Zoie Hoffman Tutoring Blog 

July 18, 2017

This is where my favorite strategy for multi digit multiplication comes in. If my students are struggling with the standard algorithm, or need more understanding and faster computation I show them how to break down numbers to make the multiplication problem easier. Lik...

December 7, 2016

The holidays are on their way! As I write this I am sitting on a porch covered in christmas lights in the 75 degree North Carolina sun. Yet I still feel myself

September 20, 2016

What do you think when you hear the word "fraction"? 

A multitude of things might pop in to your mind..maybe pizza? For many students and parents fractions become a major stumbling block in math education. Fractions are one of the first semi-abstract concepts that stude...

July 19, 2016

We are heading right in to the hottest months of the year here in Florida. The can't go outside without sweating..burn your hands on the steering wheel..hand me another pop-sickle months. When I was growing up in Texas, the weather was pretty similar. One year me and m...

May 17, 2016

Can I share with you something that I have been itching to scream from the rooftops? 

Math doesn't have to be boring!! 

There. I said it. 

I have been thinking a lot lately about my personal view of mathematics as well as the view that my students bring in to tutoring ses...