EP013: Teaching young kids: 5 tips to keep elementary school children engaged and enthusiastic

Teaching high school students is very straightforward. Kids in their mid to late teens are often focused and self-motivated to learn and perform. They are thinking about college and beyond, and usually have some goals in mind that they would like to achieve. Young children, however, are not as determined to plow through hours of mathematical tutelage as their older counterparts. They are substantially more disconnected from the real world and career ambitions. Tune in to hear 5 powerful tips that can help engage young minds and motivate them to work hard.

EP012: Construction and mathematics: hear the owner of Valdivia Construction talk about math in the workplace

Working in the construction industry requires a lot of foresight, hands on knowledge, and most importantly, math fluency. Timothy Bemus, co-owner of Valdivia Construction, explains precisely why fractions, arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry are necessary to success in construction engineering.

EP011: Finding an ideal math tutor: 6 things to consider

Finding an excellent tutor can make a tremendous impact on a child’s ability to succeed academically. Parsing material after school with a guiding hand can fully illuminate subjects that are otherwise difficult to grasp. Translation: with the right set of mentors, all students can develop into confident adults with healthy GPAs. Most parents are well versed in the art of finding a nicely fitting academic institution, but very few are aware of the highly nuanced process for vetting a tutor. Here are six key components that parents should evaluate when searching for a tutor.

EP010: The new SAT - understand the ins and outs of the redesigned math section

The College Board recently redesigned the SAT from top to bottom. After analyzing the test in great detail, I will share the major changes to the math section along with tips and strategies to maximize your score with this brand new format.

EP009: Teach your kids effectively: 7 tips for parents trying to help with homework

Asking parents for help can be a difficult undertaking for kids. It can make them feel embarassed or unsuccessful, and these feelings can be amplified if a parent approaches homework the wrong way. Tune to hear exactly what you should and shouldn't do as a parent if you are planning to help your child on a regular basis.

EP008: Identifying your child's learning style to enhance comprehension

There are seven distinct learning styles to be aware of: (1) interpersonal, (2) intrapersonal, (3) verbal, (4) logical, (5) visual, (6) auditory, and (7) kinesthetic. Math comprehension can vary wildly depending on which category (or categories) your child falls within. Depending on a particular teacher's pedagogy, a child may thrive or experience difficulty in math class. Learn the categories so that you can understand your child and help him/her succeed in math!

EP007: The night before a big test: how to calm your mind and optimize your performance

Hear Huzefa's play by play for the night before a big test like the SAT, ACT, LSAT, and so on. He covers everything from what you should eat, what you should do to relax, and what time you should wake up on test day.

EP006: Grammar and writing tools: Alex Munchak of Edge Tutoring shares her recommendations

Alex Munchak, a teacher, private tutor, and education enthusiast joins the show to give parents and teachers alike amazing information on the best online tools and resources to bolster English proficiency in a fun way! Hear Alex dole out helpful tips, provide useful recommendations, and even sing a grammar jingle!

EP005: Video games and mathematics: an interview with the founder of Activision, Howard Marks

Learn how mathematics is intricately connected to video game design and development. Howard Marks, the founder of Activision, joins the show to talk about why math knowledge is so fundamental to building video games. Hear his incredible education related insight along with his remarkable entrepreneurial success story.

EP004: Math anxiety: what it is and how to overcome it

While it may sound bizarre and made up, math anxiety is an actual condition that is quite common amongst students. It is similar to other sorts of anxiety or fear a person might encounter when doing something that is personally terrifying such as public speaking, interacting with strangers, or being around scary animals. Huzefa shares four key strategies to cope with and eventually eradicate math anxiety.