It's possible you (or the teacher) have the cart before the horse. Maybe she's not understanding the new method as well and so THEN decides to show her interest in the boys since she doesn't understand the math. See if they have tutors. There also might be some online tutoring sites for you. I would not hesitate to ask the teacher to see her instruction book. It usually shows how to do things easily in her margins. You could probably learn it quickly. If you live near a college that instructs teachers their library would have Teacher Editions of the textbooks or try a library that caters to homeschoolers. I donated all my Teacher Edition books to the local library. It makes it very simple to help students even without a teaching degree.
at 7:07 PM on Nov. 27, 2008