Zoie Hoffman Tutoring Blog 

June 8, 2018

I wanted to figure out what all the fuss was about. Now I was deeply regretting it. My hands were basically glued together.

At the start of the summer, I decided to make slime. All my students were obsessed with it. Some even creating "slime shops" the modern day versio...

May 15, 2018

Looking back on my summer vacations as a child, there were no set plans in place for what I would do to occupy my time when school let out. I remember the feeling of beginning a stretch of time that was a complete mystery. During the school year everything was structur...

April 13, 2018

It's May, and summer is so close we can almost taste it. When I ask my students about their summer plans, most respond with "sleep". I know what they really mean is "stay up late and sleep late". Some mention summer vacations or family coming to visit. I get so excited...

March 16, 2018

Explain your thinking...

Make a model and explain your thinking...

Explain how you know this isn't the right answer...

On every math assignment that my students get, one of these sentences is bound to be attached to at least one problem, and often these short sentences ca...

February 14, 2018

"I don't really care about your right answer though." The confusion was back. I was pushing her past what she had always been taught. In school, it was all about bubbling the right answer- and today I was asking her to look past that. She had probably nev...