## I Quit Teaching in Schools to Tutor Math

I quit teaching in schools to tutor math https://youtu.be/JU3thu7NziY Transcript One day in May 2015, I was looking at exactly this view in the afternoon on a weekday because I was home from work sick. I was nearing the end of a 2 year teaching contract that I did not renew. For two years I […]

## The Effects of Grade Inflation | What I do about it as a High School Math Tutor

In my past decade as an educator, I’ve noticed the trend towards inflating grades. I don’t see it stopping any time soon, but I think it’s important to be aware of how grade inflation affects learning, as well as do what we can to make sure the next generation grows up literate and numerate. https://youtu.be/4CXGfH1ZAgY […]

## Summer Math Tutoring: Who Is This For?

Summer is a good time to de-stress a little. Take a break, enjoy the longer nights outside. As for me, I am looking forward to exploring more of the beautiful province I live in. But I’m also available for enrichment math lessons as well as catch-up math lessons. Why? Because people are asking for summer […]

## I Used Math in Real Life: Knitting a Toque

As a math teacher, students often ask me when I actually use math in real life. Here is an example that I talk about in my latest YouTube video.

## FACTORING SIMPLIFIED (Using the Chinese Method)

FACTORING SIMPLIFIED (USING THE CHINESE METHOD) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG-UdSF_Thw As a student of mathematics, you’ve probably heard your math teacher say that factoring trinomials by decomposition is the only way to show true understanding. While understanding how to decompose trinomials is essential, being able to factor them accurately and quickly is equally important. That’s why I created […]

## NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO: 5 REASONS WHY ONLINE TUTORING BEATS FACE-TO-FACE TUTORING

5 REASONS WHY ONLINE TUTORING BEATS FACE-TO-FACE TUTORING I know, I know, many people disagree with the title of this video. I’ve heard from those who see my Google listing as “Clara Tong – Tutor Math Online” and still ask me if I can do in-person services. When I tell them that I tutor math […]