## Tutoring

Looking for a tutor? Wake County maintains a list of high school math teacher available for tutoring.

Middle School Math Tutor List

## Fostering Success in Math

Family involvement is an essential element for a student’s success in mathematics. You are one of your child’s most valuable resources. Learning about ways to support your child’s mathematical development is the first step. This handout will provide an overview of ways to foster your child’s success.

## Questions to Support a Child's Math Homework

Practice is an essential part of a student’s mathematical understanding. Homework can sometimes be a struggle for students. The questions below can guide parents as they support their children through this challenge.

What is the problem you’re working on?
What do the directions say? What words do you not understand? Where should you begin? What do you already know that can help you solve the problem? What have you done so far? Where can we find help in your notes, textbook, online? Do you have similar problems to look at? Are there manipulatives that would help? |
Can you draw a picture or diagram that would help?
Can you explain what you did in class today that might help? Did your teacher work examples today? Who can you call to get help? Can you go onto another problem & come back to this one later? Can you mark this problem so you can ask the teacher for an explanation tomorrow? Can you tell me where you are stuck? |

**A Small Sample of Jobs that Require Math Skills**

Car Stereo Installer
Radio DJ Athletes Teacher Nurse Fashion Designer Electrician Carpenters Computer Programmers Painter Event Planner |
Clerk or Cashier
Jet Fighter or Pilot Cameraman Accountant Secretary Construction worker Technicians Politicians Farmers Business owner Travel Agent |
Engineer
Sports Announcer Air traffic controller Attorney Scientist Landscaper Managers Salesmen Researchers Animator Customer Service |
Astronaut
Mechanic Race car driver Physician Meteorologist Plumber Military Personnel Payroll Maintenance Firemen Taxi Driver Bank Teller |