanced student.  I’ve seen it across the board.  It has to do with graphing coordinates on a graph.  Take a look.    

Read More

A Nerdy Nummies and Saxon Math Afternoon

My 12 year-old daughter, Sydney follows Rosanna Pansino.  If you haven’t heard of Rosanna, she’s a Youtuber known for her show Nerdy Nummies, one of the most popular baking shows on the internet. I was quite surprised when Sydney asked me one day to buy Rosanna’s cookbook, The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the […]

Read More