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.