- Mar 3, 2009
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So I have a friend that is trying to become a full-fledged teacher (this is in MA), she's aiming to work with between 3rd&5th graders. Right now she works with a special needs student one on one in a local middle school. We have tests up here for teaching licensure; I believe there are 5 or 6, a couple of them you take at the same time. She passes all of them on the first try, except the math one. She is NOT good at math, or rather geometry & algebra. She's taken the math section twice, and both times she's failed, and both time it's the geometry portion that she keeps bombing on. She showed me a sample test, and for the life of me I can't figure out what 3rd grader is going to need to know advanced geometry..heck even a 5th grader. I'm just frustrated because she is GREAT with children,and passionate about teaching, but because she's not good with a form of math the kids she wants to teach won't even get to for 5-7 more years, she so far hasn't been able to get licensed
I've told her I'm going to spend the next several weeks tutoring her...looks like we'll be spending a lot of time here. Anyone else know any other site I could use to help her? Thanks in advance
I've told her I'm going to spend the next several weeks tutoring her...looks like we'll be spending a lot of time here. Anyone else know any other site I could use to help her? Thanks in advance