What’s the Difference Between MFK and Tutoring?

How is MFK different from tutoring?  Let me count the ways.  Here’s one… I can’t pretend to know what all tutors out there do but I can tell you what I used to do before I zeroed in on this method.  I showed my students Way. Too. Much. Stuff. I showed them the Way Too... read more

Math For Keeps Manifesto

Math For Keeps MANIFESTO At Math For Keeps, I describe skill fluency using a Math Number—this is a number representation of the skills you have in the bag. It is NOT the number of skills you’ve been shown. Being shown a skill and being given opportunity and guidance... read more

Sneak Peak Summer Skill Boosters

About Summer Skill Boosters: All Math For Keeps programs are designed as an alternative to traditional math tutoring by building your skills rather than just helping you with your homework. Our Summer Skill Boosters are a great way to sample this approach. You will... read more

Summer. Math. Brains. Happy.

Y’all!!!! Check it: If you practice math over the summer, then your 2017-18 school year WILL be easier. Like, it just will be.  Lacie sessions — that’s sessions with me, Lacie 🙂 — are not tutoring. They are practice sessions, and I’m your coach. I... read more

Summer Skill Boosters Coming Soon!

Yay it’s Spring Break! Now let’s talk about Summer! Summer is THE best time to practice your math trouble spots from the previous school year. With no school homework to compete with and no tests to worry about, we can focus on what you really need, and do it in a way... read more

Your Kid Is My Audience Too!

I alternate between “you” and “your learner/ student” when I’m addressing my reader. While I do have adult students, I know that most of my students are grade-school kids and most of my clients (who pays) are their parents. However, one of my missions is for students... read more

HAPPY is Most Important

Happy is most important! My whole practice method was developed on the premise that MOST of us (both “math-minded” and not) will end up frustrated by math trying to learn it with the minimal practice that is offered in the classroom. And not the healthy kind of... read more

MFK Glossary Week: Skill-Building.

This week, let’s dig into the Math For Keeps Glossary! In these glossary segments, I’ll explore the different terms and concepts that are central to the Math For Keeps approach to mastery. Skill-building: An approach to teaching and learning that works... read more

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