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How to Reduce Math Test Anxiety – part 2

DURING THE TEST Remember, if possible, sit at the front of the room. By doing so, you will be less distracted by what the other students are doing and you will be able to concentrate more on what you need to do. Carefully read the instructions at the beginning of the test before starting any problem. Go to a problem that is familiar to you. You don’t always have to work the problems in sequence. So begin with one that you are confident you can work correctly. You will be Continue Reading

How to Reduce Math Test Anxiety – part 1

Students who fear math feel the most anxious when confronted with a mast test. In addition to the methods discussed earlier, several other positive steps will help reduce test anxiety. Before the Test The unknown or unexpected is usually what you most fear when taking a test. You can eliminate this source of fear by knowing exactly what material the test will cover. If not written or announced by the teacher, ask! Ask what pages to review and what kind of problems you need to know. But don’t nitpick by Continue Reading

Why Do People Hate Math

Oftentimes, a fear of failure lies at the heart of hatred or avoidance or, or anxiety about, math. Something happened: At some point, a negative experience with math occurred. It may have been a ove or an illness, or perhaps a family trauma, such as a death or a divorce. Or maybe it was a poor relationship with a teacher. In any event, something happened that caused that student to miss some basics. And math is a subject that builds on knowledge. So when some basic building blocks are lost, Continue Reading

Stay Sharp During Spring Break 2023

It’s almost Spring Break! We know most students are looking forward to sitting back, relaxing, and soaking up the sun, if possible. However, sitting back and unwinding the entire time can lead to some serious setbacks in school. You don’t want to waste all those hours of hard work this year for a few hours of TV time. So shut off that TV, go outside and keep enhancing your skills in the most fun way possible. Don’t Forget About Your Books The easiest way to stay sharp is to read Continue Reading

Matilda the Math Hater

If you or a loved one struggles with understanding math, we at Gold Star Tutors have patient, easy-going, and non-judgmental tutors who could help you understand the concepts, navigate the jargon and the formulas, and help you acquire new math skills. Get in touch with us at www.goldstartutors.com for a no-obligation consultation. Continue Reading

How to Start a Stellar School Year

The start of a new school year is the time to change your schedule from a “summer one” to a “school one.”  You may have been going to bed at 2 am during the summer and now you have the reality check of having to adjust your bedtime to 11 pm during the school year. Ideally, you would have started transitioning during the month of August. However, not to worry, you can start to change now. Continue Reading