How It Works

We will work together on your math using an online whiteboard. Basically, you’ll post your questions and we’ll work through them together. 

At first, I might be doing more of the talking & writing as you might be a little lost. That’s ok. As you gain an understanding of how the math and technology work, you’ll participate more. 

Also, the more we work together, the more you’ll realize that I’m on your side and want you to do better in math. Once you realize I?m here to help —-and not to judge—- you’ll be bolder in speaking up, asking me questions, and letting yourself do your math magic. 

It will help you relax after you see me making math mistakes: I, too, am a math mortal.

It often takes about 3-5 sessions till you’re doing most of the work and feel more comfortable asking questions. This is a collaborative process and you’ll learn that you are likely not in as bad shape as you think. Just some details we need to attend to.

A lot of our sessions will work on clarifying your math mechanics and correcting small mistakes. You might be making small mistakes early in solving your math problems unaware how that’s affecting your answers. No biggie. That’s what we’ll work on together.

Over time, you’ll get your mojo back and math won’t be a scary monster. You’ll realize you’re a hero who can slay the math beast. It’ll still be a battle, you will make mistakes… yet you’ll emerge victorious!


By Martin

Martin McSweeney is a National Merit Finalist, Pomona College Graduate, and member of MENSA. He has worked at the Center for Talented Youth (Loyola Marymount University campus); Upward Bound (Harvey Mudd campus); various test prep companies; and Whittier High School. Now, Martin helps students of all abilities improve their relationship with math.