My first day as a math tutor (Math Immersion Month Day 15)

I joined my friend John to help tutor people at The Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles, my first time tutoring anyone! It was so inspiring to be in a math class where everyone wanted to be there. I can’t wait to go back – maybe one day I’ll even teach a class! Today I also finished fourth grade math on Khan Academy, woohoo!

Additions to my Wall of Questions

  • How do you calculate the square root of a number that isn’t a perfect square?
  • What’s the history of square roots?
  • What are irrational numbers exactly?
  • What’s the best way to explain the concept of irrational numbers?
  • Whats the history of the number pi?
  • Why is any number raised to the power of zero always equal to one?

Time breakdown

  • Video production time: 1 hour 20 min
    • Script writing/preparation: none
    • Filming/setup: 25 min
    • Video editing: 40 min
    • Publishing: 15 min
  • Math study time: 2 hours
    • Practice problems: 2 hours