Zoie Hoffman Tutoring Blog 

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...

October 10, 2017

The good news is, math mentality can be turned around. Students can teach themselves to be comfortable with math. Check out these three suggestions below for ways to help your child overcome math anxiety and build a better mentality when it comes to math.

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...

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...

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...