Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Update! May 6th

Hello everyone!  I have so many exciting updates!

I've been very focused on my new gymnastics coaching job.  This month I started working with the compulsory competitive team (levels 2-5) and also started working more hours!  Yay!

Our house has really been coming together.  I'm still working on some projects for the office (spray painted canvases, white board for tutoring), but hubby has done a lot of great work around the house making end tables, a coffee table, a cat castle, cutting boards, and a chalk board for the kitchen.  He's the best.  Theres still a lot to do, but it is starting to feel more like a home.

In March I passed $100 in Teachers Pay Teachers sales!  I'm currently up to $142.  I'm now thinking of purchasing a premium membership (since I've made enough to pay for it).  I think I may wait until I have a little more money in the bank.

My tutoring business has really slowed down since moving, but I'm taking everything one step at a time.  I made a summer tutoring flyer/coupon that you can print and add your phone number to for free.   Click the photo below to download for free from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

What are you planning to steady/improve your income over summer?  Any exciting plans?

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Math Fact Friday: Multiplication Games and Centers

This morning while cuddling with my cat, drinking tea, and looking though pinterest on my phone I found a blog post by Wag More with some AMAZING math fact games!  I don't know about you, but I'm going to print out some multiplication tables and cut them into puzzles RIGHT NOW!  Head over to the blog post for inspiration and ideas.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

8 Tips to Improve Parent Communication

Parent communication, the bane of every teacher's existence, or so they think!  Parent communication is the number one most effective tool to help students succeed in school.  

When tutoring, it is imperative that you keep consistent communication with your clients, the parents!  Always remember when tutoring, THE PARENT is your client, they search for you, hire you, pay you, and fire you!  Here are some tips to help with client communication.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Update February 24th

On Saturday I shared the exciting news that we've moved from San Diego to Port Hueneme in Ventura County.  It was a pretty quick move since we were moving from a one bedroom apartment.  We're now all settled in to our 3 bedroom house!

I'm so glad I have an office for all of my tutoring and teaching stuff now.  Some time next month I'll give a tour of the office once its all completed.  I still need to organize and file a lot of the paper work and add some art and pictures to the walls.  I plan on tutoring out of my office, so I'll also need to add some more furniture such as a card table and maybe an easel or a white board.

Tomorrow I'll be posting about parent communication.  What are some of the major difficulties you have when talking to parents?  If you have any specific questions, post them below and I'll be sure to address them tomorrow!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

We've moved!

Now serving the Port Hueneme and Oxnard area!  Call today for a free consultation (619) 777-MATH.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

FREE Tutor Resources Page Posted!

I've put together a large list (6+ pages typed!) of resources I like to use.  Thank you to Randall of The Learning Coach and Adrienne of The Tutor House Blog for your awesome suggestions!

Click the image below or the link in the navigation bar to see the full list of FREE tutor resources!

 Free Tutor Resources

Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board for Education Printables!!

Don't see your favorite resource??  Comment below to have it added!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Word Problem Wednesday

Happy Word Problem Wednesday!!

Today's word problem comes from the Official SAT Practice Test 2012-2013

In a certain store, the regular price of a refrigerator is $600. How much money is saved by buying this refrigerator at 20 percent off the regular price rather than buying it on sale at 10 percent off the regular price with an additional discount of 10 percent off the sale price?

Comment if you know the answer!  The correct answer will be posted in the comments tomorrow if no one gets it.