One of the best-kept secrets to mastering math word problems can be summed up in three words: do the opposite. Consider the following: "The Bunbury Community Center has 480 flyers for an upcoming job fair to deliver. The after-school program director distributes...

# Test Prep- Math

#### Cracking the Word Problem Part 1: The Elusive Keyword

Ask any student what type of math problem he or she finds most challenging and the answer is invariably the same: a groan, followed by “Word problems!” (You may have had this reaction yourself!) Rarely, if ever, does a student leap to his or her feet declaring that...

#### Word Problems: Everybody’s Favorite

Walk into any classroom in Pennsylvania and ask who looks forward to curling up in a comfy chair and doing word problems all night. Not seeing many hands? Not surprising. Word problems tend to be low on most students’ lists of fun ways to pass an evening. The math...

#### Philadelphia-Area Tutor Shares How To Engage Students

This week we’d like to spotlight A+ tutor Tom Spencer. Tom is a software development management consultant, with a bachelor's degree in math from Bucknell University. Tom works with our ACT and SAT prep students on the math portions of the test. He also tutors...

#### A+ Tutor Bob Wolpert Shares Why Teaching Is Magical

This week we'd like to spotlight A+ tutor Bob Wolpert. Bob, a full-time math teacher for more than 40 years, who specializes in geometry and algebra tutoring for our Philadelphia area tutoring students. He also works one-to-one with our ACT and SAT test prep students...

#### January 2012 Newsletter

In This Issue: Exercise Benefits Your Brain! Going for a jog, lifting weights, taking a swim--all are great ways to work your muscles. Have you also considered that one of the benefits of exercise is that it boosts brainpower? Family Mealtime Has Many Benefits for...

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