January 31, 2024

High School Math Placement Test Prep

The high school math placement test tends to fly under the radar. But for students who want to take advanced math classes throughout high school (not […]
January 19, 2015

Why Does My Child Hate Math?

We work with many students who’ve struggled in math, sometimes for years. During a first session, many say they’re fuzzy on a certain concept, that they […]
July 15, 2011

A Closer Look at Surface Structure

In her previous post, Sara described the difference between surface and deep structure in math word problems. Here, she talks about how students transfer prior knowledge […]
May 6, 2011

Surface and Deep Structure

Longtime NW tutor Sara shares an “a-ha!” teaching/learning moment she experienced with her son. It’s so wonderful when we learn as much as our own children […]