Tuesday, August 14, 2007

ABC News Person of the Week: Danica McKellar

'Wonder Years' Actress Takes a Break From Hollywood to Do Some Math

So she decided to write the book "Math Doesn't Suck" to change that perception.

..."In reaching the middle school girl's audience I wanted to keep in mind what are girls thinking about at that age? … Boys, makeup, jewelry, fashion, who am I? I took every quiz in every teen magazine known to man because you think you're going to get the answer to 'Who am I?'" she explained. "I thought, let me do it in that context, why not? Why not teach math in the context of being a girl?" Read more

For more information about Danica's book go to www.mathdoesntsuck.com

Consider your options when hiring a tutor for your child

By Daniel Vasquez | Consumer Columnist, Sun-Sentinel.com
August 12, 2007
Will you be one of those parents scrambling last-minute to get your child's back-to-school shopping done? Here's something you might want to shove into the ol' backpack: Tips on how to find a good tutor.

If you're like me, you probably think a tutor costs way too much. But with so much competition, you might be surprised at how affordable and cost-effective hiring a tutor can be. There are options. Read more