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Math Tips from Newport Tutors

Despite what most students think, a new year of math is an exciting thing; every Newport Beach math tutor would agree.  No, we’re not saying cosine functions and slope-intercept form are anything to get amped about. What is exciting is that September brings with it a clean slate and a chance to get ahead early. What you learn in September and October can set you up for a really great year. Here are some tips for building a strong foundation this year.

Take Good Notes WITH EXAMPLES

It is time to start bringing your multi-colored pens to math. Write down definitions. Copy examples from the board. Highlight things that your teacher says are “important.” This will help you in the short term with homework, but also in the long term when you look back at these notes to review for the midterm and final.

Do the Assigned Homework

While doing 30 problems a night does not sound as fun as watching latest episode of Scandal or following Trout and the Angels battle for the Wild Card spot, it is of tremendous benefit to you to practice the concepts until you can do them in your sleep. Plus, homework grades are easy points if you just do it.

Ask Questions About the Homework

If something stumped you on the homework, chances are, it stumped somebody else too. Plus, asking a question shows your teacher that you put in the time, and that you are invested in the class.

Learn Your Teacher

Listen-really listen-to your teacher. When he or she uses words like “important” or “key concept” HIGHLIGHT whatever he or she says next. Another important skill is to learn how your teacher tests. Do they give partial credit for showing work? Do they tend to review homework problems that will show up on tests? Learning to catch this stuff will make you a better student, not just in math, but in all of your classes.

Make a Standing Appointment with a Tutor

We all get by with a little help from our friends. At Study Hut, we are here to support your individual needs and hold you accountable. We have been through the Common Core curriculum at every level, and are familiar with the local teachers. Whether you need support in biology, algebra, APUSH, calculus, or even SAT/ACT test prep, making Study Hut a part of your weekly routine will help establish good habits that will maximize your potential.

 

A day at Study Hut Tutoring in Newport Beach

A day at Study Hut Tutoring in Newport Beach

 

 

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