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Topic: Peer tutoring, basic mathematics
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Jason Silverman

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Registered: 12/6/04
Peer tutoring, basic mathematics
Posted: Jan 9, 2003 4:12 PM
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Hey everyone:

Starting next Monday, I'll be peer tutoring a freshmen (in high school)
who is currently taking "Math 1." I'm not sure what other schools call the
class, but basically Math 1 teaches just the basic mathematical skills;
decimals, fractions, and so on. I'll mostly be going over his homework with
him but I will also get the chance to go over some general review sheets.

What I was wondering was if anyone had any advice to me on being able to
help this student? I asked one teacher and she said to repeatedly go over
the same type of problem (many, many, many times), make sure to try to
relate all the problems to real life things, and to use visuals (e.g. cut
out a little triangle to use). All three sounded like great advice and I
would appreciate it very much if anyone could offer any more as well.

Thank you for your time,

Jason


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