I am in my 6th year of teaching. I have taught a variety of subjects including math, keyboarding, computer literacy, writing, and career investigations at levels of 6th to 9th grade. I spent my first four years working with "at-risk" students. I had a 96% passing rate for my sixth graders on the TAKS test this last year. I have experience tutoring fourth grade math all the way to SAT math. Some students are not successful in the classroom because of the constant distractions and lack of direct attention from the teacher. I believe that with one-on-one attention and much repetition, students are able to master concepts. In the classroom, I don't let students answer yes or no questions. That doesn't show me that they truly understand. I ask that students explain their answers and "teach it" to me in order to prove to me that they really "get it". I carry this mindset over into my tutoring sessions, as well. The best way to learn something is to teach it.