In Matamoros, on the Mexican side of the border, Sergio Juárez Correa, a 5th grade teacher, improvised his own version of the student-driven classroom. The results were staggering. His students performed remarkably on the state tests, with 10 of them scoring in the 99.99th percentile.
In teaching math, as with teaching foreign languages, we encounter students who begin to struggle after an initial phase of success. Often, it comes when expectations shift and the student is expected to take seemingly disparate concepts and use them together. Some of the fault is in the way these subjects are conventionally taught. An experienced tutor will help the student rebuild the foundation, integrating each new chapter into a growing base of knowledge. read more
More than a decade ago, the math faculty at Phillips Exeter devised a novel approach to teaching their subject. Their problem-based curriculum, freely available online, is unique and revolutionary. We think it’s worth a short discussion.read more
A series of books and articles has whipped up a bit of a frenzy for teaching higher math to the Kindergarten set. There’s a lot of great thinking at work here, but also some bad habits. Conceptually oriented play is excellent but must also still be play.read more
College application season for students throughout New York City (and around the country) begins in the spring with early SAT practice and even trial test-taking. Our SAT prep tutors recommend the following steps for maximizing your early efforts. These tips will help no matter where your challenges lie, be it in SAT Writing, Reading, or Math. read more