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Lessons Learned Last Year

All’s well that ends well? I hope so, because this academic year is ending very well, but that is not to say that the entire year has been smooth sailing. There have been some choppy seas on our Challenge II journey—even a couple of storms. After one such storm, we...
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The Essential Ingredients of Education: Student, Teacher, and a Log?

Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh Read Original Post Date: July 10, 2011 It has been quoted that all that is needed for education is a student, a teacher, and a log on which to sit. This is a...
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You Don’t Need to Know How to Solve the Math Problem!!

For the past ten years, I have talked to families and even tutors who worry about teaching high school math because they do not know how to solve the problems. Interestingly, none of us seem to worry that we do not understand the questions. Last week in my Challenge II...
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Ack! I Don’t Know Latin (or Math)

Tutor or parent, we’ve all felt this frustration at some point or another. We received what we might consider a poor education (or at least an education that is less than our child is receiving) and we cannot keep up with them. They are, for better or worse—better,...
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But I Did All the Hard Work!!

But I Did All the Hard Work!!by Brian Tonnell For months you have been trying to hammer into your child’s head the fact that completing the square requires dividing the middle term by two and then squaring it to find the third term. Over and over you practice with him...
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