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Sheila

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I've been teaching elementary and middle school math for 21 years. You know the old saying "There's more than one way to skin a cat." Well, there's more than one way to do math. Did you know that there are at least 5 different ways to multiply and divide whole numbers? Do you know why the volume formula is V=Bh? Did you know that there are 4 ways to solve a proportion? Did you know that 'flip and multiply' is not the true mathematical way to divide fractions but instead is a 'trick'?

Because I have taught kids at all grade levels and ability levels, I can teach you the same concept several different ways and let you choose the way that you makes sense to you. I firmly believe in understanding conceptually before learning mathematically. Having a conceptual understanding helps you understand the process needed to learn mathematically. STAAR isn't about the right answer anymore; it's about the process you use to get the answer. If you can understand the process for solving a problem, then you can take that knowledge and apply it to different scenarios.

Sheila’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of North Texas - Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (Gr 1-8) with Focus in Mathematics

Hobbies

reading, puzzles, working in yard, playing games with my kids

Tutoring Subjects

5th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

Arithmetic

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

Math

Middle School Math

Pre-Algebra