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!

## Come Be Part of the Corny Brain Break Crew

Interested in being a part of the Corny Brain Break Crew? There’s three ways you can participate. First, you can audition for the Corny Brain Break Crew. All you have to do is make some videos of yourself telling jokes to a friend. Don’t tell your friend the joke before videotaping, because the best […]

## 5 Tips for Testing

For all my kiddos getting ready for state standardized testing…and for those who just take tests.

## Converting decimals, fractions and percents…oh my!

Another topic I see students struggle with is how to quickly convert: a decimal to a fraction a fraction to a decimal a percent to a decimal I’ve developed three “Nicoleisms” to make life a little easier. Check it out.

## 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.

## What’s the one product you should buy to help your kids succeed in math?

As a tutor, I have worked with students of all levels – struggling math students who need to turn around a failing grade to International Baccalaureate students doubling up on a math class to maintain their standing in the advanced program. There is one consistent theme I have seen across all students, that if […]

## 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 […]